Animals Deserve Respect And Compassion

We’re Talking About The Fight Against Injustice ..
I’ve been thinking about some of the distressing issues that we’ve been facing collectively. I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes. But for me, I see commonality. I think, whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights, we’re talking about the fight against injustice. We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, one species, has the right to dominate, use and control another with impunity. I think we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world. Many of us are guilty of an egocentric world view, and we believe that we’re the centre of the universe. We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakeable. Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. We fear the idea of personal change, because we think we need to sacrifice something, to give something up. But human beings at our best are so creative and inventive, and we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and the environment.
( Joaquin Phoenix, 10.02.2020 )

Humans yet to fully evolve, fearful, small-minded cowards without conscience or empathy, who call themselves ‘hunters’, kill innocent creatures and, for a while, takes away their feeling of inadequacy and weakness.
( Rose Winfold )

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat.
( Kim Basinger )

I’m vegan because I love animals, and I can’t in good conscience be involved in anything that causes or contributes to the suffering of animals. Animal agriculture is a huge contributor to climate change, to deforestation, to water use, and to human chronic diseases, so although I’m vegan for the animals, it’s just a really nice by-product of veganism that it’s also a way to save humanity and our planet as well.
( Moby )

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food.
( John Harvey Kellogg )

What do they know, all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world, about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation. All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis. For the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Stolen babies and grieving mothers are behind every glass of milk and every piece of cheese.
( Rose Winfold )

Farmers Are Poisoning Our Water And Our Wildlife ..
Many farmers or landowners do not have the resources to avoid polluting waterways with manure, a phenomenon that’s proved disastrous for wildlife. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that more than 10 million kilograms of antimicrobials, which includes antibiotics and antiparasitics, were sold in the U.S. for use in livestock alone. Considering there are nearly one billion cows around the world, not to mention chicken, pigs, sheep, and horses, a staggering amount of livestock pharmaceuticals are entering the water, both freshwater and marine, experts say. And from birth control hormones feminising male fish to painkillers poisoning vultures, the impacts of such drugs on wildlife are more far-reaching than previously believed. Most pharmaceuticals in manure enter the environment via agricultural runoff, the incomplete treatment of wastewater, and the application of biosolids, or treated sewage sludge, to farms as fertiliser. 
If contaminants aren’t completely removed from wastewater, for instance, they can end up in the sewage sludge that’s then put back on crops. Some of these pollutants, including heavy metals such as lead and cadmium, are taken up by plants or return to groundwater sources, where they can be ingested by wildlife and humans. That’s one way that the bacterium Escherichia coli, which is a normal part of bovine gut flora, can infiltrate food crops and make humans seriously ill.
( Carrie Arnold, 08.12.2019 )

Conditioned Into Believing These Were Normal Practises ..
Those we call “farm” animals all once roamed wild and free. The cows, the pigs, the sheep, the goats, the chickens and the ducks. All gentle creatures that man enslaved and domesticated for gain and profit. This was not meant to be and disrupted the natural order of things. It was immoral, cruel, and disrespected both the animals and Mother Nature. The hunting of other wild animals soon followed and the ignorant masses were soon conditioned into believing these were normal practises. Prior to this people were content in eating fruit, berries, nuts and plants that grew naturally and most people were generally healthy. What followed was life-threatening diseases, those we have today. Many scientists and doctors say that most of the diseases we contract are due to eating animal products, but we carry on as “normal”.
( Rose Winfold )

When I first made the transition to eating plant-based, I foolishly thought veganism was just about diet. But the more I learned, the more it was obviously so much more than that. Veganism changed me. It taught me to look past myself – to consider how my choices affect others – the animals, the people around me, and the planet we live on. To me, veganism is consciousness.
( Katherine Von Drachenberg, known as Kat Von D )

Do not unjustly eat fish the water has given up, and do not desire as food the flesh of slaughtered animals, or the white milk of mothers who intended its pure draught for their young, not noble ladies. And do not grieve the unsuspecting birds by taking eggs, for injustice is the worst of crimes. And spare the honey which the bees get industriously from the flowers of fragrant plants – for they did not store it that it might belong to others, nor did they gather it for bounty and gifts. I washed my hands of all this, and wish that I perceived my way before my hair went grey.
( Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, 973 – 1057 )

We Are The Awakened ..
We are few, but we are the awakened.
We were all born into a beautiful, loving world.
We were then brainwashed by our cruel, greedy ‘masters’ into believing that exploiting and killing non-human animals was normal, that it was necessary for our survival. We now understand the truth – that all living beings have the same right to be here as we have, the same right to a life of safety and freedom. We have the vision that one day this will be. We will continue in trying to awaken the brainwashed masses until there is freedom for all those we share this wonderful world with.

Animals are incapable of the kinds of cruelty that humans deliberately inflict on animals.
( Rose Winfold )

I have spent 20 years being lectured by those that love hunting and shooting, about its benefits to conservation. It isn’t. It’s just used as an excuse to shoot stuff for fun.
( Ben Fogle )

Home is where them cruel humans ain’t.

We all have a voice. I have this platform and so, not to use it correctly would be wrong of me. Nobody is perfect, I’m certainly not, but this is happening every day to so many animals worldwide. This is why I have decided to go to a vegan diet. It has been over a year now. Yes, it’s hard, nothing’s ever easy, but I’ve felt the best I’ve ever felt.
( Lewis Hamilton )

In their behaviour toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they’re the victims. Otherwise they victimise blindly and without a thought.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

We don’t need to eat animals to survive and thrive. You can live a full, happy, healthier and abundant life as a vegan. The animals deserve respect and compassion, I think we all know this in our hearts, and we just have to make compassionate choices. And in terms of choice, there truly is no better time in history to go vegan than today.
( Evanna Lynch )

Look into the eyes of animals and you will see the same innocence and bewilderment in the eyes of young children.

