"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."
--Isaac Bashevis Singer
"Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity."
We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for?
--George Bernard Shaw (Living Graves, published 1951)
The human commitment to harmony, justice, peace, and love is ironic as long as we continue to support the suffering and shame of the slaughterhouse and its satellite operations.
--Karen Davis, PhD (Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs; 1996)
"It is not THIS bloodshed, or THAT bloodshed, that must cease; but ALL bloodshed - all wanton infliction of pain or death."
--Henry Salt, 1851-1939
"The habit of shedding blood, or even of seeing it shed, corrupts all sentiment of humanity."
--Constantin Francois Chasseboeuf
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