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 )

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 )

We Claim To Be Civilised

A License To Kill ..
Natural England has issued a license for someone to kill up to ten buzzards ‘to prevent serious damage to young pheasants’.. Pheasants are not a native species to the UK, and are bred solely for rich assholes to shoot for sport.. According to 2011 figures, over 50 MILLION non-native gamebirds (pheasants, red-legged partridge) are released into the countryside EVERY YEAR, so that those in the ‘game-shooting’ industry can shoot them for fun.. We also know that the buzzard is a native, protected species, still recovering (in some areas) from decades of illegal persecution.

The holocaust never ended – it switched species.
( Sean Watson )

Brought into the world by humans, so-called ‘farm’ animals spend their entire life trembling with fear, many in constant pain after being abused and tortured, before being brutally murdered.

It’s easy to understand but impossible to justify.
They just don’t consider what’s on their plate have been a living, feeling animal.
That’s a disconnect and it’s one most of us managed perfectly well until we saw the light.
( Mark McKay, 29.11.2017 )

No intelligent species would destroy their own environment.
No intelligent species would cause the extinction of other species.

No mother willingly hands over her own child’s milk at that child’s fatal expense.
( Sabrina Lee )

We act every day in a cruel, treacherous, barbaric way towards innocent animals, and we claim to be civilised.

The real struggle in being vegan doesn’t involve food.
It’s coming face-to-face with the darker side of humanity and trying to remain hopeful.
( Nick Bean )

When the spineless shits in Government allow fur ‘farms’ to operate and allow the sale of fur to continue, they are equally responsible as the worthless scum who torture and kill the animals and the ugly mugs who buy and wear the cruelty and suffering.

Being vegan is not the key to immortality.. We are all going to get sick and die.
But to know you’re living without harming.. That’s the loveliest feeling.
( Victoria Moran )

The Cruel, Shameful Treatment Of Monkeys ..
In 2014, as evidence mounted about the harmful effects of diesel exhaust on human health, scientists in an Albuquerque laboratory conducted an unusual experiment.. Ten monkeys squatted in airtight chambers, watching cartoons for entertainment as they inhaled fumes from a diesel Volkswagen Beetle.
German automakers had financed the experiment in an attempt to prove that diesel vehicles with the latest technology were cleaner than the smoky models of old.. But the American scientists conducting the test were unaware of one critical fact: The Beetle provided by Volkswagen had been rigged to produce pollution levels that were far less harmful in the lab than they were on the road.. The results were being deliberately manipulated.
The Albuquerque monkey research, which has not been previously reported, is a new dimension in a global emissions scandal that has already forced Volkswagen to plead guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges in the United States and to pay more than $26 billion in fines.
( Jack Ewing, 25.01.2018 )

The only people the ‘meat’ industry are able to employ to wilfully kill animals are psychopaths, perverts, cowards, and others with mental disorders and sadistic tendencies.

Eat the goodness of the garden.
Not the sickness and suppuration of the slaughterhouse.
( Mark Thomas White )

ALL animals once roamed wild and free, until humans decided to domesticate the most gentle creatures for exploitation and slaughter.

It’s been months since an animal has had to die so that I could eat a meal and I feel smug as shit about it to be honest.
( Mark Hoppus )

We kill animals simply because we have the ‘power’ to do so, and they can’t stop us.. Just how cowards and bullies behave.. Perhaps one day, flesh-eating Aliens will land on Earth, more intelligent and stronger than us, and will like the taste of human flesh.

I Cannot Justify Exploiting Another Female ..
I am a mother against dairy because as someone who identifies as female and a mother, I cannot justify exploiting another female, forcibly impregnating her, and then stealing her child, whom she carried for nine months, just as I carried my son, in order to satisfy a taste bud pleasure.. Our bodies produce milk to feed our babies and every mother, human or otherwise, should have the freedom to birth, feed and raise her child in peace.. If you wouldn’t use my breast milk for coffee or cereal, then please stop using theirs.
( Syl Morello )

The excitement they experience, these worthless lumps of shit who call themselves ‘hunters’, when they murder a defenceless animal is due to their deep feelings of inadequacy and impotence in ordinary life.

