Can I Get Some Support?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ninjapoodles, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    If you have time, drop by and leave a comment on this post in support of Heifer International. I have been hearing things I don't like about non-support of this wonderful organization from Animal Rights activists...mostly out of misinformation or ignorance, but I really would like to show that there are a lot of people who believe in humane, sustainable, self-reliant farming, and support aid initiatives like

    Just any little comment would be great--blog traffic drops way off over holiday weekends. You may comment anonymously, if you prefer.


  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    Hey, thanks for posting this info! I'd not ever heard of this organization and I emailed the addy to myself for tomorrow so I can check it out in depth and contribute. *almost midnight here*
    What an awesome idea it all is!! I had no idea anything like this even existed and think it'd make great gifts, especially for those that already have everything and you don't know what in the world to get them.
    Take care!
    Randi Lynn
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Heifer is one of the organizations we are working with here. They do a lot of good.
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Chances are, there's a Heifer project somewhere near you. They're doing things all over the U.S. Lots of people think it's just foreign aid, but it isn't. If you go to their "projects" page, there is a map of the world, and you can get a list of ALL current projects in your area. It's a truly amazing thing. I keep meaning to attend some of the on-farm workshops, but they're always jam-packed.
  5. FlockEweFarm

    FlockEweFarm Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Very cool blogsite, Kudos to you. My spelling has gone to heck at this hour, but I posted a comment with organization misspelled, but oh well, it is a public college undergrad degree...LOL!!! [​IMG]
    My migraine meds are kicking in, so I guess I should go to bed, but blessings on you for supporting such a great cause. [​IMG]
  6. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Thank you--I could tell it was a BYC-er, and I was hoping I'd be able to match up who it was! Very good point you made, and I really like your personal charitable model you've set up, as well. Good on you!
  7. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    I have heard of this kind of organization before but I didn't know who or what was involved. sounds very cool. I think it seems to help teach life savng skills. So many complain about animal rights, when there are people STARVING to death. I believe there must be some sort of balance. I will check into it more.
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Right. Something that I don't mention, because I really do have many vegetarian and vegan friends who I respect, and I don't want to upset them, is the idea that there are places in the world, and people everywhere, to whom the idea of being so selective about what they choose to eat as are we who are vegetarian, vegan, locavore, organic, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, etc., must seem like a luxury of unimaginable proportions.

    Wow, that was a run-on sentence. I just mean that lots of people, even some of our neighbors, don't have that many choices when it comes to their next meal.

    And as far as sustainability, how perfect is something like a goat or a goose, for someone who lives on a rocky hillside with poor soil and lots of weeds? That person wouldn't do as well with a barrel of corn seeds, nutrition-wise.
  9. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Love your blog! I bookmarked it for future reading. Our newspaper, The Columbus Dispatch, runs Nicholas Kristof's column and his is one I always read. He is a truth teller and brings things to light that make people uncomfortable, but makes them aware that the world does not revolve around the USA. His work is outstanding. I will be adding Heifer to my charitable organizations. Thanks for posting this. [​IMG]

    I also like what you said about our choices of food being a luxury to most people in the world. It also applies to a lot of people in this country. I know you meant that, but just wanted to highlight that part. [​IMG]

  10. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Thanks, Susan. I'm challenged to come up with a food-related topic every day for the month of July, and I want them to be meaningful as often as possible.

    This article was actually my introduction to Kristof's writing--the article was linked by The Arkansas Times blog because of the local connection. I look forward to following his blog from now on .

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