Some people will pray for mercy, but are unwilling to extend it to animals. Why should they then expect mercy from God?
( Rose Winfold )

We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And non-human animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, firsthand foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us, they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us, they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive.
( Joaquin Phoenix )

The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Who Would Have Thought ..
Something that can’t be bought.
Something that can’t be bribed.
Something that’s not interested in money or material things.
Something that can’t be persuaded, even by torture.
Something that doesn’t discriminate against race or gender.
Something that all the nuclear weapons in the world can’t defend us from.
Something that all the military personnel in the world can’t defend us from.
And guess what? It was created by the greedy, ignorant behaviour of humans.
The result of abusing and exploiting animals and interfering with natural order.
The result of cutting down rainforests and destroying animal habitats.
A deadly virus that kills the aggressors but not the victims.
Just another warning from Mother Nature :
“STOP FUCKING WITH THE ANIMALS AND THE EARTH”.

Without doubt, greedy humans and corrupt governments are responsible for the destruction of Nature, the destruction of all creatures that inhabit our planet, and the destruction of our planet itself.
( Rose Winfold )

Some animals are no longer on Earth’s endangered species list because they are no longer on Earth.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

If you talk to the animals they will talk to you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.
( Chief Dan George )

Hell was full so they sent some of the cowardly animal abusers back.

The absence of consciousness in the world is one of the main reasons why animals are made to suffer.
( Rose Winfold ) 

To be a vegetarian is to disagree — to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars — we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it’s a strong one.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Humans Without Conscience Or Compassion

Millions Of Pigs Killed Due To African Swine Fever ..
It is being described as the biggest animal disease outbreak the world has ever seen. Its impacts are already profound in Asia and beyond. The virus has spread across the whole of China since it was first discovered in August 2018. Official figures from China show the national pig herd had declined by 32% year-on-year by July 2019, with an estimated 100 million pigs lost already. While some of the losses will be directly or indirectly linked to the disease itself, the reduction is also being heavily driven by vast numbers of producers choosing to slaughter their herds and get out of pigs before the virus gets to them. Rabobank is forecasting that, by the end of the year, China’s pig herd will have halved. Given that it numbered 700 million and accounted for half the world’s pigs before African Swine Fever struck in August 2018, the damage the virus is causing is plain for all to see. And that is just China. African Swine Fever is continuing to spread across Asia at a worrying rate, confirmed in September for the first time in South Korea, where six cases were confirmed within two weeks, and the Philippines, where 12 cases were recorded in one area in a short time. In Vietnam, infected soon after China, the virus has reached all 63 provinces and around 5 million pigs have been killed. African Swine Fever has also been recorded in North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Hong Kong and Myanmar. So far.
( Alistair Driver, 10.10.2019 )

Extreme Heat Kills Thousands Of Flying Foxes ..
The 30,000 grey-headed 
flying foxes in Yarra Bend Park, just outside the heart of Melbourne, Australia, were having a fairly routine early spring. In September and October— springtime in Australia and prime birthing season for the 28-centimetre long megabats— many of the flying foxes had returned to the park from their winter migration up the coast. Females were birthing pups as normal. All was routine. And then the horror started. It got too hot, too quickly. Incapable of surviving the extreme, relentless heat that gripped Melbourne in December, the flying foxes were dying. Across three days just before Christmas, 4,500 of the park’s grey-headed flying foxes perished— 15% of the colony’s population. The tragedy for flying foxes in the park echoes scenes of wildlife suffering across the country and puts a spotlight on the perils of extreme heat, which for some species can be just as deadly as fire. The colony in Adelaide suffered even worse. Several thousand flying fox babies died there from extreme heat between November and January. On January 4, many thousands of flying fox babies died across multiple roosts in and around the Sydney region of New South Wales, where the temperature reached a record-breaking 49 deg.C.  This summer’s extreme heat and extreme fires, which have imperilled Australia’s entire eastern coast—prime flying-fox habitat risk wiping out the 2019 generation of newborn bats. Some 80% of flying fox pups are born in October. They were young and vulnerable when heat waves and wildfires broke out late last year. Between 1994 and 2007, approximately 30,000 grey-headed flying foxes died in extreme heat events in Australia.
( Natasha Daly, 07.01.2020 )

The Despicable Live Animal Export Business ..
Every year nearly 2 billion farm animals are loaded on to trucks or ships and sent to new countries in journeys that can take days and sometimes weeks. Every day, at least 5 million animals are in transit. Rising demand for meat in many parts of the world has been a boon for exporters who specialise in breeding or in animals that need to be fattened before slaughter. In the Middle East, in particular, animal imports have risen markedly: in 2016, Saudi Arabia alone imported nearly $1billion worth of live animals. Hong Kong’s reliance on importing animals from China has fuelled fears of greater dependence on the mainland. In turn, other countries rely on selling their farm animals overseas. Romania, for example, exports more than 2 million sheep a year. Sudan’s trade with Saudi Arabia – where it sends several million sheep annually – is one of its most important sectors. Australia, Denmark and Spain also have thriving export industries. But the steadily growing trade has led to concerns about the lack of oversight of animals in transit and when they reach their destination. Poor conditions during transportation and inhumane slaughter on arrival are two issues raised by animal charities that are calling for better regulation of the industry. There are also fears about the spread of disease. Abuse or bad animal practices, such as cutting the tendons in a cow’s legs in order to stop it moving before slaughter, or repeatedly stabbing into the side of the neck in order to kill, have been exposed in a number of slaughterhouses in Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The US, UK and France have all recorded fewer, larger meat plants, meaning animals must travel longer distances, and even into other countries, for processing.
( Hilary Osborne and Bibi van der Zee, 20.01.2020 )

