"Good as this democracy may perhaps be for the welfare of the human race, it is one of the very worst systems of government in so far as the protection of animals is concerned because so many people have little or no sympathy with animals." - Charles D. Niven, History of the Humane Movement
Trigueros del Valle, with a population of just 300, has become the first municipality in Spain to enshrine the rights of companion animals alongside those of human townsfolk. Pedro J Pérez Espinosa, the socialist mayor of the town in the Castilla y León province of Valladolid, introduced the so-called Renedo Declaration to guarantee the rights of dogs and cats as citizens of the town. "Dogs and cats have been living among us for over a thousand years," said the mayor after the measure was voted in during a plenary session on Monday. "And the mayor must represent not just the human residents but must also be here for the others." The animal bill of rights was approved unanimously by the new town council. It comprises 13 articles including statements such as "all residents are born equal and have the same right to existence" and "a resident, whether human or non-human, is entitled to respect".
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...