My curiosity and empathy towards the chickens led me to research egg labels, egg-laying chicken conditions, and factory farming in general. Oh dear! Not only was I appalled at the horrendous conditions and animal abuse, I couldn’t believe that the egg industry sent male baby chicks down a conveyor belt to be ground-up alive. In today’s internet world you can see videos of this actually happening.
There are many awesome animal advocacy organizations promoting shocking (but true!) graphical information and images on social media. I decided to focus on the folks that would scroll by those all-too-painful images. To try and attract the attention of mainstream families by getting them to stop and think about their choices. I started writing my humane education children’s book series as a subtle but powerful age-appropriate way to get the animal compassion message out there.
I realize now that my first book, “ROXI the Rescue Dog Helps the Chickens”, is not truly vegan (I may change that with an updated edition). It does, however, raise awareness of factory farming. It is a cute, fun story about happy chickens and sad egg-laying chickens, and a superhero rescue dog that flies around the world spreading the message about the sad chicken’s lives.
I have since researched and written the following children’s books in hopes of raising awareness of specific animal welfare issues.
ROXI the Rescue Dog Helps the Elephants – raising awareness of animals used for entertainment, specifically, elephant riding and elephant performing.
ROXI the Rescue Dog Helps the Tigers – raising awareness of animals used for entertainment, specifically, tiger selfies, tiger cub feeding, tiger tricks.
ROXI the Rescue Dog Helps the Bunnies – raising awareness of animals used for testing, specifically, bunnies used for testing cosmetics and household products.
I’ll continue to write as long as I can. There is no end to the animal issues out there, and I hope I am able to help in some small way.
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