We have been thinking about Animal Rights and why we are here for FYSOP. Here are the words of other people and what they have to say. We hope this makes you think and inspires you to make a change.
“The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?”
“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it”.
“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”
“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot.”
~Mark Twain, What Is Man, 1906
“Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.”
~George Bernard Shaw
“The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position”.