Sometimes You Have To Be Done

A small number of major corporations owning and controlling large parts of what we see, hear and buy, poses a real threat to the kind of democracy we want to be.
( Bernie Sanders )

I think that we’re all mentally ill.. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better, and maybe not all that much better after all.
( Stephen King )

Before you ask yourself why someone doesn’t like you.
Ask yourself why you even care.

Tory Party vice chairman Ben Bradley apologised for a libellous tweet about Jeremy Corbyn.. He also agreed to make a donation to charities of his choice.. He deleted the tweet claiming the Labour leader sold British secrets to communist spies almost immediately.
( Keir Mudie, 25.02.2018 )

Smile at people who don’t like you. They hate it.

Days after MPs questioned cyclist Bradley Wiggins on his ethics, the Prime Minister, The Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury rolled out the red carpet for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.. That’s the man in charge of a country which brings in itinerant labour to build its skyscrapers treating them as virtual slaves, has one of the worst records in the world for torture, hangs gays, lashes rape victims for allowing adultery to happen, finances Islamist extremists and is guilty of horrific war crimes in Yemen.. Still, at least Parliament has stood up to that man on the bike who allegedly did something that broke no rules.. It’s good to have our ethical priorities in order, eh?
( Brian Reade, 10.03.2018 )

Sometimes you have to be done.
Not angry or upset, just done.

So, after all the agony and vitriol over our parting of the ways with the EU, our new, blue, post-Brexit, British passports are to be made in France.. Tu ne pouvais pas le faire ! In other words: you couldn’t bloody make it up. Well, you couldn’t, could you ?
( Fiona Phillips, 24.03.2018 )

I wish I met some people a little earlier, some a little later,
And some never at all.

A firm that employs Tory former Chancellor George Osborne, and pays him £650,000 a year as an advisor, partly owns the French company that won a controversial contract to make blue British passports.
( Andrew Gregory, 24.03.2018 )

Very often it’s the people with a broken heart who try to help you.

Brexit And UK Fishing Rights ..
The biggest lie perpetrated by Brexiteers like Michael Gove, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg is that we would instantly take back control of our fishing industry.
It’s not EU quotas that have led to the collapse of the fishing industry. It’s the fact that for years we have over-fished.. EU quotas on fishing were a way of controlling over-fishing to allow fish stocks to increase so we could have a sustainable industry.. And the UK had the second-largest allocation.. But it is clear countries like France and Spain didn’t even inform the EU how much fish they were landing, so over-fishing continued.. Also, technology led to smaller vessels being replaced by huge trawlers over-fishing on an industrial scale.. It was the greed and profit maximisation of the industry that has affected our coastal communities, not the EU.. Ironically, the UK fishing industry is in much better shape than any of our EU partners.. Profits are continuing to grow and are the highest across the EU.. And the Government actually decides how its EU fishing quota is distributed.. If it really cared about the fishing industry, it would ensure these coastal communities with smaller vessels were allowed to fish more.. Instead, we have larger foreign vessels being registered in the UK but landing their fish overseas.. Brexit won’t change that.. The Government can, but it has done nothing.
( John Prescott, 25.03.2018 )

No matter how good a person you are, someone will always hate you.

What Darwin was too polite to say, my friends, is that we came to rule the earth not because we were the smartest, or even the meanest, but because we have always been the craziest, most murderous motherfuckers in the jungle.
( Stephen King )

I wish I could get a refund for all the time I’ve wasted on people.

In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.
( Nikola Tesla )

I don’t hold grudges.
I just remember what happened.. I remember the facts.

A grasping, contagious sickness called ‘greed’ is infecting many in the world.

We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is a bunch of businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it, because no one knows how to take on the corporations.
( Woody Harrelson )

Some people may only like you if you fit inside their box.
Tell them to shove the box up their ass.

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.

Education spending for 16 to 19 year-olds has fallen by £1.2billion in real terms since 2010.. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said, “Despite their warm words, the Tories have slashed over a billion pounds of funding that should have been spent educating young people.”
( Keir Mudie, 08.04.2018 )

It’s a good feeling when someone simply asks, ‘How are you ?’

