It all comes down to pain and suffering. Not intelligence, not strength, not social class or civil right. Pain and suffering are in themselves bad and should be prevented or minimized, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the being that suffers. We are all animals of this planet, we are all creatures. Non-human animals experience sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation.
Like us first and foremost, they are earthlings, and like us they are surviving, like us they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort, and like us they express degrees of emotion. In short, like us, they are alive.
They have the right to be here just as much as humans do, so of course animals feel, and of course they experience pain. It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal, and it is actually within us to grant them a happy life, and a long one." - Earthlings (via quoilecanard)
reblogging this to my favorites for a paper I have to write this week.
the problem with humans is that whenever they see a river they always have to swim in it
whenever they see a mountain they always have to climb it
whenever they see a forest, they always have to inhabit it, or cut it down
stop poisoning nature with your filth and litter and leave its beauty alone
it doesn’t need you
one of my favorite posts on tumblr.
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