"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer
Shanghaiist reports that activists are trying to free a polar bear that currently resides at the Grandview Aquarium in a shopping mall in Guangzhou, China. Animals Asia, shared a video of the bear and is calling for heartbroken viewers to do something. In the few months since the videos release, more than 150,000 signatures have been collected. Signatures aren't going to close the multi level, approximately 624,000 square foot aquarium. That means this bear and the arctic wolves, beluga whales, and walruses also exploited in facility are no closer to escaping the feces, larvae, and insect overrun entertainment plaza. And while the image of a cute bear seen motionless except for the quiver of his lips is enough to make anyone weep, it should be enough to make anyone vegan.
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. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying - just better for you and for all.
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...