"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." Empty Cages by Tom Regan
"Will we rise to the challenge and prove our capacity for genuine altruism by ending our ruthless exploitation of the species in our power?" Peter Singer
“The Master said, “The gentleman understands what is right, whereas the petty man understands profit.” (Analects 4.16)” Confucius
“Cash is always the deciding factor in such matters of moral politics; nothing ever gets done unless motivated by commerce or greed.” Jasper Forde, The Eyre Affair
This text is an excerpt from the Introduction to the book Critical Theory and Animal Liberation, edited by John Sanbonmatsu and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
Timothy Pachirat: Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight
Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism by Mark Hawthorne is full of information for those interested in becoming involved in animal activism, and not sure how to begin.
Exposing the Big Game Eating meat is killing the planet, one wolf at a time; one species at a time; one ecosystem after another.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret also exposes the destructive agriculture industry and could very well do to the meat and dairy industries what "Blackfish" is doing to SeaWorld.
May 2015: Dog By Dog Documentary
According to this film: “After conducting extensive research over many years, we came to realize that in many cases it is massive, publicly-traded corporate farming companies that are protecting puppy mills and blocking any attempts to pass humane legislation that would regulate these large scale breeding facilities.”
Times are changing, though. Animal rights, and the recognition of animals as sentient beings, has become an important social, legal, and moral one.
Our behavior and the relationships that arise from it are at the centre of every issue that troubles us: human overpopulation, loss of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, poverty, the violated rights of individuals from other species, climate change, waste, and social and economic injustice, to name a few.
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity. George Bernard Shaw
Let me say it openly: we are surrounded by an enterprise of degradation, cruelty, and killing which rivals anything the Third Reich was capable of, indeed dwarfs it, in that ours is an enterprise without end, self-regenerating, bringing rabbits, rats, poultry, livestock ceaselessly into the world for the purpose of killing them. J. M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals
Disrupt the norm!