The Honest Whisper was founded in the Summer of 2016. It started as a blog about vegan animal rights activism but has since grown into not only written work, but also somewhere that animal lovers (& supporters) can help support the animal liberation movement by shopping too. Since we believe that promoting veganism (in a variety of activism forms) is most beneficial to the animal liberation movement, our goal is to help push the normalization of vegan activism different ways such as: art, photography, fashion, publishing, street activism & more. Hosting the shop on Zazzle provides lots of time to stay focused on activism, writing, & promoting veganism! However, please note that Zazzle has yet to become 100% vegan yet (please feel free to contact them to request this with us). In the mean time, we only promote the use of designs on vegan products. Our Etsy shop is 100% vegan and custom made from up-cycled clothing. All profit from any of these shop sales that we generate is donated towards animal rights efforts. We do ask that if you are looking to donate to us, that you do so by donated directly to the registered charity instead. Animal rights Toronto has an excellent list of groups and organizations you can get involved with or donate to, click here to see them! Some other places that appreciate donations and volunteers would be registered farmed animal sanctuaries in your area such as Happily Ever Esther.
The logo “Dandi Lion” for The Honest Whisper was created by Lucy. It consists of dandelions and a cat (lion). The dandelions represent growth and spread of change. Particularly, when the seeds are blown off the plant and into their surrounding environment. The lion symbolizes courage and instinct to protect what you love. Overall, it symbolizes speaking up (roaring) for what is right (love). Reminding ourselves the nobody is silent, however, many are not heard, and to work to change this. We change this because we believe in doing what is right and justified. Because nobody should feel voiceless, especially in a world THIS big. Nobody is silent. Many are not heard. Change this.
Meet the Founder
Lucy (Laura Warner) is passionate about art, science, food, and of course animals. She is a college graduate in biotechnology advanced and enjoys learning through experience and reading. A donor to animal rights charities & groups, she also shows her support by volunteering and activism. Animal sanctuaries hold a special place in her heart & learning about the animals story and how they are cared for is very important to her.
It was a special relationship with her cat that really made her realize how much she care about them & see them as the individuals they are. This led to converting to veganism for all animals & eventually finding the courage to do animal rights activism with the help of a friend. Activism, blogging, & creating The Honest Whisper allowed for growth, strength, and the spread of this change.
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