"I'm passionate about animals and their lives and freedom... and the fact that animals do not belong to us. We have no right to treat animals the way we do." - Peter Egan
The demand for more vegan events is clear. The Daily Echo reports that at the Lyndhurst Community Centre in New Forest, UK, organizers were shocked to find huge line-ups for their vegan fair. The first entirely vegan event in the area, organizers expected somewhere around 750 guests. When it came down to it, the event actually gathered the attention of 1200 visitors this past weekend. Organizers were forced to operate with a 'one in, one out' policy to manage the crowds, who were buzzing for the 40 vegan exhibitors taking over the space. Some, travelling as far from Birmingham for the day, would see droves of people begging to sample vegan food and buy ethical goods.
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...