"I just realized that if it's really compassion that drives you, maybe it's not enough just to stop eating animals but you maybe should boycott the whole animal industry, because it's not what you as a compassionate being would want. So actually you should go one step further and become vegan." - Patrik Baboumian, the German strongman, vegan
About 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and are likely to retain some in their gut, a new analysis estimates. The study concludes that matters will only get worse until action is taken to stem the flow of waste to the oceans. Researcher Erik Van Sebille says the oceans are now filled with plastic and it is "virtually certain" that any dead seabird found in 2050 "will have a bit of plastic in its stomach". Dr Van Sebille and his colleagues report their work in the journal PNAS.
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...