The New York City A Course In Miracles Meetup Group Message Board › Donations to Heifer International!
New York, NY
Hello, and Happy St Patrick's day incidentally!
I noticed our donation basket was getting full, so I decided to head over to http://www.heifer.org... to make a donation.
This year, we've already purchased a flock of chicks, a flock of ducks, a Llama, a share of a heifer, and two goats. Our most recent donation this morning was $165 to wherever it was needed most.
Thank you very much for all your contributions week after week, I'm sure they are much appreciated abroad. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend, hopefully I'll see you soon.
|A former member||
As an animal and human rights advocate, I do not and will not ever give money to Heifer. Here are some facts: "...program in India that gave cows to impoverished farmers noted that the "beneficiaries" have a difficult time providing even the most basic care to the animals who have been forced upon them. Having another mouth to feed often adds to a family's burden, and the animals often suffer from horrible neglect, including malnutrition, dehydration, lack of veterinary care, and lack of shelter from the burning midday sun or freezing nighttime temperatures. On a recent trip to India, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk saw the distinctive black-and-white Holsteins and Holstein-crosses from America roaming the streets and eating plastic bags out of trash cans, which will clog their intestines and kill them. Many donated animals will end up in filthy, unregulated slaughterhouses and have their throats cut with a dull knife."
Please consider donating to a sustainable program, such as Food for Life: http://www.ffl.org....