Humans Kill Millions Of Wildlife Animals And Destroy Their Habitat ..
As humans continue to develop natural areas, animals’ homes continue to disappear. And as animals search for food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their young, they’re often deemed “nuisances” or “pests” or said to be “over-populated”. Each year, millions of them are killed because humans have taken over their living areas and don’t want them there. Canada geese, rabbits, raccoons, chipmunks, mice, rats, wasps, beavers, bats, snakes, ducks, prairie dogs, and pigeons are among the types of wildlife who most often suffer because of a perceived conflict with humans. Animals ask for very little except for the opportunity to live in peace. But adding to their struggle to survive are hunters, who enjoy stalking and killing them even when they make their homes far away from cities. Hunters frequently victimise bears, coyotes, ducks, foxes, mountain lions, prairie dogs, deer, geese, and wolves. Anglers like to trick fish into biting on hooks that pierce their faces before pulling them out of the water and allowing them to suffocate. And trappers lay traps that slam shut on unsuspecting animals’ legs so that they can kill them for being a “nuisance” or for their fur.
( PETA )

The Cruel, Unnecessary, Slaughter Of Badgers ..
The culls have expanded to unimaginable scales, covering an area larger than Israel. I cannot understand why the government has permitted this massive expansion of badger culling, when it has not yet responded to the Godfray Review it commissioned and received nearly a year ago. The review concluded the government and farming industry were paying far too much attention to badger management, and far too little attention to cattle-to-cattle transmission, which is responsible for the majority of TB incidents in cattle. The review also called upon government to properly evaluate badger vaccination as a non-lethal alternative to culling. Ministers regularly call for the conservation of wildlife in other countries, but refuse to invest in helping their own farmers to coexist with wildlife.
( Professor Rosie Woodroffe, ecologist at the Zoological Society of London, September 2019 )

Badgers Are Being Pushed To The Verge Of Extinction ..
This year will take the number of badgers killed since the cull started to over 130,000, pushing the species to the verge of local extinction in areas of England which it has inhabited since the ice age. The public costs of the badger cull are estimated to exceed £60million by the end of 2019, yet the government has provided no evidence to prove this cruel slaughter is having any significant impact on lowering bovine TB.
( Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Badger Trust, September 2019 )

Thanks To Boris Johnson’s Girlfriend, Derbyshire Badgers Won A Reprieve ..
Farm leaders have slammed the government for rejecting a farmer-led application to cull badgers in Derbyshire, which is considered in the ‘edge area’ for bovine TB. 
Bill Harper, National Beef Association TB committee chairman, said: “The application for Derbyshire was turned down at the last minute and we cannot understand why. It met with all the protocols and criteria. Natural England has not given us any explanation. We believe this decision was taken purely on political and not scientific grounds. I’m convinced that it is Derbyshire Wildlife Trust that has won the day. Their representatives include Chris Packham and Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Badger Trust. It is almost like Boris Johnson is saying: ‘Oh right darling, we will not allow that one’. Nobody has ever got to this stage and been turned down. There are no reasons why they should be turned down. They had done everything they had been asked to do. It stinks. The problem you have got is the signal it sends out to any other areas considering doing all the work. It was one of the best applications we have seen.” Mr Harper was referring to suggestions that the prime minister’s girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, an opponent of the badger cull, had convinced him not to extend the policy to Derbyshire.
( Philip Case, 10.09.2019 )

Millions Of Animals Are Tortured And Killed Every Year In Laboratories ..
Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds, are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Before their deaths, some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others are immobilised in restraint devices for hours, some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed. In addition to the torment of the actual experiments, animals in laboratories are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. They are confined to barren cages, socially isolated, and psychologically traumatised. The thinking, feeling animals who are used in experiments are treated like nothing more than disposable laboratory equipment. Diseases that are artificially induced in animals in a laboratory, whether they be mice or monkeys, are never identical to those that occur naturally in human beings. And because animal species differ from one another biologically in many significant ways, it becomes even more unlikely that animal experiments will yield results that will be correctly interpreted and applied to the human condition in a meaningful way. Because experimenters rarely publish results of failed animal studies, other scientists and the public do not have ready access to information on the ineffectiveness of animal experimentation.
( PETA )

The Ignorant And The Mindless Participate In Wildlife Killing Contests ..
Contestants use digital technology to lure animals like foxes and coyotes to their death, and then riddle them with bullets in a mad rush to kill the most animals, and then dump the animals like garbage once the contest is over. Footage captured by the Humane Society of the United States at two such contests,
the “Predator Hunters of Maryland” event in Unionville and the “Southern Maryland Predator Hunt” in Waldorf, shows contestants unloading foxes, coyotes and raccoons with gruesome injuries, their bodies bloody and ripped apart by bullets, from trucks. Worse, children seemingly inured to the violence play among the dead animals and even help drag them to the judging area. Altogether, about 200 dead animals were placed before the judges in Unionville. Contestants were judged on a point system — killing a coyote earned five points, a fox three points and a raccoon one point. Prizes were also awarded for the heaviest coyote, the heaviest fox and the heaviest raccoon killed. The winner of the Unionville contest took home a cash prize of around $400 for killing 38 foxes. At the Waldorf contest, the winning team killed 27 foxes during the approximately 16-hour allowable “hunting” window. Sadly, these are not the only contests of their kind in the state. At the 2019 Annual Central Maryland Predator Competition in Mount Airy, 236 red foxes, gray foxes and coyotes were killed; and the “Coyote in the Hills Hunt” is taking place right now in Oakland, Maryland, where participants are competing to kill the most coyotes for cash prizes. Such unnecessary carnage is shocking to anyone with an iota of compassion. As more and more scientists and state wildlife agencies are pointing out, wildlife killing contests also serve no credible conservation purpose. In fact, they may create many more problems by removing animals who play important roles in their ecosystems. For instance, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports that red fox populations are declining in some areas. Foxes provide balance in nature and, like all wild carnivores, they regulate their own numbers according to available habitat and prey. Also, when adult foxes are killed, dependent young may be orphaned and left to die from starvation, predation or exposure. But participants at one of the contests told our investigators — naively and wrongly — that killing contests create balance in nature because “people aren’t wearing fur anymore and the fox population gets out of control.” Unfortunately, such ignorance and indifference to animal cruelty is not unique to Maryland.
(Kitty Block, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and CEO of Humane Society International, 19.02.2020)

