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 )

The flesh on your plate isn’t a product of farming.
It’s a product of oppression, violence and murder.

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 )

Cows do think and have emotions.
I worked in the largest slaughterhouse on the planet, Iowa Beef, now Tyson Foods.
We killed 200 cattle an hour.
They would weep, crying with big tears, trembling with fear.
Cows have emotions, just like your dog or cat.
( Ex-slaughterhouse worker )

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.

The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

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

Fishing is when you want a relaxing day, but still want to murder someone.

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 )

Some people genuinely have no idea what eating meat involves.
But ignorance can no longer be an excuse.. The horror is out there.

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. )

The majority of people have been desensitised and are so naive they genuinely have no idea of the horrors that take place in the meat industry, every moment of every day.

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 )

Why do so many people believe themselves to be superior to other sentient beings by thinking their palate pleasure is more important than their lives.

Animals should not require the permission from humans to live on Earth .

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.

If man wants freedom, why keep birds and animals in cages ?
Truly, man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them.
We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
I have since an early age abjured the use of meat.
( Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519 )

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.

Go to a slaughterhouse and tell them why their lives have no value.

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 Christmas talking of ‘peace on earth’ and ‘love’ and then sit down to devour someone who never knew peace or love ?

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.

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 thugs 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 killers 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 and 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 led to believe that ‘farm’ animals are dumb so that we don’t have to think about intelligent, sentient souls being exploited, abused, and brutally slaughtered.
( Rose Winfold )

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 )

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 )

The Limbo Between Life And Death

Family Pets Abandoned By Callous Owners ..
Hundreds of family pets are facing a summer of misery with one abandoned every hour, says the RSPCA.. More dogs and cats are dumped over the school holidays than after Christmas as cruel owners jet off abroad, leaving their animals to fend for themselves.. July is the toughest month for the charity as it struggles to deal with hundreds of cases of pets left to rot.. The RSPCA says one reason this happens is owners book a holiday and then fail to find anyone to look after their pet while they are away.. RSPCA Supt Simon Osborne said, “Every day inspectors face cases where animals have been left abandoned in fields, dumped in boxes, left for dead at the side of roads and even outside our animal centres and hospitals.”
( Lewis Panther, 09.07.2017 )

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God.. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
( Christopher Hitchens )

A dog reflects the family life.. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one ?.. Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
( Arthur Conan Doyle )

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
( Orhan Pamuk )

No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog.. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself.. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish, consciously or unconsciously, that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.
( Dean Koontz )

Dogs are the leaders of the planet.. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge ?
( Jerry Seinfeld )

You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends.. You liked to go to the pound and look at them.. You tried to send them messages of comfort.. I couldn’t go because I started crying the one time I tried.. All those eyes and the barks like sobs.
( Francesca Lia Block )

When I am feeling low all I have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns.
( Charles Bukowski )

It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack.. Pets devour the loneliness.. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future.. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator.. We wouldn’t have it any other way.. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life.. They can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.
( Nick Trout )

If animals go into slaughterhouses alive and come out chopped up into hundreds of pieces, how could anyone claim that they aren’t being mistreated, abused, tortured and terrorised ?
( Gary Yourofsky )

For the sake of a mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the life it had been born into the world to enjoy.
( Plutarch )

Because I’m a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist.. Animals and humans suffer and die alike.. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life.. We shouldn’t be a part of it.
( Dick Gregory )

Why doesn’t a horny person have as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it ?
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Killing For A Living ..
The slaughter-house is the limbo between life and death for billions of animals every year.. There are around 150 slaughter-houses in the UK.
Slaughter-house workers are increasingly reporting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder including extreme anxiety, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and social withdrawal.
Criminologists at the University of Windsor in Canada reported in a study that there is a strong relationship between the location of a slaughter-house and high crime rates in American communities.

