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im living in s0uthern ontario just outside of niagara falls.. wodnering if anyone knows of a way i could find a way into some sort of activist group of some sort or anythign along those lines.<br><br><br><br>
if there is no such thing... is anyone from that area interested in starting one?
 

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You could try checking <a href="http://www.meetup.com/" target="_blank">http://www.meetup.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
Also, other possibilities may be facebook.com, myspace, a journal site like LiveJournal.
 

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Hi there Evan. I live in the middle of Australia a few hours away from Uluru (ayers Rock). I visited Kingston Ontario in July this year to meet my partner's family and I think Canada is fantastic! I wished I could have visited the falls... next time.<br><br><br><br>
It's wonderful you want to contribute to the lives of animals, so do I. Now that you are in the beginning stages of seeking a group, would you be willing to consider the two main directions and philosphies within the animal rights movement before you make a decision?<br><br><br><br>
My partner Jeff is an animal rights activist and has taught me a lot about the true meaning of "rights". There is a huge difference between campaigning for animal welfare regulation changes (like PeTA) and campaigning for animal rights recognition (abolitionist). In a world dominated my meat eating and mass animal suffering, you would think that the best way to make changes would be slowly by improving the dreadful conditions endured my factory animals. Nearly all animal activist organisations are based on trying to improve incremental welfare regulations for factory farm animals at great cost in volunteer time and charity money. In the 200 years of animal welfare campaigning, animals are now suffering and dying at accelerated rates as never before in the history of the world. As much as the campaigners would be heart broken to know it, animal welfare activism actually contributes to harming more animals, not saving them.<br><br><br><br>
PeTA succeeded in convincing McDonalds to slightly increase the size of the cages for battery hens (but they only did it because it also increased profits). The hens of course still suffer a horrible hell and horrific slaughter. No lives are saved at all. They got all this positive publicity from PeTA's praise and the public feel more confident to consume more and more animal products. Welfare regulation improvements actually increase the numbers of deaths of animals because consumers feel better about it believing that the government regulation is protecting the animals when really the animals are suffering horribly.<br><br><br><br>
Human rights activists campaigned heavily for hundreds of years to change the lives of African slaves in America through gradual welfare improvements. It didn't work. Millions of people died and suffered. It was the abolitionists who freed them.<br><br><br><br>
I couldn't understand how it would be possible for welfare improvements to be harming more animals until I read two excellent articles by Jeff Perz and Gary Francione on the abolitionist-online . com<br><br><br><br>
Have you seen The Witness video by Tribe of Heart? I recommend it.<br><br><br><br>
In contrast, if you as an activist focussed on public vegan education, there would be instant positive results for the lives of animals. One new vegan has saved 4,022 animal's lives by not eating them in his/her lifetime. Also, one vegan prevents more greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere than if he/she stopped driving a car. One vegan would save more water than if she/he stopped having showers. Jeff has used a portable audio/visual unit (outdoor tv set on a stand) in the busy streets of cities to show passers-by images of animal abuse. People stop and watch. Many are shocked and inspired to act. Some people ask Jeff questions and take a pamphlet. It is extremely effective.<br><br><br><br>
Jeff has only found one animal group that is not welfare based -Rights For Animals (UK I think). Jeff will start his own group which I will take a big part in. Let me know what you think of the articles and ideas.<br><br><br><br>
Have a wonderful weekend! Love Life!
 

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yes i tried both of those boards, thank you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
desert girl this is very interesting and im glad you are giving me this information. look in the very near future for me coming to you for more questions and information!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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