Charity of the month
Cage-free eggs only - CIWF organisation
I am making a pledge. It is to only use cage-free eggs in all my recipes and TV appearances. Why? Keeping laying hens in cramped cages is not only cruel, but completely unnecessary. In the UK alone, over 20 million laying hens spend their entire lives caged. No hen should live like this.
Finally, there are also benefits in terms of both taste and human health, for example with increased levels of omega 3 in free-range eggs compared to caged eggs.
We take so much pride in our love of animals and our standards of animal welfare, we should reflect this in our shopping habits and culture. Cages are outdated and have no place in modern Britain.
I am a strong supporter of the charity, Tzu-Chi.
Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in the impoverished east coast of Taiwan. The Foundation has been contributing to better social and community services, medical care, education and humanism in Taiwan for over 45 years. Master Cheng Yen firmly believes that suffering in this world is caused by material deprivation and spiritual poverty. She felt that "lack of love for others" has been the root of many problems in this world. "To save the world, we must begin by transforming human hearts."
For more information, please visit Tzu-Chi website
Mothers' Bridge of Love (MBL) - Help Chinese Children
MBL is striving to introduce an authentic China to the West and to
disseminate information to people in China about the lives of adopted
Chinese children and of overseas Chinese in the West. Through this
bridge it is hoped that both cultures will be better able to understand
one another. MBL was founded by Xinran, the Chinese authoress of The
Good Women of China' and more recently, 'Sky Burial'. It is a registered
charity and would welcome support or donations.
For more information, please visit MBL website Mothers' Bridge