"The world stands at a parting of the ways and those who suffer know this with deeply anxious hearts. One way leads to destruction. It is the way of the tolerance of cruelty, if not the active engagement in it. It is the way of hunting for sport, the way of vivisection, the way of killing for self-adornment, the way of killing animals for food, the way of making slaves of animals without thought for their happiness and well-being. This is the way the world has been treading." - George S. Arundale
Just another reason to eat vegan: a new study has found that a plant-based diet may ease the nerve pain that can come with diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage resulting from poor blood circulation and high levels of glucose in the blood from which many adults with Type 2 diabetes suffer. Diabetic neuropathy, which is incurable, can lead to ulcers and other infections on the legs and feet, and it's the main reason why some diabetics may require amputation. The new pilot study was led by doctors and nutritionists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). It was built on previous research that suggests a vegan diet can be as effective as medication for treating diabetes. The results? The adults on the vegan diet found significant improvements in pain relief. In fact, test results showed improved circulation and nerve function. The bonus part: participants lost, on average, 14 pounds.
Making a Killing by Gareth Patterson
In this, his seventh book, Gareth targets the ugly world of trophy hunting in Southern Africa and in particular the growing "Canned lion hunting" industry. "Canned lions" are captive bred animals, sometimes hand reared, which are confined in fenced areas for wealthy clients to shoot. The lions may even be drugged to make the killing even easier.
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...