I sometimes think of the people who weren’t there for me, and thank them for forcing me to find my own way.

Oil giants employ an army of ex-government employees and politicians to paint a picture of the industry in an eco-friendly shade of green, according to campaigning investigators.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

We owe no one any explanation of what we do or say.
Our life is ours, not theirs.

Angela Merkel invited Donald Trump To Hallstadt, birthplace of his grandfather Friedrich in 1885.. It’s also where in 1905 Bavarians deported Friedrich as an illegal immigrant.

I don’t care that they stole my idea.
I care that they don’t have any of their own.
( Nikola Tesla )

Self-care is not being selfish, it’s a necessity.
If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for others.

Always appreciate and be good to the people who make an effort to stay in your life.

State department records released in January showed the big four silicon valley firms spent $50million on lobbying in Donald Trump’s first year in office.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

Whether you are right or wrong, someone will always criticise you.

Some people decide to go through their darkest times alone.
Not telling and not asking family or friends for help.

Who really wields the power in the UK ?
Bureaucrats, lobbyists, mandarins and ex-spies are the ones pulling the strings behind the scenes – this is the secretive Deep State – the secret manipulation of Government by the wealthy and powerful, the ones pulling the strings on multi-million-pound government deals with multi-nationals, military contractors and pharmaceutical firms.
( Lewis Panther, 25.02.2018 )

To care for the old folk who once cared for us is something we all should do.

If you don’t do stupid things while you are young,
You will have nothing to laugh about when you are old.

To Cut A Service Like This Is Criminal ..
One of the proudest legacies of the last Labour Government has been Sure Start.
Set up in 1998 – by the late Tessa Jowell – it has been invaluable for many new parents.. Its vital centres are in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas.
Sure Start is there to give help and advice, but that doesn’t do justice to the myriad of services it offers.. Nor does it do justice to the incredible help its centres have given people over the years.. They help with child and family healthcare, teach parenting skills, and advise on money, training and getting work.. They offer early learning opportunities and, in some instances, full day care for youngsters.. They also offer ‘soft services’ – a place for new mums to meet, share problems, pick up tips, encourage each other, make friends, have a cup of tea together, to chat.
But since the Tory Government came to power, Sure Start has been dismantled, the entire system gutted.. Since 2010, the official figures show that 500 have vanished.. Yet experts say the number is closer to a thousand.. Brutal cuts to council budgets have forced them to close.. It’s an insult to those young mothers who turned to Sure Start in their hour of need.. To cut a service like this is criminal.
( Sunday Mirror, 27.05.2018 )

If you see something good in someone, tell them.
It may only take a few seconds to say,
But for them, it may help them on their way.

Instead of wiping away your tears, wipe away the people who make you cry.

The Bookies’ Puppet In Parliament ..
A Tory MP who has fought against slashing the maximum bet on high stakes gambling machines received thousands of pounds of tickets from bookies in the past year.. Philip Davies got tickets to top horse racing meetings, such as the Cheltenham Festival, from the likes of Ladbrokes.. Many of the freebies – worth £4,385 in total – included hospitality.. Campaign for Fairer Gambling spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin said, “Philip Davies has been the bookies’ puppet in Parliament for years, cashing in on freebies.”
( Ben Glaze, 19.05.2018 ) 

Be kind to yourself, and then let your kindness fill the hearts of others.

There is nothing that gives us trouble more than our own thoughts.

I twice wrote to Richard Branson about how bad his Virgin East Coast train service from Hull was, but he never replied… So I’m glad the East Coast route is temporarily back in public hands.. Virgin and Stagecoach are the third private operators in a decade to fail on it.. But by allowing Branson to walk away, we’re losing £2billion.
When Labour nationalised the East Coast in 2009, it returned £1billion back to the taxpayer.
( John Prescott, 19.05.2018 )

Life doesn’t always give you what you want.
Not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve much more.

Sometimes, in the end, all we learn is how to be strong alone.

