"I spent ten years building that industry up [i.e. capturing and training dolphins], and I spent the last thirty-five years trying to tear it down." - Ric O'Barry
Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is producing "American Wolf," the story of Yellowstone National Park's most famous wolf, O-Six, for the big screen. "American Wolf" will tell the story of Wolf 832F (or, O-Six, dubbed by fans because of her birth year), who was a part of a Yellowstone program in which researchers tracked her movements. The most studied wolf in the program by both tourists and scientists alike, O-Six was touted by some as the most famous wolf in the world. She was shot dead outside of the park in 2012 (legally) by an unnamed hunter, which prompted calls for new conservation regulations.
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence - Edited by Andrew Linzey
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence brings together international experts from seven countries, to examine in detail: the relationships between animal abuse and child abuse, the emotional development of the child, family violence, and serial murder. It considers the implications for legal and social policy, and the work of key professionals. Sections include critical overviews of existing research, discussion of ethical issues, and a special focus on the abuse of wild animals.
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...