Gary Yourofsky - famous animal rights activist gives brilliant speech at Georgia Tech in 2010 about animal use and abuse. This is hailed as one of the best speeches ever given on this topic - a must view for all animal lovers.
Hi, I'm Maree and I have a serious passion for animals and life. I've battled some pretty big health problems in the past so I know how important life is - and how tenaciously I hung on to mine.
This led me to consider many issues - like how there are so many healthy animals being put to death because nobody wants them, and how unfair that is. I thought too about animals being kept for entertainment or being tested upon in scientific labs - and the poor creatures stuck in intensive farming facilities - their lives reduced to production units.
I also thought about health and how we humans don't seem to have much of it - this got me thinking about our lifestyles and dietary choices; about how these things affect not only our wellbeing, but the health of the planet too and the lives of animals. It's all connected and I wanted to do something about it - to instigate positive action and educate others. Thus, the Animal Action Alerts were born and not long afterward (thanks to my lovely twitter friend - Tony), this Blog followed.
My aim? To help critters that are left behind and too often forgotten. To share my insight of how our diets and lifestyles affect so much more than our basic lack of health, how it impacts on our world and the animals we all love. I hope this blog inspires you - and that you join me in my crusade to save the voiceless among us - and to maybe save ourselves while we're at it.
"Every small thing you do can make a huge difference to the lives of many."
Please do leave suggestions and feedback if you have any. I would love to hear from you.