It is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
I just could not stand the idea of eating meat - I really do think that it has made me calmer. People's general awareness is getting much better, even down to buying a pint of milk: the fact that the calves are actually killed so that the milk doesn't go to them but to us cannot really be right, and if you have seen a cow in a state of extreme distress because it cannot understand why its calf isn't by, it makes you think. - Kate Bush, singer, songwriter, musician
9 beagles were released from a life of research inside a laboratory. Having never seen the sun or the outdoors, watch them take their touching first steps to freedom outside their cages onto the grass.
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I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans. - Jimmy Stewart, Actor (1908 - 1997)
There's no doubt in my mind that going vegetarian has made me feel better not only physically but also because I learned about the suffering of animals who are raised and killed for food. I feel good knowing I'm not contributing to that. - Sophie Monk, Australian actress
Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian author (1821-1881)
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened.
- Anatole France, French novelist, poet (1844 - 1924)
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber (1878-1965)
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I grew up eating every kind of animal---anything that walked, swam, or flew.... At the same time, I, like most children, had a deep sense of compassion for animals, suffered when they suffered, and intervened when I was able. - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Read EVEN's exclusive interview with Colleen HERE.
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In 1969, John Rendell and Ace Berg saw a lion cub for sale in Harrod's. Cramped and lonely in a small cage, they decided to bring it home.
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Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight.
- Rev. Dr. Andrew Linzey, Anglican priest, theologian, writer and Christian vegetarian
Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics.
- Peter Singer, Australian philosopher (1946 - )
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
(In memory of Lee - 1942 - 2015.
Your artistry lives on, Lee. Thank you!)
We've been tricked into believing that honey is simply a byproduct of the essential pollination provided by farmed honeybees. ...Enter a $157 million dollar a year industry and three reasons you should stop eating honey today. 3 Reasons to Stop Eating Honey by Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati
The modern animal-using industries and the scientific research engine behind it celebrate the biological and genetic manipulation of chickens and other animals for the sole purpose of rendering their eggs, secretions and flesh more marketable and profitable....It's easy to see how one could be fooled into believing that animals are commodities instead of animals after being indoctrinated into their worldview.
The Language of Normalizing Animal Commodities by Free from Harm
Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, and other animals are processed assembly-line style. Hog factories warehouse 600-pound sows in metal gestation stalls for a motionless life atop cement slats. The USDA's 2002 Census of Agriculture found half of all hogs confined in industrial barns with 5,000 or more hogs.
Toxic Link: Animal Factories and Mother Earth
Join Leo, Chickity, and Moopheus, as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.
The Meatrix (Video)
Support those companies whose products and procedures are cruelty free!
Companies that Do Not Test on Animals
Be in the know and learn which companies and products still subject animals to torturous testing!
Companies that Do Test on Animals
Rights movements never go away. They always get stronger.
- Ingrid Newkirk
There is no justice, just us!
Animal Defense League
A great Q & A - 96 questions and answers, both general and specific, covering Animals and Morality, Practical Issues, Arguments from Biology, Insects and Plants, Farming, Hunting and Fishing, Animals for Entertainment, Companion Animals, Laboratory Animals, Who's Who in AR Activism, Information, Organizations, Links and more. Comprehensive and informative!Compassion Over Killing - What does it mean to be in favor of animal rights?...
Living 101 - Congratulations on choosing to live a lifestyle that is healthy for you, easy on the Earth, and kind to animals! Living cruelty-free has never been easier, and we have everything that you need to get started right here.
As people who care about the animals of the earth, we believe that, like human animals, they have rights and deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans.
Animal Rights and Vegetarianism
From the meat industry's rampant abuse of animals and environmental devastation to the tremendous health benefits of a vegan diet to helping end world hunger and deplorable working conditions in slaughterhouses,
What's Wrong with Eating Meat?
Animal Rights is the philosophy of allowing non-human animals to have the most basic rights that all sentient beings desire: the freedom to live a natural life free from human exploitation, unnecessary pain and suffering, and premature death.
What Is Animal Rights?
Remember that pets depend on us to make their life a quality life. Here are 10 golden rules!
A Pet's 10 Commandments
My hope is that we can navigate through this world and our lives with the grace and integrity of those who need our protection.
May we have the sense of humor and liveliness of the goats; may we have the maternal instincts and protective nature of the hens and the sassiness of the roosters.
May we have the gentleness and strength of the cattle, and the wisdom, humility, and serenity of the donkeys.
May we appreciate the need for community as do the sheep, and choose our companions as carefully as do the rabbits.
May we have the faithfulness and commitment to family of the geese, the adaptability and affability of the ducks.
May we have the intelligence, loyalty, and affection of the pigs and the inquisitiveness, sensitivity, and playfulness of the turkeys.
My hope is that we learn from the animals what it is we need to become better people.
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Compassionate Cooks