"The business of slaughtering animals is a training school for murderers. Some time ago a boy murderer, less than a dozen years of age, took the lives of several children and playmates, enticing them into a neglected cellar for the purpose, and there cutting their throats from ear to ear. He was the son of a butcher who was assisted in the business by his wife. It is a significant fact that in most countries it is a recognized custom to exclude butchers from juries in the trial of cases of murder." - John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S.
The Obama administration has proposed that the African lion be classified as a threatened species, making it the latest of big cats to join the group of animals whose numbers have been dwindling and closing in on extinction. The decision came from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a petition from a number of conservationists to label lions as endangered, and therefore even more protected, was denied. The Fish and Wildlife Service claimed that while the number of lions has decreased about 30 percent, from 75,000 in 1980 according to the best estimates to about 33,000 today, the species is not in eminent danger of extinction. The dwindling numbers are credited in great part to humans expanding into areas inhabited by lions. Lions are also killed by hunters who travel to the 10 areas in eastern and southern Africa to bring home their pelt and head as trophy.
Animal Rights Human Wrongs by Vernon Coleman
Includes: How and why the truth is suppressed, irrefutable evidence that animals are sentient creatures, moral, scientific and ethical arguments against vivisection, the deliberate marginalisation of pro-animal campaigners, how animal abusers control the media, police violence and harassment, intellectual and emotional terrorism by animal abusers, too many laws and not enough justice, solutions - what we can all do NOW, and much, much more.
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...