They didn’t bother to send me a birthday card or a Christmas card. They didn’t bother to thank me for the birthday cards and the Christmas cards I sent them. They didn’t even bother to thank me for the Christmas gifts I gave them. Those ‘relations’ of mine just better not bother coming to my funeral.
( Rose Winfold )

I don’t want much.
I just want people who are reading this to be healthy, happy and loved.

I greet this new day with joy, a priceless gift of a new day, another day reprieved from death. I am indeed a fortunate soul and the hours of today are a bonus, and probably undeserved compared to some who left too soon.

The Tories have decided to pack the Lords with another nine Tory peers in a desperate bid to stop losing votes there.. They’ve only got themselves to blame.. In the coalition, they filled it with Lib Dems to push their austerity agenda.. Now the Lib Dems are stopping them.
( John Prescott, 19.05.2018 )

The Feeling Of Power

Social psychologist Rob Alpha explains how researchers with the Genetic Economic Analytics Group found the neurophysiological link between sex and a man’s desire to hunt.. It turns out the same regions of the brain that are activated in the sex drive and orgasm are also activated by the compulsion to hunt and harvest animals.

Sadism may take a socially acceptable form (such as deer hunting and deer stalking) and other varieties of so-called ‘sport’.. These all represent the destructive and cruel energies of man directed toward more helpless creatures.
Perhaps more directly relevant are experiences in which individual infliction of pain on an animal or another person has given rise to sexual excitement.. We have noted elsewhere the connection between strong emotional and sexual stimulation.
( Dr. Karl Menninger, renowned psychiatrist, 1893-1990 )

Hunting may reflect a profound yet subtle psychosexual inadequacy.
( Dr. Joel R. Saper, University of Michigan )

Hunters are seeking reassurance of their sexuality.. The feeling of power that hunting brings temporarily relieves this sexual uneasiness.
( Margaret Brooke-Williams, clinical psychologist )

During the fall season across North America hunters reach peak ‘buck fever’, and clinicians report that incidences of domestic violence and wife-beating always peak the day before each species of hunting season opens.. If we could peer inside the unconscious mind of the hunter, we would find a Pandora’s Box of repressed sexual issues.. Whether or not hunters shoot deer to demonstrate sexual potency or out of sexual frustration, in symbolic lieu of raping and killing women, there can be little doubt that as a social ritual, much hunting is all about killing the feminine in the hunter’s own self.. Of course, if you ask any hunter why they love to hunt, there will never be a discussion of sexual repression, or the ‘killing of the feminine in the hunter’s own self’.. Most won’t even be able to explain their motivation at all.. A few of them will, however, make the case for hunting-for-food.
( Merritt Clifton, author )

If you have a sadistic desire to go hunting and kill, do it on a one-to-one basis armed only with the tools that you were born with.
I wonder how many of the morons would be brave enough ?
( Rose Winfold )

Proven Link Between Hunting And Small Penis Size ..
Diminutive male genitalia disorder (DMGD) has been considered only a theory in the scientific world, but now the long-suspected link between hunting and unusually small penis size has been established as scientific fact by the Diminutive Male Genitalia Disorder Research Organisation (DMGDRO).. The DMGDRO has conducted an extensive two-year study on men with diminutive male genitalia disorder.. Lead by Mike Streams and Brian Upchurch, who began their collaboration on human sexuality research while undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University, DMGDRO is a team of New Orleans, Louisiana-based scientists interested in the study of male sexual disorders and dysfunction.. Having identified the genetic disorder linking small male reproductive organs and the ability to derive pleasurable sensations from killing in a controlled environment without fear of personal harm (as differentiated from war or fighting back in an attack by a human being), also known as “controlled victim” aggression manifestation.. “It’s really quite interesting,” Dr. Streams says.. “Like much folklore, it appears that, certainly in this case, there is a foundation in fact.. This is the first time that research has been conducted on men who hunt, and it shows quite definitively that the link between what we are calling ‘the thrill of the kill’ and a smaller-than-average penis is statistically significant.”.. Initial tests conducted on mice and rabbits proved inconclusive, but subsequent human test subjects showed what Dr. Upchurch calls “staggering results.”.. The subjects ranged from having a slight abnormality in penis size to a “pubis innyus” or inverted male pubic region.. As data were gathered, the numbers revealed a discrepancy so great that it seemed to suggest a genetic mutation.. By tracing what has been identified as the “DMGD gene”, an abnormality was discovered on the 21st chromosome.. Further investigation proved that this abnormality is consistently linked to two traits:  abnormally small reproductive organs and “controlled victim” aggression manifestation.
( DMGD Research Organisation, April 2005 )

