"I just realized that if it's really compassion that drives you, maybe it's not enough just to stop eating animals but you maybe should boycott the whole animal industry, because it's not what you as a compassionate being would want. So actually you should go one step further and become vegan." - Patrik Baboumian, the German strongman, vegan
According to a new study, the Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in Malaysia. Sumatran rhinos have not been found in Malaysia since 2007, and what are considered to be the last two female rhinos in the Malaysian Borneo were captured and placed into breeding facilities in 2011 and 2014. Researchers estimate that there are now fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild, which are distributed among three populations on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. In order to save the species, researchers suggest that safe regions be implemented where the rhinos can breed, otherwise known as intensive management zones, and place isolated rhinos into these areas so that they can reproduce safely. While Asian governments have approved of these zones in 2013, the researchers say they have yet to establish them.
The Brown Dog Affair by Peter Mason
When the brown dog memorial was erected in London during 1906 as a simple protest against animal experiments, it caused an extraordinary national controversy. A deliberately provocative monument to a martyred mongrel, it became an anti-establishment emblem supported by a radical coalition of suffragettes, trade unionists and members of the fledgling labor movement.
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...