"The environment is everything that isn't me" - Albert Einstein
EXPLOITATION & ABUSE ISSUES
Many people and religions believe that people have "dominion" over animals or are somehow superior to them in some way. Ecodefense.com disagrees with that notion.
We believe that all lifeforms are equal to each other and that the human species (admittedly possessing amazing brains and using it in so many fascinating ways) is just another animal when it comes right down to it. ALL OTHER species can think in ways we cannot and do things we can't, so what's the difference?
What gives us the right to think we're any "better" than any of them, or worse yet, kill them? Only our egos, fears, and greed of course...
SOME FEATURED CAMPAIGNS:
Here's are a few worthwhile "animal rights" campaigns to work on... there's a lot more, but why not these?
Some KEY Organizations:
Here's are a few of the more involved organizations working hard and making differences in the health and well being of our fellow earthlings:
ANIMAL DEFENSE LEAGUE- (ADL)
171 Pier Avenue, # 453, Santa Monica, CA 90405, * Activism Hotline- (310) 572-6443
Grassroots Animal Rights group organizing and taking part in regular nationwide anti-fur, anti-zoo,vivisection, etc- direct action campaigns.
JANE GOODALL'S SITE- ETHOLOGISTS FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (EETA) & CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR STUDIES (CRABS)
Mission statement: Our purpose is to develop and to maintain the highest of ethical standards in comparative ethological research that is conducted in the field and in the laboratory. Furthermore, we wish to use the latest developments from research in cognitive ethology and on animal sentience to inform discussion and debate about the practical implications of available data and for the ongoing development of policy. Scientists, non-scientists, teachers, and students are most welcomed to join.
IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS (IDA)-
131 Camino Alto Mill Valley, CA 94941, (415) 388- 9641 Fax: (415) 388- 0388
"Working to protect the rights, welfare, and habitats for animals."
A powerful, highly influential and effective animals rights organization covering a variety of different issues.
LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS (LCA)-
8033 Sunset Blvd. #835, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Phone: (310) 271-6096, Fax: (310) 271-1890
From their statement of philosophy: LCA opposes the use of animals for scientific curiosity, entertainment, clothing, and food. LCA recognizes the use of non-human animals in medical experimentation as both immoral and of questionable scientific validity due to the tremendous biological difference between species. LCA's work advocates conscious and informed lifestyle decisions, and the organization is committed to disseminating truthful information about societal animal abuse to improve the treatment of animals.
ARME- (Animal Rescue Media Education)
3940 Laurel Canyon Drive, #831, Studio City, CA 91604, (818)754-8600
ARME'S mission is to eliminate the suffering of all animals. This goal is achieved by rescuing unwanted and homeless animals and by educating the public of the vast extent of the suffering animals endure in our society. Through its actions and words, ARME advances the freedom of all animals.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY of the United States-
One of the worlds largest and most powerful organizations fighting the good fight on many fronts throughout the world and making a difference through activism and education.
See our HANDY QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE showing WHO else is listed and WHERE on the website they can be found.