Other Animal Activists

"If someone is killing, on a regular basis, thousands of animals, and if that person can only be stopped in one way by the use of violence, then it is certainly a morally justifiable solution." Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for Animal Defense League, Penn & Teller Bullsh*t, April 1, 2004

"In a perfect world, we would not keep animals for our benefit, including pets," Tom Regan, emeritus professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University and author of “Empty Cages” - speaking at University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, March 3, 2004

"The major success of this decade [the 1980s] has been the reapplication of the concept of rights in the human population to nonhuman species." John Kullberg, president, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as quoted in Charles Oliver, "Liberation Zoology," Reason, 22, No. 2 (June 1990), p. 24.

"We are not especially 'interested in' animals. Neither of us had ever been inordinately fond of dogs, cats, or horses in the way that many people are. We didn't 'love' animals." Peter Singer, Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals, 2nd ed. (New York Review of Books, 1990), Preface, p. ii.

"Once we get three more directors elected, the Sierra Club will no longer be pro-hunting and pro-trapping and we can use the resources of the $95-million-a-year budget to address some of these issues." Paul Watson, Founder, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, NY Times, March 16, 2004

"More than anything we applied arson, and effectively we destroyed -- um, let's see -- the Northwest Fur Breeders Cooperative in Edmonds, Washington, which we hit a week later after OSU. We hit Washington State University's Eastern Washington experimental fur farm. We did get seven coyotes out of there, six mink, and ten mice . We burned down a fur farm that was on the market to be sold, in Oregon also. We went to the Michigan State University's experimental fur farm program and destroyed thirty-two years of research, by using fire once again, and rescued two mink from there." Rodney Coronado, convicted felon for 1992 firebombing of a research facility at Michigan State University, at SHAC rally, Edison, New Jersey, November 30, 2002

"We have found that civil disobedience and direct action has been powerful in generating massive attention in our communities ... and has been very effective in traumatizing our targets." JP Goodwin, Committee to Abolish the Fur Trade, National Animal Rights Convention '97, June 27, 1997, now employed by the Humane Society of the United States

"Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles--from our firesides, from the leather nooses and chains by which we enslave it." John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of A Changing Ethic Washington, DC: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PeTA), 1982, p. 15.

"The cat, like the dog, must disappear... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist." John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of A Changing Ethic (Washington, DC: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), 1982, p. 15.

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