In animal sanctuaries there are dogs of all shapes and sizes… and some of them are very old. Milo was, until recently, one such dog. It’s hard for sanctuaries to find homes for dogs like Milo; they are often ill or needy and require a lot of attention and patience. Additionally, many people worry that it will be too sad befriend an animal who has only a few months left to live. At Ethical Pets, we have cared for a dog like this before, called Beth: we found living with her a wonderful and fulfilling experience, so we have decided to do it again! This time, we are keeping a blog in the hope that maybe others will consider adopting their own little Beth or Milo one day. So, here it is: our record of Milo’s Last Miles.
I spent last week animating with plasticine with some 5-11 year old children from my Mum’s church. I used Phatch, Linux Stop Motion and Kdenlive to make the animation. Those are all Free Software, so they can be used for any purpose, shared and changed. I also got some music from CCmixter.org which has a Creative Commons licence, this also allows you to share and reuse the music too!
Following our expansion into wholesale, we have moved some of our banking from the Cooperative Bank to Triodos.
On Saturday I popped in to Manchester’s 100% Vegan diner. My socks were blown so far off I never did find them again….
To put this into perspective, I have spent a bit of time in Berlin while working for the Free Software Foundation Europe. Every time I visit, I come home feeling like I have had a cultural “dressing down” from a city who knows how to “do” Veganism and Ethical Living in a way that makes our efforts look terrifyingly “English” (pale… prudish… “down with that sort of thing”)
When did you have the idea to set up your Vegan shoe shop?
I started Wills with a passion to provide animal and human friendly shoes with high-street styles and prices. My dream is to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes.
Continue reading “Ethical Buisness: Ethical Life. Vol 6.”
November is World Vegan Month, where celebrities, businesses and everyday folk can take the vegan pledge for a week or a month, and see what it’s like to be vegan!
“I love animals…. but I could never give up meat” is something a lot of people say to me when they find out I am vegan.
Similarly “I have been vegetarian for years… but I just can’t live without cheese” is what a lot of my veggie friends have declared.