"I had bought two
male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to
each other in separate cages for several months before I used one
as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation
for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached
no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression
on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating
room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days.
The incident made a deep impression on me.
I vowed never again to
experiment with such sensitive creatures."
~Christian Barnard, surgeon
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Anyone can be an activist -- it just requires that you DO something.
Write a letter to the editor of your city or town's newspaper.
Make a phone call. Send a fax. Sign a petition.
Talk to your friends and co-workers. Organize a protest. Post signs. Hand out leaflets to let the public know about animal abuse.
Money talks. Votes count. Actions make a difference.
USE YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE, and YOUR ENERGY for ANIMALS.
you live in the US and want to contact your legislator
to let him or her know that you'd like to see more animal-friendly
legislation, call the Capitol Building Switchboard to get your congressional
representatives' contact info -- all you have to do is tell them
what state and town you live in and they'll be happy to help you:
BUILDING SWITCHBOARD: (202) 224-3121
to find and contact your representatives in Congress -- at the state
and federal levels -- and tell them to take a stand for animals.
STARTS WITH SPEAKING OUT. Use your First Amendment
rights to speak your mind, share what you've learned,
and talk to others about what you believe. Informed people are powerful
people. Share what you know, and learn something new every day.
It doesn't take long, and it can make ALL the DIFFERENCE.