Thursday, 11 February 2010

Together We Can Save Them!

I am participating in the OWOH giveaway. Please make sure to leave your name in the post a few below this one to be in the draw. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking part!

One full day left to save these three beautiful sentient beings from being slaughtered.

Jodi and Dan from etsy shop This Is It only need $1000 now to pay for their lives to be spared. I have just donated $10 on the Chip In link, so it'll be $990 actually. In just over a week they have already raised $2,600! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

Can you spare $1, or $5 or even $10 to help the bulls?

or can you tweet this or blog this or Facebook this? to get the word out?

Above is Pooky. He is less than two years old and lives on Jodi's land with his two friends Spotty and LessSpotty.
When I was in the Australian Army I trained at a couple of bases which were near slaughterhouses. The smell of the blood on hot days was so nauseating I was nearly sick and I remember the dry, dirt paddocks. Put me off meat for life!
Here in Scotland I see rather a few road trucks with animals in them going to slaughter, my heart sinks and I give a prayer to Mother Nature on their behalf.
I can never disassociate the animals fear and suffering from the hygenic packs of red meat in the pristine supermarket shelves.
One thing that may satisfy those who like the taste of cooked meat is the many vegan meat substitutes you can buy. I tried one - but it tasted so much like meat that I couldn't eat it!!
I'm not vegan but I just don't eat meat because ethically it doesn't sit with me. I don't like the taste either.
Here is Pooky, Spotty and LessSpotty this Tuesday relaxing in a field.
I'm going to repost a comment from Jodi's blog left by one person who donated money to them - and I can smell the fear as I read it ...
"I had an encounter once with 3 cows who escaped a slaughterhouse in my home town. They stood in the middle of the street late at night and we stopped and I have never seen so much fear in a living being. They were shaking and covered in cold sweat. I just stood there putting my hands and head on them. It still haunts me to this day. Eventually the police arrived and took them back. There was nothing I could do. I called the slaughterhouse the next morning, but people just laughed about my attempts at getting these cows...Thanks for seeing that all beings deserve a good life!"

Jodi says 'We are saving these 3 bulls in memory of these 3 (and the countless others) who are slaughtered every day.'
The following etsy shops are all donating proceeds to saving them.
Do have a look if you wish to shop for a great cause :) - donating 50% of sales through 2/13 - donating 10% of sales through 2/15 - donating 100% of sales through 2/13 - donationg 100% of sales through 2/13 - donating 100% of sales through 2/13 - donating 75% of bracelet sales through 2/13 - donating 20% of sales through 2/13 - donating 50% of sales through 2/11 - donating 50% of sales through 2/13 - donating 50% of sales through 2/13 - donating 100% of sales through 2/13 - donating 25% of sales through 2/13 - donating 25% of sales through 2/28 - donating 100% of sales through 2/12 - donating 25% of sales through 2/28 - donating $1 for every $10 sold - donating 75% of sales - donating 100% of sales on 2/13
thank you to everyone who helps, vegans (my two rescue rabbits are vegan :), vegetarians, carnivores, herbivores, insectivores and omnivores alike :)


  1. Thank you for this great post for the bulls and for all the meat animals of the world suffering.
    Off to share this now on my facebook. You are a great friend to animals everywhere! ;0) Michele

  2. I "chipped in" and tweeted...hopefully we can save these three! You have to start somewhere.

  3. Lovely post :-)
    Nice shots !!!

    Have a nice weekend :-)

  4. I "chipped in" too. Keeping positive thoughts for these beautiful bulls!

  5. Thank you for this awesome post Annette! Yes, every little bit counts!!

  6. Thanks for posting this.

    I am in the middle of working my way down the list of etsy shops. Some lovely and surprising things.

    Thank you,

  7. So wonderful they were saved!!! I too am a vegetarian. I just made a donation for towards their care.

  8. Shell - they were indeed saved!
    Jodi and Dan are now busy getting hay for them to eat and making sure that they have a safe and comfortable home!

  9. Annette, I've covo'd you at your etsy shop, please check it out concerning the OHOW giveaway. Lindax

  10. Thank you Linda!!! what a wonderful surprise!


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