|Sent on:||Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:53 PM|
Vegan Meetup friends,
The scientific research facility that I work at is having our annual holiday bake sale. The sale consists of research teams taking turns bringing in baked goods, and 100% of the proceeds go to a local charity. This year I asked the sale organizers to give half the proceeds to Peaceful Prairie Farm Sanctuary. They were hesitant at first, but they changed their minds after I promised to bring in more baked goods and raise more money than the top selling research group.
If I am successful, this event would be a double win. Firstly, if I'm the top seller, then not only does half my sales go to Peaceful Prairie, but so does half of all of the rest of the sales, which translates to a very nice contribution to Peaceful Prairie. For those who don't know of Peaceful Prairie, it's a wonderful organization that provides rehabilitation and homes to animal victims of abusive farming.
The second win is that I would be selling tasty vegan baked goods to prominent scientists. Despite that scientists are supposed to be defenders of the truth about climate change and the enormous burden that animal agriculture places on the environment, most of these scientists don't walk the walk themselves. I have attended scientific conferences in which dinner speakers talked about the plight of the oceans while other scientists nodded approvingly and ate steaks, totally disregarding the fact that waste from meat production is one of the largest threats to our oceans. This hypocrisy sends a dangerous message that the immense environmental consequences of animal agriculture are not to be taken seriously.
If you want to help me, please email me and let me know that you can contribute vegan cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. You will help me turn influential scientists onto tasty vegan treats, and you'll help me raise money for one of the best vegan organizations in the state.