animal equality

150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 50 years ago, they would object to the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. 25 years ago they would have called you a pervert if you advocated for gay rights. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended. Some day they won’t be laughing.
—  Gary Smith

All animals are somebody—someone with a life of their own. Behind those eyes is a story, the story of their life in their world as they experience it. In our culture, we have been encouraged to think of animals as things, as commodities. The great challenge lies in having a change of perception. The realization that they have a life of their own, independent of their utility to me or to anyone else: this is what I am trying to get at when I speak of them as being “subjects of a life.” In this sense, they are exactly like us, equal to us. — Tom Regan

If you love animals, you view them as someone, not something.
You wouldn’t eat someone you loved, right? Unless maybe you’re this guy.

Source

HELPFUL LINKS

1. You are not supposed to ride elephants
2. You are not supposed to take selfies with tigers
3. You are not supposed to hold monkeys, or parrots, or lizards
4. You are not supposed to swim with dolphins
5. You are not supposed to do anything to an animal that it wouldn’t voluntarily do on its own in the wild.

Keep that in mind next time you decide to contribute to people, establishments and companies that exploit animals for a lifetime to bring you ten minutes of entertainment.

Carnist Logic..

Carnist: DON’T DE CLAW YOUR CATS! THAT’S ANIMAL CRUELTY!!

Carnist: DON’T GO TO SEA WORLD!! ITS ANIMAL CRUELY!!!

Carnist: HOW DARE THAT DENTIST KILL CECIL!! WHAT HE DID IS ANIMAL CRUELTY!!!

Carnist: EATING DOGS AND CATS?! THAT’S ANIMAL CRUELTY!!


Carnist: Hey want to go to the zoo?

Carnist: Hey wanna ride horses with me?

Carnist: Hey want some of this chicken parmesan pasta?

Carnist: Hey how cool is this new leather jacket?