My name is Rosa, I am 62yrs young, proudly vegan and I love my hair! I also love animals so, I am going to shave it off to help raise awareness about animal testing and animal cruelty.
My inspiration for this is Tara Jackson (NZAVS Executive Director) since meeting her in 2015 my eyes have been opened to the injustice that our world places on animals on land and sea. I have felt her love and passion for her work as she strives with her Amazing Team at NZAVS to Fiercely Defend the Little People (Animals) who cannot speak for themselves.
I'm also a proud member of the NZAVS Animal Defenders Squad and love being a part of such an important mission.
I am excited to be shaving my hair for such a worthy cause and will be doing this at a special public event on the 23rd of April in Dunedin. This just happens to be the eve of World Day for Animals in Labs.
Hairstylist, Sharon from Cocoon Hair design in Timaru, will be my master shaver at the event!
- What: Witness my locks being cut off, hear more about why I'm doing this and bid on cruelty-free and vegan goodies in a silent auction. There will also be vegan-friendly drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and kai to purchase. It will be a fun evening where you can mingle with like-minded people at the same time as helping end animal testing in NZ.
- When: Friday 23rd of April 2021, 6 pm start.
- Where: The Kind Company, 333 George Street, The Exchange, Dunedin. This is a 100% plant-based cafe and botanical cocktail bar in the heart of Dunedin town.
- Cost: Free but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as there will be limited spacing on the night. You can still make donations towards this on the night too.
I've picked Dunedin for a few reasons:
- This is where the new $50 million animal lab that Otago University has built is located.
- Dunedin is where I call home and my children were born there.
- This is also where the Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society (DŌVeS) is based and they will be helping me with the promotion of this event — they too have a special place in my heart because of the work they do for animals.
I hope you will consider making a donation (if you can afford it — I know times are tough at the moment) and I hope to see you at the event in Dunedin!
Let’s help put an end to the fear and heartbreak that animals used in science needlessly endure — thank you!
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