"I often say the vegans are the hunters because on the road… We have to search for vegan restaurants and vegan foods…" - Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (guitarist of the Misfits)
Germany's Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks recently proposed a ban on meat and fish during official political meetings. In an email to senior political officials, Hendricks' office stressed that the ministry must set an example to be more environmentally conscious by acknowledging the damaging effects of meat production. While Hendricks' proposal would only affect a handful of official events, it sparked controversy amongst fellow politicians, particularly Germany's agriculture minister Christian Schmidt, who called her proposal a form of "nanny-statism." Late last year, Schmidt called for a ban on plant-based products that reference meat, citing that terms such as "vegan currywurst" and "vegetarian schnitzel" were misleading to the public.
Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals by C. Ray Greek, MD and Jean Swingle Greek, DVM
"Sacred Cows and Golden Geese is replete with valid data and substantial information clearly affirming and confirming that vivisection is futile, cruel, and deceptive. It is not a necessary evil; it is evil period." – Moneim A. Fadali, MD, FACS, author of Animal Experimentation: A Harvest of Shame
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...