In a world where even humans are treated brutally, it’s no wonder that so many animals live their entire life trembling with fear.
( Rose Winfold )

A Vegetarian Saves More Than 25 Land Animals Each Year ..
The way a vegetarian saves animals is by reducing the demand for meat and causing fewer animals to be born into a harsh life owned by the meat industry, where callousness abounds and mercy is scant.
Even a vegan diet causes a certain number of deaths and some amount of suffering.. Mice, moles and other small animals die in the cultivation of grains and pulses on modern farms.. They get run over by agricultural equipment such as tractors or they die as a consequence of the disruption of their land.. Many small animals also die from poisoning by pesticides.. But, the animals we eat do not just exist in isolation waiting for us to eat them.. They eat grains too.. In fact, almost all the animals we eat are ones kept caged by us inside desolate barns and kept fed by us on grains we grow just for them.. We grow soy, corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains on vast tracts of land, all of which also cause large numbers of deaths.. Meat consumption remains an inherently inefficient process in which we grow far more crops to feed to the animals we eat than we would need if we ate the crops directly ourselves.. So, while the cultivation of crops to feed a vegetarian does kill some animals, far more animals die in the cultivation of crops to feed the animals we eat.. A large number of animals in our factory farms die even before they reach the moment of slaughter.. They die of untreated illnesses and injuries, rough transportation, and various skeletal and other problems caused by intense genetic selection for excessively rapid growth.. Many of them also die during or after their use as breeders.. Some die in research experiments serving the meat industry.. Some live long enough to get to the slaughter plant but are condemned by federal inspectors during the required ante-mortem screening because they are too sick, injured, or otherwise unfit for human consumption.
A vegetarian saves more than 25 land animals each year.
( An extract from an article by Harish, March, 2015 )

The real difficulty in being vegan doesn’t involve food.
The hardest part about being vegan is coming face-to-face with the darker side of humanity and trying to remain hopeful.. It’s trying to understand why otherwise good and caring people continue to participate in needless violence against animals – just for the sake of their own pleasure or convenience.
( Jo Tyler )

Thousands of people who say they love animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs.
( Jane Goodall )

Caged Foxes Fattened Up And Killed For Their Fur In Finland ..
An undercover investigation in western Finland found bloated animals barely able to move, five times their natural weight, with thick rolls of fur over their eyes.. Claire Bass, of anti-fur campaigners Humane Society International, said: “Just when you thought the fur industry couldn’t get more unethical, it hits a shocking new low with foxes bred so large the poor beautiful creatures can hardly move, or even see.. The fur industry is about profit and cares nothing for welfare.”
Over the last five years more than £2.5million of fur items have been imported into the UK from Finland.. Despite the UK banning fur farming in 2000, campaigners insist we still import huge amounts from other countries.
( Tom Parry, 26.08.2017 )

Is Eating ‘Meat’ Killing Us ?

Is Meat Killing Us ? ..
In a paper entitled ‘Is Meat Killing Us ?’, doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona said a vegan diet had been shown to “reverse” cardiovascular disease, reduce blood pressure and the risk of getting diabetes.. The review, published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, covered studies that looked at the health of a total of 1.5 million people.. A vegan diet has been shown to improve several parameters of health, including reversal of CVD, decreased body-mass index, decreased risk of diabetes, and decreased blood pressure in smaller studies.
A 2003 study found a “decreased risk of 25% to nearly 50% of all-cause mortality for very low meat intake compared with higher meat intake.
Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said the tide of public opinion was moving in their direction.. She pointed to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey which found three in 10 people in Britain said they had reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past 12 months with 58% citing “health reasons”.. “For people who want to improve their health, plant-based eating has a lot to offer,” she said in a statement.. “This global review comparing meat and vegetarian diets appears to confirm the findings of similar British studies.. Vegetarians have lower rates of significant health problems such as cancer (10% lower) and heart disease (32% lower).. But UK studies also indicate that in addition vegetarians have lower rates of other common illnesses such as diabetes, kidney stones and high-blood pressure.”
( Ian Johnston, Science Correspondent, The Independent, May 2016 )

