AR-News: Food for thought
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Fri Aug 29 16:15:23 EDT 2003
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"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
The thinking [person] must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another...
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
-- Axel Munthe
Whenever people say 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it.
-- Brigid Brophy
There can be no justification for causing suffering to animals simply to serve man's pleasure or simply to enhance man's lifestyle.
-- The Dean of York
In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
-- Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines
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, Ph.D.
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals' suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
-- Paul Harvey
Men who have practiced tortures on animals without pity, relating them without shame. How can they still hold their heads high among human beings?
-- Samuel Johnson
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
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