"The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? But rather, Can they suffer?"
Jeremy Bentham, 19th century Philosopher, Oxford University
"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."
"I have, from an early age, renounced eating meat: The time will come when we will look
upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of humans."
Leonardo da Vinci
"I saw a hatchery worker dumping fully concious chicks in a auger, grinding them up
ALIVE for fertilizer. I have also spoken with livestock dealers who have transported
animals from Montana to eastern Pennsylvania without stopping to give them food
--Gene Bauston, M.S., Agricultural Economics, Cornell U, 1997
and for those who say the bible says that God put animals on the earth to be eaten, read what else the bible says~
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb-bearing seed which is upon the
face of the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it
shall be as meat...."
"God put animals here for us to use; the Bible gives us dominion over animals."
"Dominion is not the same as tyranny. The Queen of England has
dominion over her subjects, but that doesn't mean she can eat them,
or wear them, or experiment on them. If we have dominion over
animals, surely it is to protect them, not to use them for our own
ends. There is nothing in the Bible that would justify our modern-day
practices that desecrate the environment, destroy entire species of
wildlife, and inflict torment and death on billions of animals every year.
The Bible imparts a reverence for life; a loving God could not help but
be appalled at the way many animals are treated."
-quoted from someone from Peta
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