Brooklyn, NY, September 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Can chocolate benefit farm animals?
The answer is a qualified yes, as Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) will be the Rescue Chocolate beneficiary for October 2012.
The dark chocolate company, whose products are only for human consumption, selects a different animal rescue organization to receive its profits each month. Past beneficiaries have included Shelby County Animal Shelter, NYC Rescue Kitties, and Danbury Animal Welfare Society.
Rescue Chocolate founder Sarah Gross said most of the groups she partners with are concerned with finding adoptive caretakers for homeless dogs and cats. “But every now and then we like to branch out to other needy animals,” she said. “We have worked with bird groups, rabbit groups, even a rodent group. Now we want to focus on the farm.”
FARM is a national nonprofit working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. Founded in 1981, the group organizes conferences, provides materials for those considering a vegan lifestyle, and supports programs such as Choice School Lunch and the Gentle Thanksgiving. It is headquartered in the Washington, DC area.
Rescue Chocolate is a Brooklyn, NY-based company. In addition to chocolate bars, the company vends truffles, tee shirts, leashes, and animal care books. All of its food products, in addition to being vegan, are kosher, handcrafted, and packaged in eco-friendly materials. The cacao is organic and fair-trade certified.
Each chocolate bar flavor is named after an issue important in the animal rescue world. For example, there are Peanut Butter Pit Bull bars (advocating against breed-specific legislation), Foster-iffic Peppermint bars (suggesting that people provide foster homes for animals in municipal shelters), and a pure dark chocolate bar named The Fix (urging people to spay or neuter their dogs and cats).
For more information or to order products benefiting FARM, visit www.RescueChocolate.com. For further information about FARM, go to www.farmusa.org.