ADAPTT is an ethical vegan organization that was established in 1996. We are unequivocally opposed to the meat, dairy, egg and honey/pollen industries in every way imaginable. ADAPTT's other goals are to assist in the abolition of vivisection, dissection, circuses, rodeos and other forms of enslavement, exploitation, abuse and murder. We are uncompromisingly opposed to the bloodsport of hunting and the wearing of animal skin (fur, leather, wool, silk and down). If society can change its selfish, arrogant, egotistical and ignorant ways, we can end the unnecessary bloodshed, malicious treatment and injustices that animals endure.
After working in the trenches from 1996 to 2014—conducting 2,660 lectures, hundreds of demonstrations and interviews, and getting arrested 13 times and being banned from entering 5 countries—I have retired from activism. I still spend 6 to 10 hours a day online answering questions from people all around the world who’ve seen my speeches and interviews. If my 19 years of activism has inspired you to become vegan, and an advocate for animals, and you’d like to show your appreciation, donations can be made via PayPal using my firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
And Justice For All?
Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT) believes that all animals have an inherent right to be free and live completely unfettered by human dominance. Sadly, most humans continue to embrace animal slavery, animal torture, and animal murder. Billions of animals are killed every year in a premeditated, systematic massacre. Remember, without universal equality, one type of equality will always create another type of inequality.
Surprisingly, animal rights is not a new concept. The notion that animals deserve absolute protection has been around for thousands of years. Pythagoras uttered the following comment around 550 B.C.: "As long as humanity continues to be the ruthless destroyer of other beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as people massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."
ADAPTT's mission statement is clear and unambiguous (see above). While we used to employ a wide array of tactics to facilitate substantive change, ADAPTT has realized—through hands-on activism—that EDUCATION is the most effective way to enlighten the masses. As of January 1, 2015, ADAPTT founder and president Gary Yourofsky has given 2,660 lectures to more than 60,000 people at 186 schools in 30 states and several Israeli cities/schools (check out Lecture Information). ADAPTT also believes that direct action (check out Fur, Liberations, and the ALF) and radio/TV/billboard/print advertising are the other effective ways of achieving animal liberation. Lobbying, protesting, letter-writing, media interviews, civil disobedience, and welfare concessions/campaigns seem to be ineffective in this day and age.
Please help free our planetary companions by reducing and eliminating cruelty from your life. Stop donating money to animal-researching charities like the March of Dimes and MDA. Instead, support Easter Seals and dozens of other charities that neither condone nor participate in animal-based research (contact charities directly to inquire about their vivisection practices). Buy cruelty-free household and hygiene products by visiting the Cruelty Free Kitty website for a list of companies that neither use animal-based ingredients nor test their products on animals.
Condemn the bloodthirsty tradition of hunting. Curse the Ringling Bros. and Shriners next time they come to town. Throw out that fur-trimmed jacket and burn that full-length mink. Toss those leather shoes, belts and jackets. And, most importantly, go vegan and refuse to consume anything that once had a face, a mother or a bowel movement. Veganism is the only way to live in absolute peace with all of our planetary companions.
Don't get caught up in apathy and inaction. You can make a difference to thousands and thousands of innocent animals. The following quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. should give you the strength to embrace animal liberation: "Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it polite?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells him or her that it is right."
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