The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.
All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.
( Sir Roger Moore )

Hunters ? .. Sexually inadequate cowards with a high-powered rifle trying to see if they can kill a frightened creature that can’t shoot back.
( Rose Winfold )

Beware of those among us who do harm to animals, for they will do the same to infants, the weak, and the defenceless.
( Dion Felsrow )

In darkened forest, scared and afraid
The smug-faced coward fired a bullet through his brain
For the evil, perverted scum, a job well done.
( Rose Winfold )

The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation.. Forearms can be blown off, as can ears, eyes and noses.. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.. Backbones can be pulverised to an unrecognisable state.. Hind legs can be shattered with the kangaroo desperately trying to get away on the other or without the use of either.. To deny that this goes on is just an exercise in attempting to fool the public.
( David Nicholls, former commercial kangaroo shooter )

An ego boost for a small mind, as ‘hunters’ savour the flavour of murder.
( Dion Felsrow )

Animals have a similar intellect to young children.
They are innocent. They crave attention. They want to play.
They can’t speak. They don’t understand.
Abusing and mistreating animals is on the same level as abusing and mistreating children.
( Rose Winfold )

Propaganda Is Masked As News

The media is a closed shop for the privileged, the press being mostly run by wealthy oligarchs who defend a status quo from which they benefit.
( Owen Jones, 23.08.2018 )

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster – and the fact that UK Government is even talking about it is evidence of their abject failure.
That they once had the nerve to tell us that independence threatened our place in Europe adds insult to injury. Scotland deserves better.
( Nicola Sturgeon, 23.08.2018 )

I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.
( J.D. Salinger )

You don’t need a degree to be a business owner.
But you often need a degree to work for a business owner.

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
( Michael J Bobak )

Some people are too insane to explain.
And some are too normal to understand.

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
( Edgar Allan Poe )

It’s often said we become the average of those we spend the most time with.

Life is so very difficult.. How can we be anything but kind.
( Buddha )

We live in the most complex, sophisticated biological masterpiece on earth.
We must do everything we can to look after it.
Take care of your body, you live in it.

A free press is essential to our democracy, but much of our press isn’t very free at all.. I want media workers to be free to do their best work, not held back by billionaire owners, tech giants or the state.
( Jeremy Corbyn, 23.08.2018 )

We live in a time when ignorance is disguised as politics, propaganda is masked as news, and greed is dismissed as capitalism.

Abundance is not a number or acquisition.
It is the simple recognition of enoughness.
( Alan Cohen )

Some say that corrupt billionaires are the problem.
Some say that a corrupt government is the problem.
But few realise that corrupt billionaires are running a corrupt government.

May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
( Buddha )

Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.
( Buddha )

Those who are weak, those who are afraid, will more easily accept the policies and believe the propaganda from Government.

It takes nothing to join the crowd.
It takes everything to stand alone.
( Hans F Hanson )

Sarcasm, because beating the shit out of people is illegal.

The truth is very bitter.. There is no purpose for humans.. The only purpose is to propagate and consume resources.. In Nature, humans are the most useless species.. If we disappear, Nature will thrive.. The bacteria, the fly, the insects, the algae, the plants all have more important roles.
( Rohit Kale )

Nature gives us everything for free.
Nature doesn’t charge us any money.
All Nature asks of us is that we protect it.

The Nazis used the term ‘Socialist’ to cover the fact that they were not socialists.
The clue is in the fact that they killed all the real socialists first.. Read some history.
( Penny Flynn )

Life is a game with snakes on every level.

