"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
Indonesian environmentalists are sounding the alarm: a palm oil company is clearing land in Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park for new plantations. The swamp forests are among the last remaining habitats for endangered orangutans and proboscis monkeys. Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park covers an area of 400,000 hectares and is home to unique tropical forest ecosystems. Bumitama Agri Ltd. is pursuing an "aggressive expansion strategy" with plans to establish a further 13,000 hectares of oil palm plantations every year. Please help put an end to the destruction and sign our petition to the Indonesian government.
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...