"A tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows." - Chinese Proverb
Ricky Gervais has opened up to GQ about why it's so important for him to lend his voice to help keep animals safe. When asked if the rumors were true that Gervais wants to open up a wildlife sanctuary at some point, he said, "When everyone asked, 'What ambition have you got?' I could never think of one. That's the only thing I could think of, that I'd want my life to be: just my house, but I open the back doors and it's like a fucking Disney cartoon. I want fucking muskrats and beavers and horses and three-legged wolves and blind bears. I wouldn't want for anything else. My life now, with every endangered or hurt animal saved."
Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals by C. Ray Greek, MD and Jean Swingle Greek, DVM
"In this comprehensive, compelling, and troubling book, the Greeks make one point absolutely clear: the necessity is not animal experimentation; the necessity is to stop it." – Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat
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...