The claim is not hysterical..
From health to disability benefits to prisons, it’s clear that Tory policies cost lives.
( Zoe Williams, Guardian, 13.11.2017 )

If you give thanks for what life has given you..
Don’t do so by taking everything from another life.

The harsh austerity plan rolled out under consecutive Conservative Governments has been linked to 120,000 deaths in Britain.
( Jack Peat, London Economic, 16.11.2017 )

Very often it’s the people with a broken soul who try to help you.

The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion.
It’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s gambling addiction, corporate pay-offs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy.
( Robert Reich )

I’d rather walk alone on a path of truth than follow those with enslaved minds who refuse to critically think for themselves.

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.
( J.D. Salinger )

Adopt The Pace Of Nature

Are Badgers Being Made A Scapegoat ?..
An independent report by researchers at the University of Edinburgh revealed that 97 dogs were euthanised following an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) at Kimblewink hunting kennels. This confirms that hunts are a major biosecurity risk.
The report also contains information which suggests both the hunt and Defra kept quiet about key aspects of the outbreak – such as claiming only 25 dogs were affected, rather than the actual total of 97.
Government statements about the outbreak gave the impression that there was no real threat of disease spread by hunting hounds – while at the same time they amended regulations to restrict the feeding of offal to hunting hounds.
If there was no threat – why change the regulations ?
The condition of the Kimblewick kennels – a typical hunt – is described as ‘suboptimal’, with dogs being kept in dirty, unhygienic conditions which are a breeding ground for disease. Some biosecurity measures were introduced at the kennels once the infection had been confirmed. However this backs up evidence that basic biosecurity measures at hunting kennels are generally low or non-existent.

Is The UK Government Turning A Blind Eye To Protect Fox Hunters ?..
The 97 dogs which were destroyed because of bTB are just the tip of a diseased iceberg. This story isn’t about one kennel infected with bTB, it’s about the way hunts routinely avoid even basic biosecurity and animal welfare measures, meaning their poor dogs are often living disease carriers.

There’s a simple truth here. When livestock dies, potentially of disease, it is given to hunts to feed raw to their hounds. These hounds are often in poor health due to kennelling conditions and lack of care, and pick up the disease. They then spread the disease back into the countryside – and the cycle continues. The government knows this is a huge risk but is either turning a blind eye or not giving people the full picture, both of which are unacceptable.
If farmers are concerned about disease on their farms, be it bTB or anything else, then they need to take a close look at any hunts in their area. There is stacks of evidence showing that disease can spread between livestock and hunting hounds, but the government seem intent on playing this down with misleading or disingenuous statements which deflect from the truth.
They brought in new regulations last year while pretending there was no problem when clearly there was. And those regulations won’t make any significant difference – it’s a clear case of shutting the kennel door after the hounds have bolted.
If this country wants to take disease control seriously and protect livestock, then proper biosecurity is vital – and that means stopping hunts from galloping all over farm land.
( Chris Pitt, Deputy Director of Campaigns at the League Against Cruel Sports )

Adopt the pace of Nature.. Her secret is patience.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Eating Dogs In China Has Nothing To Do With Culture ..
Few people know that the dog-eating trade in China has absolutely nothing to do with culture.. While Ancient China condoned the consumption of dogs, the spread of Buddhism in the 10th Century saw a massive decline in dog meat, and from 1644 to 1912 when the Qing Dynasty reigned, dog meat was banned.. The Qing (Manchus) considered killing and consuming a dog to be barbaric.. This stemmed from the legend of the first Manchu leader, Nurhachi, whose life was saved by a dog.. He told his followers: “In the mountains, there are so many kinds of animals which you can hunt for food, but from now on, no one is allowed to eat dogs, nor wear dog skin. When dogs die, they should be buried because dogs can read man’s emotion and can rescue their masters. Dogs are loyal.”
For almost three hundred years, dogs were revered and beloved by rulers of China who considered the slaughter and consumption of them to be so heinous that they outlawed it.. Only in the south did they continue to defy this rule.. It all changed drastically in 1912 when the Kuomintang (KMT) Nationalist Party got to power.. As a symbol of their hatred towards the Manchu, they would boil dogs alive simply to spite them.. This was only the beginning of the dogs’ descent into hell, for when the communists subsequently took power a few decades later, Chairman Mao ordered the mass execution of dogs, declaring them filthy, unclean and representative of the elite.. This led to the annihilation of millions of dogs, perpetuating a widespread hatred of them which continues to this day.. So, let’s acknowledge China’s dog meat trade for what it truly is.. Not culture, but a political perversion that manifested in the last century and was the result of one political government hating the previous rulers.
( Sarah Brownlee )

