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Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day

5.2.2021

1. Choose animal-friendly chocolates and desserts

Pralines, chocolate, and sweets are proven classics on Valentine's Day. All the better if it didn't include hidden animal suffering. Pay attention to sweets containing palm oil, as the production is not only ecologically very questionable but also endangers the habitat of many endangered rainforest creatures, such such as orangutans. Also, many baked goods unfortunately still use caged eggs in baked goods. Animal-friendly alternatives make hearts beat faster!

FOUR PAWS TIPS

You have to be very careful with chocolate and flowers if cats, dogs and other small mammals live in the same household. Romantic gifts are often poisonous for four-legged friends - especially chocolate!

2. The way to win hearts is through their stomach

How about a romantic homemade dinner for Valentine's Day? Do not panic! Cooking animal-friendly and plant-based meals can be very simple.

Starter

pea croquettes


We recommend some pea croquettes as a starter. But see if something else takes your fancy in our yummy recipes here.
Main

Risotto with mushrooms and spinach


This can be followed by delicious risotto with mushrooms and spinach, or another animal-friendly dish here.
Dessert

Dessert


Following an animal-friendly main, why not whip up a delicious fruit vanilla cheesecake?


See more of our recipes here.

3. A sexy way to care for animals

Many people do not know that even condoms are not purely vegetarian. They often contain the animal protein casein from cows. Surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day with vegan condoms, because an animal lover who cares about animal welfare is really sexy! And for those keen on spicing things up, whips do not have to be made of leather, there are already very good imitation leather and feathers!

4. Pamper your loved ones with romantic gifts

Romance your way with animal-friendly gifts. How about

  • Gifting some pampering time with vegan cosmetics? 
  • Or, spend valuable time together in a non-exploitative wildlife sanctuary like LIONSROCK?
  • Or, donating towards animal welfare on behalf of your loved ones? 
  • Or, why not a simple nice dinner in a chic, vegan restaurant nearby?

5. Say no to animal agony

It's better not to give anything containing fur or down, because it hides enormous animal suffering. We also strongly advise against gifting living animals, as this comes with the commitment of an animal's lifetime of responsibility, time and care. Read more here about why animals are not presents.

FOUR PAWS wishes all animal lovers a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Two happy rescued bears

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