why rabbit rescuers are a case-in-point
for food for thought
In corresponding with noted rabbit advocate, Margo DeMello of the House Rabbit Society (an organization that has proudly endorsed the Food for Thought campaign and maintains its own animal friendly menu policy), one woman posed this inquiry,
"Is it just the thought of pets being eaten that's so troubling?
While regretful that rabbits have lost their lives in this Whole Foods debacle, for those of us behind the Food for Thought campaign, it gives us a platform to address the consistent inconsistency among animal shelters, humane societies and rescues - and even the public at large - who love and work so hard to protect animal companions, yet take the lives of farmed animals for the meals at their fundraisers. Did you know that rabbits are the third most popular species at shelters?
Farmed animals - rabbits, chickens, goats, and even cows - are considered animal companions too by many people in this country. If we're going to be animal lovers, let's really be animal lovers. And if we're going to be working in animal protection, let's really safeguard animals to the best of our abilities.... and that affects the food we choose to serve or not to serve at our events.