October 15 - November 30 - Wishbones for Pets
Wishbones for Pets (WBFP) is a charitable program designed for pet sitters to collect and distribute pet goods/funds to local pet shelters and other pet related agencies in their own community.
Due to the recalls of pet food, WBFP is not endorsing the collection of pet FOOD or treats. They are instead encouraging pet sitters to collect pet supplies, such as toys, blankets, bowls or any other non food item including FUNDS.
Pet Education and Therapy, LLC will be collecting items during this time period for donation to the CT Humane Society. If you would like to donate an item, please contact us via email or at 860-667-2663. Thank you for your support.
November - Vegan Month
In 2000, the Vegetarian Resource Group released Zogby poll results which reported that 2.5% (approximately 4.8 million) of the U. S. adult population was vegetarian. The vegan population comprises approximately one-third to one-half of this population. The single most common reason for the adoption of veganism is the perception of cruelty in dairy, livestock and poultry farming. Many people are also drawn to a meatless lifestyle for health, ecological, spiritual and other reasons.
What, then, are the primary differences between vegetarianism and veganism? A brief definition of each lifestyle follows:
- Vegetarianism – the practice of not eating meat, poultry, or fish or their by-products, with or without the use of dairy products or eggs. The term was coined in 1847 and was first formally used by Joseph Brotherton and others at the meeting of the Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom.
- Veganism – the practice of not eating animal flesh (meat, poultry, fish, or seafood), animal products (eggs and dairy), and usually excludes honey and the wearing and use of animal products (leather, silk, wool, lanolin, and gelatin). Donald Watson, one of the founders of the Vegan Society (United Kingdom) first used the term in the 1944, saying “veganism starts with vegetarianism and carries it through to its logical conclusion”.
November - Adopt a Turkey Month
Instead of eating a turkey this month, consider adopting one in support of Adopt a Turkey month sponsored by Farm Sanctuary.