"To be an animal lover is great. To be an animal protector is greater!!" - Richard Calore
Here's a depressing discovery: a new study revealed that the world's forests are more fragmented than ever. Researchers at North Carolina State University found that if someone were to be taken randomly into one of the world's many forests, there would be a 70 percent chance of being within a half-mile of the forest edge. The analysis means that, basically, no forest on Earth, except for those in the Amazon and Congo, can be considered wilderness. You can blame urban, suburban and agricultural development for carving up forests, as well as other vital habitats, like fields, wetlands and ecosystems.
Rattling the Cage by Steven M. Wise
In this ground-breaking book Steven Wise, animal rights activist who also teaches animal rights law at Harvard and has worked with the world's most prominent primatologists, provides a wide-ranging and informative discussion about why basic legal rights should be extended to animals - beginning with chimpanzees and bonobos.
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...