"Millions of families in the UK share their home with a dog or cat. They enrich our lives and bring us so much happiness. It is, therefore, unacceptable to me that in this day and age cats and dogs are still being tested on in UK laboratories. Please join me and sign the BUAV's petition to call on the Government to end these cruel and outdated tests once and for all." – Miranda Richardson
Jay Z is celebrating his 44th birthday by changing his diet: the rapper and wife Beyoncé are going vegan until Christmas, Hova wrote on his Life + Times blog. "On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!" Jay Z wrote, citing a theory of psychology that it takes someone 21 days to form or break a habit. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought." The hip-hop mogul found a symmetry that he liked about starting the challenge now. "There's something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day," Jay Z wrote. "It just feels right!"Jay Z promised updates on his progress, and he asked "any professional vegans" for tips on places to eat.
Secret Suffering - Inside a British Laboratory by Sarah Kite
The front page of a leading national newspaper giver shocking details of animal tests in one of Europe's largest laboratories. It is based in the findings of an undercover investigator who worked in the laboratory for eight months earlier this year. Her name was Sarah Kite and in this booklet she gives a personal account of the secret world of suffering she uncovered.
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...