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Category: Animals

Population control

“We need to radically and intelligently reduce human population to fewer than one billion. We need to eliminate nationalism and tribalism and become Earthlings. And as Earthlings, we need to recognize that all the other species that live on this planet are also fellow citizens and also Earthlings. This is a planet of incredible diversity of life-forms; it is not a planet of one species as many of us believe.”

- Paul Watson

More Violence

“People have been killed over absolutely ridiculous things like oil, power and money. It would be speciesist of me to say that in a battle for the moral and ethical high ground.. that there will never be casualties. I’m not encouraging or calling for this, I am simply stating that the animal rights movement is and has been the most peaceful and restrained movement in the world has ever known considering the amount of terror, abuse and murder done to innocent animals for greed and profit. If by chance violence is used by those who fight for non human sentient beings, or even if there are casualiteis, it must be looked at in perspective and in a historical context.”

- Jerry Vlasak

Population, Animals

“It seems disingenous for the intellectual elite of the first world to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second and third world nations while virtually ignoring the over-population of cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.”

- Jeremy Rifkin , 1992


“I am among those who have suggested that at least fifty-percent of the U.S. as a whole be maintained as wilderness.”

- Reed Noss

Animal, Anarchy

“If we really believe that these animals do have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then, of course we are going to be, as a movement, blowing stuff up and smashing windows. For the record, I don’t do this stuff, but I do advocate it. I think it’s a great way to bring about animal liberation. I think it would be a great thing if all of these fast-food outlets, and these slaughterhouses, and these laboratories, and the banks that fund them exploded tomorrow. I think it’s perfectly appropriate for people to take bricks and toss them through the windows, and everything else along the line. Hallelujah to the people who are willing to do it.”

- Bruce Friedrich , July 2001


“It is like lettting the World Bank or the KKK open up a booth here.”

- Bruce Friedrich , 2004

This guy is nuts!

“Feeding plants to animals then eating the animals is like filtering water through a sewer then drinking it.”

- Bruce Friedrich

Monks Poached by PETA!

“Chickens understand sophisticated intellectual concepts, learn from watching each other, demonstrate self-control, worry about the future and even have cultural knowledge that is passed from generation to generation.”

- Bruce Friedrich

Earthworms are more important than People

“Last week, a reporter called to ask me if I had really said that earth worms are more important than people. I answered that, yes, I had. He then asked how I could justify such a statement. ‘Simple,’ I answered. ‘Earthworms can live on the planet without people. We cannot live on the planet without earthworms, thus from an ecological point of view, earthworms are more important than people.’ ”

- Paul Watson

It would be good for other species if all humans died

“Among environmentalists sharing two or three beers, the notion is quite common that if only some calamity could wipe out the entire human race, other species once again have the chance.”

- Richard Conniff