animal rights

A Quote by marji on veganism, animal rights, and animal welfare

In the end, while Michigan's law improves the living conditions of these animals, it does not improve their lives. From day one, they are treated as commodities...



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A Quote by unknown on veganism, animals, animal liberation, animal rights, and philosophy

The agony of the rat or the slaughter of a calf remains present in thought not through pity but as the zone of exchange between man and animal in which something of one passes into the other.


Source: Deleuze and Guattari, What Is Philosophy?

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Tom Reagen on animal rights, animals, and truth

Being kind to animals is not enough. Avoiding cruelty is not enough. Housing animals in more comfortable, larger cages is not enough. Whether we exploit animals to eat, to wear, to entertain us, or to learn, the truth of animal rights requires empty cages, not larger cages.

Tom Reagen

Source: Empty Cages

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A Quote by Elaine Vigneault on veganism, animal liberation, and animal rights

Action IS theory. Veganism IS animal rights.

Elaine Vigneault

Source: The Vegan Ideal blog comment

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on animal rights, peace, cruelty, war, humanity, and progress

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Contributed by: Carney Anne

A Quote by Richard Gere on vegetarianism and animal rights

People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It's ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory.

Richard Gere

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on animals and animal rights

The very beginning of Genesis tells us that God created man in order to give him dominion over fish and fowl and all creatures.  Of course, Genesis was written by a man, not a horse.  There is no certainty that God actually did grant man dominion over other creatures.  What seems more likely, in fact, is that man invented God to sanctify the dominion that he had usurped for himself over the cow and the horse.  Yes, the right to kill a deer or a cow is the only thing all of mankind can agree upon, even during the bloodiest of wars.

Milan Kundera

Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel (Perennial Classics), Pages: 286

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A Quote by Pierre Troubetzkoy on animal rights, peta, mercy, prayer, and god

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is below him?

Pierre Troubetzkoy

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A Quote by Alice Walker on animals, animal rights, vegan, veganism, and animal liberation

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.  They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

Alice Walker (1944 -)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on animals, animal rights, animal liberation, veganism, and thomas edison

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.  Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.  ~Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

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