∞ “Human beings should love animals as the knowing love the innocent and the strong love the vulnerable.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix | EARTHLINGS (movie)
∞ “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.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix | EARTHLINGS
*Spanish translations contributed by Cyber Whale Warrior Santiago (Sancho) Morales
∞ “The systematic torture of sentient beings, whatever the pretext and in whatever form, cannot achieve anything more than it already has: to show us what is the lowest point of debasement man can reach . . . if that’s what we want to know.” – Joaquin Phoenix | quote from EARTHLINGS
∞ “If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.” – C.S. Lewis
“Si cortamos a las bestias en pedazos porque no nos pueden detener y porque vamos retrocediendo en la lucha por existir, es lógico cortar en pedazos a los imbéciles, criminales, enemigos o capitalistas por las mismas razones.” – C. S. Lewis.
∞ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi
“La grandeza de una nación y su progreso moral pueden ser juzgados por el modo en el que se trata a sus animales.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
∞ “And those who dismiss love for our fellow creatures as mere sentimentality overlook a good and important part of our humanity. But 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.” – Joaquin Phoenix | EARTHLINGS
“Y aquellos que desestiman el amor por nuestros semejantes como mero sentimentalismo pasan por alto una buena parte de nuestra humanidad. Sin embargo, no le quita nada a un ser humano el ser amable con un animal. Y esta en realidad dentro de nosotros concederles una feliz larga vida”. – Joaquin Phoenix – Hearthlings.
∞ The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel. ~ Proverbs 12:10 NLT
∞ Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened. ~Genesis 1:29-30 (NLT)
∞ “We are all animals of this planet. We are all creatures. And nonhuman animals experience pain sensations just like we do. They too are strong, intelligent, industrious, mobile, and evolutional. They too are capable of growth and adaptation. Like us, firsthand 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.” ~ Joaquin Phoenix | EARTHLINGS
“En este planeta somos todos animales. Somos todos criaturas. Y los animales no humanos experimentan sensaciones de dolor igual que nosotros. Ellos también son fuertes, inteligentes, industriosos, móviles y evolutivos. Ellos también son capaces de crecer y de adaptarse. Al igual que nosotros, de primera mano sobre todo, son los terrícolas. Y al igual que nosotros, ellos están sobreviviendo. Al igual que nosotros ellos también buscan su propia comodidad más que molestias. Y como nosotros ellos expresan grados de emoción. En resumen, como nosotros, están vivos”. – Joaquin Phoenix – Hearthlings.
∞ “Large human movements spring from individual human initiatives.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller
∞ “He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
“Quien acepta el mal sin protestar en su contra está realmente cooperando con él.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
∞ “By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them.” ~ Dalai Lama
“Al estar poco atentos a las necesidades de los demás, inevitablemente, también saldremos perjudicados” – Dalai Lama.
∞ “A time comes when silence is betrayal.” ~ , Jr
“Llega la hora en que el silencio es traición.” Martin Luther king, Jr.
∞ “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” ~ Albert Einstein
” El mundo es un lugar peligroso, no por causa de los que hacen mal, sino por aquellos que no hacen nada para evitarlo” – Albert Einstein.
