as i recently mentioned, i am sort of a chicken when it comes to "activism." i have never been to a demonstration, i don’t yell at people wearing fur coats (although i’m pretty good at snide under-the-breath comments), and i’m too shy to even go to a vegan potluck in my town. but, as i also recently mentioned, i kind of pride myself on doing the little things, and i hope that they pay off in their own way.
i have recently had two of my grad students approach me (separately), wanting to learn more about the animals-for-food industry, and how to potentially phase out meat and maybe other animal products. i am super excited about this. i’m trying to play it cool, of course, but honestly, you’d think i’m earning a gold star somewhere in heaven, i’m so happy.
another "little thing" i’ve just done is buy a license plate frame from farm sanctuary that says GO VEGAN! i was contemplating a vanity plate, but i am loathe to pay the $45/year it would cost to have personalized plates, and i am also a little weirded out by having a "non-anonymous" car. one of my pals at vegan represent mentioned this idea, and i jumped all over it. my little frame arrived on saturday and i put it on my car right away. i love it!
i also recently had a rubber stamp made that says "go vegan!" (again, at the suggestion of my vegan represent buddy)… i’m planning to stamp my bills and other random correspondence. mail sees a lot of people, that’s my thinking. 🙂 i’m pretty sure the girl who took my order thought i was a bit of a kook, but she was nice about it.
a month or so ago, i applied for a farm sanctuary mastercard. i got the style with the cute cow on it. i love using it, because people always comment on it, and a few have asked me about farm sanctuary. it just makes me happy to get the name "out there" and maybe give them some exposure they wouldn’t have otherwise had.