Institute for Humane Education President Zoe Weil: Exposing Hearts, Shaping Minds, and Focusing Efforts.
It doesn’t require changing fields or jobs or moving or doing anything to completely uproot your life.
You can from where you are now.
Friend and colleague in advocacy Zoe Weil from the Institute for Humane Education gave a TEDx talk entitled, “The World Becomes What You Teach.” Zoe is a mover and a shaker. She doesn’t sit back and wait for things to change – she changes things.
The Food and Drug Administration’s antibiotic “guidance” is worse than complete inaction, because it implies that if pharmaceutical companies and industrial farms comply with the F.D.A.’s suggestions, antibiotic use will decline. But the agency is asking drug companies only to change its labels — removing statements that the antibiotics can be used to promote livestock growth — and asking farms to ensure that drugs are used solely to treat, prevent or control disease. Continue reading →
Do you remember the email you sent me months ago about imagining what my life would be like if I was born in another situation? [Yes, I remember.] I still have it and plan to work on it this week. … Continue reading →
Of course, I know what a “family farm”can mean as do many of my kind readers. My background is marketing and I know very well how important that little term is for yanking cloth over the public’s eyes. Folks – it means a family owns the company. That’s it. That’s all it means.
A family farm is still a company and animals are still left in the dust (be they so lucky) when it comes to animal welfare.