A lot of my friends and peers have been doing the ice bucket challenge on social media lately to support the ALS association(Lou Gehrig's Disease) but I have decided to follow Pamela Andersons lead and decline the challenge. (article link)
As Pammy and numerous other animal rights groups have pointed out the charity makes use of outdated and cruel animal testing practices which don’t necessarily lead to results. For example the US FDA reports that 92% of drugs that test successfully in animal trials fail during human trials. (FDA article link)
Whilst I applaud people who support charities it is important to know who it is you are supporting and the practices that they use.
I have decided that instead of taking part in this challenge I will make a $100 donation to Animals Australia who works hard to be a voice for animals.
Photo from Pamela Andersons Facebook
Check out Pammys original post here: https://www.facebook.com/pamelaanderson/photos/a.10150608594982072.410767.64704837071/10152629905767072/?type=1&theater
I am dreaming of tropical islands, relaxing on a beach and cocktails...bring on summer
A few items from our new collection premiered over the weekend at Finders Keepers Design Market and will be online in the next week. The Sandcastle mermaid was one of those designs.
Here is a sneak peek before she goes online. She is made from solid stainless steel from one of my original illustrations.