New Hope Now and the Nonhuman Rights community made extraordinary progress in 2019.
Last year, I met with Senator Booker’s Counsel, Adam Zipkin, and Lauren Tavar regarding the passage of several Nonhuman Rights bills. As I suspected, only one, entitled the Compassionate Cosmetics Act, appeared ripe for passage. (The other drafts remain on hold…but, not for long!)
I also designed this website; created a YouTube channel, and filmed and published several videos; wrote a book and created an online store.
Cool hoodies for gifts or yourself: https://teespring.com/stores/utopia-15
Eye Opening book: https://www.test.newhopenow.net/eye-opening-book/
PLEASE KNOW that I remain extremely grateful and blessed for all of YOUR gracious support. I love being a part of the most important social justice issue of our time, and most importantly acting as a steward for all nonhuman beings.
2020 is going to be a GREAT year! We are on the brink of freeing them all!
I, personally, have exciting plans as you will soon see. With respect to advocacy and legislation, it appears President Trump may have opened a doorway for us when he signed PACT, HR 724 on November 25, 2019.
More good news.
Senator (and Presidential Candidate) Cory Booker introduced the Farm System Reform Act of 2019 which will place a moratorium on CAFOs.
In addition, The Guardian published an article about an ethical veganism/employment discrimination case. Apparently, Peter Daly, Esquire of the prestigious law firm of Slater Gordon in London will represent Mr. Casamitjana who was terminated by his employer, League Against Cruel Sports, because he advised his colleagues that their employer invested pension monies in companies involved in animal testing. It appears that the aforementioned lawsuit serves as an opportunity to set a legal precedent with respect to protected classes which has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the world because as you know, most people do not understand that veganism represents a lifestyle and the premise is “ahimsa” which means “nonviolence and reverence for all life” in the Hindu, Buddhist and Jainist traditions. Accordingly, absolutely yes, veganism does fall under the umbrella of religious discrimination.