China, A Country With Zero Animal Welfare Laws ..
Both international governments and citizens alike do not dare criticise another’s ‘culture’ for fear of being deemed racist.. The result ?.. A country with zero animal welfare laws, countless dogs being burned, boiled and skinned alive on a daily basis, and millions of grieving, weeping dog-lovers and owners throughout the country who have had their dogs snatched and killed for the trade, and are utterly powerless to act, because they have a government that simply will not listen to them.. For it is true that the majority of these dogs are stolen pets – and why ?.. Because if the dog is under-nourished, this could cause a potential health hazard for the consumer, and if a dog trader wants to ensure his meat is plump and well-fed, he only needs to look to the beloved pet of a family home where the dog has been cared for and looked after.. This adds a whole new layer of sickening depravity to the trade.. And even if it was in the name of culture, in what world is it morally or remotely acceptable to steal a person’s pet dog before hauling it off to the slaughterhouse ?
( Sarah Brownlee )

Hell On Earth For Chickens ..
McDonald’s chickens come from farms described as hell on earth’.
Bred to grow too big, too fast, they can barely walk from the weight of their own oversized bodies.. These birds live in conditions so cramped they only have space the size of an A4 sheet of paper each.. Their legs burn from the toxic fumes of their own waste.

The stress that fish experience when they are pulled from the water into an environment in which they cannot breathe is exactly the same as a person drowning.
( Dr Culum Brown )

I like animals, all animals.
I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog, or a chicken or a cow, and I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me.
That’s why I’m a vegan.
( Peter Dinklage )

Without reservation I support the Australian groups fighting to save the kangaroo. The killing is a disgrace, cruel, and entirely profit motivated. The kangaroo is one of Australia’s original inhabitants, deserving both respect and compassion.
( Sir Paul McCartney )

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
( George Bernard Shaw )

No Animal Is So Cruel As Man

Until we allow all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never call ourselves civilised.

The vegan considers the abolition of the slaughter-house as a reform of the first importance in the reconstruction of human society.. For as long as it remains, society has no morality.
( Donald Watson )

Members of the UK Government and their wealthy mates on horses should have progressed beyond chasing innocent foxes around the countryside and having their dogs tear the poor souls to pieces.

They try and hide their cowardly actions by calling it ‘sport’ or ‘hunting’..
When in fact it’s cold-blooded murder.

People speak sometimes about the ‘bestial’ cruelty of man.
But that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts.
No animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
( Fyodor Dostoyevsky )

Who will be the first supermarket or store to show mercy and compassion, decency and morality, and have the guts to stop selling animal products – and put an end to enslavement, misery, fear, terror, torture, unimaginable pain, suffering, and brutal death ?

Many people are wholly unconnected to what is on their plate.
They see meat but do not see the slaughter.
( Ruth Owen )

The complete character, the true human, are those who see and hear and feel the most.. Who have the deep sympathy of understanding and compassion for all creatures on our earth.

As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks.
I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite.. And spit it out.
( Alice Walker )

All animals are here with us, none are here for us.

The Earth was made for all beings, not just human beings.
Many animals show more kindness and compassion than do many humans.

The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom.
( Robert Cheeke )

It’s very disturbing when you have a prime minister and government who have a perverted desire to not only kill wildlife animals for fun but to cheer and celebrate when a pack of frenzied dogs tear the poor souls to pieces.

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything.
It is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing non-violence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable.
( Gary Francione )

Animals do not give their life to us.. We take their lives..
They struggle and fight to the last breath..
Just as you would if you were in their place.

