Mindlessly I flipped through an American magazine a friend had given me. I stopped at a food ad with a container of beef stroganoff with pasta and veggies from Rachel Ray called Naturally Delish.
The ladle boasts of bright colored veggies among noodles with a nice-looking sauce. Yum-oh!
“That looks pretty good.” I tell myself as I continue to scan:
Made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
No corn, no wheat, no soy.
“Wow even better since gluten upsets my stomach sometimes.”
No meat by-products, fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Natural recipes plus essential vitamins and minerals.
I should have looked closer. It wasn’t beef “stroganoff” but “stroganWOOF.”
Recipes inspired by Rachel Ray for dogs!
When my laughter had ceased, I thought how sad this was. Especially when I went to research the price: 8-1 oz. containers for $23.
I realized dogs are eating better than orphans. They are eating better than the 25,000 people who will die today of starvation-one person every 3.5 seconds (World Hunger Education Service).
A plate of rice and beans doesn’t seem as appetizing beside the “stroganwoof.” Yet, $23 a month could provide a lot of food not just for orphans but to an organization that feeds the homeless or provides meals for children after school.
If the plight of hunger around the world was taken more seriously, the resources are there to eradicate it. But unfortunately most would rather feed their dog a gourmet meal than feed the dog plus a person in need. While you have read this at least 10 people have died of starvation. Would you consider what you and your family could do to help provide a meal for someone in your town or around the world?
Side Note: I love animals. My husband and I have a cute little dog named Molly. I’m promoting balance; not giving up our loved pets.