Mankind is not the only animal that loves, thinks, cares for their children, and feels pain. The sooner we acknowledge that animals are sentient, emotional beings, the sooner we will cease exploiting them and doing them harm. Animals share this earth with us and have as much right as we do to be free and to live in peace. We must embrace them as neighbours, perhaps even as our brothers and sisters.
( Rose Winfold )

Your Hands Are Full Of Blood

Dominion Over The Animals ..
The bible, on many occasions, says that man was given “dominion” over the animals. People have twisted this to mean that they can do anything they wish to animals. What is meant by “dominion” is the ability to impose our will. We do indeed rule over all animals, as we are the most powerful species on the planet.
This however, does not mean it is okay to abuse this power, through animal abuse, and other wicked acts.
( Denis Giron )

For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine.
( Psalm 50:10-11 )

To do charity and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
( Proverbs 21:3 )

Throughout the bible there are many stories that have a strong moral value. Whenever you read a story in the bible, ask yourself what the moral of that story was. It has to have a moral, because if there is no moral, then the story has no relevance. Surely nothing in the bible is irrelevant. In Numbers 22: 21-34, there is the story of Balaam beating his donkey. Within these verses is a strong story about animal abuse, suffering, and animal rights.
( Denis Giron )

What I want is mercy, not sacrifice.
( Hosea 6:6 )

God Does Not Command Animal Sacrifice ..
The idea of animal rights being expressed in the bible comes under fire from those who point to instances of animal sacrifice. I admit the many mentionings of animal sacrifice in the bible have troubled me in the past. How can a merciful God command us to sacrifice animals ? The truth of the matter is, we are NOT supposed to sacrifice animals. God does not command us to do this. The truth is, in Moses’ time, after the Jews came out of Egypt, God allowed animal sacrifices for that time period. The great Jewish philosopher Abarbanel believed animal sacrifice was briefly allowed by God in order to end the idolatry the Jews practiced in Egypt. He cited a Jewish writing that indicated that the Jews had become accustomed to sacrifices in Egypt. To wean them from these idolatrous practices, God tolerated the sacrifices but commanded that they be offered in one central sanctuary.
( Denis Giron )

Your Hands Are Full Of Blood ..
The multitude of your sacrifices, what are they to me ? I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals. I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings. Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations, I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me. I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you. Even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood. Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight. Stop doing wrong.
( Isaiah 1:11-16 )

Across the globe, there is a small handful of vegetarian Christians who assert that Jesus was a vegetarian. The bible, and other sources, seems to support this belief. Vegetarianism is not without precedent in the Christian, or even Catholic faiths. Many early church fathers were vegetarian, including St. Basil, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Francis of Assisi.
( Denis Giron )

Refrain at all times from such foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression.
( Thomas Tryon )

Meat Corrupts Your Heart ..
Throughout history there has been many vegetarian jews. Even today, only India has more faith-based vegetarians than Israel. These vegetarian jews believed meat corrupted your soul. Eating meat was permitted by God, but so was drinking alcohol. In fact, just like alcohol, the bible teaches, meat makes you “stumble”, or corrupts your heart (Romans 14-21). That is why Jesus, the Messiah, would eat butter and honey, instead of meat, so that his heart would not be corrupted. Before, during, and after Jesus’ time Jews argued whether or not meat was good for people. There were many vegetarian jews, so why not Jesus ?
( Denis Giron )

Until we consider animal life to be worthy of the consideration and reverence we bestow upon old books and pictures and historic monuments, there will always be the animal refugee living a precarious life on the edge of extermination, dependent for existence on the charity of a few human beings.
( Gerald Durrell )

The Prophet Daniel Was A Vegetarian ..
In the first chapter of the book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon has imprisoned Daniel. In verse 8, Daniel refused to defile himself by eating the meat being served to him in the prison. Daniel abstained from the meat offered because he was a vegetarian. He knew the benefits of such a diet. Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over him: “Please test your servants for ten days. Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. So the guard took away their meat and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead (Daniel 1:11-16).
( Denis Giron )

Animals have a short life, yet we choose not only to kill them and make it shorter, we abuse and torture the poor souls beforehand. What does that say about us when we can’t even show a little compassion and kindness before we brutally slaughter them and mutilate their bodies ?
( Len Firswood )

Let Us Be Kind To Animals ..
Life is as precious to us as it is for an animal. An animal is as loving, caring, and kind to her children as we are. She might not be able to tell us but she can express it through her eyes and expressions. She feels joy and happiness. She is helpless in our cruel hands and vulnerable to our vicious greed. Let us be kind to animals.

