As many of you know, I don’t eat a lot of meat. Most of the time I don’t eat any. I choose to do this for my own health and because I believe that the large farming practices in the US are terribly far from what eating should be. I believe this is a detriment to both the animals and to the health of humans. And because these practices are pretty much unavoidable, I choose not to eat meat.
What I’d really like to see happen here in the US though, is a change in the large farming practices. I mean, let’s be honest. People are not going to stop eating meat. People aren’t like me. So the only way to touch this issue is at the large farming level.
And this brings me to the contest. I am going to do a little fundraising here for the next 10 days. I am offering up my own handspun yarn as incentive for donations. The winner will receive their choice of;
382 yards sock weight wool 3 ply with angelina:
OR 432 yards silk laceweight, 2 ply, spun from silk hankies:
OR if you are a spinner and would prefer to spin your own, one of the 4 oz merino rovings that are listed in my etsy shop.
Please click on this link to donate. I am including the text of the link page so you know what you are getting in to:
“As you know, we love animals. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in a critical effort to help reduce the suffering of 20 million — that’s right, 20 million — farm animals.
Basically, on Election Day in November, people in California will have the chance to vote on a commonsense measure that will help animals suffering inside factory farms. These animals are crammed into cages and crates so small that they can’t even turn around, lie down, or stretch their limbs. Proposition 2 will give them these basic freedoms.
If passed, Prop 2 is expected to have a huge impact on reforming factory farming practices nationwide — which is why you don’t need to live in California to help. It’s also why the agribusiness industry is spending millions to fight this reasonable reform, making it critical that animal protection advocates raise money needed to reach voters.
So…today we’re asking you to join us in reaching our goal of having 20 friends, family members, and colleagues donate $20 each to help 20 million animals. Will you join us, and help us reach our goal?
You do need to be a US citizen or resident alien to donate due to California law. Please let me know what email you are donating under either here or at Ravelry. Drawings will take place on Monday November 3. They will be done via random number generator. A $5 donation will get you a chance in the drawing. $10 will get you 2 entries, $15 will get you 3 entries and so on.
For those of you who are not able to donate, I’d ask you to spread the word.