Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I love my April 77/PETA T-shirt
When I heard that the vegan brand April 77 had designed a limited edition 'Meat Is Still Murder' t-shirt, with half the proceeds of the sales going to PETA, I ran to Colette, the famous Parisian boutique (rue Saint-Honoré), where snotty salespeople descended from their lofty pedestal to seemingly do me a favor in selling me said coveted t-shirt.
(Best worn with a pencil skirt.)
As you can guess, I am a vegetarian!
For those of you who are interested in animals in general, in addition to classics by Jane Goddall and Dian Fossey, I recommend the recent 'Bears' by Bernd Brunner which I already mentioned here and 'No way home' by David Wilcove, about how humans are disrupting the migrations that are essential to many a species' survival.
If you want to learn about animals and ethics, the best place to start is definitely 'In Defense of Animals - the Second Wave' edited by Peter Singer; I also have a soft spot for 'The Lives of Animals', by J.M. Coetzee, my favorite living novelist.
It's also a good idea to go to PETA's website, and for those of you who still think fur is no big deal, watch this video - be warned, it may cause post-traumatic stress disorder...
Be sure to visit tomorrow, as I'll be sharing a very special (vegetarian) French treat...