"Suppers have killed more than doctors have ever cured." - Spanish Proverb
Saturday, Sept 26, saw an "open air slaughterhouse" at the Place du Palais Royal in Paris as hundreds of vegan protesters covered themselves in fake blood to protest against animal suffering and meat consumption and took over the public square. The animal rights activists action is part of the 269 Life campaign group's events for the World Day for the Abolition of Meat (WWAMs), which is held every year at the end of January, May and September every year since 2009. The 269 Life members who staged the demonstration tried to create a bloody visual impact by laying sprawled out in the square covered in red paint. The group is calling for "abolishing the production and consumption of the flesh of sentient beings". They are also calling for the production and consumption of meat to be made illegal on "ethical grounds".
Into the Deep by Ken Grimwood
Grimwood's fascination with cetacean intelligence, encounters with dolphins and research into intraspecies dolphin communication gave him the inspiration for Into the Deep (William Morrow, 1995), about a marine biologist struggling to crack the code of dolphin intelligence. It features lengthy imaginative passages written from the point-of-view of several dolphin characters.
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...