As any real Truebie knows, True Blood’s Kristin Bauer is a hugh animal advocate and on Saturday, February 12, 2011 she attended an exclusive celebrity benefit for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Legislative Fund (PCRM LF) with other celebs like Moby, Oprah chef Tal Ronnen, Elizabeth Kucinich, and Skinny Bitch author Rory Freedman.
The organization is an offset of the partner group PCRM, which has famous celeb advocates like Alicia Silverstone and Alec Baldwin. But PCRM LF aims to raise awareness for preventative medicine and ethical research, including eliminating testing done on animals (they were a huge part of the reason why NASA’s testing on squirrel monkeys was brought to a halt) and promoting healthy eating habits as a means of preventing later diseases (their group helped to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act).
So, just how can you get involved? Elizabeth provided some options, “Contact your members of congress, sing to the same song sheet, advocate legislation, ask members of congress to sign on, that’s what makes the difference.” And in terms of how you can help PCRM LF, Elizabeth said, “Because PCRM and the Legislative Fund is a new organization, we don’t have the budget of the larger sister organization PCRM, and the charity laws are different, where PCRM can’t contribute to PCRM LF, so we need the support because we can be effective.”
Essentially, if you want to rally behind people who are advocating for animal rights and anti-animal testing in laboratories, this is the group to support. And if you like kids (and really, who doesn’t?) then help PCRM LF raise the funds necessary to champion preventative nutrition guidelines. You can check out their website here, and even follow them on Twitter @PCRMLF
Kristin always lets us know who to help in animal causes at her twitter page here and facebook here. Follow guys, as we know Kristin is a truly amazing human being!