Be the difference.
It’s an awakening catch phrase that can be a call to action…urging us to make the difference in the world we want to live in by being the difference. I believe in that ideal totally and really want to make a positive difference.
Sometimes, of course it’s pretty easy to get discouraged about what difference I am really making when at best I feel, unheard, uninvolved, with little to no resources available to me and just by being in America living the consumer life style ad nauseam I feel completely like I am more of the problem then the solution.
Still, I am convinced that there are tangible ways that I am striving to make conscious choices to minimize and even resist the otherwise deluge of apathy that can so easily take over.
That made known, I am trying to take account of what it is in my life that I am doing that I think is making a difference. So, with that in mind I consider the cost of my college education.
The total cost my education monetarily is still racking up as I finish my consolidation but so far my part of the bill is over $50,000 …that’s not even including what I actually paid out-of-pocket already while I was in school. I was also lucky to receive quite a few grants, scholarships and financial aid while going to school that helped foot the bill in addition to all my 20 plus student loans.
Thus, the cumulative cost of my attending college is an easy $100,000 plus dollars.
This is obviously a HUGE amount of money and I am very proud that I chose to ensure not a dime, not even a penny of that went to a school that conducts animal torture.
Choosing a school to go that did not conduct animal experiments torture was a very important deciding factor of which school to attend and also I think makes a big consumer statement of protest against such insidious practices.
It’s so sad to me that especially the University of California San Francisco is one of the top 10 most aggressive universities to conduct animal tortures. Considering how far San Francisco (City of St. Francis patron Saint of Animals) as a whole has striven to uphold compassion for animals the university remains a vile and sadistic exception.Torturing dogs, monkeys, mice, rats, cats, rabbits, birds…you name it.
Here is a ” list of the 10 worst offenders.
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Emory University
- The University of California at San Francisco
- The University of California-Davis
- Tulane University
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Oregon Health & Science University
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Columbia University
These are the 10 academic institutions with the worst Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, the largest numbers of animals killed, and the most painful and invasive experiments, and they are the least willing to make humane improvements.”
I sincerely hope if you read this you too can make a compassionate and very strong monetary choice to boycott them or if you do attend them then at least speak out against the continuation of these cruel and abusive labs.
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