“To be ‘for animals’ is not to be ‘against humanity.’ To require others to treat animals justly, as their rights require, is not to ask for anything more nor less in their case than in the case of any human to whom just treatment is due. The animal rights movement is a part of, not opposed to, the human rights movement. Attempts to dismiss it as anti human are mere rhetoric.”—Tom Regan, The Case For Animal Rights (via winged)
"I remember one cow that somehow escaped the chute and slipped on the blood of the others that had come before. This cow was one of the many who survived the bolt in the head and was somewhat stunned. The steel cable was wrapped around her back leg and she was being hoisted up so her neck would be exposed for her turn at death. Before being hoisted, she aborted her calf and the sound that came out of her was something I’d never before or since. Her neck was slit and as the blood was draining from her, the last thing she saw was her baby on the floor."