Sofia Todorova heads an animal rights group
at La Trobe University that helped save 20 lambs used in a nutrition
"I've always been perplexed by society's apathy
about non-human animals. Their plight is colossal and, to an equal
extent, it is ignored. Despite superior evidence to the contrary,
humanity continues to deem maltreatment of animals as ethical and
Animals are prejudiced in manners akin to sexism,
racism, women's oppression and all forms of discrimination. They are
considered property and are expended, then discarded like disposable
units. If applied to humans, these would be considered criminal acts.
In mid-2011, I decided to take action and founded the Non-Human
Animal Protection Society (NAPS) at La Trobe University, for animal
Animal rights is different from animal welfare. Animal
rights acknowledge the individual, whereas animal welfare seeks
"humane" ways to use animals for human benefit.