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A march is organised for 21st April, just before World Week for Animals in Laboratories, and we have 29 committed organisations so far. We will be handing a letter of support to Cheryllyn Dudley, a South African politician who has served as a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1999 and at BWC's instigation, presented the Amendment Bill (track the progress) which wants a ban on cosmetic testing in South Africa.
WE NEED YOUR PRESENCE to make an impact!
We are delighted and thrilled that Kerry Postlewhite, Director of Public Affairs, Cruelty Free International (previously known as the BUAV) which has the Leaping Bunny Programme, similar to the BWC humane guide, has confirmed she is flying out especially for our march, from the UK, and will be a guest speaker! Kerry will be hosted by BWC during her short stay in CT.
THE END OF COSMETIC ANIMAL-TESTING IN SA?
The single most important thing Beauty Without Cruelty (South Africa) did in 2017 was initiate the idea of a ban on cosmetic testing. Because of this, after months of research by Ms C Dudley and her team, finally a Private Member's Animal Protection Amendment Bill has been submitted. The purpose of the Bill is to amend two Acts, the Animals Protection Act 1962 and the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act of 1972, with the following intentions:
1. To prohibit the sale and manufacture of cosmetics (final product and ingredients) which were tested on animals in South Africa
2. To criminalise the testing of cosmetics on animals
3 To criminalise the failure to provide animals with an appropriate environment
We are indebted to Ms C Dudley and her team for the dedication, time and energy to this important and vital issue.
JO'BURG UNITES FOR ANIMALS MARCH
Johannesburg will be hosting a tandem gathering or march, also on 21st April from 10am ; all details to be found here
Please contact Laureen Bertin 0826854043 via SMS or WhatsApp with any queries.
If your Animal Welfare organisation, Animal Rights organisation, business or group would like to support this march in Cape Town, please let us know by emailing Taking Tree's Jenny Chadwick.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
To support means to participate in the march, share with your media connections and on your social media channels and invite your family, friends and co-workers. #LetsDoThisTogether #SupportTheBan #NoMoreTestingOnAnimals #WeAreAllSentient
OUTREACH / EDUCATION
On 31 March, BWC bussed 80 children and 10 facilitators from Kwafaku Vulindlela Reading Club (Philippi) to Farm Sanctuary SA in Franschhoek.
Rebecca, Jeannie and Tish, the co-ordinators of the sanctuary, had organised an entertaining and educational programme for the children. In the grand and stylish barn they met the rescued animals who live a peaceful and happy life at the Sanctuary. Many of the children had not met farm animals so close up and personal and were surprised to learn about the emotional lives of farm animals. The sanctuary is a testimony in word and deed to the right of farm animals to lead a decent and happy life and the children learnt that these animals have value in themselves and should not be exploited for food or entertainment.
Some of the children were thrilled to enter the pens and interact directly with the animals – combing the hair of the pigs and patting the cows.
After they met the animals, the children were given paper and crayons and drew the animals and wrote spoke about their responses to the animals. The children were then given vegan cookies and a range of different coloured vegan icing to ice the cookies. After lunch of Fry's Annual Green Meeting: Inspiring Change (Cape Town) hotdogs and juices, Rebecca read a wonderful story to the children about being true to yourself and respecting the differences in others, especially the animal other.
There was a Q&A session where the children summarised their experience at the sanctuary and spoke about how differently they viewed animals after their visit.
A huge thank you to Joanne Lefson, director of the sanctuary, for making the visit possible, and to Rebecca, Jeannie and Tish for making the day so entertaining and educational.
We had a good turnout over a long weekend, standing in solidarity with Lolita and the USA orgs trying to get her retired to a Pacific Ocean sanctuary, free from performing, dolphins who attack her and people who make her life a misery.
ANIMAL BASED ENTERTAINMENT
Please support animal-free entertainment. Animal circuses / zooquariums deprive the animals they exploit of every normal behaviour, in order to make money from them.
“The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whipcracking trainer is primitive and medieval. It stems from the old idea that we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them.”
Dr Desmond Morris.
