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I’d like to see my children grow up in a country where animals are treated with respect, not as objects of ridicule.
Allowing circuses with wild animals to continue sends the message that it’s okay to dominate animals and ignore pain and suffering.
( Martin Freeman )

Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all.
Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches.
From it every creature was fed.
( Daniel 4 : 12, The Bible )

Horses are not for riding.
Riding damages the skeleton, spinal nerves and the skin of the horse.
Horse-racing injures muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments, and can also cause heart failure and bleeding into the lungs.
Training horses for dressage puts extra stress on their legs and feet.

Meat should be treated in the same way as tobacco, with campaigns to stop people eating it.
( Kerry McCarthy )

Big Shame ‘Hunting’.
Experts estimate there may now be as few as 400,000 African elephants – the largest creature to walk the earth – with hunters killing 100,000 between 2011 and 2014.
In the 1940s there were up to five million.
The British charity LionAid says the African lion population has fallen by 93%, from 200,000 to 15,000, in 30 years.
It says lions are extinct in 25 African countries and virtually extinct in ten others.

( Martin Bagot, 26.09.2015 )

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you.
 Or let the fish in the sea inform you.
Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
( Job 12 : 7-10, The Bible )

The Murder Of Animals By Cowards.
More than 80 ‘chasers’ scared the wild animals into leaving the bush and entering a cleared area where the hunters lay in wait stationed on raised platforms with an easy target.
Tourists have been pictured hiding their faces from the camera before embarking on a barbaric hunt in South Africa that slaughtered scores of wild animals.
It was reported that around twenty Belgian and Dutch hunters took part in a week-long event on a farm near the town of Alldays last week..
Photos show ‘chasers’ lined along the 1.2 mile stretch of land where they herded baboons, warthogs, antelopes and other animals out of the thick bush and into the cleared space.
The animals had no chance of evading the onslaught and the hunters had no way of ensuring a clean shot or a humane death.
Smaragda Louw, of Ban Animal Trading, called it a ‘canned massacre’, saying, “This has nothing to do with conservation or preservation of wildlife or empowerment.”

( Anna Dubuis, 17.09.2015 )

To satisfy the masses, ‘humane’ is a word regularly used by those who abuse and slaughter gentle animals.
( Rose Winfold )

For many poor animals, the first time they breathe fresh air, the first time they see and feel sunlight, is on the way to the slaughterhouse.

Animals may not understand our words, but they can feel their warmth and sincerity.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

A deceptive term used by assholes who wish to benefit from the continuation of animal exploitation.
( Rose Winfold )

One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ.
Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.
( Pope Francis )

Herds of cows on UK farms have killed 74 people in the past 15 years.

The Slaughter Of Badgers.
Last year (2014) it cost £7,583 to kill each animal, more than twice the original estimate of £3,350.
A total of 588 were shot with the bill coming to almost £4.5million..
The sum included £1.4million in police costs – £2,367 per animal.
( Martin Fricker, 05.09.2015 )

Calling an ex-minister a liar is, of course, a very serious accusation, but, in the light of new expert analysis of the statistics on the Government’s badger cull, it is an inescapable conclusion.
Much more serious is the fact that Owen Paterson is apparently deliberately mis-representing the facts to the farming community, giving them false hope that killing badgers will solve their bTB problem.
We, the public, of course, continue to foot the bill for this cruel, misguided, and ultimately doomed policy.

( Brian May )

If cutting the throats of millions of enslaved animals every day is permissible by God, then what horrible things could the Devil possibly do to animals?
( Rose Winfold )

More than 100,000 male baby chicks are killed EVERY DAY in the UK alone, simply because they can’t lay eggs.

One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm.
The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.
( Charles M. Blow )

If you think that animals deserve no more rights than a potato, you are either an idiot or a psychopath.

America’s Insatiable Desire To kill Its Large Wildlife.
Big-game hunters in America – the world’s biggest market – pay up to £230,000 to travel to Africa to hunt ‘the big five’.
Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.

