of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for
humans any more than black people were made for white, or women
created for men."
you seen The Witness? It's one of the most compelling
documentaries on animal rights we've ever seen.
It follows one
man's stirring, yet totally natural metamorphosis from meat-eating
"average Joe" to devoted advocate for animals, proving
it's a journey anyone can take.
If you'd like
a copy, click here
to visit the Tribe of Heart website, where this film is for sale
at a very modest price. If this journey is one you've already taken,
consider getting the film as a way of explaining your views to friends
and family, many of whom may not understand your position. It's
a real eye-opener, and is truly "Must See TV".
WITNESS is one man’s truth that cries out for mass
exposure… may be the most important and persuasive film about
animals ever made.”
Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times
Freedom for Animals is an organization
devoted to education.
believe that if people know about the ways that the human race harms
the animals that share this planet with us, they'll stop eating
meat, wearing fur and leather, using products tested on animals,
and patronizing animal entertainment venues. We have faith that
the human race can step out of the food chain and live with the
same compassion we profess to extend to our fellow humans.
believe that showing compassion for animals is an important step
toward our evolution as a species that is loving toward its own
kind. Studies have repeatedly shown that people who purposely harm
animals are more likely to purposely harm other humans. We believe
the reverse is true, too -- people who wouldn't harm an animal are
less likely to harm another person.
is devoted to helping people make better choices -- in terms of
food, clothing, household products, entertainment, and in caring
for their pets and the environment. We welcome your comments, your
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Did you know that:
can save up to 15% on their life insurance because a vegetarian
diet results in a longer, healthier life.
and vegans (vegans eat no dairy or eggs, as well as not eating
meat) have a significantly lower risk of heart attacks, strokes,
of the grain grown in the world is fed to the animals that are
used to feed just 2% of the world's population. Think how many
hungry people could be fed if we stopped raising pigs, cows, and
chickens for food.
hamburger you buy costs the US economy approximately $100. The
pollution from, food for, and cost of running factory farms is
experience terror, worry, panic, and pain -- and with no verbal
ability to express their emotions and physical sensations, these
things are even more traumatic for them than they are for humans.
giggle when tickled.
are smarter than dogs, and they love their babies. They experience
intense emotional anguish when their babies are taken away. Piglets
are torn from their mothers early -- so they can enter the chain
of horror that is life for an animal raised to become food.
share 98% of our DNA. Even knowing this fact, organizations like
of Dimes continue to torture them, using their similarity
to humans against them in pointless, repetitive, horrendous medical
the current attempts by those who profit from the abuse of animals
-- pharmaceutical and household product companies, factory "farmers",
big agricultural companies, etc... -- to portray them as such, animal
rights activists are NOT crazy "tree-huggers" or eco-terrorists.
We're people who see animals as important, valuable beings who deserve
much better treatment than what we give them. No animal deserves
to be tortured mentally, emotionally , or physically. No animal
was put on this earth to serve us. No animal was put on this earth
to test our toothpaste, hair spray, or medical procedures. It is
human arrogance that puts animals on factory farms, in slaughterhouses,
medical and product testing labs, in alleged "fashion",
and in circuses, petting zoos, and aquariums.
a compassionate consumer and a compassionate human -- by eliminating
animal products from your life. It's easier than you think. Click
any of our links to find out about delicious (really, we swear!)
vegetarian foods, animal friendly products and clothing, non-animal
circuses, and ways to get involved that anyone can add to their
already busy life.