On Friday 27th December 2013 Tony Moore, co-founder and chairman of Southport based animal rights charity “Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe” (FAACE) died from lung cancer, aged 79. Together with his late wife Vicki Moore he founded the charity in 1987 in order to save “Blackie the donkey” and other animals in Spain.
Anonymous animal rights activists have published a “guide to destroying the fur industry,” which lists numerous Utah fur farms as targets. The publication, titled “The Final Nail #4,” is associated with the Animal Liberation Front, a group known for extreme animal rights actions against fur farmers including vandalism, arson, harassment and raids during which thousands of furbearing animals are set free.
Cody Carlson had no way of preparing for this moment. He was a Manhattan kid, days removed from working as an analyst for a business-intelligence firm, where he scrutinized corporations and their executives. Now he was standing in a bleak barn at New York’s largest dairy farm.
Amy Meyer was arrested and charged with violating Utah’s new “Ag Gag” bill that makes it illegal for citizens to record the abuse of animals in order to hide the truth about these atrocities from the American people.
Two animal rights activists painted abusive slogans on walls and damaged property at two Leeds firms in a bid to scare them into stopping trading with an animal research organisation. Red paint was used to daub ‘puppy killers’, ‘blood on your hands’ and ‘animal abusers’ and superglue was put in door locks and firedoors.
Animal rights activism has taken a radical turn with a virulent new movement that has roots in Israel. Sasha Bojoor, 27, started 269life in order to create solidarity with a white calf that was branded with the number 269 within the first few days of its short life. Fattened at a private cowshed in Azor just outside of Tel Aviv, the calf will be shipped to a slaughterhouse for processing just over a month after its first birthday.
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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.
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