That is the way of a whole human being. If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and quite often die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be? If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet global warming isn't enough, what is? And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience, to say not now, then when?
I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom.
It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings. But if you will contend that you were born to an inclination to such food as you have now a mind to eat, do you then yourself kill what you would eat.
Bet we'd see a lot fewer drunk yahoos live ones, anyway in the woods if that happened. Lerner, letter, Sierra , March-April Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. Of the entire brood he is the only one—the solitary one—that possesses malice. That is the basest of all instincts, passions, vices—the most hateful.
He is the only creature that has pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. Also—in all the list he is the only creature that has a nasty mind. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. It is a trait that is not known to the higher animals. That sort of thing, well, it depends, doesn't it? If the drug's aspirin and the monkey's got a headache, is it tight? If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.
To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. It is so distinctly a matter of feeling with me, and is so strong and so deeply-rooted in my make and constitution, that I am sure I could not even see a vivisector vivisected with anything more than a sort of qualified satisfaction.
I do not say I should not go and look on; I only mean that I should almost surely fail to get out of it the degree of contentment which it ought, of course, to be expected to furnish.
Salt declares not only that human beings have rights. He declares that animals also have rights. That it is not the vivisector alone who has rights. Not the meat-eater alone.
That the vivisected and the meat-eaten also have rights. I was going to say Salt was ahead of his time. That is a mistake. He is ahead of your time. Ladybird, nor butterfly, Nor moth with dusty wing. Would they have the right to treat you as you treat the animals you breed, keep and kill for food?
In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor.
When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days.
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Quotes database. Quotations from scientists, medical practitioners and others about the contribution animals have made to scientific understanding and medical research. Follow the links below to view the full quotation, its context . “Opposition to animal research ranges considerably in degree. “Minimalists” tolerate animal research under certain conditions. They accept some kinds of research but wish to prohibit others depending on the probable value of the research, the amount of distress to the animal, and the type of animal.
The field of ageing research is full of characters. We have hucksters claiming that cures for ageing can be bought and sold; prophetic seers, their hands extended for money, . Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel God loved the birds and invented .