PROTEGO FOUNDATION X ROOM OF REQUIREMENT APPAREL COLLAB: MAGICAL MENAGERIE TEE, PART OF PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PROTEGO FOUNDATION
Of all the quintessential shops in Diagon Alley, one that springs to the forefront of minds of witches and wizards of all ages, is the Magical Menagerie. Visiting the Magical Menagerie, which is located just across the street from Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, is as much a rite of passage as receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter. After all, it’s the one-stop-shop for Hogwarts-approved companion animals, rat tonic, talon clippers, and an assortment of non-Hogwarts-approved creatures ranging from cuddly Puffskeins to exotic Fire Crabs.
Most famously, the Magical Menagerie is where Hermione adopted everyone’s favorite fluffy, ginger half-Kneazel, Crookshanks!
However, the Magical Menagerie has some less-than-pleasant descriptions in the Harry Potter books:
Hogwarts-enrolled witch and wizard dog-lovers get the short end of the broomstick in one major way. Crups, corgis, and any other canine are not a Hogwarts-approved animal companion. They can’t stroll around the Hogwarts grounds with you and ogle at the giant squid. They can’t join you on your broomstick for laps around the Quidditch pitch. And, they can’t join you round your Common Room’s crackling fire eating bits of toasted Field Roast sausage. But that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on all the magic.
2020 is here—and with the beginning of the new year, we asked you all what animals you would like to see us working to protect. We had some readers reach out and ask for how you can help the animals that are currently suffering from the bushfires in Australia.
While we wish we could end the horrific fires that are currently sweeping through Australia with a swish and a flick, there are organizations hard at work to help the animals in need.
The new year is bringing some new and exciting changes to the Protego Foundation team! Originally founded in 2015 as the Fwooper Foundation by Tylor Starr and Kathryn Henzler, we have seen a couple of name changes and a lot of growth during the past few years.
September 1st is fast approaching, and in the Wizarding World, that means it’s almost time to board the Hogwarts Express to attend another year at Hogwarts! As all the witches and wizards flood Diagon Alley to get their school supplies, we have an item everyone (muggles included!) will definitely want to have on their back-to-school list.
Hello friends--wizards, witches, and muggles! One of our favorite Wizarding World-YouTubers, Cherry Wallis, has been keeping a big secret, and we at the Protego Foundation are BEYOND excited for it!
When we at the Protego Foundation heard about the new Harry Potter x Vans collab, we were all hesitantly excited. We were excited because, duh, Harry Potter shoes!! But we were hesitant about that excitement because Vans has been using more and more leather in their products over the last few years. Now that the new Harry Potter collab is out, we are sad to see so many of the shoes have been made with cow skin. To help our fellow creature-friendly witches, wizards, and magical people shop compassionately, we have created a handy guide below to explain which shoes you should wear to your next Wizard Rock show, and which ones you should avoid like a bad case of dragon pox.
To those who fight for animal rights, Dobby's story is one of inspiration
Twenty years ago today, the Wizarding World saw some of the worst events unfold as good fought against evil. In that chaos many heroes were born, but many others were lost—and on the anniversary of this battle, J.K. Rowling apologizes for the death of one of these heroes.
This year is special for us at the Protego Foundation because J.K. Rowling has apologized for the death of Dobby, the free-elf.
If you’re like us here at the Protego Foundation, you’ve probably dreamed of riding the Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts and sampling some of the delicious food sold by the Trolley witch. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for our letter to Hogwarts to arrive (when is that darn thing going to get here?!), so for the time being we have come up with a recipe that will satisfy your Honeydukes-dreams while also utilizing ingredients that are kind to animals!
For our newest edition of Recipes from the Hogwarts Kitchen, we are going to share with you a super-simple, frothy-and-delicious recipe for everyone’s favorite beverage: butterbeer.
Like the last recipe, this one uses ingredients that have no animal products in them, from the cream soda to the butter. Did you know that most cream sodas are acidentally vegan? Only a couple brands aren’t, but you can easily check the labels to ensure there is no milk or honey.