"To be an animal lover is great. To be an animal protector is greater!" - Richard Calore
"Every day, countless healthy adoptable companion animals meet a hopeless fate of having their lives cut short," actress and animal lover Katherine Heigl says in a new video for her Just One organization. Heigl is hoping through her campaign, and this video, to educate people all across the nation on the importance of saving animals in shelters, rather than letting them die a senseless and inexcusable death. In the video, Heigl says that "seven million companion animals are abandoned or surrendered to the shelters across the United States." That's seven million too many "needlessly" ending up in shelters. As Heigl says, "One gesture. One person. One moment at a time." can truly make change happen and finally turn this into a "no kill nation."
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence - Edited by Andrew Linzey
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence brings together international experts from seven countries, to examine in detail: the relationships between animal abuse and child abuse, the emotional development of the child, family violence, and serial murder. It considers the implications for legal and social policy, and the work of key professionals. Sections include critical overviews of existing research, discussion of ethical issues, and a special focus on the abuse of wild animals.
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...