Fishing: Those who consider themselves kind yet practice fishing to calm their nerves, enjoy nature... how can they calmly watch the fish bite the bait/their palates getting perforated/ struggling to free themselves while more and more the iron hook buries in their flesh/desperately jumping/writhing in pain until finally...stillness, from exhaustion and pain, but conscious! - Godofredo Stutzin, Esq.
A pair of "alcoholic bears" living at a restaurant in Russia's Sochi will travel to Romania for rehabilitation to overcome an addiction caused by customers slipping them too many drinks, a news report said. The cost of the bears' treatment will be covered by two animal rights groups, France's Brigitte Bardot Foundation and Britain's Big Hearts Foundation. The bears will travel to a park set up outside of Brasov, Romania, to help animals that have been mistreated by humans. The bears had been locked up together in a small enclosure for some 20 years outside of a Georgian restaurant in Sochi.
Rattling the Cage by Steven M. Wise
In this ground-breaking book Steven Wise, animal rights activist who also teaches animal rights law at Harvard and has worked with the world's most prominent primatologists, provides a wide-ranging and informative discussion about why basic legal rights should be extended to animals - beginning with chimpanzees and bonobos.
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...