Mira Fong 房曼琪 is a free thinker and published writer in Taiwan and the U.S. on bioethics. Majored in philosophy and cinematography, she is currently a member of the Santa Fe Philosophy Society. This home page addresses urgent animal issues.
The magnificent wild turkey Factory farmed turkeys-debeaked/Genetic modified
Find out how factory farming affects all of us: Food and water watch- http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/facts/
Write to your representatives-ban the intensive confinement of pigs in pork industries. http://www.mercyforanimals.org/pigabuse/take-action.aspx
Princeton professor Peter Singer on fish cruelty: Because "the nervous systems of fish are sufficiently similar to those of birds and mammals to suggest that they do".
Update: A survey showed that 91 percent of Americans oppose the sale of transgenic salmon. Many retail stores have pledged not to sell these GE fish. In April 2013, approximately two million people backed by a coalition consisting 30 organizations including AAVS, Farm Sanctuary and other consumer, environmental and industry groups submitted their comments to the FDA, firmly opposing the agency's approval of GE fish. Data from research that FDA have reviewed, revealed that GE salmon have high rates of abnormalities and mortalities. (from AAVS 2013 report)
Jan. 2014 A proposal from a working group to end the use of chimpanzees in labs is likely to be accepted by the National Institute of Health. This means over 400 chimpanzees will be immediately and permanently retired from research. In addition, most federally funded research using chimpanzees are also likely to end.
The world population will reach 9 billion by 2050, so as the meat consumption expected to double by then. Bill Gates has a solution that can benefit animals, environment and people:
"The most intensive confinement system such as restrictive veal crates, hog gestation pens and battery cages for poultry, all prevent the animal from a normal range of movement and constitutes inhumane treatment." Dan Glickman, former US Agriculture Secretary.
Becoming a vegan: It's real simple, just make sure that you eat a variety of whole foods including grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and greens, these are sufficient to meet your daily protein need. Please read "Diet for a Small Planet" by Frances Moore Lappe.
Tomatoes, cucumber, kale, Bell peppers, zucchini, lettuce and peaches...we do not have to kill animals to eat well.
Environment and Animal Society of Taiwan: www.east.org.tw
Act Asia For Animals: www.actasia.org
Life Conservationist Association: www.lca.org.tw
Taiwan Animal Equality Association: www.taeanimal.org.tw
Animals Asia Foundation: www.animalsasia.org