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"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

"First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man.  Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and animals."  Victor Hugo

“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

Marc Bekoff: Animal Emotions

Tom Regan: Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Gary Francione - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Francione's Animals As Persons

Bob Torres' Making A Killing

Dr. Steven Best

Best: The Iron Cage of Movement Bureaucracy

Best & Nocella - Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

Dr. Michael W. Fox

Peter Singer: Animal Liberation

Vernon Coleman: Animal Rights Human Wrongs

Henry Salt: Animals' Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Progress

Dr. Will Tuttle: Time to Wake Up

The Boy and the Fox: From Beating to Eating Animals

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

John Fitzgerald: Bad Hare Days

Alan Weisman: The World Without Us

Richard Kahn - Towards Ecopedagogy:
Weaving a Broad-based Pedagogy of Liberation for Animals, Nature, and the Oppressed People of the Earth

Dr. Shiv Chopra - Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower

Former Health Canada scientist blasts government for five dangerous food production practices

Mike Adams: Natural News

Jonathan Balcombe: Lives Worth Living

Sue Cross: How Farm Animals Live and Die

Barbara J. King: How Animals Grieve

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.

James McWilliams: Prey and Predator, Predator and Prey; The Modern Savage

James McWilliams Advice To Young Animal Advocates: Go To Wall Street. Get Rich. Give Back.

Joel Bakan: THE CORPORATION - The pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power  

Richard Heinberg: The End of Growth

Will Anderson:This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology

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!