Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; (...) the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances... - George Bernard Shaw
Australia is conducting an aggressive culling drive against sharks, with the largest slaughter of the marine animals in the world now happening off the state of Western Australia. Yet a new survey finds that many people in the country are not frightened of sharks' presence. Forty-five sharks have been killed off the state's shores so far this year after being caught in the hunt on baited drum lines. The state government wants to extend this practice for three years. But the survey, of 583 people visiting Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, found that 77% of the respondents were "not at all frightened" or only "moderately frightened" by sharks. And 87% said the animals should not be killed despite their perceived threat.
Veganist - Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World by Kathy Freston
Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist... easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever.
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...