Let us learn to feel their pain. Can we kill a helpless baby to feed our greed ? Then how can we kill helpless animal friends that can’t talk ? Often we kill just for fun. How funny would it be if an animal killed a human just for fun ? Let us be kind to animals as much as possible. I know we can. It is easier to love an animal than a human being. If you love an animal, it will rarely hurt you. Let us practice kindness and compassion to animals so that we may create a peaceful world.
( Debasish Mridha )

The prophesy in Isaiah 7:15 said Jesus would eat butter and honey (rather than meat) to be able to know the difference between good and evil. If Jesus ate meat, then he does not fit the Messianic prophesy of the Jews. Nowhere in the bible does it ever mention Jesus eating meat. Now, knowing that the bible never mentions him eating meat, and taking into account the fact that Jesus taught love and kindness, how hard is it to assume he might have been a vegetarian ?
( Denis Giron )

I encourage everyone to go where their hearts take them, with love, not fear. If we all travel this road, the world will be a better place for all beings. Kinder and more humane choices will be made when we let our hearts lead the way. Compassion begets compassion and caring for and loving animals spills over into compassion and caring for humans. The umbrella of compassion is very important to share freely and widely.
( Marc Bekoff )

What About Fish ? ..
In the 14th chapter of Matthew (verses 13-21) Jesus takes his boat to a remote island. Thousands follow him there. Jesus tells his disciples to feed these people, but they tell him that they only have five loaves of bread and two fish (verse 17). Jesus gave thanks for the food, and it multiplied into enough to feed five thousand people. Now the question is, if Jesus was a vegetarian, why was he giving fish to his followers ? It should be noted that some scholars contend that the Greek word for “fish weed” (a dried seaweed) has been mistranslated in this story as “fish”. It is certainly true that dried fishweed would be more likely in a basket with bread, and fishweed remains a popular food among Palestinian peasants like the people to whom Jesus was speaking. Also, in the beginning of the story (Matthew 14:13) it says Jesus got to this place by boat. These people were right by the sea. If they were out of fish, why not just go on a quick fishing expedition ? Surely with 5,000 men present it would not be that hard to go fishing. With this in mind, it further supports the thought that fishweed was being used, not actual fish. Also, when one considers that the disciples did not even think about trying to catch some fish, this helps explain Matthew 4:18-20, where Jesus gets his first disciples by telling some fishermen to give up their profession and follow him. Jesus even says to them “I will make you a fisher of men”. Could this be Jesus was having them give up their barbaric line of work to do something more righteous ? It may sound absurd, but it starts to make a little more sense when you take it in the same context as the story of feeding five thousand, where the disciples never even considered trying to catch some fish, despite being beside the sea. Why didn’t they go fishing ? Did Jesus teach it was wrong to eat fish ?
( Denis Giron )

Surely it is our animal nature that recognises the divinity of the natural world in all its mystery and beauty, despite the distressing habits and limited perception that afflict our species. So perhaps our hope of redemption lies in the fact that we are animals, not that we are people.
( Elizabeth Marshall Thomas )

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.
But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Proverbs 12:10 –  Meaning a good man is merciful. He is gentle and kind. He is ruled by pity and compassion. He will not be mean or hard. But the wicked are cruel. Even their kindness is harsh, for they lack the tender, gentle spirit of the righteous man, who is concerned even for animals. They are not kind and merciful.

Why Should We No Longer Offer Animal Sacrifices Today?..
Animal sacrifices have ended because Jesus Christ was the ultimate and perfect sacrifice. John the Baptist recognised this when he saw Jesus coming to be baptized and said, “Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). You may be asking yourself, why animals? What did they do wrong? That is the point—since the animals did no wrong, they died in place of the one performing the sacrifice. Jesus Christ also did no wrong but willingly gave Himself to die for the sins of mankind (1 Timothy 2:6). Jesus Christ took our sin upon Himself and died in our place. As 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Through faith in what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross, we can receive forgiveness. Animal sacrifices were commanded by God so that the individual could experience forgiveness of sin. The animal served as a substitute, that is, the animal died in place of the sinner, but only temporarily, which is why the sacrifices needed to be offered over and over. Animal sacrifices have stopped with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrificial substitute once for all time (Hebrews 7:27) and is now the only mediator between God and humanity (1 Timothy 2:5). Animal sacrifices foreshadowed Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. The only basis on which an animal sacrifice could provide forgiveness of sins is Christ who would sacrifice Himself for our sins, providing the forgiveness that animal sacrifices could only illustrate and foreshadow.

People pray to God for mercy and justice but continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered solely for their gustatory desires. I fail to understand why the masses believe it’s okay to bring gentle animals into the world with the sole intention of hurting them and then brutally killing them. What, or who, gave us the right or the authority to do this? Certainly not a loving God or Creator.
( Rose Winfold )

The Hidden Truths Of The Meat Industry

The Single Biggest Way To Reduce Our Impact On Earth ..
The word ‘veganism’ first came about in 1944, when teacher Donald Watson founded The Vegan Society in Leicester. It’s a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
It’s no longer disputed that eating less meat is better for the planet.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution, yet we do little to counter it.
Studies prove that swapping to a vegan diet is the single biggest way to reduce our impact on earth. Critics of veganism frequently argue that soya is unsustainable, yet only 6% of all soya is used for human consumption. The overwhelming majority is used for animal feed. Countless studies link major diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes to the consumption of animal protein.
Switching to a plant-based diet has been proven to prevent, treat and even reverse heart disease and type two diabetes.
The health benefits of a plant-based diet have never been clearer. Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, F1’s Lewis Hamilton, boxer David Haye and many other elite athletes have all cited their vegan diet as reasons for their success, claiming they feel stronger and faster and their recovery is quicker.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

The Truths Are Kept Hidden By The Meat And Dairy Industries ..
What we forget, when we pick up products from the supermarket shelves, is that the meat, dairy and egg industries are some of the most powerful in the world. Their marketing reflects this. People see labels like ‘humane milk’ and ‘humane meat’ and they believe them, yet these are myths, marketing ploys that exist only to make us feel better. The word humane means compassionate and kind, and because it means this, neither meat nor dairy can ever be considered it.
Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated to produce milk. Their calves are taken at birth. If he’s male, he’s often shot because he won’t produce milk, or he may be dumped, still alive, in ditches like garbage. Alternatively he’ll be locked in a pen, unable to move, touch grass, or even lie down, and when his muscles are soft enough, he’ll be killed and sold as veal. If the calf is female, she’ll lead the same life as her mother, repeatedly impregnated, her calves taken, and when she’s too spent to produce enough milk (around six years old) she’ll be sent to the slaughterhouse.
Cows naturally live to 25 years old.
The fact that all dairy cows end up as cheap beef isn’t widely known. Neither is the abhorrent treatment of newborn calves. But public ignorance is what the industry wants, and so the truths are kept hidden and the myths perpetuated.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

