Animal Writes
From 17 April 2005 Issue

Our Very Own Color
By Michelle Rivera - [email protected]

Have you noticed that everyone and their brother seems to be wearing one of those yellow "Live Strong" rubber bracelets? I have. I noticed and can't help but feel a little left out. I mean, I am as much a fan of Lance Armstrong as the next person, but my heart is with the animals. So I wrote an e-mail to the Animal Rescue Site and asked if maybe they could design a bracelet for all of us animal activists to wear to show our solidarity. They could sell them on their site and use the money for the animals they help.

Well guess what? They went for it! I am so pleased to report that the bracelet will be on their website in a few weeks so please watch for it. They are making them in a very pretty shade of purple, and they will have paw prints inlaid with the words TheAnimalRescue Most Animal Writes readers already know to go to and click every day to fund bowls of food for animals in the shelters. You can also visit the Rainforest Site and do the same there to help save the rainforest. The Animal Rescue Site does sell a baby blue "Cultivate Peace" rubber bracelet already and they sell those for $1 apiece in packs of five, ten or one hundred (for fund raising, perhaps).

Because the color for domestic violence has always been purple, the animal rescue bracelet will share it's color with that issue. I think this is entirely fitting since domestic violence usually happens within a family and animals are part of the family too.

I hope to see everyone wearing the purple bracelet and showing support for animal rescue. Just having them on will generate a great deal of conversation when people ask you "what's the purple for?" Always looking for an opportunity to educate, I find this to be an excellent ice breaker. They can't nail you for preaching at them if they asked first!!

For more information on the Animal Rescue Site or to see the blue bracelet, visit

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