For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. - Pythagoras
Canada has banned the use of gestation crates for pregnant sows this week. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs declares that any pork facility being built or renovated after July 1, 2014, must use group housing systems for pregnant sows. Hopefully this nationwide ban in Canada will inspire a wider spread change in the United States, where only 9 states ban the use of gestation crates. While the use of gestation crates is only the tip of the iceberg concerning the welfare of animals raised for food, eliminating their use is a sign of progress. The best way to be sure that no animals are harmed in the making of your food is to reduce the amount of meat, dairy, and eggs that you consume.
Veganist - Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World by Kathy Freston
Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist... easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever.
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...