Drug-Stuffed, Disease-Ridden, Shit-Contaminated ..
Scientific studies and government records suggest that virtually all (upwards of 95% of) chickens become infected with E. coli (an indicator of fecal contamination) and between 39 and 75% of chickens in retail stores are still infected.. Around 8% of birds become infected with salmonella (down from several years ago, when at least one in four birds was infected, which still occurs on some farms).. Seventy to 90% are infected with another potentially deadly pathogen, campylobacter.. Chlorine baths are commonly used to remove slime, odour, and bacteria.
Of course, consumers might notice that their chickens don’t taste quite right – how good could a drug-stuffed, disease-ridden, shit-contaminated animal possibly taste?.. But the birds will be injected (or otherwise pumped up) with “broths” and salty solutions to give them what we have come to think of as the chicken look, smell, and taste.. A recent study by Consumer Reports found that chicken and turkey products, many labeled as natural, “ballooned with 10 to 30% of their weight as broth, flavouring, or water.”
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Our Evolution And Physiology Are Herbivorous ..
Like the intestines of other herbivores, human intestines are very long.
Carnivores have short intestines so they can quickly get rid of all that rotting flesh they eat.. Human hands are perfect for grabbing and picking fruits and vegetables.. Most humans are “behavioural omnivores” — that is, we eat meat, so that defines us as omnivorous.. But our evolution and physiology are herbivorous, and ample science proves that when we choose to eat meat, that causes problems, from decreased energy and a need for more sleep up to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Meat Consumption And Cancer Risk ..
The World Health Organisation has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30% of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20% in developing countries.. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat were much less likely to develop the disease.. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat eaters.. Two themes consistently emerge from studies of cancer from many sites : vegetables and fruits help to reduce risk, while meat, animal products, and other fatty foods are frequently found to increase risk.. Consumption of dietary fat drives production of hormones, which, in turn, promotes growth of cancer cells in hormone-sensitive organs such as the breast and prostate.. Meat is devoid of the protective effects of fibre, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other helpful nutrients, and it contains high concentrations of saturated fat and potentially carcinogenic compounds, which may increase one’s risk of developing many different kinds of cancer.
( Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine )

Humans Are Not Natural Carnivores ..
Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores.. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us, because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores.
( Dr William C. Roberts )

It’s The Way Things Are ..
We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because “it’s the way things are”.. When our attitudes and behaviours towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities.. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don’t even know why.. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy, yet most of us don’t spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why.. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone.. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it’s the way things are, clearly something is amiss.
( Melanie Joy )

Red Meat Is Strongly Linked To Bowel Cancer ..
Oxford University’s heart unit analysed the health consequences of a range of diets, concluding that eating meat no more than three times a week would prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from strokes each year.. In health terms, red meat is strongly linked with bowel cancer, while meat and dairy products high in saturated fat are causes of obesity and heart disease.. Environmentally, South American rainforests are being cleared, releasing climate change emissions, to grow animal feed and rear cattle for export to Europe.
( Martin Hickman, The Independent, 18.10.2010 )

Humans Aren’t Designed To Eat Meat ..
Humans aren’t physiologically designed to eat meat.. I think the evidence is pretty clear.. If you look at various characteristics of carnivores versus herbivores, it doesn’t take a genius to see where humans line up.. A herbivore’s intestines are 12 times its body length, and humans are closer to herbivores.. Both get vitamin C from their diets (carnivores make it internally).. Both sip water, not lap it up with their tongues.. Both cool their bodies by perspiring (carnivores pant).
( William C. Roberts, Cardiologist )

Scientists have been warning of the health risks of eating red and processed meat for some years with evidence pointing to them containing chemicals that can cause cancer.
( Ruki Sayid, 24.10.2015 )

Eating Red Meat Contributes To Premature Death ..
A study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers, published in March 2012, found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and cancer mortality.. The results also showed that substituting other healthy protein sources, such as fish, poultry, nuts, and legumes, was associated with a lower risk of mortality.. The study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers in other studies.
The study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death.. Choosing more healthful sources of protein in place of red meat can confer significant health benefits by reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality.
Support for the study was provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute.

Processed Meat And Red Meat May Cause Cancer ..
Bacon, burgers and sausages are deemed to be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, according to global health chiefs.. The warning saw processed meat added to the list of items classified as carcingogenic to humans by the World Health Organisation.. It means dietary favourites, including salami, chorizo and smoked ham, rank alongside arsenic and asbestos, when it comes to the potential cancer risk.. Officials said just 50g of processed meat a day – less than one sausage – increases the risk of bowel cancer by almost a fifth.
The report also classified red meat as ‘probably carcinogenic’ – one rank below – but added that it had some nutritional benefits.. Experts are now urging the public to avoid processed meat where possible and to have a bean salad for lunch rather than a bacon sandwich.. Processed meat has been preserved, for example by smoking, and includes ham and pate, as well as burgers and mince if they have been preserved using salt or chemical additives.. Experts think the substances added during processing cause cancer.. These include preservatives such as nitrates and nitrites – as well as substantial amounts of salt.. Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic, based on sufficient evidence in humans that consumption causes specifically colorectal or bowel cancer, they concluded.. The classification of red meat as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ was observed mainly in relation to colorectal cancer, but links were also seen for pancreatic and prostate cancer.
( MailOnline, 28.10.2015 )

Every vegan seems to have their own lightbulb moment when something clicked and they stopped eating animal products.
( Cambridge University )