"Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein
"Compassion is a necessary outcome of social life. But compassion also means a considerable step in general intelligence and sensibility. It is the first step towards the development of higher moral sentiments. It is, in turn, a powerful factor of further evolution." P. Kropotkin (1842-1921)
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” Mark Twain
"The deeper minds of all ages have had pity for animals." Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
"Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm." Hippocrates
The human relationship with nonhuman beings has, and continues to be, that of cruel oppressor. It is perhaps the greatest evil of all time. We must include the Earth and all creatures in our circle of compassion. There should be no mixed messages. All are deserving of life, a life free of pain and suffering, the freedom to enjoy - chickens, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and goats - all species deserve our respect, and the right to not be exploited.