"Croatian farmers had a phase-out period of 10 years to shift their production―the deadline has expired and the public laid out its reasons against extending the deadline. Animal Friends greatly contributed to this process. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated and contributed in drafting the Animal Protection Act..." - Tomislav Tolusic, Croatian minister of agriculture
A new survey conducted by Harris Poll revealed that 37 percent of restaurant patrons chose vegan and vegetarian dishes in 2016. The poll—commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG)—asked a representative American population of 2,015 people over the age of 18 to respond to several dietary questions online. Respondents from the Northeast reported the highest amount of vegetarian behavior, and 43 percent of people in the age group of 18 to 34 chose vegetarian or vegan options from restaurant menus. While the population of self-identified vegetarians in the United States hovers around three-percent (half of whom are vegan), VRG points out that this survey indicates a larger slice of the US population chooses cruelty-free options when dining out. VRG urged restaurant owners countrywide to interpret their findings to mean that "there is incentive for producing vegetarian dishes, as there is demand from over one-third of the population."
Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals by C. Ray Greek, MD and Jean Swingle Greek, DVM
"Sacred Cows and Golden Geese is replete with valid data and substantial information clearly affirming and confirming that vivisection is futile, cruel, and deceptive. It is not a necessary evil; it is evil period." – Moneim A. Fadali, MD, FACS, author of Animal Experimentation: A Harvest of Shame
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...