Animal Cruelty Quotes (80 quotes)
Animal rights -- birth of an activist - Simone Reyes - TEDxOrangeCoast
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What would you do if you saw someone hurting an animal? Good morning afternoon teachers, judges, and fellow students. Today, I will be talking to you about animal abuse and cruelty. Specifically, I will discuss cats and dogs being abused, because they are the most abused domestic animals. Domestic means that these are types of animals you can have in your home. Who in their right mind would abuse a poor defenseless cat or dog?
We recognize that we are in a world which truly needs compassion, that we need to extend compassion to one another and to everything living. And that our cause can truly be to lift up this world from a condition of suffering and cruelty to all the creatures of this planet, and through elevating the cause of every creature, we elevate our own humanity. We lift up the cause of humanity by reaching out and connecting with all things living. It is our sense of interconnection with all living things that brings us to respect the rights of animals, that we understand that animals are not to be lower than, that animals should not have less of a claim to existence, less of a claim to the possibility of survival, less of a claim to dignity. And your commitment translates into specific action, in raising the questions that must be raised about the use of animals in research, in raising the questions that must be raised about the use of animals in testing, in looking at the conditions in which animals are placed on farms, in challenging a corporate ethic which sees animals as things to be exploited and not beings which in and of themselves have some basic rights. Your presence here serves as a reminder to this country that our presence on this planet has a higher calling.
to kill a mockingbird time magazine
Gary Yourofsky is an animal activist. Gary breaks down our Western societal programming of eating animals, questions the indoctrination that we grew up with that desensitizes us to animals so we can eat them, challenges our belief systems, exposes the lies of the meat and dairy industry, exposes the profit motives of the pharmaceutical-hospital-medical-agricultural complex that relies on keeping humans sick, fat and diseased, lifts the curtain of truth about the torture of farm animals for food—and asks each one of us to consider a healthy, ethical vegan diet from plants and the Earth, instead of an unethical, unhealthy, cruel diet from animals. Gary has a straightforward, honest, factual approach, with no other agenda than to deliver the truth about what it means to eat meat, eggs, dairy and cheese today, and why we need to change. If you have to turn away from looking at a slaughterhouse video or visit—and what happens every day to individual animals going through a slaughter line, then you need to ask yourself why is it that you ignore their agony, their brutal suffering and their murder — to eat your burger, your chicken filet, your eggs, your cheese, your steak? Animals do no belong to us.