“It's a tradition that continues, and yet we have opposition from groups that think that animals should have equal rights to human beings, and that's probably the biggest threat we have. Other than that, I think there is general acceptance that we need to have wildlife, we need to have outdoor recreation of all kinds.”
“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."
- Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher”
“Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost”