Animals Rights is Now a Mainstream Movement Newsweek International Newsweek.com: "Many people see this movement as a logical continuation of the fight against racism and sexism, and believe that the concept of animal rights will soon be as commonplace as equal pay and opportunities for women and minorities. If that happens—and I believe it will—the effects on the food we eat, how we produce it and the place of animals in our society will be profound. As the demand for animal products dwindles, the meat industry would breed fewer chickens, turkeys, pigs and cattle. If this sounds radical, so did suffrage and civil rights a few decades ago. The notion that we should recognize the rights of animals living among us rests on a firm ethical foundation. A sentient being is sentient regardless of which species it happens to belong to. Pain is pain, whether it is the pain of a cat, a dog, a pig or a child." Yep... that's the idea and surely we can start in that direction as individuals and attempt to square up our moral alliance with animals NOW - by going vegan - NOW.