"The first patients to receive pacemakers died because they had been designed to suit the characteristics of dogs used in the experiments. It wasn't until after they were redesigned to accommodate humans' requirements from clinical observations on humans that they became beneficial." - Bina Robinson (The Civil Abolitionist)
Vegan kids are taking over the world, and they're bright, compassionate, and kind! Youtube personality Bite Size Vegan, AKA Emily Moran Barwick, spoke with twenty-four vegan kids and their parents from all over the world in her latest video "My Parents Won't Let Me Go Vegan!" The speakers ranged in age from tiny toddlers to teenagers, but all of them were over-the-moon happy about their vegan lifestyles. "Our bodies shouldn't be graveyards for dead animals," says Izzy, a seven year old from Massachusetts, "They should be filled with a bunch of food like falafel... everything vegan." Jace, a four year old says he is vegan "because I love the animals, and save the planet." "Number one thing is to do your research," said Kevin, a confident thirteen year old. While speaking about families he said, "when you can prove to them being vegan has no negative impacts on you or anyone else, then they will be more accepting of it." Truly, kids are creating something amazing with their own vegan activism. (ecorazzi.com)
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence by Andrew Linzey
This book is essential reading for all those who have a stake in the debate, either because their academic work relates to the issues involved or because their professional role involves contact with the abused or the abusers, both human and animal. It is an authoritative and comprehensive volume on the link between animal abuse and human violence.
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...