Friday, March 20, 2009

words for thought.........

What we choose to eat makes a powerful statement about our ethics and our view of the world -- about our very humanity. Whenever we choose not to buy meat, eggs, and dairy products, we withdraw our support from cruelty to animals, undertake an economic boycott of factory farms, and support the production of cruelty-free foods.

Regardless of any other beliefs we hold and however else we choose to lead our lives, each of us can decide to act with kindness and compassion. Making humane choices is the ultimate affirmation of our humanity.

99% of animals killed in the U.S. each year die to be eaten

“There’s a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig—an animal easily as intelligent as a dog—that becomes the Christmas ham.”

1 comment:

Balazs said...

most people think that dogs are friends, or pets and others as food.
So for them not all animals are friend not food as they are for us :)

Its the selfish thinking of the mankind that says everything is for us, to consume or to abuse or to eat, etc...

"live simply so others may simply live,, as Gandhi said.