Some are well-known, some work unsung, but they all have one thing in common: activism for animals somewhere in the world. ACTIVIST PEOPLE will celebrate the people on the frontline for animals — and to use them as role models for the up-and-coming animal defender.
It’s hip to care about animals; everybody is doing it! Like it or not, but people like to read about other people, emulate other people, be inspired and influenced by other people, live vicariously through other people, listen to and watch other people, hence why magazines like, well, PEOPLE, are so popular.
But suppose we celebrate people who do good things for animals and nature (and to some degree, each other)? We can make the people who are somebodies plead the case for animals to those who are just anybodies. Perhaps someone’s favorite actor or favorite teacher or favorite politician actually influenced them to be kinder to animals, to care more about the animal plight, to become an activist for animals, or — better yet — to be vegan. We have the power to present those people to a larger audience, by way of their activism, people who are police officers and firefighters, teachers and authors, athletes and artists, musicians and actors, and so on.
ACTIVIST PEOPLE will strive to make it hip to be active for animals by celebrating and honoring the people who are.
Features will be:
Activists, Celebs, Teachers, Pupils, Legislators, Clergy, Artists, Writers, Etc., and In Memoriam
Joshua Katcher launched The Discerning Brute as a resource for “Fashion, Food & Etiquette for the Ethically Handsome Man.” With a focus on sustainability, social justice and animal rights, Katcher offered a vision of men that are protectors, defenders, and heroes for animals and the environment… Meanwhile, and in her spare time, Lea Michele of Glee took her animal rights campaign to the doorstep of the National Institutes of Health. There were 14 specific chimps Lea had in mind, to save them from laboratory testing…
And, of course, you’ve heard of Paul Watson and his team of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society warriors who effectively shut down the Japanese whaling fleet last season…
Writers, filmmakers, musicians, teachers, athletes, and others from every walk of life and class, all have one thing in common in order to be eligible for this special section of The Animals Voice: they unashamedly and actively defend animals. They are activists.
So, too, are those who’ve gone before us, the known, such as actress Rue McLanahan, and the unknown, such as former chief editor of The Animals Voice Magazine, Cole McFarland. They will be remembered here — and forever honored — for the lifetime and the devotion they gave to animals. Gone, but not forgotten.