"The world stands at a parting of the ways and those who suffer know this with deeply anxious hearts. One way leads to destruction..." - George S. Arundale
Some 100 activists took to the Tel Aviv streets on Friday, to protest the recent ministerial blockage of a bill that aims to prohibit the import and sales of foie gras – the liver delicacy acquired by force-feeding ducks and geese. The bill, initiated by MK Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) in conjunction with two animal-rights groups, was approved for government support last Sunday in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation. On Tuesday night, however, just before the bill was slated to undergo its first reading in the Knesset on Wednesday morning, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch (Yisrael Beytenu) filed an appeal against the bill as a favor to Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir (Yisrael Beytenu), according to Lipman's spokesman. The government banned the practice of force-feeding waterfowl in Israel about a decade ago after the High Court of Justice in 2003 deemed it to be abusive, but the import and sale of the product is still legal.
The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan
"The Case for Animal Rights is beyond question the most important philosophical contribution to animal rights and is a mayor work in moral philosophy." – Animal Law Review
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...