"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
A private zoo in Tainan's Madou District in southern Taiwan is set to be closed for good in January next year, with the owner complaining that the newly revised Animal Protection Act will make his business too challenging to run. "Making the decision is painful," said Chiu Hsi-ho, owner of the Madou King of Crocodile Zoo. Once the revisions to the Animal Protection Act take effect on Jan 23, 2016, it will be more and more difficult for small-scale private zoos to survive, Chiu said, admitting that he will be unable to run a zoo when the relevant laws become stricter than when he started his business nearly 40 years ago.
The Brown Dog Affair by Peter Mason
When the brown dog memorial was erected in London during 1906 as a simple protest against animal experiments, it caused an extraordinary national controversy. A deliberately provocative monument to a martyred mongrel, it became an anti-establishment emblem supported by a radical coalition of suffragettes, trade unionists and members of the fledgling labor movement.
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...