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 )
Over-thinking ruins you, ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry and makes everything much worse than it actually is.
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.
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 )
Sarcasm is the ability to insult idiots without them realising it.
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.
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 )
Everyone is my teacher.
Some I seek.. Some I learn from simply by observing them.
I am grateful to both.
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 )
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. )
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.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )
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 )
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 )
The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports.
( Lord George Gordon Byron )
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 )
Life is the most difficult exam.
Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realising that everyone has a different question paper.
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.