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"Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness nothing will change for the better."  Vaclav Havel

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson 

October 15, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street has grown to Occupy World - a movement for social, economic, and political change. If an international crusade is successful in uniting the diverse activists and organizations, and if thereís an ethical revaluation of current values, perhaps thereís hope for all of the oppressed beings and our Earth. A capitalist lifestyle and its global practices have brought us to the brink of destruction. Animals used as resources, routinely and wrongfully condemned to diabolical abuses and death. Why? For the economy, for manís end. The impetus for reform is a moral one and begins with you. The innocent and voiceless cannot unite and speak for themselves, so I do. Carmina Gooch

Obedience to law depends upon the active support of the moral sentiments of the people. Laws which are not supported by the moral conscience of the people are liable to become dead letters. (Source: Relationship between Law and Morality or Ethics)

Going by what the current law says as to what is right and wrong is the lowest form of moral development.

********* How the hell can we stop animal cruelty in this country...what will it take? No one in authority gives a damn. **********

Civil disobedience has progressed our thinking on human rights. It is no less essential to how we think about animals.

The pioneers of justice are the great names of history. The names of those who tried to prevent them are lost in forgotten landfills.

Animals Now - Making A Better World For Animals

Top Dog at Occupy Denver; Facebook foiling activists? Who are animal rights activists?

Animal Rights FAQS; history of, Age of Enlightenment, Turkey's animal rights, France updates laws; Delhi High Court recognizes birds' rights

The History of Animal Rights; ALDF's petition for Bill of Rights, Canada needs animal charter; modernizing legislation

What are Animal Rights? exploitation and unnecessary human use; reforming the system; give a damn

Animal Rights Commentary, Human Superiority; Pet Domestication by Gary L. Francione

Francione answers questions; Intro to AR: Your Child or the Dog?

New animal welfarism equals more "humane" exploitation; the economic effect; SPCA welfarist; activism & economics

Animal Welfare Reform: Total Denial, One Step at a Time

Animal Rights and the New Enlightenment Dr. Steven Best; researchers run scared

Do small victories affect big picture in animal rights debate? Foie gras, L214; making progress; 2017 Green Party Manifesto


Beyond pacifism - another view on attaining abolition, animal holocaust isn't over; civil disobedience

Direct action - working for animal liberation; liberating the oppressed; what industry is hiding

Challenging mainstream media; local letters; when lies become 'truths'; manipulation; Chipotle ad; A & W

On animal welfarism & liberation; incremental reforms; obscuring science; the Academic Abolitionist Vegan

Apes -- No longer 'things'? granting rights; Great Ape Protection Project; orangutan has some human rights, rules Argentine Court

Animals accorded same rights as humans in Indian state (2018); new Swiss law

Bolivia bans use of animals in circuses; victory in Britain & Peru; ADI rescues animals in Peruvian & Columbian circuses

Animal rights moves forward in Europe; AW Party wins; AU under pressure, Canada lags behind; time for an Animal Charter of Rights & Freedoms; WTO hinders global progress; NZ legally recognizes animals as sentient beings

New Swiss law enshrines rights of 'social' animals; investing in animal welfare; WTO 'morals' decision

Standing up to Canada's massacre of baby seals; EU ban of seal products challenged, unsuccessful; Norway scraps seal-hunting subsidy while Canada subsidizes mink farms


Industrial agriculture is a major driver of climate change, wildlife decline, deforestation & soil degradation. And, of course,
it is the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet.

If we want to change things, and move towards a world without cruelty, then we need a revolution. Vernon Coleman, author Animal Rights Human Wrongs

Justice for animals is the social movement of our times and we must all participate to make it a reality. Itís long overdue. Carmina Gooch

'Man is an almost hopelessly conceited animal, this pygmy! He thinks that not only the earth with all that it contains was created for his benefit, but also the sky, the sun, and indeed, the whole universe, as far as he has any knowledge of it, were designed for his purposes and welfare.' Ernest Bell (1851-1933) (Superiority in the Lower Animals) Visit our Ethics page

'When so much mistreatment of animals continues, when the cries of thirsty beasts from our railway cars die out unheard, when so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses, when animals meet a painful death in our kitchens, when animals suffer incredibly from merciless men and are turned over to the cruel play of children, WE ALL BEAR THE GUILT FOR IT. Albert Schweitzer on "Altruism"