The Humane Society’s Animal Oscars-The Genesis Awards
It’s that time when the Humane Society singles out the years’ articles, undercover videos, movies, and television reporting of animal issues for the Genesis Awards-their own version of the Academy Awards. As much as I enjoy the Academy’s, winning movies & actors; I can’t help the level of admiration (and envy) I have even more so, for those who bring awareness to the multitude of animal welfare issues happening now. These nominees all chose unpopular genres that rub noses, offend sensibilities, buck society, and expose that which needs to be heard, seen, and written about.
Every week someone will say to me “Oh I don’t want to see that” or worse, “I don’t want to know about these things I will never eat ____ or wear a ____again”. I say, “Maybe you ought to”. Ignorance is said to be bliss-but in my mind only.. to the self centered. What one does not know, does not effect them or their comfortable life routine.
Live An Animals Life
Maybe if someone read the article on how their eggs in ShopRite came from tortured and lame hens, they would think twice and buy eggs from free range farms…if they care about the pain of a fellow creature.
Maybe if they saw the documentary of 11,000 elephants a year (30 a day) just in Tanzania alone, that are poached for the Chinese ivory, demand they would think twice before buying anything Chinese…if they mourn for years at losing a family member like the elephants do.
Maybe if they watched the expose video of trusting, docile cows huddling in fear while being shackled, and shocked they would think twice about the road they drive in their leather seats to get a burger. …if they have ever feared being tricked to complacency and then mugged and worse.
The Animal Lovers
The Genesis Awards spotlight an array of animal issues, awarding them with grateful applause and well deserved awards in the humane world. Some are celebrities that risk their image to bring up any issue they feel must be, while others are everyday people who take their lives in hand going undercover inside mega corporate operations and hostile countries. Whatever caliber or walk of life-they are all heroes and deserve our admiration and thanks. Without these inquisitive, brave, and/or outspoken people; animal atrocities would continue to be hidden and we would never know the extreme cost paid by, nor the sacrifice these animals have gone through-for our benefit, comfort, and entertainment.
What You Can Do Right Now
I urge you to please, please visit even one link above and learn what is happening to our fellow creatures every minute of every day in every corner of the world. You don’t need to donate money, pick up a sign, or put your life on the line because as a real human being you will be enlightened, shocked, and feel their pain; and you will change your ways all by yourself and that is the key to helping them-our habits. If…you know you are not the only one in the world.
What We Do For You-For The Animals
Shop for the animals in our Flowers For A Cause in store and here online. Every time you order any of these flower arrangements I donate the 25% profit to the designated cause to help the animals. If you don’t see the animal of your heart-just tell or email me and I will make any arrangement you like for any animal benefit you like. Because… when there is something wrong, those who have the ability to take action… have the responsibility to take action-and I do.
With a thank you out to my Mother who taught me to remember the animals always-first,