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The illusion of choice: How to shop without losing your ethics along the way

How many products and brands are owned by the company you most love to hate? If you wanted to boycott that company do you realize how many other brands they own and all of the other products they make?

We say we hate them, but when we are standing in the grocery store aisle deciding which brand to buy do we make our decision based on a moral and ethical one or is it a purely economical one?

If we choose not to support corporations that we believe have harmed animals, do we even know how to make the ethical choice?

When we say we are going to boycott brand X, do we know what that really means? What if we add other another brand? Do we know who owns them? Who are their parent companies?

To vote with our wallets we need to know who and what we are really buying.

As long as we continue to buy their products we are continuing to choose to support them and their way of doing business.

Do you want to support a company that cares more about profits than the pets, your children’s future, and the planet?

It’s up to you. It is your choice.

Choose wisely.

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Mollie Morrissette

Mollie Morrissette, the author of Poisoned Pets, is an animal food safety expert and consumer advisor. Help support her work by making a donation today.

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