People often ask “what’s wrong with wool?” After all, the animals aren’t killed to harvest their hair. That’s often true, but sometimes there are fates worse than death.
Now, there are probably some good, decent people who kindly and compassionately raise sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals to produce natural fibers/fabrics (putting the animals’ health and welfare before profit), but they aren’t the large scale producers. They are not the ones supplying most manufacturers.
Here is the story that the wool industry doesn’t want you to see. Once you’ve read it, think about how much or little you want to be a party to the suffering of these animals. At the very least, be an informed consumer and know the consequences of your choices.
Dressing on Purpose: Pan Ohio Hope Rider Here by leighanned
July 24-27, 2014, I (LeighAnneD, hostess of Compassion in Fashion) will be bicycling 328 miles from Cleveland to Cincinnati as a participant in the 2014 Pan Ohio Hope Ride (#POHR).
Now, I’m not riding 328 miles because it’s fun to ride your bike (but it is) or because its good exercise (yes, it is that too) or even because it’s a great way to see Ohio (of course it is). No, I’m riding my bicycle 328 miles in 4 days to help fight cancer by raising money to support Ohio Hope Lodges, AND I NEED YOUR HELP!
I am looking for kindred spirits—individuals who hate cancer as much as I do—to donate to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodges (through my fundraising page) to help patients who are staying at a Hope Lodge while receiving treatment to battle their cancer.
You should know that donations made NOW—help NOW! Sometimes donating to a charity with a broad goal like “fighting cancer” doesn’t feel very tangible. BUT, when you give to this fundraiser, you know that your donation is helping someone at a Hope Lodge fight cancer right now. Will you help me help them?
Thank you for your consideration!
p.s. I have the official POHR cap, I’m working to earn the training vest, and I can use all the training help I can get!
p.p.s. To my fellow animal rights folks, know that money donated to this ride goes to housing and caring for Hope Lodge guests, not research or testing on animals.
This fashionable wind vest is the first incentive being offered to Pan Ohio Hope Riders who raise $500 by March 1, 2014. This is my first year participating as a rider, raising money to support American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodges in Ohio.
I am passionate about this cause and grateful that there is a way I can support people battling cancer — BECAUSE CANCER F*@K!NG SUCKS — and don’t have to worry that my efforts are in any way contributing to the torture of animals in labs. Cancer has hurt people I loved and even taken a few away from me.
As of this writing, I am just $199 away from reaching the first fundraising milestone for Pan Ohio that will earn me this training vest…and boy do I need to train! I’ll be cycling 328 miles in just 4 days (July 24-27). Will you chip in? Even $5 will help and is appreciated.
Find my fundraising page at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/LeighAnneD
Leigh-Anne, compassionate fashionista
328 miles, 4 days, 2 weeks — 1 incredible cause!
p.s. Donations made NOW on behalf of my ride in July help patients NOW being treated in Ohio Hope Lodges — so give today, please!
AND, even if you can’t give right now, please share…
We interrupt this Compassion in Fashion Tumblr for an important reminder.
(Source: k9kelsey, via action4animals)
More fun than actual fashion in this set, but I couldn’t resist capturing Ms. Adler’s mischievous side.