Personal stories of people that stand up for animals
Paul Watson: in
an instant, my life was transformed and a purpose
for my life was reverently established. Wendy Verhezen quit fishing and started campaigning for aquatic
animals and more. Luchi from Argentina describes his inner path to becoming
a fruitarian in a carnivoreus country. Lidia Alonso translated articles into Spanish and wants
to show her respect for animals. Fabian
Gort worked at a pig slaughterhouse for one
day and reports. Titus Rivas' philosophy is: every individual (animals included)
has a right to respect. Anna
van Beek explains why she stands up for animals. Frans Klaver is
a magnetizer and psychic. He thinks that we should
look upon animals as our equals (again). Maaike Moulijn reacted to the question whether you can make children
accept and copy your vegetarian lifestyle. Laura
Tietjens wrote a one-act play in which in a
sort of prayer she asks herself why she is a vegetarian. Hermine
Ingen Housz-Menalda (with the "meat = suffering"-sticker
action) wonders why people fail to see the suffering
of animals in factory farming. Fred became
a vegan step by step after collecting more and more
information. Now he wants to inform others through
his own Internet site (Stop Animal Suffering) about
the injustice we do to animals in serving as our
food. Josefien Klaassen has always found it incomprehensible that people
feel superior to animals. André Plaquet says: "the root of the problem
is in human liberation: people who are truly free
will also be free from the desire to limit animals
in their existence". Miriam Kenter wants to teach others how to handle horses.
In memoriam: on 24th September 2000 animal advocate Mies van Oosten-Poortman,
founder and president of 'Rechten voor al wat leeft'
(Rights for all that lives) passed away. She was
known for the free-range egg, among other things.
For webmaster Bert Stoop, the insight that animals have a right to freedom slowly matured.