Don’t talk to me about peace and non-violence when there’s a dead animal on your dinner plate.
( Colleen Polito )

I will be an Angel when I die.. But for now, I’m just a frightened soul, being abused and in constant pain, enslaved in a land ruled by cruel, evil humans.

Sixty (60) per cent of the world’s biodiversity loss is due to ‘meat’ consumption.
( WWF report, October 2017 )

Ugly lumps of useless human nothingness infest our planet.
They call themselves ‘hunters’.

Millions Of Animals Murdered For The Fur Industry ..
More than 50 million animals a year are killed for the fur industry, including foxes, seals, mink, squirrels, rabbits, and even dogs and cats.. It’s not a by-product of the meat trade, most animals are killed just for their fur.
The fur-trim fashion is as great (if not a greater) threat to animals as fur coats.
Trim for accessories, keyrings, bobble hats and edging is in huge demand, so it’s not ‘leftover’ fur used for trim, the animals are killed specifically for it.
Just because the label says it’s faux, it doesn’t mean you should believe it.
Research by Humane Society International found real fur labelled as faux, or unlabelled, for sale on the high street in 2017.
( Sunday Mirror Magazine, 07.01.2018 )

They call it ‘hunting’.. How sad little creeps make themselves feel like big men.

Verily, there is heavenly reward for every act of kindness done to a living animal.
( Prophet Muhammad )

The blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry relies on the mutilation of baby animals, where life for these little souls is short and filled with pain, disease and fear.

Vegan, because the strong always protect the weak.

Fear Allah in your treatment of animals.
( Abu Dawood )

Masked Men Murdering Badgers ..
In Pembrokeshire, UK, on the 18th May 2010, more that 24 police officers, in what was called ‘operation cascade’, descended on a smallholding.
The land owners were given ten minutes notice.
With the police were contractors, there to prepare for the killing.
The contractors were wearing balaclavas, which they refused to remove.
This means that masked, armed men are being allowed to invade our homes.
That morning, as police left HQ for their sortie, they were told to be prepared, because they would be arresting ‘normal, law-abiding citizens’.
An eight-hour stand-off ensued.
Adrian Stallwood, an emergency room doctor, who was there, said:  “Rational people oppose this cull.. Never mind the threatening nature of the raid, can you imagine what this stand-off cost the taxpayer ?”
“As a physician, I understand vaccination as opposed to extermination.. A cull makes the problem worse.. The objective is to cull 80% of badgers in Pembrokeshire, which is 1500 to 2000 badgers, maybe more.. What happens when you cull is that the animals disperse, which spreads the disease further.. The new population – and the badger population will recover in a few years – is sicker.. If you vaccinate every year, the population becomes healthier”.

When you have no respect for one species you have no respect for any species.
( Rose Winfold )

The Real Victims ..
Animals are the real victims on this earth.
They don’t have wars, they don’t have weapons.
They don’t argue, or fight over, or impose religion.
They don’t kill other animals for amusement.
Their only crime is that they exist.

Going vegetarian can prevent, and sometimes reverse, our nation’s biggest killers, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and strokes.. Muscle your way to better health.
( Michael Clarke Duncan )

Being vegan only takes three things..
A heart, a brain, and the willingness to use them both.

We Are Eating Cruelty ..
When we eat animal products, we are directly consuming high blood pressure, stress, and adrenaline.. We are eating fear, grief, and rage.. We are eating suffering, horror, and murder.. We are eating cruelty.. If you don’t like animals being hurt and killed.. Stop paying people to hurt and kill them.
Deceiving the ignorant masses that we have animal welfare and that ‘farm’ animals are treated ‘humanely’ is simply a ploy by the blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry and its wealthy shareholders to continue making money from the simple-minded, meat-eating population.

