"It took me one whole year to fully give up on meat, dairy, and animal products. I had to really feel the difference and the impact it had on my body to actually stick to this lifestyle. The benefits are abundant." - Ghanim AlSulaiti, co-founder of Evergreen Organics—the first all-vegan café in Qatar
On September 10 evening, the stars came together for the 2016 Mercy for Animals Hidden Heroes Gala held at the beautiful Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Performer Moby has been a vegan for over 30 years and a animal rights activist working with Mercy for Animals. Moby announced he will be starting a vegan festival with Mercy for Animals and Tony Kanal which will happen on October 23 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles and all proceeds will go to the Mercy for Animals Foundation. Celebrities such as Tony Kanal, Russell Simmons , Kat Von D, Mark Pontius, Daisy Fuentes, Alison Eastwood, Skye P. Marshall, Daniella Monet, Michelle Forbes, Evanna Lynch, Lesley Nicol, Elaine Hendrix and Jon Ecker show their support. Mercy for Animals is the world's premiere farmed animal protection organization, and honored the work of its brave undercover investigators. Inside of the gala, music mogul Russell Simmons, Grammy-nominated artist Moby, and celebrated reality star and entrepreneur Kat Von D all presented awards.
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. No less delicious, still hearty and satisfying - just better for you and for all.
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...