"Millions of families in the UK share their home with a dog or cat. They enrich our lives and bring us so much happiness. It is, therefore, unacceptable to me that in this day and age cats and dogs are still being tested on in UK laboratories. Please join me and sign the BUAV's petition to call on the Government to end these cruel and outdated tests once and for all." – Miranda Richardson
Lending her voice and face (and other body parts) to the fight against destructive deep-sea fishing is actress, Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Scully on the TV show, "The X-Files." Anderson has teamed up with organizations, BLOOM Association and Fishlove to phase out deep ocean fishing in the Northeast Atlantic. Anderson is promoting a petition directed to the leaders of European Parliament, encouraging them to vote to ban the ocean destruction on December 10th. Anderson has been promoting the petition (which currently has more than half of the 10,000 signatures they seek) on Twitter, and she's also promoting the cause in an attention-grabbing new ad campaign. With her hair up, top down, and an eel draped across her chest, Anderson's image is certain to have people eely curious about the cause.
Secret Suffering - Inside a British Laboratory by Sarah Kite
The front page of a leading national newspaper giver shocking details of animal tests in one of Europe's largest laboratories. It is based in the findings of an undercover investigator who worked in the laboratory for eight months earlier this year. Her name was Sarah Kite and in this booklet she gives a personal account of the secret world of suffering she uncovered.
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...