Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A thought for tonight

"Even if we were simply to surrender reality and conclude that killing savable animals cannot be ended, killing animals would still not be ethical, merciful, or defensible. Animal lovers would still be morally bound to reject it. Any "practical" or utilitarian consideration about killing cannot hold sway over an animal's right to live. Just as other social movements reject the "practical" when it violates the rights of individuals for which they advocate, we, too, should reject the idea that killing animals is acceptable because of the claim that there are "too many" for the "too few homes which are available." Simply put, killing healthy or treatable animals is immoral."

~Nathan Winograd

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