"I am now a vegan, but I have been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old. Even in my early twenties, I had it in my contract that I would not wear any makeup tested on animals. In one of the 'Baywatch' episodes, I asked the producers to write me out of a Sea World scene, as I abhor marine parks, zoos and circuses, and they did. I will always appreciate how very respectful the producers were of my beliefs." - Alexandra Paul, "Baywatch" actress
A young giraffe died Thursday from head injuries sustained while being transported, blindfolded, in an open truck along a South African highway, an animal welfare agency said. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)'s Rick Allan told AFP he suspected the giraffe died after hitting its head against an overhead bridge. The SPCA has launched investigations and may lay criminal charges against those involved in transporting the animals.
The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights by Ingrid Newkirk
Every day in laboratories, on factory farms, behind the big top, and in industries across America, animals are subjected to abominable treatment. In The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, you'll learn hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless cruelty. The tips and resources Ingrid Newkirk provides will connect you to a whole community of others who respect animals enough to make kind choices.
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...