Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us…
- Rai Aren, Secret of the Sands
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, The Basis of Morality