Ezekiel Elliott wears custom cleats to stop animal cruelty

Dallas Cowboys players decided to wear special cleats during a game against the Minnesota Vikings to help raise awareness for a cause that they chose to stand for.

According to Foxsports Ezekiel Elliott, American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, encourages everybody to stop animal cruelty and adopt animals from shelters.

The campaign is called “My Cause, My Cleats,” encouraging players to wear custom kicks to support a charity (or cause) of their choice. For Ezekiel Elliott, he’ll be campaigning against animal cruelty while also pushing for more people to adopt from shelters.

His cleats feature paw prints, dog bones, the words “Adopt, Volunteer, Prevent Cruelty,” as well as a photo of his dog Ace.

Elliott is a proud owner of a dog, a rottweiler named Ace.

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In October 2016 Elliott sponsored a $21 “Run to the Shelter” pet adoption day at Dallas’ SPCA of Texas. For each pet that was adopted on Monday, Elliott covered the difference of the cost after the adopting family payed its $21.

 

 

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Lush launches Christmas 2016 collection

If you are looking for a cruelty-free Christmas present for your family or friends, Lush could be a great option. They recently has come up with a new limited edition Christmas collection that is available in stores and online.

They also have Christmas Gifts section on their website where you can buy packaged items filled with a variety of goodies, such as bath bombs, shower gels and soaps.

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and we can’t think of a better way to kick it all off than with our most festive treats! Whether you’re looking for something spicy and warm or something sweet, citrusy and sparkly, our new and limited edition delights will keep spirits (and skin) feeling merry and bright.

Why Torrey DeVitto buys only faux skins and urges others to do the same

American actress Torrey DeVitto is best known for her roles in Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill. Aside from her acting career, DeVitto is an animal advocate and works closely with PETA to stand against animal cruelty.

DeVitto thinks that wearing real fur in modern times is despicable. Killing animals for fashion is pointless especially when there are so many cruelty-free options nowadays. DeVitto also thinks it’s important to adopt animals from shelters and offer help, like volunteering and becoming involved by signing different petitions and making your voice heard.

Recently DeVitto teamed up with PETA to play the role of a crocodile and raise awareness about the exotic-skins industry. The actress says she loves participating in the campaign because it gives her the power to speak to people and to spread awareness. She says it takes three to four alligators or crocodiles to make just one bag. Instead she urges everyone to opt for cruelty-free alternatives that are even more beautiful and perfect for everyday use.

What do you think of the campaign? Do you think it’s necessary to kill animals for fashion? Share your thoughts.

Follow Torrey DeVitto on Twitter and check PETA.org for latest updates.

Juice Beauty as an alternative to traditional skin care and make-up

This post is for those who are in the market for organic, cruelty-free make-up and skin care alternatives. I stumbled upon the Juice Beauty brand the other day. Personally I’ve never heard about it or used it before. I have no idea why, as the creative director for the brand is a famous American actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow.

Image source: http://novitabeauty.com
Image source: http://novitabeauty.com

Watch the video down below where Paltrow talks about the company and explains why she loves the products.

Lush launches campaign to stop grizzly bear trophy hunting

On November 1, 2016 a documentary about grizzly trophy hunting was released on Lush Cosmetics North America’s official Youtube page.

Each year, trophy hunters in British Columbia kill hundreds of grizzly bears for their heads, paws and hides. Those that support this slaughter claim it’s necessary to maintain balance in nature and provide economic advantages, yet conservationists and activists say otherwise.

Presented by Lush Cosmetics, Trophy challenges this controversial “sport” that exists across North America and asks: can we truly justify killing these animals for entertainment?

According to lushusa.com every year trophy hunters kill thousands of animals:

In British Columbia, Canada, trophy hunting is legal and sanctioned by the government. Every year, trophy hunters flock to the wilderness hoping to shoot and kill North America’s most sought-after prize: grizzly bears. Last year, they killed 289 of them.

Read full article on lushusa.com.

You can watch the full documentary down below:

Lush encourages its customers to support the cause and spread awareness by watching the documentary, purchasing Great Bear bath bomb (it was made and designed specifically for the campaign), and signing the petition against trophy hunting.

Plastic microbeads will be banned in Canada in 2018

The federal government in Canada made a decision to ban the sale of shower gels, toothpaste and facial scrubs containing plastic microbeads. This ban will take effect in 2018.

According to globalnews.ca the Canadian government has been studying how plastic microbeads affect the environment.

Environment Canada began studying the impacts of plastic microbeads on wildlife and the environment under the previous Conservative government in March 2015. The beads were officially declared toxic in June of this year.

The tiny pieces of plastic are used as exfoliants and cleansers in toiletries but do not dissolve. They then find their way into oceans, lakes and rivers where the beads are ingested by a variety of organisms.

According to the article, nine U.S. states already have laws that prohibit sales and manufacturing of personal hygiene products that contain beads.

The U.S. Congress approved the banning of microbeads in toiletries last December, effective July 1, 2017, while the European Union Commission recognized in December 2014 that the materials could not be labelled as environmentally friendly. Australia has a voluntary ban in effect for mid-2018.

Image source: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/
Image source: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/

According to popsci.com the beads are really harmful as they never dissolve.

Microbeads have become so ubiquitous that an estimated 808 trillion pieces swirl down American drains every day. When this plastic-laden wastewater goes through treatment plants, about 99 percent of the beads settle into sludge, which is often used as fertilizer.

Thanks to rain and runoff, these beads can still enter the water supply. Meanwhile the one percent that escaped the sludge—roughly 8 trillion microbeads—are released directly into our waterways. That’s enough plastic to cover 300 tennis courts.

According to popsci.com anybody can check the ingredients list on the back of their personal care products to help stop water contamination.

In the meantime, you can avoid further water contamination by checking the ingredients in your favorite brand of exfoliating cleanser. If the list includes polyethylene or polypropylene, two types of plastic commonly used in microbeads, you might want to leave that scrub on the shelf.

Megan Massacre: animal lover or not?

You might have seen a commercial starring Megan Massacre, New York based tattoo artist and alternative model. In this commercial Massacre promotes a hair dye ‘Feria’ by L’Oreal Paris.

Since L’Oreal is not a cruelty-free company, a lot of people are confused why Megan decided to promote this brand.

On her personal website Megan is described as an advocate for animal rights and a supporter of cruelty-free make up.

A passionate vegetarian supporter of animal rights, Megan has worked with PETA2 in an ad campaign about being vegetarian and has translated these efforts as she has started to showcase hot cruelty-free makeup looks and products with various cosmetic companies. This summer, she joined PETA2’s as the host of their new video series, Cruelty-Free Beauty, to show off her go-to items and beauty products.

As stated above Megan appeared on Peta2TV’s Youtube channel to promote cruelty-free make up brands and show hair and make up looks using cruelty-free products.