Those who cannot afford to play in the millionaires’ killing fields make do with trophy hunts on North American soil, shooting bears, cougars, bison, antelope and moose.
Many head to Canada.
Non-residents of Alberta are allowed to kill a bear if accompanied by any holder of a hunter host licence, which costs the equivalent of £13.40.
They must also have a black bear licence (£41.60), a bow hunting permit (£8.16) and a wildlife certificate (£3.97).
That means the total cost of killing a bear would be just £67.13.
But outfitters charge thousands of dollars to guide hunters to their prey, providing food and accommodation.
Many hunters aspire to be inducted into the North American Super Slam Club of those who ‘have registered the legal taking of all 29 of the traditionally recognised species of big game animals native to North America’.
The ‘hunters’ sit comfortably in hides or tree stands, waiting to kill their unsuspecting prey from just yards away.
These eager trophy hunters, who pay up to £5,000 to kill the baited bears, have descended on Alberta as the province became the first area in North America to allow bears to be legally killed this autumn.
Two weeks ago the ‘fall hunt’ was only open to bow hunters but now hundreds of people from millionaire business owners to blue-collar workers, are converging on Alberta as rifles are allowed too.

( Christopher Bucktin, 12.09.2015 )

Cowards, bullies, and small-minded little men feel brave and powerful when they abuse or kill defenceless animals.
They target the vulnerable and the innocent in an attempt to take away their feeling of weakness and inadequacy.

The life of every creature is its blood.
You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood.
Anyone who eats it must be cut off.
( Leviticus 17 : 14, The Bible )

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practise.
According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

The Wrath Of Ignorance.
It is both sad and shameful that when night falls and the setts of Southern England stir, their gentle folk will be needlessly slaughtered.
That in spite of science and public will, the wrath of ignorance will further bloody and bleed our countryside of its riches of life.
That brutalist thugs, liars and frauds will destroy our wildlife and dishonour our nation’s reputation as conservationists and animal lovers.
I feel sick, sad, disempowered, betrayed, angry and crushed by the corruption of all that I know as right.

( Chris Packham )

Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance.
There is something so very dreadful, so satanic in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.
( John Henry Newman )

You either approve of violence or you don’t.
And nothing on Earth is more violent or extreme than the meat industry.
( Morrissey )

No animal is more cruel than the human animal.

If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat.
That’s the single most important thing you can do.
It’s staggering when you think about it.
Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot.
Ecology, famine, cruelty.

( Paul McCartney )

Hear Something Of Sound Truth.
You are diseased in understanding and religion.
Come to me, that you may hear something of sound truth.
Do not unjustly eat fish the water has given up, and do not desire as food the flesh of slaughtered animals, or the white milk of mothers who intended its pure draught for their young, not noble ladies.
And do not grieve the unsuspecting birds by taking eggs, for injustice is the worst of crimes.
And spare the honey which the bees get industriously from the flowers of fragrant plants, for they did not store it that it might belong to others, nor did they gather it for bounty and gifts.
I washed my hands of all this, and wish that I perceived my way before my hair went grey.
( Abu al-ʿAlaʾ al-Maʿarri, 973 – 1057 )

I watched a TV documentary about how animals are farmed, killed and prepared for us to eat.
I saw all those cows and pigs and realised I couldn’t be a part of it any more.
It was horrible.
I did some research to make sure I could still obtain enough protein to fight and, once satisfied that I could, I stopped.
I will never go back.

( David Haye )

The UK Farm Animal Welfare Council says that the method by which Kosher and Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals and it should be banned immediately.
According to FAWC it can take up to two minutes for cattle to bleed to death, thus amounting to animal abuse.
Compassion in World Farming also supported the recommendation saying, “We believe that the law must be changed to require all animals to be stunned before slaughter.”
The UK government rejected its recommendations.
( Occupy For Animals )

No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant.
Why are our leaders allowing assholes to profit from murdering elephants?

