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Ethics

"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life where possible and shrinks from injuring anything that lives."  Albert Schweitzer

"All real progress in civilization depends upon man's ethical ideals.  Dr. Albert Leffingwell

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." William Shakespeare

"Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives." Bhagavad Gita

"In the slaughterhouse, one person with the courage to speak out is a battalion. One factory farmer with the courage to walk away is an army. One politician with a brain, a spine and a conscience is a lighthouse. One nation with an animal rights constitution is a force of nature." Philip Wollen

"A principle is a principle, and in no case can it be watered down because of our incapacity to live it in practice.  We have to strive to achieve it, and the striving should be conscious, deliberate and hard."  Gandhi

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attach it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." Sir Winston Churchill

"Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things." Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak

A universe is, indeed, to be pitied whose dominating inhabitants are so unconscious and so ethically embryonic that they make life a commodity, mercy a disease, and systematic massacre a pastime and a profession.  Professor J. Howard Moore, 1862-1916 Better World Philosophy

The Moral Status of Animals; debating Personhood; legally recognizing animals as sentient beings

Gandhi Teachings; human & animal emotion; rat study

Brute Ethics In-Depth Animal Ethics; moral behaviour & rights

Ethical Issues - animals & religious views; sacrifice, factory farming; pressure mounts to end Gadhimai sacrifice; the bloodbath went ahead; the aftermath; will it stop?

Comment: Animals murdered in the name of culture, tradition, religion, celebration, or superstition are among the greatest obstacles to our moral progress. Logical arguments and fact-based evidence can help awaken people to their moral blindness.

Denmark to ban halal and kosher slaughter methods; Canada's markets; BC slaughterhouses; Canada; CVMA opposed to non-stun slaughter practices

Advancing humanity; choosing a plant-based diet; thou shalt not kill; animal slaughter fundraiser, Langley Advance gets letters

Abuse of puppy by Centerplate CEO creates furor; takedown by social media; letters; the tragic case of Captain

Market butcher forced to stop displaying meat and game because 'townies' object:
Family firm targeted with anonymous hate mail because of carcasses hanging in the window

Argentines turning their back on beef; Palitana, India, declared a "meat-free zone"; Canadians shun beef & dairy

Stigmatizing meat; Teaching Children a Separate Morality for Food Animals

The Debate: Abolition or Regulation? 10% tipping point to change societal ideas

Animal Exploitation Schemes Don't Help World's Poor; other options; Regina goat project; no happily-ever-after results; CTV gives World Vision time

Animal welfare dismissed all too often; apathy of the masses

Human-directed Evolution At Work; transgenic animals; 'green' rabbits

The Great Compassion: Buddhism & Animal Rights by Norm Phelps; Pope Francis' message; rabbit rescue 2016

Emotions in animals, different personalities; they all want to live; bear bile heartbreak

Giraffe kisses dying zookeeper in final goodbye

Farm animals 'need emotional TLC'; animal consciousness; cognitive dissonance; our immorality

Good deeds stained with animal blood; diverse views at AR Conference 2012

Marcus is slaughtered: School defies threats over doomed lamb; Danish radio station bludgeons baby rabbit to death; researcher kills rare bird in the name of science

Researching sterilisation for rabbits and grey squirrels; Australia's rabbits

Scientists investigate birth control for animals; SpayVac

Fusing rabbit eggs with human cells; creating human-animal hybrids

Cloning Debate & Genetically Modified Food; rise of eco-food innovators; investors see opportunity; cultured meat

    

"In the midst of our high-tech, ostentatious, hedonistic lifestyle, among the dazzling monuments to history, art, religion, and commerce, there are the 'black boxes. These are the biomedical research laboratories, factory farms, and slaughterhouses faceless compounds where society conducts its dirty business of abusing and killing innocent, feeling beings. These are the Dachaus, our Buchenwalds, our Birkenaus. Like the good German burghers, we have a good idea what goes on there, but we dont want a reality check. Dr. Alex Hershaft, holocaust survivor and founder of FARM.  boxes.' These are the biomedical research laboratories, factory farms, and slaughterhouses - faceless compounds where society conducts its dirty business of abusing and killing innocent, feeling beings. These are our Dachaus, our Buchenwalds, our Birkenaus. Like the good German burghers, we have a fair idea of what goes on there, but we don't want any reality checks." Dr. Alex Hershaft, Holocaust survivor and founder of FARM

March 2013 PETA:You asked for ityou got it. Because of the overwhelming response to this piece, we are publishing it once more to give our supporters a chance to share it on Twitter and Facebook and spread the message about the cruelty of factory farms far and wide. Very graphic.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I2dGvZiHUJ0

Unseen they suffer; Unheard they cry; In agony they linger; In loneliness they die.

Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. Compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire.

November 3, 2013  documentary premiere: Live and Let Live; individuals who changed their lifestyles and became vegan

November 4, 2014 Former Meat and Dairy Farmers Who Became Vegan Activists

Comment: All of us need to change our mindset with regard to our sense of dominance over other species, our sense of entitlement, and how we understand ourselves in relation to our ecological environment. Unless there is a moral and cultural revolution, a crusade to end our holocaust over animals, we will destroy ourselves, and sadly destroy any and all else that crosses our path. Face it, we are the problem.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a new feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. It could just do to the meat and dairy industries what "Blackfish" is doing to SeaWorld.

October 2015 Toronto Pig Save co-founder faces criminal mischief charges for showing compassion to pigs destined for the slaughterhouse. Watch the video Best Video You Will Ever See - The Crime: Compassion.

The Good Food Institute: Creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply.

The suffering, oppression, and victimizing of non-human animals by humans is unethical in the extreme. Enjoy a vegan lifestyle its the best move you can make. If you keep buying, they keep dying.