"Croatian farmers had a phase-out period of 10 years to shift their production―the deadline has expired and the public laid out its reasons against extending the deadline. Animal Friends greatly contributed to this process. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated and contributed in drafting the Animal Protection Act..." - Tomislav Tolusic, Croatian minister of agriculture
On January 20, official government website WhiteHouse.gov no longer contains pages related to climate change. The Trump Administration transferred the page—amongst others including those related to civil rights, LGBT, and healthcare information—to an archive site ObamaWhiteHouse.Archives.gov. After the November election, Trump announced his "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again," wherein he stated that the United States would withdraw from the The Paris Agreement—a collaboration by nations worldwide to create policies toward reducing global warming. This action is a sign that the Trump administration will ignore mounting evidence that animal agriculture is one of the top producers of damaging greenhouse gases—emitting twice as much pollution as all of transportation combined, according to the United Nations. In place of the removed information, the administration has published pages entitled, "America's First Energy Plan," "Standing Up for Our Law Enforcement Community," and "Making Our Military Strong Again."
Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals by C. Ray Greek, MD and Jean Swingle Greek, DVM
"Sacred Cows and Golden Geese is replete with valid data and substantial information clearly affirming and confirming that vivisection is futile, cruel, and deceptive. It is not a necessary evil; it is evil period." – Moneim A. Fadali, MD, FACS, author of Animal Experimentation: A Harvest of Shame
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...