"If you wouldn't wear your dog - please don't wear any fur!" - Goran Visnjic
Jim Morris, one of the first major vegan bodybuilders, passed away on Jan 28 in California at the age of 80. A vegetarian for thirty years and a vegan for fifteen, Morris turned the fitness community over on its head when he first declared he had stopped eating meat, and subsequently all animal products. He was a former titleholder of Mr. America. In his seventies, Mr. Morris did photoshoots demonstrating his muscular physique, shocking people around the world who were able to see just how buff this man could be in his middle age and as a vegan. Mr. Morris was a wonderful example of how vegans do get enough protein, and served as an important voice for fitness enthusiasts who love animals. (ecorazzi.com)
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence by Andrew Linzey
This book is essential reading for all those who have a stake in the debate, either because their academic work relates to the issues involved or because their professional role involves contact with the abused or the abusers, both human and animal. It is an authoritative and comprehensive volume on the link between animal abuse and human violence.
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...