I picked her up and ran to the shelter of nearby trees, applied a tourniquet to her injured leg and called the medics.. I stayed with her constantly.. She had saved my life on so many occasions, I had to make sure that I was there for her.
( Corporal Juan Rodriquez on saving VC war dog Lucca after a roadside bomb )

An Obese American Shooting An African Elephant ..
The excitement they experience when they murder an unarmed animal is entirely due to their deep feelings of inadequacy and impotence in ordinary life.. So they try to compensate for this sense of inferiority by shooting something much stronger and braver than they are.. I once watched a documentary about an obese American shooting an African elephant.. As the elephant sank slowly to the ground, the American announced that it was ‘the most gratifying moment of my life’.. We all felt nothing but contempt.. Since the reason to bring a trophy back is to show off to other people how ‘manly’ and ‘exciting’ you are, banning trophies would immediately remove this disgusting motive.
( John Cleese )

Animals don’t perform tricks because they want to, they do it because they’re afraid of what happens if they don’t.

Lamb Is What It Sounds Like – A Baby Or Juvenile Sheep ..
Lamb in the UK is called lamb if it’s killed and marketed in the year of its birth (or in the year following its birth if the lamb is born after 30 September).
Over 15 million sheep are slaughtered every year in the UK – around half are lambs.
Sheep have a natural lifespan of between 10-12 years.

Veganism is not a diet.
It’s a choice your heart makes.

You call me vermin, destructive and dangerous.
Yet you humans have managed to destroy entire eco-systems, pollute the ocean, and hunted other species into extinction.
( Sally the Fox )

A Bloody Stain On Our Civilisation ..
There may only be 20,000 lions left in the whole of Africa.. Almost 2,000 rhino were poached in South Arica in 2015.. Yet it is possible for a tiny, wealthy elite to travel to Africa and kill hundreds of elephants, lions and rhinos, the world’s rarest and most iconic wild animals, legally and for fun.. Trophy hunters rob the rest of us of our shared wildlife heritage.. It is time for a practise that leaves a bloody stain on our civilisation to end.
( Will Travers, President of Born Free, April 2016 )

Standing Up For The Voiceless

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

Although fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, Britain has imported at least £650million worth of fur since then, according to Humane Society International UK.. The majority of the fur comes from farms overseas, including from China and eastern Europe.

The disgusting, blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry is concerned only with one thing..
Maximising profit, regardless of people’s health, and the social or environmental costs.

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

In their behaviour towards animals, farmers and the ‘meat’ industry are Nazis.

Cock-fighting was illegal in Oklahoma, USA until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti-cruelty laws.

The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefited from the treatment.
( James Randi )

We humans don’t even give token acknowledgement to the fact that we push animals off their lands.. We are the thieves and trespassers, not they.

Wildlife animals are being forced to live in closer proximity with humans.
With few alternatives available, they have no choice but to enter our towns, our gardens, and our parks, in search of food and shelter.

Animals Are Forced To Rely On Humans To Survive ..
In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest.. Raising their young, enjoying their native environments and following their natural instincts.. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive free in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible.. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.. But it is also important to stop manufacturing pets, thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive.
( PETA )

Every year, humans slaughter over ten times more chickens, cows and pigs for ‘food’ than there are people on Earth.

If God created animals for us to eat, why did He make them with a brain attached to a central nervous system that allows them to feel pain in the same ways we do ?

Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages.. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans.. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow-humans.. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime.
( Frederic A. McGrand )

Standing up for the voiceless and what you believe in takes courage in a world determined to mock you for it.

If your happiness depends on the suffering of others just so you can eat them, you need to find a new happiness.

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters and all automobile accidents combined.. If beef is your idea of real food for real people, you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.
( Neal D. Barnard, M.D. )

How arrogant and how ignorant we are in believing we have the right and the authority to decide who is worthy of life.

‘Meat’ eaters are similar to drug addicts.. They will say anything to excuse and justify their habit, even if it’s hurting them and hurting others.

Results from animal tests are not transferable between species and therefore cannot guarantee product safety for humans.. In reality these tests do not provide protection for consumers from unsafe products, but rather they are used to protect corporations from legal liability.
( Herbert Gundersheimer, M.D. )

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird.. He was laying there and something struck me.. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning ?
( Marv Levy )

Humans .. The only animal in the world to fear.