Go Vegan And Nobody Gets Hurt ..
The vegan movement supports both non-human and human animals and helps them to live better lives. The term vegan refers to those who choose not to support the humiliation, exploitation, torture and killing of innocent animals.
One doesn’t eat leather, or ingest duck down or consume wool. You can’t munch on a circus or chow down on a zoo. It’s also notoriously difficult to scoff a horse race. Sadly, animal abuse doesn’t end with eating them.
As for those who say they won’t go vegan because they don’t want to eat processed foods, my jaw drops every time I hear that one. Do they have no idea how much processing meat, milk and egg products go through before they reach the supermarket shelves ? Some seem to imagine that a burger made from plants is ‘unnatural’ where as one made from a cow’s butt couldn’t be more pure. What utter nonsense. They seem to dismiss the antibiotics that are pumped into animals reared for meat, the hormones that rage inside two thirds of dairy cows at any one time (because they’re pregnant) and therefore make it into the milk humans consume, the colouring that is added to salmon to make it look pink, the water injected into chickens to make them heavier (as they’re sold by weight), and don’t even get me started on bacon.
Health and veganism are connected, in that having a whole foods, plant based diet (along with regular exercise and mindfulness) is your best chance of leading a long and healthy life. However, veganism is an ethical choice and non-human animals must be at the centre of it. Go vegan and nobody gets hurt.
( Tofu Temptress, 18.09.2017 )

Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40% and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.
( Ingrid Newkirk )

The Slaughter Of Billions Of Newly-Hatched Chicks ..
The public aren’t told about the practice of ‘chick culling’, the slaughter of billions of newly-hatched chicks every year. Male chicks are by-products of the egg industry, worthless because they don’t lay eggs, so they are macerated alive in high-speed grinders, asphyxiated by carbon dioxide, or suffocated in plastic bins.
( Selene Nelson )

Eating Any Meat Poses Serious Health Risks ..
The World Health Organisation declared processed meat a ‘carcinogen’ that increases the risk of colon or rectum cancer by 18%. But it’s not just processed meat that poses a health risk. Science has known for a while that eating all kinds of animals, including white meat, is unhealthy. Eating any meat, hormone-free or not, poses serious long-term risks to our health.
A vast array of studies from top universities and independent researchers has found that eating chickens, cows, pigs and other animals promotes cancer in many forms. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat-eaters, the most common forms being breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A 2014 Harvard study found that just one serving a day of red meat during adolescence was associated with a 22% higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer and that the same red meat consumption in adulthood was associated with a 13% higher risk of breast cancer overall.
( Len Firswood, 11.11.2015 )

Mutilated At Birth ..
What about pigs, among the most intelligent, emotional and cognitively complex animals in the world ? Sows are kept in metal ‘gestation crates’ so small they can’t even turn around. They are mutilated at birth, their tails cut off, their teeth pulled, their ears tagged. In this country, we think the ‘humane’ way of killing them is to gas them. Forced into carbon dioxide gas chambers, pigs’ bodies burn from the inside as they suffocate. Their panicked, agonised screams can be heard far outside the chambers.
( Selene Nelson )

Eating Meat Is Killing People ..
A “meat tax” could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers. Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700million in UK healthcare costs, according to new research. Various research has linked eating red meat to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Researchers at the University of Oxford said meat eaters were also increasing the burden on the health service and the economy, due to a loss of workforce from ill health. There is also a growing awareness of the environmental impact of eating red meat, with high levels of land and water use and carbon emissions associated with its production.
( Extract from a BBC News article, 07.11.2018 )

Consuming Meat And Dairy May Cause Impotence ..
Meat, eggs, and dairy products slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs, and not just the heart. Originally, it was thought that impotence was caused only by anxiety, but according to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, up to 90% of all cases of impotence are actually physical as opposed to psychological, meaning the high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammations, and hormonal imbalances that eating meat causes might also contribute to impotence.
Numerous physicians and nutritionists agree that the best way to prevent artery blockage as well as multiple other conditions that cause impotence is to eat a diet high in fibre, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
( Extract from an article by Rachel Krantz, 15.02.2016 )

The Industrialisation Of Living Creatures ..
Unfortunately, animals have been victimised to the point where they’re not even considered victims anymore. In the UK, we’re appalled by the Yulin dog meat festival in China, dismayed by the Faroe Islands’ pilot whale hunt, but cows, pigs, chickens? They don’t count. The animals themselves disappear, they’re no longer living, breathing, feeling individuals, they’re commodities, walking hunks of flesh waiting to be killed. This isn’t even about meat anymore, it’s about the industrialisation of living creatures. Do these animals feel fear, as they’re lead into the slaughterhouse over ground coated in blood ? Do they feel pain, as they’re hung upside down and a knife is thrust into their throat? We know, from the abattoir footage no-one wants to watch, that the answers to these questions is ‘yes’.
If we could live in a world where we could not only survive but thrive without eating animal products. If there was an abundance of plant-based food at our disposal. If eating this way was infinitely less harmful to the environment. Should we still choose to kill animals? If these three hypotheses are true, can there ever be a moral justification for doing what we do to animals?
Vegans are called ‘extremists’, but what really is more extreme? Gratuitously exploiting and killing living beings for their milk, eggs and meat, or trying to encourage people not to kill unnecessarily?
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

