"I am now a vegan, but I have been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old. Even in my early twenties, I had it in my contract that I would not wear any makeup tested on animals. In one of the 'Baywatch' episodes, I asked the producers to write me out of a Sea World scene, as I abhor marine parks, zoos and circuses, and they did. I will always appreciate how very respectful the producers were of my beliefs." - Alexandra Paul, "Baywatch" actress
Subway is once again leading the way in making fast food chains vegan-friendly. The sandwich restaurant has introduced the all-vegan "Malibu" sub to selected menus in California as a test to see how well received the meat-free option is with customers. So far, the response has been positive. Sandwich artists at the Hollywood and Los Angeles locations have stated that in the week the "Malibu Garden" has been offered, customers have raved about it. The ingredients of the vegan sub do sound delicious even to meat-eaters: a veggie patty with whole grains such as brown rice and rolled oats, as well as veggies, a dairy and egg-free creamy "fire roasted tomato sauce" and the usual pick-and-choose veggies. Customers can also order it on the vegan Italian bread.
The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights by Ingrid Newkirk
Every day in laboratories, on factory farms, behind the big top, and in industries across America, animals are subjected to abominable treatment. In The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, you'll learn hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless cruelty. The tips and resources Ingrid Newkirk provides will connect you to a whole community of others who respect animals enough to make kind choices.
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...