An animal’s life has been sacrificed to bring you a meal.

Those who abuse and mistreat animals, those who work in slaughterhouses, are always found to be of low intelligence and morally deficient.
( Rose Winfold )

The attitude of the farmer and the medical research scientist is ..
“Nothing matters but the convenience of man.”

The suffering which some people deliberately inflict upon animals is beyond the understanding of all good, decent people.

Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.
( Jane Goodall )

At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans.. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion.. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.
( Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )

The Will Of A Dog ..
When I die, please do not say, “I will never have another pet.”
Instead, go and find an unloved shelter dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.. The place I had in my human’s loving heart, my happy home, my cozy bed, and all my toys.

If any kid realised what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.. I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personality of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
( James Cromwell )

If your personal choices have a victim..
It is no longer a personal choice.

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given.. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer.. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild lifes become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
( Anton Chekhov )

You say a vegan diet is extreme, but when I search for videos of your ‘food’ being produced, I see ‘Graphic Content’ warnings.

The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports.
( Lord George Gordon Byron )

The majority of the population are either deluded or just don’t care about the suffering and the killing.

I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection.. I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretence of sparing me a twinge or two.
( Robert Browning )

Please Don’t Harm Me Or My Family ..
I am America’s only native marsupial.. I am an Opossum.
Some people think I look like a rat, but I am more closely related to the kangaroo and koala bears, who are also marsupials.. I clean up your environment, eat ticks, and keep snakes away.. If you leave out food, I will eat it.. I get hungry too.. I don’t have an easy life, so if you can leave table scraps and water outside for me, that would be a great help for me and my family.
I may look scary, but I don’t have rabies, and I will do you no harm.
Please don’t harm me or my family.

What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.
( Leo Tolstoy )

When they say :
“Please, I don’t want to watch or know about the way animals suffer to become food on my plate.”
What they really mean is :
“Please don’t tell me, because I want to keep continuing what I do, and I do not want to sacrifice my pleasure for their pain.”

Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of.
It’s like biting into your grandmother.
( Morrissey )

If you care about ‘farm’ animals, or wildlife, or your health, or the planet, or the lakes and rivers and oceans, or the rainforests, are just a few of the minor reasons for being a vegan or vegetarian.

Hiding behind culture, tradition, or religious rituals to justify the torture and the murder of innocent animals are heinous acts by cowards, worthless lumps of human nothingness.

Should Children Be Taken On School Trips To Abattoirs ? ..
TV star Ellie Harrison has called for children to be taken on school trips to abattoirs so they can see where their meat really comes from.. The Countryfile host believes the visits would let pupils decide whether they still want to eat meat.. Ellie said, “To my knowledge, there are no abattoirs open to the public or school trips.. I think it’s a shame.. It’s the last connection to our food that’s missing amid the resurgence of interest in food provenance.”.. Despite fronting a programme about farming, Ellie revealed she often struggles with eating meat.. She told Countryfile Magazine, “Pigs I’ve observed have traits of intelligence on a par with dogs.. Lambs are uncomfortably young when they go to slaughter and it’s noted at the market shed that ewes mourn for several nights.. Am I ok with that ? No.”
( Tom Bryant, 09.04.2016 )

If you want to drink milk, then baby animals have to die.
The choice is that simple.. The choice is yours.

There are two hells.. One humans fear and one animals endure.
( Rose Winfold )

If every meal you eat involves the misery and suffering of animals..
Then in what sense are you leading a compassionate life ?

He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man.
He who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck.
He who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood.
He who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
( Isaiah 66.3 )

You Either Care, Or You Don’t

British Milk Production Branded Inhumane ..
Vegan campaigners have been granted the right to brand British milk production inhumane.. Dairy cows are bred to produce milk and are therefore pregnant most of the time.. They lactate following the birth of their calves, after which they’re separated from them, then hooked up and milked daily until they die after five or six years’ work.
You either care.. Or you don’t.
( Fiona Phillips, 29.07.2017 )

Leaving dogs in our cars on hot days is cruel and illegal.
But for millions of ‘farm’ animals transported to the slaughterhouse every day, this is accepted practise.

