"The business of slaughtering animals is a training school for murderers. Some time ago a boy murderer, less than a dozen years of age, took the lives of several children and playmates, enticing them into a neglected cellar for the purpose, and there cutting their throats from ear to ear. He was the son of a butcher who was assisted in the business by his wife. It is a significant fact that in most countries it is a recognized custom to exclude butchers from juries in the trial of cases of murder." - John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S.
Norway has cut a 12 million kroner ($1.8 million) subsidy for seal hunting from next year's budget. Environmentalists have applauded the move. Some businesses say it is putting an end to a historical and eco-friendly practice. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries say stripping the seal industry of subsidy has been dictated by "economic priorities." The government is aware of how vital the financial support has been for the business. "Seal hunting businesses are run by 80 percent subsidies," State Secretary Amund Ringdal of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries told the Norwegian news agency NTB. "When they are removed, the consequences will clearly be big. But we cannot say whether it's the final nail in the coffin for Norwegian seal hunting." The opposition has criticized the government for yielding to pressure from the EU.
Animal Rights Human Wrongs by Vernon Coleman
Includes: How and why the truth is suppressed, irrefutable evidence that animals are sentient creatures, moral, scientific and ethical arguments against vivisection, the deliberate marginalisation of pro-animal campaigners, how animal abusers control the media, police violence and harassment, intellectual and emotional terrorism by animal abusers, too many laws and not enough justice, solutions - what we can all do NOW, and much, much more.
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...