"The world stands at a parting of the ways and those who suffer know this with deeply anxious hearts. One way leads to destruction. It is the way of the tolerance of cruelty, if not the active engagement in it. It is the way of hunting for sport, the way of vivisection, the way of killing for self-adornment, the way of killing animals for food, the way of making slaves of animals without thought for their happiness and well-being. This is the way the world has been treading." - George S. Arundale
Pamela Anderson recreates the famous "Psycho" shower scene for a new PETA campaign against water waste in the meat industry. The ad, which was shot by famed photographer Dave LaChappelle, claims that California's desperate drought crisis has more to do with meat consumption and less with taking really long showers. "Meat and dairy farms drain a third of the world's fresh water," reads the ad. "Making splash for the environment doesn't just mean shorter showers. Try vegan." According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 55 percent of the country's water supply is drained by animal agriculture, while only 5 percent is used in homes. "Rivers are siphoned off, not just for the animals but also for crops grown to feed animals on factory farms," Anderson says in a press release for the campaign. "Producing one pound of beef uses as much water as about six months of showers."
Making a Killing by Gareth Patterson
In this, his seventh book, Gareth targets the ugly world of trophy hunting in Southern Africa and in particular the growing "Canned lion hunting" industry. "Canned lions" are captive bred animals, sometimes hand reared, which are confined in fenced areas for wealthy clients to shoot. The lions may even be drugged to make the killing even easier.
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...