"I work out whenever I can and I don’t eat meat or dairy. When you get that close to an animal, things change and it doesn't seem to matter if it's a dog or a chicken or a cow – they all have feelings and all have emotions." - Famke Janssen
During the rich program of the ZeGeVege Festival, which will take place on Sept 5-6 in Zagreb, Croatia, visitors will have the chance to taste and learn how to prepare lentil steaks, Mediterranean tomato and egg plant dish, raw pasta Mediterranean way, fermented drinks and food for better digestion and immunity, superfood beverages, tofu dishes and many other delicious dishes. Homemade herbal toothpaste, home composting, gathering and using edible wild plants are just some of the workshops that will teach you how to apply simple knowledge of sustainable living in your everyday life. Interesting lecturers, nutritionists and experts from various fields will offer talks and counselling. For the list of all workshops please visit the ZeGeVege web site www.zegevege.com.
Animals Matter by Marc Bekoff
Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do. They get hurt, they suffer, they are happy, and they take care of each other. Marc Bekoff, a renowned biologist and Guggenheim Fellow at the University of Colorado in Boulder, guides readers in looking at scientific research, philosophical ideas, and humane values that argue for the ethical and compassionate treatment of 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...