Deadly Experiments On Animals ..
During a school field trip to a nearby laboratory, a worker wheeled out a monkey strapped to a chair.. The clicking noise of a button was used to prompt this abused animal to jut out his arm for a drug injection — a response that he had been conditioned to make through pain and fear.. That trembling, frightened primate has been seared into my memory ever since.
Today, I’m a scientist, and I’m sad to say that since that day 24 years ago, I’ve seen many more animals tormented in crude, and often deadly, experiments.
( Jeff Brown )

Has The RSPB Lost Sight ? ..
I read with interest that wild birds in the UK are in decline.
The number of farmland birds is half that of 40 years ago.
There have been dramatic falls, too, in woodland birds such as the lesser spotted woodpecker, the tawny owl and the wood warbler.
These startling figures were churned out by the RSPB, a hugely rich, powerful organization – the most potent conservation group in this country.
I believe the RSPB has lost sight of its job, which is to protect birds.
It was set up in 1889 by a group of women concerned about the large numbers of birds slaughtered to provide feathers for hats.
Now, it fetishises the rare while it is happy for the many to be persecuted.
It has persuaded successive Governments that species conservation is about bird conservation only.. So it has backed or initiated mass culls including the Lundy rats – these rodents are genuinely a rare species but the RSPB justified its actions by saying the rats were not native – as they were only introduced 400 years ago!
The RSPB accused and convicted the rats of causing the decline of the puffin and the Manx shearwater.. In fact, the birds decline was due to the overfishing of sand eels, used in feed for fish farms.
The RSPB also orchestrated the slaughter of thousands of ruddy ducks (first brought to this country in the Forties by Sir Peter Scott) to stop them travelling to Spain to cross-breed with the rare white-headed duck.. The RSPB is peopled by pure-breed fascists who think nothing of annihilating a species for their own elitist reasons.
What makes me particularly angry is that the RSPB does not take a stance against the thousands of birds raised intensively in cages and sheds to feed the shooting industry.
Nor does it object to the other animals and birds – the members of the crow family, weasels, stoats and foxes – killed to protect this ‘sport’.
I don’t pretend to understand our attitude towards wild animals.
I am, by law, not allowed up in my loft, or to enter the space above my stables, because of roosting bats.. But farmers, even on Sundays and Christmas Day, can slaughter indigenous creatures with impunity.
And by the way, does the RSPB campaign on behalf of chickens ?
They have feathers.
( Liz Jones, March 2011 )

How can people spend this Christmas season talking of ‘peace on earth’ and ‘love’ and then sit down to devour someone who never knew love or peace ?
( Judy Stephens Snook )

Britons Pretend To Like Animals ..
We claim to be deeply offended and upset when we read about other countries mistreating animals.
But we are no better here.. We treat animals like garbage.
Britons pull on fancy dress and chase perfectly innocent animals across the countryside for hours.. Britons breed animals, stuff them into lorries, carry them for days without giving them anything to eat or drink.. And then let foreigners kill them and eat them.
Britons kill and eat millions of animals every year.. And they allow evil, white-coated scientists to torture and kill millions more – for pleasure or money.
We are just as barbaric as other countries.. Indeed, we are worse.. We are hypocrites because we claim to love animals.
We consider ourselves to be the most intelligent and most civilized species on Planet Earth.. We already eat any non-human creature that takes our fancy.
We then ‘hunt’ and chase (assholes call it sport) and kill any living creature that takes our fancy.. If creatures get in our way, or are a nuisance, or are too noisy, or make a mess, or become too many – we kill them.. We choose to have domestic pets (cats and dogs) then we castrate them, abandon them, drown them, starve them, make them fight each other, torture them, experiment on them, and kill them if they are homeless.
We are supposed to be the ‘civilised’ species and yet no animal or creature on Earth is as nasty, or as cruel, or as wicked as human beings.
Nature (and God) must be ashamed of us.

