"Vivisection is the blackest of all of the black crimes that man is at present commiting against God and His fair creation. It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practise elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
The battlefront in New York City's horse-carriage wars shifted Saturday to the sidewalk outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo, where animal activists picketed over his efforts to rally support for the industry. "Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!" read one sign. The Irish actor has taken on a role as a spokesman for the Central Park horse drivers and an outspoken foe of Mayor Bill de Blasio's promised but as yet undelivered ban on the carriages. "Liam Neeson has abused his stature as a celebrity to promote lies among the general public," said Allie Feldman, head of New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, or NYCLASS, a leading horse-drawn-carriage opponent. "Keep in mind, he is the only celebrity to ever support the abusive carriage-horse industry."
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.
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...