“They may not have had any medical treatment. We don't know if they've had any medications. Their hygiene might not be optimal. They may be stressed out, ... We're not physicians and cannot diagnose, we can only treat serious things that come up.”
“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”