Pigs In The UK Live Lives Filled With Pain And Fear.
If the allegations made by Lord Ashcroft are true, that Mr Cameron performed a sexual act on a dead pig while at Oxford University, then it shows a callousness and complete lack of empathy entirely unbefitting a man in his position, and he should resign.
No, boys won’t be boys.
Not when it’s sexual perversion and also involves a vulnerable victim of slaughter, a feeling being who lost his or her life and then was used for a prank.
Where have we seen other people in power misusing and sexually abusing corpses?
This conduct is not excusable just because the perpetrator is prejudiced against and sneers at the other individual’s identity.
A prime minister is supposed to protect the most vulnerable.
Most pigs in the UK already live lives filled with pain and fear, confined to severely crowded, filthy sheds and denied the opportunity to engage in any natural behaviour.
They are routinely mutilated, usually without any anaesthetics, including castration and cutting off their tails and teeth.

( Morrissey )

‘Humane’ is a deceptive term used by those who wish to benefit from the continuation of animal exploitation.
It has nothing remotely to do with moral concern for animals.

I would feel guilty that what was on my plate was walking around yesterday.
Either I could live with that or stop eating meat.
I chose the latter and I am happier for it.
( Carrie Underwood )

The world weeps when it sees a murdered elephant or lion.
The world lights a barbecue when it sees a murdered cow or pig.
Yet, for those individual beings, the suffering and loss of life was equal.

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
( Bea Arthur )

Humankind’s crimes against non-human animals will go down as the worst crimes in human history.

We Are Stray Cats.
We don’t have names.
We have no home or people to look after us or feed us.
We only exist because humans didn’t spay and neuter our parents.
We have to scrounge or steal food so we don’t starve.
In really cold weather, some of us freeze to death.
Please spay and neuter your cats so they don’t finish up like us.

Humanity is not in awe.
We don’t see life and marvel at its wonder.

We kill it and eat it.
We perform science projects on it.

We confine it and make it do what we want it to do.
( Shanti Urreta )

If you think you need to consume another species’ flesh and milk and body parts to survive, then you are not thinking like the superior species you think you are.
You are thinking like a parasite.
No offence intended to parasites.

I hate when people dismiss veganism as a ‘personal choice’.
It’s not, it’s a moral obligation.
Would those same people also assert that murdering someone, or beating a dog, or raping a child is a ‘personal choice?’
When your actions directly impact the lives of others, it’s no longer a simple ‘personal choice’.

( Ed Coffin )

My life is my own just as your life is your own.
My life matters to me just as your life matters to you.

We’ve Been Lied To By Society.
We forget when we were children (before being sold a heap of lies) how much we loved and connected with animals.
They have families and relationships.
They speak to us, just with a different language.
We have no right to enslave, exploit and take the lives of other conscious beings.
We are acting every day without thinking of what we do, in a treacherous way, towards others.
We are in the wrong and must change our perception of our relationships with other animals.

( Butterflies Katz )

As long as millions of dogs continue to be killed in ‘shelters’, simply for being homeless, there is no such thing as a responsible breeder.
Why are there not strict laws to regulate ‘breeders’?

It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man.
On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.
( Maimonides, 1138-1204 )

There will never be peace nor justice all the while cowards are allowed to use a knife or a gun or any weapon to murder innocent animals who are weaker than us and who are unable to defend themselves.

For as long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace.
For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

( Pythagoras, c.570BC – c.495BC )

Beyond this hell of cruelty and suffering there is a beautiful field.
They call it Heaven.
I will meet you there.

If you believe God condones the forceful, unnatural breeding of animals just so they can be killed and their bodies sliced into pieces, then the God you glorify is no better than the Devil you condemn.
( Rose Winfold )

I’m not here to please people.
I’m not here to win the support of people.

I’m here to represent my animal relations who are suffering this very second.
And I don’t care what anybody says about what I do to achieve their freedom.
( T. Berry )

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