Fishing: Those who consider themselves kind yet practice fishing to calm their nerves, enjoy nature... how can they calmly watch the fish bite the bait/their palates getting perforated/ struggling to free themselves while more and more the iron hook buries in their flesh/desperately jumping/writhing in pain until finally...stillness, from exhaustion and pain, but conscious! - Godofredo Stutzin, Esq.
Spanish poachers slaughtered and beheaded about 100 deer — leaving their butchered remains strewn across a forest. Hikers were sickened at the grisly sight in the Castile and Leon region of central Spain, the Daily Mail reported. "It was like something out of a horror film," said Narela Hinojosa, 37. "We came to a clearing in the forest and just saw all these heads and bodies littered all over the place. I nearly vomited, it was so gross and the smell was unbearable. Most of the heads had antlers missing and some of the carcasses had no legs." Cops are searching for the poachers, and animal rights groups are outraged.
Rattling the Cage by Steven M. Wise
In this ground-breaking book Steven Wise, animal rights activist who also teaches animal rights law at Harvard and has worked with the world's most prominent primatologists, provides a wide-ranging and informative discussion about why basic legal rights should be extended to animals - beginning with chimpanzees and bonobos.
Animals deserve rights, regardless of how they taste or how convenient it is to experiment on them. Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have an interest in leading their own lives. They are not ours to use for food, clothing, experimentation, or entertainment.
As an activist, you can educate people in your community and positively affect their attitudes and lifestyles. You just need the desire to generate positive change and to believe that your voice and actions matter...