The Kangaroo Killing Industry ..
Welcome to the world of the Kangaroo Killing Industry. It’s what the Kangaroo Killing Industry and their affiliates don’t tell you that is of greatest concern.
As an Indigenous woman, I’ve been exposing the Kangaroo Killing Industry for decades and I’m always amazed at the spin people blindly believe about kangaroos including that “Indigenous people ate them for thousands of years”. No, actually many of us didn’t and indeed don’t. You see, Kangaroo are a Sacred Totem Animal to many of we Indigenous people. They are a Creator Spirit and The Dreaming of Country and holding Kangaroo as Totem means for many Indigenous people we never ate it, or eat it, ever.
Generalised ignorance is what the Kangaroo Killing Industry thrives on and they run a mile when asked why they don’t have warnings on their packages regarding very real and justified concerns about kangaroo meat.
They think ongoing international trade or supermarket bans against the Industry based on inherent cruelty, unsustainable slaughter and ongoing meat contamination issues is nothing to worry about. Oh really?
Kangaroo meat carries a naturally heavy parasite load — a single Western or Eastern Grey Kangaroo can be infected with up to 30,000 parasitic worms from up to 20 different nematode species.
Over the years epidemics have wiped out many millions of kangaroos.
In Western NSW in 2016 millions of kangaroos died from an unknown, uncontrollable disease that is still undiagnosed, yet state and federal governments and the Kangaroo Killing Industry continue to slaughter kangaroos and sell the meat to consumers. There is some evidence gathered by a vet and pathologist from NSW western district that goats with similar symptoms of this still un-identified disease crosses the species barrier. If there was an epidemic in the animal agriculture industry, there would be thorough investigations, but not with the Kangaroo Killing Industry? Wild ‘game’ kangaroos can harbour a wide range of bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases. The potential transfer of ‘zoonotic’ pathogens between species is possible but not well researched.
Toxoplasmosis and Salmonellosis, two bacterial infections affecting kangaroos and human health, can spread to humans through the handling, processing or consumption of infected kangaroo meat. Independent analyses from the past 20 years consistently turned up kangaroo meat that harboured the salmonella bacterium and other bacterial contaminants. This comes from the way that shooting and transport in the wild occurs.
Slaughtered kangaroos are transported in the open air, gathering dust and flies, stored in field chillers, and may not be transported to processors for up to 14 days after being shot. The fact that kangaroo shooters are being instructed to spray down kangaroo carcasses with acetic acid (combats pathogens) is also kept well hidden from you, the public. The cyst-forming tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, entered Australia on sheep and now affects kangaroos as intermediate hosts.
For too long this brutal industry of wretched animal cruelty has crept along under the radar. The time is long overdue for this slaughter of The Dreaming to be shown in all its reality. For you and your pets. Buyer beware.
( Extracts from an article by Ro Mudyin Godwin, 11.01.2019 )

Animal Lovers Don’t Eat Animals

The indifference, callousness, and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering towards animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.
( Ashley Montagu )

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
( Marilyn Monroe )

An animal’s experience of the world and life is probably different from ours.
We don’t know what it’s like to be an animal, although we also are animals.
It would be very ignorant to assume that other animals have a lesser experience than us.
( Rose Winfold )

Many humans are civilised, many are still evolving.
And, because of this, animals continue to suffer.
( Dion Felsrow )

Man is the cruelest animal.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )

We generally accept that it’s natural for carnivorous wild animals to kill other animals in order to live. But people don’t often think (or even know) about the extraordinary and unnatural suffering that humans inflict on the animals that we freely harvest for food, with the help of modern high technology and the animal food sciences.
( Marc Bekoff )

If the millions of caged animals in the world could speak, what might they say.

Men are the devils of the earth, and the animals are the tormented souls.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

If you eat animals, you don’t love animals. You love to eat them.
( Andrew Kirschner )

Each soul taken by violence, violates all humanity.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Crying is the only way animals can speak when they are unable to explain the pain they are suffering.

This isn’t animal experimentation, where you can imagine some proportionate good at the other end of the suffering. This is what we feel like eating. Tell me something: Why is taste, the crudest of our sense, exempted from the ethical rules that govern our other sense ? If you stop and think about it, it’s crazy. Why doesn’t a horny person has as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it ?
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Our treatment of animals, in every department, is deeply and systematically immoral. Becoming a vegetarian is only the most minimal ethical response to the magnitude of the evil.
( Colin McGinn )

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilised.
( Henry David Thoreau )

How can we possibly behave in a ‘humane’ way when we rape a cow, steal her children, steal her childrens’ milk, and when she can no longer give enough milk and becomes ‘uneconomical’, we brutally kill her and mutilate her body.
( Flori Swedon )

When I look into the eyes of animals, I can feel their pain, I see the sadness in their heart, their spirit broken, their freedom lost. Their souls touch my soul.
( Rose Winfold )

When advocating for animals, we need to win hearts and minds, not arguments and debates.
( John Oberg )

Farmers, creatures with no conscience or compassion who profit from enslaving, abusing, hurting, and killing vulnerable animals.
( Len Firswood )

If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them ‘compassionately’. Just stop exploiting them.
( Gary L Francione )

Without close and reciprocal relationships with other animal beings, we’re alienated from the rich, diverse, and magnificent world in which we live.
( Marc Bekoff )

Those who ignore, or don’t feel the suffering of animals are generally of low intelligence, mindless, and without conscience.
( Rose Winfold )

Dog lovers don’t eat dogs.
Cat lovers don’t eat cats.
Animal lovers don’t eat animals.

Societies that lack respect for animals eventually lose respect for human beings.
( Wayne Gerard Trotman )

I think it’s immoral to harm them. And that seems to me to provide a very strong moral reason to be vegetarian. It seems to me that our treatment of animals is morally appalling, and that we ought to radically revise the way we live, precisely because they feel pain, they can be hurt, and we’re constantly hurting these creatures.
( Shelly Kagan )

I don’t understand the mentality of this, who sees a magnificent creature in its natural habitat and thinks to themselves they want to kill it ? The culture of ‘hunting’ is sick and twisted. I don’t understand why this sociopathic practise is legal.
( John Smith )

Our interactions with animals tell us a good deal about how we perceive ourselves, who we are as animals. Our interactions with animals run deep, and in very pragmatic ways, these interactions affect both ourselves and the animals involved. Simply put, when we harm other animals we hurt ourselves, and when we protect and nurture other animals, we heal ourselves. 
( Marc Bekoff )

Whenever you’re feeling stupid, just remember..
There’s still people who believe that having blunt canine teeth makes them a natural meat eater.

