I am so proud to announce our new stockist Tuulispaa Animal Sanctuary. Below is the inquiry email I received which includes their very inspirational story and journey toward starting an animal sanctuary in Finland which started with one of my "Friend not Food" Pig necklaces way back in 2012! I am so honored! It is a great reminder that you never know what small act you do that is possibly leaving an impression or inspiring someone toward their own path to helping animals and inspiring others themselves along the way. Their story reminds me of this amazing quote:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
First Name Piia
Company Eläinsuojelukeskus Tuulispää
Hello Christy! Almost four years ago I saw your necklace linked in some random vegan FB-group. I fell in love with the Friend not food -pig and I checked who is selling it. It lead me to the site of Snooters in Canada. It was my first contact to animal sanctuary because I didn´t know they exist! I had that time few rescue animals and on that same evening (first of December 2012) inspired by Snooters I started an animal sanctuary called Tuulispää here in Finland. I started to follow Snooters on Facebook and it took me almost one year to write Susan and tell her that her place was an inspiration for me. We were writing emails and then she sent me a surprise. I got one day a letter from Canada and it included your Friend not food -pig necklace (on the other side Snooters text). Susan wanted to send it to me as a memory how I started my sanctuary. Since that day, I have worn the necklace always. :) Time is flying and already then when I got Susan' s letter I was thinking that one day I want to sell those same necklaces here. So now is the time and that's why I'm finally contacting you! :) I would be interested to buy some of those Friend not food -necklaces and if it would be possible, would like to have "Tuulispää" text on the other side. We would sell the necklaces in our soon opening webstore and in our happenings like open doors. I feel nostalgic right now! So much have happened during these four years and now finally I contact you. I love your jewelry and it's so funny how one necklace has changed my own life, those animals lives who we take care of and so many other peoples lives when they have went vegan after being here. It' s a snowball effect! :)
Here are links to our website and FB-site if you want to have a look. http://www.tuulispaa.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tuulispaa/ Best Regards and with many loving thanks, Piia Anttonen
Please, please check out Tuulispaa make a donation or purchase a necklace as part of the proceeds go to help these wonderful animals. xoxo