Category: Animal Rights

Humane Society’s Wayne Pacelle: ‘Animals … Just Need to Be Left Alone’

“Animals for the most part just need to be left alone.” – Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society, from a story in the Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2008. Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.dpbs Base Photo: Old World Shaving Parlor Bulldog. Photo by Jazz Guy.  Read more →

Peter Singer: Some ‘Nonhuman Animals’ Are ‘More Valuable’ Than People

“Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.” -Peter Singer in Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.vhCMTm7g.dpuf Base Photo: Cute kids together. Photo by Prashant Shrestha.  Read more →

Ingrid Newkirk: Pet Ownership Is ‘Abysmal,’ Result of ‘Manipulation’

“Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.” – from Ingrid Newkirk’s “Just Like Us” in Harper’s, August 1988 Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.lCvVk99y.dpbs Base Photo: Puppy dog hug. Photo by SMLP.co.uk.  Read more →

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Eliot Katz: ‘Demand an End’ to ‘Abusive Concept of Pet Ownership’

“It is time we demand an end to the misguided and abusive concept of animal ownership. The first step on this long, but just road would be ending the concept of pet ownership.” -Eliot Katz, President of In Defense of Animals Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.vhCMTm7g.dpuf Base Photo: Puppy dog chewing. Photo by Karen Blaha.  Read more →

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Eliot Katz: End ‘Concept of Animal Ownership’

“Our goal: to convince people to rescue and adopt instead of buying or selling animals, to disavow the language and concept of animal ownership.” -Eliot Katz, President of In Defense of Animals Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.vhCMTm7g.dpuf Base Photo: Smiling Dog. Photo by Jelene Morris.  Read more →

"I certainly believe that we have a moral obligation to care for the dogs, cats, and other nonhumans whose existence we have caused or facilitated as part of the institution of 'pet' ownership. But I maintain that we ought to abolish the institution and stop causing or facilitating the existence of more 'companion' animals." - Gary Francione Professor, Rutgers School of Law

Gary Francione: We Must Abolish the Terrible Institution of… Pet Ownership

“I certainly believe that we have a moral obligation to care for the dogs, cats, and other nonhumans whose existence we have caused or facilitated as part of the institution of ‘pet’ ownership. But I maintain that we ought to abolish the institution and stop causing or facilitating the existence of more ‘companion’ animals.”- Gary Francione, Professor, Rutgers School of Law… Read more →