New Company Shines Spotlight on Forgotten Endangered Species

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The new Love A Slug brand raises money for the little guys, because we all can’t be elephants.

May 19 is Endangered Species Day, and Love A Slug, a new brand with the mission of raising money for the hard-working, critically important species not usually in the spotlight, launches loveaslug.com. 10% of net profits of Love A Slug products go to wildlife organizations, such as Endangered Species International and the Center for Biological Diversity, that focus on biodiversity and the “little guys” of our ecosystem. Because they all matter.

Why a slug? Humans have created an interesting phenomena in the conservation world. We like cute. We like furry. We like animals with kind eyes. So that’s who we tend to protect. That’s where our conservation dollars go. Let’s call it “survival of the cutest.” If you are an animal, you, and your habitat’s chances of being saved, are higher the cuter you are. According to National Geographic, most of the nearly $1 billion raised annually for animal conservation goes to a handful of species, with apes, elephants, big cats, rhinos, and pandas being the top five recipients. So, what about the little guys?

Enter Love a Slug--created to remind us that we all matter. In the coming weeks, the brand will continue to roll out new designs, highlighting other forgotten species that are still critical to our ecosystem. They need our love, and our conservation dollars, too! http://www.loveaslug.com

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