"It is not enough to think of different species merely as potential 'resources' to be exploited." - Pope Francis
Following discussions with PETA, Barilla—the world's largest pasta company—has issued a comprehensive new policy banning tests on animals for its products and their ingredients. The landmark decision has netted the company a certificate of appreciation. The policy, which the company has posted on its website and will distribute to all its scientific partners, reads, in part: At Barilla we do not test our products or raw materials on animals, nor do we fund, commission, co-author it or otherwise support it, either directly or through third parties. We insist that our suppliers use alternatives to animal testing methods. We are committed to publishing and sharing any new research that uses alternatives to animal testing. We will be continuously collaborating with third parties to put in place new non-animal-alternative testing methods.
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous!
If you can't take one more day of self-loathing, you're ready to hear the truth: You cannot keep shoveling the same crap into your mouth every day and expect to lose weight.
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...