For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. - Pythagoras
Congressman Jim Moran, D-VA, has introduced bill "H.R. 4148" to congress, which will prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured and sold in the United States. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Legislative Fund have been tirelessly campaigning through their "Be Cruelty-Free U.S.A." initiative for new legislation that would put a halt to animal testing in the U.S. If approved, the Humane Cosmetics Act bill will make it "unlawful for anyone to conduct or commission cosmetic animal testing in the U.S." Also, it will "[p]rohibit selling, offering for sale or transporting any cosmetics in interstate commerce if the final product or any component was developed or manufactured using animal testing."
Veganist - Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World by Kathy Freston
Filled with compelling facts, stories of people who have improved their weight and health conditions as a result of making the switch, and Q&As with the leading medical researchers, Veganist concludes with a step-by-step practical guide to becoming a veganist... easily and gradually. It is an accessible, optimistic, and illuminating book that will change the way you eat forever.
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...