Animals Killed In The UK Each Year ..
Over 10 million pigs, more than 15 million sheep, and nearly 3 million cattle.
16 million turkeys, 14 million ducks and geese, and 975 million broiler chickens.
40 million so-called ‘spent’ hens, and over 40 million male baby chicks.
More than 7 billion fish and shellfish.
It’s hard to understand why so many people don’t care about the barbaric massacre of the innocents that goes on day and night in our midst, and beyond understanding why so many people put their ‘taste’ above the suffering and the brutal slaughter of so many helpless, gentle animals.

Each year in the U.S, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are killed, they call it euthanised, (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The number has declined from approximately 2.6 million in 2011.
( American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 )

Believing that a loving God condones the way we treat animals is pretty stupid.

The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
( Jane Goodall )

Only a small, weak man gets pleasure in hurting and killing defenceless creatures..
It makes him feel big and strong.
We call these ‘men’ assholes, an infestation on our planet.

Make sure if you think you’re an animal lover that you’re not actually an animal eater and hence not an actual animal lover.
( Mark Thomas White )

Beware of the mentally-deranged scum who abuse and hurt and torture and kill defenceless animals.. They are very likely to do the same to you, and your family, and your friends.

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.
( Benjamin Franklin )

Not content in just invading their homeland, they murder the indigenous kangaroos solely for financial gain. The greatest slaughter of wildlife land animals on the planet. The government of Australia and the assholes they support can’t sink any lower, can they ?

I am an urban vegan.. I love the glossy pages of Vogue, even though I won’t purchase the leather shoes and bags I see there, and being reminded that the fur trade even exists breaks my heart.
( Victoria Moran )

How can we claim to be a good, moral, civilised society when we feast on the corpses of gentle, defenceless animals ?

We cannot eat the flesh of dead animals and still expect to feel alive.

I just could not stand the idea of eating meat.
I really do think it has made me calmer.
( Kate Bush )

It’s a cruel and unforgiving world for those who cannot speak.
We are blessed with a voice.. We must use our voice and speak for them.

Have no doubt.. Anyone that abuses or hurts animals WILL abuse or hurt your child, and you.

Being vegan is not always easy and accessible, but it’s a way of life and makes me as a person feel really good and physically look better.. My skin was better, energy was better.
( Olivia Wilde )

When you go vegan it feels like a weight is lifted that you didn’t know you had.

We are alone on this chance planet.. And amid all the wonderful forms of life that surround us, not one has been free from our interference, cruelty, persecution, or exploitation.

If you eat the flesh of animals, you not only support the pain and the suffering and the brutal deaths, you are complicit in the horrors.. So please, never, ever, say to me you are a kind, or a caring, or a compassionate person.
( Rose Winfold, 1924-2006 )

They who delight in the suffering and destruction of inferior creatures, will not be apt to be very compassionate or benign to those of their own kind.
( John Locke )

The Close Connection Between Violence To Animals And People ..
Child and animal protection professionals are aware of this connection, and recognise that both child and animal abuse are linked in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence.. One reason for this is that individuals who witness abuse or other violence become desensitized to it.. Research shows that the more often someone is exposed to a certain situation, the more comfortable that person becomes with it.
Criminal psychologists acknowledge that participating in or viewing acts of repeated cruelty towards animals desensitises both the perpetrator and the spectator.
Children who witness animal abuse are at a greater risk of becoming abusers themselves.. Adults may commit acts of cruelty to animals in order to express aggression through an animal (i.e., train an animal to attack by using pain to create a ‘mean’ dog), enhance one’s own aggressiveness (e.g., use an animal victim for target practice), or to satisfy sadistic urges (i.e., to enjoy the suffering experienced by the animal victim).. Acts of animal cruelty are not merely signs of a minor personality flaw, but are rather symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance.. Cruelty to animals has been recognised as an indicator of a dangerous psychopathy that claims both animal and human victims.. A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured animals found that all of them were also highly aggressive towards people.
( Cynthia Hodges, Michigan State University College of Law, 2008 )