Given the choice, no animal would choose to live an unnatural life of captivity, regardless of the kindness of the treatment and no animal would choose a life that allows none of their natural behaviour. Certainly animals would not choose to be taken from their families to be obliged to amuse us. Circus animals spend months travelling in small, bare cages. The stress of continued confinement as well as the transportation result in long term suffering and a lack of appropriate social interaction, reduction in time spent foraging and the restricted freedom to perform natural behaviours represent stressors for captive animals. A natural environments cannot be recreated in a circuses due to the traveling, with inadequate acommodation and exercise areas and forced movement, handling by humans,, noise along with the confinement results in both short-term as well as long-term behavioural and psychological effects.
READ MORE about animals as entertainment here. Why is shark cage diving unacceptable? Why not pet cute and cuddly lion cubs?
It is only through your support that BWC can continue to fight animal exploitation on your behalf. Annual company support of Beauty Without Cruelty is still a mere R500, and a BS18A tax receipt will be issued in this tax year if an e-mail to email@example.com confirming pop is received, to claim back from from SARS. We rely on your support to continue our education, outreach and working towards a cage free world, for the benefit of all.
INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL SUPPORT REMAINS A MERE R100 and donations are most welcome.
Beauty without Cruelty | Standard Bank - Branch: 025109 - Savings Acc: 077 491 645 OR download the Snapscan app to your phone, follow the easy prompts, and it's done!
Our limited edition caps are available from Lizette at only R80, and you can snapscan or EFT. If in CT, you can collect from her at the April march from 10am, or include R99 for courier fee.
NEW BRAND APPROVED
Seven Tree vegan range approved; Bath Salts, Body Butter, Essential Oil, Massage Oils, Lip Scrubs, Body Scrubs. www.seventree.co.za
There are now over 100 brands listed with BWC and more to follow.
Now, more than ever, it's easy to make kinder choices.
Pure Simple and Triple Orange are just two added in recent times. Check out the whole list for yourself.
NOTE: Applicant brands must be completely animal ingredient free from April 1 2018.
Those Veg or Veg/V brands in the guide have complied with the criteria at the time of their application and remain listed. All brands are marked Veg or V or Veg /V where a minority of the products in a brand are vegetarian.
BWC has the most stringent requirements for humanely manufactured brands, worldwide.
From long time BWC supporter, Carol Dillon, her own song for our Rhinos https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=pE_2citdCoA
EASTER SPICED OAT COOKIES
I am still in the Easter spiced mode, and I came up with these oat cookies with goji berries which are really good!
1 1/2 cups stoneground etc cake flour
3 cup oats
1 1/2 cups raw sugar / xylitol or fructose
3 heaped TBs home made egg replacer (recipe below)
2 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup oil
About 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1 cup goji berries (use whatever you have: sultanas, raisins, chopped dates, dried berries)
Mix the dry ingredients well, making sure there are no lumps. Then add the wet and mix well. It must hold together and not be too wet. Plop in heaped Tbs on baking paper, leaving a little room to spread slightly. Bake at 180 for about 15 min, till edges start to go golden.
Cool before removing. Don't stint on the spices!
8 Tbs cornflour
4 Tbs soya flour
4 Tbs Tapioca flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bicarb
2 tsp cream of tartar.
Mix well, store sealed, in fridge.
Mix 3 tsp powder with 3 Tbs water until fluffy, for one egg.
MINI HOT CROSS CUPCAKES
I can confirm, these are moist, tender and gently spicy, with a small piece of date in each centre, and a spiced icing.
180gr stoneground flour
100gr raw sugar
Heaped tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1tsp mixed spice
About 3 Tbs oil
About 1/1 cup dairy free milk
1 Tbs mild vinegar
Enough pieces of chopped date / raisins / sultanas for one in the centre of each cupcake, or 3 if you are making standard sized cupcakes
Mix, bake 15 min for mini cupcakes / fairy cakes or +- 25 min for cake or large cupcakes and when cool, ice as desired.
I added 2tsp each of cinnamon and mixed spice to a simple icing powder and water icing.
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