"Do you know that one must kill 200 chinchillas for a fur coat? I was appalled by this in 2006 and I believed that all chinchilla farms in our country would be closed! Today, 9 years later, I've expected that we would be smarter. This is why I support Chinchi, and I strongly believe in reason and happy outcome of this campaign." - Robert Boskovic, Croatian actor and director
A heartbreaking photo of a devoted dog from Dallas who refused to leave the side of his dying canine friend has gone viral. The loyal dog, a Great Pyrenees, stood guard by his dying friend on a road running alongside Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Texas. The stray dog was reportedly hit by a car and it appears the Great Pyrenees dragged his friend from the street. The tragic photo was snapped by passer-by Samuel Flores and posted on Facebook, which was shared by local animal advocate Julie Fennell. Fennell, who rushed to the scene with a friend, said the devastated animal had been there for hours, though they couldn’t determine the dog’s history or why he was so loyal to his deceased pal.
Bad Hare Days by John Fitzgerald
For those few dedicated people trying desperately to save the gentle creature from the horrors of the cruel sport of hare coursing, the struggle was painful and fought against great odds. The author writes about one of the "world's most barbaric blood sports" continuing during a deadly period for the hares, the 1980s.
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...