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It always astounds me that clever people are so thick when it comes to the issue of food, and animal rights, and the sustainability of the planet.
( Liz Jones, 03.05.2015 )
While filming Fortitude I ate smoked puffin and minke whale.
You aren’t supposed to but they were already dead.
( Stanley Tucci )
Humanity’s greatest crimes are those which are legal.
Grass-fed, free-range, humane slaughter. All lies.
Every commercial ‘farm’ animal is tortured for life, then hideously butchered.
Animals exist because it is their right to exist.
Not because the human species decides they are worthy to exist.
Fox hunting should only be considered a ‘sport’ if they do it both ways round.
i.e. a pack of foxes get to chase a posh guy with a trumpet.
( Jack Whitehall )
I urge you to look again at introducing a proper cull of badgers where it is necessary.
I, for one, cannot understand how the ‘badger lobby’ seem not to mind at all about the slaughter of thousands of expensive cattle, and yet object to a managed cull of an over-population of badgers. To me, this is intellectually dishonest.
( Prince Charles, in a letter to Tony Blair, 2005 )
A UK Conservative Government with a blood-thirsty desire to inflict fear and pain on innocent animals is worrying and disturbing.
( Rose Winfold )
‘Culling’ is a word used by Government to manipulate people into believing it’s a necessity. Culling, killing, it’s all murder.
( kanga woman @woman_kanga )
Fox ‘hunting’ in the UK.
The barbaric activities of these gangs of posh rural thugs is unnatural, worrying and very disturbing.
( Rose Winfold )
Thirty people, thirty horses and forty dogs against one fox.
The huntsmen call it sport.
I just call it cruel and bloody unfair.
( Sean Hughes )
Believing ‘hunters’ can manage conservation is like believing alcoholics can manage a bar and drug addicts can manage a pharmacy.
( Len Firswood )
Our beautiful earth is infested with cowardly, impotent idiots who murder animals for fun.
( Rose Winfold )
I show affection for my pets by holding them against me and whispering ‘I love you’ repeatedly as they struggle to escape from my arms.
( Tina Novak )
Compassion is the deep concern that all living beings have the right to happiness, just like yourself.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896 – 1962 )
Every time you pose for a photo with the dead body of an animal you murdered, you are simply making a fool of yourself, showing the whole world you are an idiot, that you are morally void. No matter who you brainwash or bribe, no matter what costumes, gear and trophies you show off, no matter how much marketing and money you invest, no matter how you try to glorify or justify it, all your sick, disgusting traditions and practises, legal or not, are wrong and unnatural. Hunting is cold-blooded murder.
You have nothing to be proud of.
I’m convinced that our great-grandchildren will find it difficult to believe that we actually raised, herded and slaughtered them on an industrial scale, for the eating.
( Washington Post )
We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding. One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.
( Wayne Pacelle )
For me, badgers represent everything that I love about the English Countryside and I am appalled that the slaughter of badgers is planned. Whilst I have empathy with farmers struggling to control Bovine TB, it has been irrefutably proven that culling badgers will not resolve this issue.
( Anthony Head )
The only thing we need from animals is forgiveness.
We are perpetrators. Our system of behaviour involves horrific injustice and oppression of fellow Earthlings who are clearly able to communicate with us both their desire to live in peace and their capacity to experience the emotions of love, suffering and pain. The utter dismissal of this injustice and oppression is due to ingrained habits and is based on no ethical or logical consideration.
People who are prepared to ride roughshod over animals are prepared to ride roughshod over humans. The Conservatives shouldn’t be running our country.
( Brian May )
I’ve always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world.
They don’t fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we are smarter. What a joke.
( Pink )
Your best friend doesn’t always have to be human.
As a veterinarian, I can tell you that there are no happy cows in a dairy.
Their young are stolen away from them so that their milk can be sold for profit.
After 5-7 years of having babies stolen and killed, they are marched down a slaughter line.
( Randall Cannon )
You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place.
That’s why animals are so soft and huggy.
( Bill Watterson )
Four legs good, two legs bad.
( George Orwell )
Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I’ve discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.
( Jonathan Safran Foer )
The idea of keeping a group of women captive so some other species can drink their breast milk, and then eat their babies, is truly horrifying.
Then why are we doing that to cows?
Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss.
It’s about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.
( Cesar Millan )
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 L. Francione )
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defence of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
( Gary L. Francione )
Animals test our character, our decency, our respect and our compassion, as they stand powerless before us.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet. And amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.
( Max DePree )
Everybody is born so that they can learn to live a good life-like loving everybody and being nice, right? Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don’t have to live so long.
( Robin Downing )
It is extremely difficult for us to face the truth.
Imagine how difficult it must be for the animals to live it.
What they call ‘free choice’ is, in fact, the result of a narrowly obstructed set of options that have been chosen for them. They don’t realise, for instance, that they have been taught to value human life so far above certain forms of non-human life that it seems appropriate for their taste preferences to supersede other species’ preference for survival.
( Melanie Joy )
Every word and every action of cruelty goes straight to my heart.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )
There is no such thing as ‘humane’ meat.
All of the animals wanted to live.
There is one last reason for caring, and I believe that no other is necessary. It is certainly the reason why so many people have devoted their lives to protecting the likes of rhinos, parakeets, kakapos, and dolphins. And it is simply this: the world would be a poorer, darker, lonelier place without them.
( Mark Carwardine )