Who knows what the long-term effects of saving rescue dogs are and the healing lessons and love they bring to Earth ? Each one of us has the capacity to influence hundreds, even thousands of people or animals through the way we live our lives.
( Jadi Kindred )

I remember looking at the fear in her eyes. How could someone be so cruel ?
I thought as the hens cried. When will people realise that other animals have just as much the right as we do.
( Zoe Rosenberg )

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.
( Dr Michael Klaper )

Real men protect the innocent, the weak, the helpless and the vulnerable.
( Rose Winfold )

Emotions are the gifts of our ancestors. We have them and so do other animals.
We must never forget this. 

( Marc Bekoff )

We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologised epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.
( Farley Mowat )

The hardest part about being a vegan is getting up at 3 am to milk the almonds.

Beyond the economics of production efficiency, animal welfare laws that require ‘humane’ treatment are really not about animals. They’re about humans and making humans feel better about using animals. We can comfort ourselves with the idea that we are acting in a ‘humane’ way.
( Gary Francione )

So many people can’t be bothered or inconvenienced to change their eating habits for the betterment of animals, their health, and the environment. Selfish, pathetic and sad come to mind.
( Flori Swedon )

The purpose of cows’ milk is to turn a 65 pound calf into a 400 pound cow as rapidly as possible. Cows’ milk is baby cows’ growth fluid. Everything in that white liquid – the hormones, the lipids, the proteins, the sodium, the growth factors, the IGF, every one of those is meant to blow that cow up to a great big cow or it wouldn’t be there.
( Dr Michael Klaper )

Why is it that blood, rather than peace, sells ?
( Marc Bekoff )

If you want to eat animal products, then animals have to die.
You may not be holding the gun or the knife yourself, but you are complicit in their death.
( Rose Winfold )

Our treatment of animals and our attitude toward them are crucial not only to any pretensions we have to ethical behaviour but the humankind’s intellectual and moral evolution. Which is how the human animal is meant to evolve, isn’t it ?
( Joy Williams )

Don’t get a job in an abattoir. Don’t be a butcher. The idea that people have to do these jobs for a livelihood is ridiculous. They can get other jobs. Shoplift, man. Better to be a prostitute than cut an animal’s head off for a living.
( Chrissie Hynde )

The single most important step an individual can take to reduce global warming is to adopt a meat and dairy-free diet.
( The United Nations )

When we say to someone, “Oh you’re behaving like an animal,” it’s actually a compliment rather than an insult. We need to work for a science of peace and build a culture of empathy, and emphasize the positive, pro-social side of the character of other animals and ourselves. It’s truly who we and other animals are.
( Marc Bekoff )

Animals should not require our permission to live on Earth.
Animals were given the right to be here long before humans arrived.

Is it possible, I ask myself, that all of them are participants in a crime of stupefying proportions ? Am I fantasising it all ? I must be mad. Yet every day I see the evidences. The very people I suspect produce the evidence, exhibit it, offer it to me. Corpses. Fragments of corpses that they have bought for money.
( J.M. Coetzee )

It’s amazing how many cruel, unnecessary and ignorant things are accepted because of so-called ‘tradition’. I’m not sure why this barbaric ‘tradition’ continues, they look so stupid dressed up like that.
( John Smith on ‘hunting’ wildlife animals in the UK )

Just in case you didn’t know.
Veal is a by-product of the dairy industry.

Especially when it comes to animals used for food, humanity’s reasoning power and concern about fairness plummets.
( Karen Davis )

There was a time when man could communicate with all animals, but we have since forgotten their language.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Waiting to be slaughtered, they look into the eyes of humans seeking help and compassion, but see only darkness and ignorance.
( Rose Winfold )

Pay for unhealthy animal products.
Then pay more for medical treatment.
Then die ignorant.
( Len Firswood )

I return one last time to the places of death all around us, the places of slaughter to which, in a huge communal effort, we close our hearts. Each day a fresh holocaust, yet, as far as I can see, our moral being is untouched. We do not feel tainted. We can do anything, it seems, and come away clean.
( J.M. Coetzee )

For some time the monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism & Humanism) have been busy persuading us that humans are superior than anything else in the Universe and nothing else matters. The industrialism is an embodiment of this faith. Soon we will learn we have been wrong.
( Ann Must )

Some folks insist that believing in animal rights is like a religion.
But religion asks followers to believe in things nobody can see, while animal rights advocates ask followers to see things nobody can believe. 
( Craig Burton )

Known as the “Dirty Secret” in the dairy industry, around 95,000 newborn male calves are killed every year in the UK alone.

Perhaps the most insightful way to illustrate the intensification of animal-intensive agricultural production over the course of the 20th (and into the 21st) century is with a simple statistic: the poultry industry today slaughters more birds in one day than the entire industry did in the year of 1930.
( James Pearce )

What really annoys me ?
Those who say they love animals and yet pay simpletons to kill and mutilate baby cows, baby sheep and baby pigs just so they can cook and feast on pieces of their little bodies.
( Rose Winfold )

It’s incredible that there can exist a culture on this earth that sees this as an acceptable thing to do and incredible to think the world allows it to happen.
( John Smith on ‘hunting’ )

I really wish that humans would be kind to us.

The ‘meat’ on your plate isn’t a product of farming.
It’s a product of oppression, violence, torture and murder.
( Rose Winfold )