When they are gone.. When every last life has been stolen..
How will we remember them ?
Extinction is forever.

The arrogant delusion of superiority and the belief we have a God-given right to decide who lives and who dies.
( Rose Winfold )

Behind every fur, behind every piece of fur trim, there is a story of life, fear, horror and suffering.

The commonly held notion that punching and kicking an animal is cruelty but shooting them in the skull and slitting their throat is not, is so utterly ridiculous that it sounds like satire.

We must always remember that our world leaders and politicians are also responsible for the misery and the suffering of animals.. They have the power and the resources to end both animal and human suffering.. But they choose not to.

When I read of the possible annihilation of the elephant or the whale, or the pouring of oven cleaner or cosmetics into the eyes of live kittens, or the close confinement of pigs and calves in lightless pens, I feel myself confronted by human stupidity, which I recognise as an enemy.
The connection between stupidity and cruelty is a close one.
( Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011 )

Several studies now confirm that pigs are more intelligent than the despicable creatures who abuse and slaughter them.

When you describe an action as being ‘humane’, it is an action you are prepared to have done to yourself.. If you are not, it’s not humane.

Once the facts have been presented, you’d have to be wilfully ignorant to continue eating animal products.
( Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018 )

We can judge the character and the hearts of people by the way they treat animals.

We share this planet with wonderful and amazing animals and creatures.
If you can’t show them kindness and compassion..
Then at least do them no harm.

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see.. Death, however ‘humane’, is a harm for humans and non-humans.
( Gary Francione )

People saying that vegans are weak clearly have no idea of how much strength it takes to stand up for what you believe in.

The small number of folk who truly care must educate the arrogant many that all life is as precious as their own.

The systematic torture of sentient beings, whatever the pretext and in whatever form, cannot achieve anything more than it already has.. To show us what is the lowest point of debasement man can reach.
( Joaquin Phoenix )

The Dairy Industry.. The only place where rape victims, who cry for days over their stolen babies, are depicted as being happy.

Those who put their ‘taste’ above unimaginable pain and suffering tells us everything about them.

In one week, more farmed animals are killed than the total number of people killed in all wars throughout history.
( Melanie Joy )

Vegan is not extreme.
What’s extreme is that we say we love animals yet pay people to torture, abuse and kill them just because we like the taste of their dead bodies.. Now that is extreme.

The truth has long been met with anger before acceptance.
Soon we’ll see eating animal flesh and drinking animal milk as another barbaric relic in our history.

As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people.. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Saying the flesh of animals tastes good as a justification for killing them is pretty much the same argument as saying rape is okay since it feels good to the rapist.. Civilised people require more than sensory pleasure to justify behaviours.

So I started thinking to myself, jeez, I’ve always been told nothing but ‘milk does a body good’.. It’s a fundamental thing.
So from there it was like, what else are they lying about ?.. I just started realising there are all these things we’re brought up to believe that are just a total hoax, just bullshit advertising, you know ?
( Woody Harrelson )

Few people see the beauty that surrounds them and the wealth of love and warm affection in the soul of animals.

Not a single creature on our planet has been free from the exploitation and the persecution of man.

Unlike any other animal, you have a choice.
You can choose to kill and destroy, or you can choose to save and create.
I chose the latter.
( Edward Sanchez )

In the USA alone, three times as many animals await to be slaughtered as there are people on the entire Earth.

Fox ‘Hunting’ Is Cruelty Dressed Up As Sport ..
The pompous, posturing, red-jacketed oafs and the sick cronies who follow them don’t have the dignity of the animals they are chasing.. The barbaric activities of these gangs of posh, rural thugs is unnatural and very disturbing.. It’s cruelty dressed up as sport.. They seem to have a driven, blood-thirsty need and desire to inflict fear and pain on innocent, defenceless animals.. They are, without exception, among the cruellest, most thoughtless, most evil members of our community.
Male ‘hunters’ are invariably impotent and women who ‘hunt’ climb on horses purely for the clitoral stimulation.
( Rose Winfold )