Did You Know?
Most of the nearly 9 billion animals raised for meat, milk and eggs in the US are suffering in inhumane factory farms.
Animals are not the only ones affected, as factory farms impact human health. They can be breeding grounds for dangerous pathogens, and the antibiotics used to prevent disease create the potential for dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria to develop.
To fully harness the power of our collective purchases and demand better lives for farm animals, the ASPCA has launched the Shop With Your Heart initiative giving consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products, as well as plant-based alternatives.
When you chose to buy welfare-certified animal products, you send a strong message to food companies that you care about the treatment of farm animals.
How Can You Help?
Take the Pledge to #ShopWithYourHeart - when you do, you will gain access to an exclusive Shop With Your Heart Grocery List
Let your friends know you believe in a more humane world for farm animals by posting a photo of yourself making the "heart hands" on social media with the hashtag #ShopWithYourHeart
Find a Certified Farm in your state - many allow customers to buy directly from them
Ask your local supermarket to carry more welfare-certified animal products and/or plant-based meat, egg and dairy alternatives.
When you find welfare-certified or plant-based products near you, tag the store or restaurant on social media - don't forget to hashtag it #ShopWithYourHeart
Educate Yourself - confused about the difference between free-range, cage-free, all nautral, etc.? You're not alone. The ASPCA has put together a Meat, Eggs and Diary Label Guide to help us all understand the terms.
Will you join me in taking the pledge to #ShopWithYourHeart today?