What do celebs like True Blood
star Kristin Bauer, Skinny Bitch
author Rory Freedman, and singer Moby have in common? Besides being strong advocates for cruelty-free living, they all recently gathered at an exclusive celebrity benefit for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Legislative Fund (PCRM LF). Animal rights and preventative nutritional guidelines for kids were hot topics of the night. You, too, can champion these causes. Read on to find out how.
Physicians Committee for Reponsible Medicine
According to Ecorazzi.com
, who attended the benefit, the PCRM LF is an offset of the partner group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which is backed by vegan Alicia Silverstone and Alec Baldwin. PCRM LF aims to raise awareness for preventative medicine and ethical research -- the group played a key role in getting NASA to stop testing on squirrel monkeys. The PCRM LF also helped reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act to promote healthy eating habits as a way to prevent the development of dietary- and obesity-related diseases in adulthood.
In an exclusive interview with Ecorazzi.com, PCRM president Neal Barnard, MD, said of the organization: “Nutrition is the biggest issue in relation to prevention, so PCRM has been promoting vegetarian and vegan diets ever since day one.” The author of Breaking the Food Seduction
added, “We now do a lot of research studies as well, to look at new ground on what can make a difference. We’re busy on Capitol Hill because the government is not always as helpful as it needs to be when it comes to nutrition policy.”
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Get involved in raising awareness
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so make your cruelty-free voices heard. Elizabeth Kucinich, director of government and public affairs at PCRM and wife of US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, told Ecorazzi.com, “Contact your members of congress, sing to the same song sheet, advocate legislation, ask members of congress to sign on, that’s what makes the difference.”
Another way to support PCRM LF's cause is monetary donations. Because PCRM LF is a new organization, it doesn't have the budget of its sister organization PCRM, nor can it share the PCRM's funding due to charity laws. Visit Support.PCRM.org
to help raise funds that will go towards preventative nutrition and animals rights.
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