Different but equal, a change of perspective which on the one hand points out the individuality of other animals and us and on the other hand emphasizes similarities – such as the unconditional right to live a life free from harm.
And last but not least: Chicken hug, a beautiful illustration by German designer Sarah Heuzeroth depicting a peaceful co-existence between other animals and us, symbolized by a human lovingly hugging a chicken. In other words: Hug chickens, don’t eat them.
As always, all t-shirts are fair-trade, made of 100 % organic cotton, climate-friendly and printed using vegan water-based colors.
Last week activists put up a memorial against animal testing in Hamburg. It’s dedicated to all the mice, rats, rabbits and other animals, who fall victim to animal testing worldwide.
Click here to find out more about the fairy tale and reality behind the sculpture (article in German). You can find more information about animal testing in general and animal-free research on this website.
In autumn and winter many people can be seen wearing jackets and hats decorated with fur. Well, aesthetics is one topic you can have a row about. But fashion at the expense of others? Come on. If you too want to help ban fur from store windows and catwalks, you can find some how-to-details here. You’re not sure if the fur you’re looking at is real or fake? This short guide may answer some questions.
If you want to dress warm and comfy, you don’t need any other animals fur to do so! To back up that claim we’d like to draw your attention to our new knitted beanies and very suitable winter-leggins for example. Both are high-quality products, fair trade and made of organic cotton.
By the way! These fresh calendars are not edible indeed, but very useful and reliable companions throughout the year: the organizer and desk planner by the infamous Slingshot collective in different color-variations as well as the queerfeminist pocket calendar by Riot Skirts.
Next Monday is World Vegan Day! Not only will we provide some special offers on this unique occasion, but also several selected movie theaters in different german cities are inviting you to enjoy the beautiful documentary “Butenland”. The award-winning movie impressively shows how humans and other animals can live together in harmony. And above all: it’s completely free! In the Cinema in Münster, the director and roots of compassion co-founder Marc Pierschel will even be present.
Want to know more details about all dates and places? Follow this link. And if you prefer to watch “Butenland” in your home cinema – no problem. We have the DVD in our shelves 😉
Have a nice week! Bye for now, your roots of compassion collective ❤
Some days ago L‘Oréal announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Logocos Naturkosmetik AG, a German beauty company which pioneered natural cosmetics with brands such as Sante.
Due to this fact, we decided to sell off B12 toothpastes from Sante and drop them from our product range. Though L’Oréal claims that the company “no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule“ (see here), they still sell their products in China and thus fund animal testing where the practice is required by law. It is obvious that L‘Oréal choose profits over morals.
Seize the evenings! They’re still long and dark, and we can hardly imagine a better to spend them then reading good books! This month you can save 10 % on the english books in our range (apart from the books published by German publishers, sorry!). There’s some new stuff we’d love to introduce to you again, because we believe you should really read these books: What A Fish Knows is an instructive and sometimes surprising book about fishes – and we’re sure you’ll learn a lot of stuff that might be helpful whenever you run into “and what about fish?”-discussions.
Further, we’ve got some new books by Lisa Kemmerer who writes a lot about the interconnections between feminism, ecology and animal rights. Strongly recommended!
Apart from that we’ve still got the books by Jo-Anne McArthur, Crimethinc books and some other stuff you should read, too 😉
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