Monday, 11 July 2011
Things I've learned whilst writing Living Cruelty Free
Writing Living Cruelty Free has been at times a distressing experience. I've had to research some things that were so upsetting I've had nightmares and wished that I could unlearn these things.
Things like what goes on in puppy farms, the shocking way that children are treated in Third World countries where they are taken advantage of by the suppliers to the big store chains to make things like clothes and toys, the appalling ways that animals are treated to make so called delicacies like veal and Foie gras.
There is one thing that I have come to realize whilst writing the book -
The countries with the shocking human rights records like
are the ones with the worst animal abuses. China,
Could there be a link between human cruelty and animal cruelty? There definitely is. That's why in order to create a kinder, more compassionate world, we need to look out for each other and animals.
The other thing I have learnt is that we can never stop fighting for both human and animal rights, because there are so man people and animals who need our help.