Category: Environment

Crazy quotes from environmentalists or about the environment.

"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 →

"Um, just tiny bit worrisome that 'insect populations appear to be declining dramatically in many parts of the world'" - Bill McKibben, 350.org

Bill McKibben: Insect Populations Keep Me Up At Night

“Um, just tiny bit worrisome that ‘insect populations appear to be declining dramatically in many parts of the world’” – Bill McKibben, 350.org, on Twitter. Um, just tiny bit worrisome that 'insect populations appear to be declining dramatically in many parts of the world' https://t.co/QHszdHYPG2 — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) July 10, 2016 Base Photo by: Creative Commons User Tom Quote… Read more →

"In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest … it is also important to stop manufacturing 'pets,' thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive." - PETA Companion Animals: Pets or Prisoners

PETA: Is Your Dog Your Pet or Your Prisoner?

“In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest … it is also important to stop manufacturing ‘pets,’ thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive.”  – PETA, Companion Animals: Pets or Prisoners (Base Photo: Creative Commons user KH) Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.dpbs Read more →

Sierra Club

Sierra Club: We’re Against Nuclear Power Because It’s Too Good

  “The Sierra Club opposes the licensing, construction and operation of new nuclear reactors … pending development of adequate national and global policies to curb energy over-use and unnecessary economic growth.” – Sierra Club Base Photo: Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. Photo by GorissenM. Quote Source: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/299295/sierra-club-opposes-clean-energy-robert-bryce Read more →

"We in the Green movement aspire to a cultural model in which the killing of a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels."

Carl Armery: Cutting Down Forests is Worse than Sale of Children to Brothels

“We in the Green movement aspire to a cultural model in which the killing of a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels.” -Carl Armery, Green Party in West Germany. Base Photo: Attributed to McD22. Quote Source: http://www.aim.org/wls/author/carl-amery/ Read more →

"We are not interested in the utility of a particular species, of a free-flowing river, or ecosystem to mankind. They have intrinsic value, more value - to me - than another human being, or a billion of them."

David Graber: One Billion Humans are Less Valuable than Rivers

“We are not interested in the utility of a particular species, of a free-flowing river, or ecosystem to mankind. They have intrinsic value, more value – to me – than another human being, or a billion of them.” By David Graber, Biologist with the U.S. National Park Service. Base Photo: Attributed to Nithi Anand. Quote Source: http://www.thealternativeview.com/thewildlandsproject.htm Read more →

"Given the total, absolute, and final disappearance of Homo sapiens, then not only would the Earth's community of Life continue to exist, but in all probability, its well-being would be enhanced. Our presence, in short, is not needed."

Paul Taylor: Earth Better Off Without Humans

“Given the total, absolute, and final disappearance of Homo sapiens, then not only would the Earth’s community of Life continue to exist, but in all probability, its well-being would be enhanced. Our presence, in short, is not needed.” -Paul Taylor, author of Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics. Base Photo: Attributed to Niranjan Ramesh. Quote Source: Respect for… Read more →