Louise Ashley is a poet, artist and author. She is vegan and was vegetarian for many years before that. Louise feels passionately that we are all connected so what we do to others, animals and our environment comes back on us all in some way. Today we have a blinkered vision, where the vast majority of people dearly love their pets and yet they cannot seem to make the connection that the animals they are eating on their plate and the milk and the eggs they eat come from animals that have the same range of feelings and emotions as their pets and themselves. Each day people are allowing themselves to be part of creating large amounts of preventable cruelty and suffering. People close their eyes to this, but we have to acknowledge, be grown up enough to look at what our actions create in the world.
Why I support Viva's Art for Animals project
We are at a time of great importance in creating a better world for all life on earth. We must all play our part, make ourselves aware of things even if it is not always comfortable to look at or easy. We all have to become responsible and take actions to create that better world we all want to live in. It is by our everyday, small actions that we shape the world.
Just imagine the changes you can make by just stopping eating meat, fish, milk and eggs. You could stop waste amounts of sentient creatures suffering with their lack of a wholesome, full life. Imagine stopping using products tested on animals. Millions of animals are mercilessly put through animal testing laboratories which are widely recognized by the medical profession as being unreliable and unnecessary with today's advances in computational testing, in vitro tests and genetic breakthroughs. Imagine by stopping eating animal foods you would allow land to be used for the growing of crops and trees. Imagine the seas and rainforests being allowed to survive.
How to raise money for Viva!
Buy any paintings or sketches from Louise direct at http://www.hlouiseashley.co.uk and Louise will donate a very kind 20 per cent of the sale to Viva!
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IF YOU BUY LOUISE ASHLEY’S ART
1. Tell Louise your Viva! membership number
2. Let us know the receipt number, date and total amount of purchase; e-mail Ash@viva.org.uk
3. Viva! will then receive 20 per cent of the sale price from Louise
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