∞ “If you make your best effort to be kinder, nurture compassion, make the world a better place, then you can say ‘At least I’ve done my best’.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ “Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ “In the modern world, the interests of a particular community can no longer be considered to lie within the confines of its own boundaries.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ “Ethical discipline is the indispensable means for mediating between the competing claims of my right to happiness and others’ equal right.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ ” There must be a way of promoting human values without involving religion, based on common sense, experience and recent scientific findings.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “You need self-confidence and determination: feeling depressed and losing hope will never really help to correct any situation.” ~ Dalai Lama
∞ “The most important thing is transforming our minds, for a new way of thinking, a new outlook: we should strive to develop a new inner world.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~ James D. Miles
∞ “Being motivated by compassion and love, respecting the rights of others – this is the real practice of religion.“ ~Dalai Lama
∞ “I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.” – Whoopi Goldberg
∞ “Compassion and love are not a luxury. As the source both of inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the survival of our species.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “We need to develop a sense of equanimity towards all living beings, expressed through the ability to relate to all others equally.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “Science and the law can both help us forecast the consequences of our actions, but neither can tell us how we ought to act in a moral sense.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “It is worth reminding ourselves that the greatest joy and satisfaction in life come from actions we undertake out of concern for others.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “The most compassionate form of giving is done with no thought or expectation of reward, and grounded in genuine concern for others.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “Once you encourage the thought of compassion in your mind, once it becomes active, then your attitude towards others changes automatically.” – Dalai Lama
Definition of COMPASSION
: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it
Definition of EVIL
2b : causing discomfort or repulsion : offensive <an evil odor>
3a : causing harm : pernicious <the evil institution of slavery>
Definición de COMPASIÓN
: La conciencia compasiva de la angustia de los demás, junto con su deseo de aliviarla.
Definición del MAL
2b: Causar molestia o repulsión : Ofensivo – El olor del mal –
3a: Causar daño : Pernicioso – Institución maligna de la esclavitud –
∞ “There’s about as much educational benefit studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary.” – Jacques Cousteau
∞ “The only dolphins ever released and saved at Taiji were by Sea Shepherd and yet we hear all the critics condemning us for not freeing any this season. By all means, to those who would judge us, come to Taiji and show us how you would do it. We would love to see your expertise.” ~ Captain Paul Watson
∞ “The slaughter of great whales has no place in the twenty-first century.” ~ Captain Paul Watson
∞ “If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.” ~ C.S. Lewis
∞ “There is nothing racist about opposing whaling. I am opposed to all whaling by all people anywhere. There is only one race – the human race.” ~ Captain Paul Watson
∞ “I was told today in an e-mail that I should be more respectful of whalers and sealers because after all they are still human beings. Does this mean that I should respect serial killers, rapists and child molesters? After all they are still human beings!” ~ Captain Paul Watson
∞ “Without an altruistic motivation, scientists cannot distinguish between beneficial technologies and the merely expedient.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
∞ “An authentic attitude of compassion doesn’t change, even faced with another person’s negative behavior.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “A calm mind helps our human intelligence to assess the situation realistically.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “True compassion brings with it the dispelling of internal tensions, a state of calmness and serenity.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “The huge gap between rich and poor, globally and within nations, is not only morally wrong; it is also a source of practical problems.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “No matter what activity or practice we are pursuing, there isn’t anything that isn’t made easier through constant familiarity and training.” – Dalai Lama
∞ “Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.” – Patchy The Pirate
∞ To hate a person for where they are born is like hating a tree for where it stands. It did not choose its place. Judge it for its fruit.
∞ Nothing is more personally gratifying than a completely selfless act.
∞ With eleven of you, I make a dozen. With ninety-nine of you, I make a hundred. But I cannot do it without each and every one of you. You matter! Never give up! For the Dolphins.
∞ I know what I said because I was there when I said it.
∞ Liars are Cowards: not having the courage to face the consequences of telling the truth.
∞ Grits are Vegan and Vulcans are vegan; therefore, vulcans eat grits.
∞ As long as there are people in this world who have more money than they need, there will be people who do not have enough to meet their needs.
“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
St. Francis of Assisi
“The Greatness of a Nation and it’s Moral Progress Can be Judged by the Way it’s Animals are Treated.”
“I am in Favor of Animal Rights as well as Human Rights. That is the way of a whole human being”
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
Thomas A. Edison
“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.”
“Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends”
George Bernard Shaw
“Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. ” Leonardo DaVinci
“Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.” Benjamin Franklin
“One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
“There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties.… The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
“Insanity is repeating the same mistake over and over, and expecting different results.
ACT don’t REACT!!!
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- The Cove (2009) (flickfreakdiaries.wordpress.com)
- Bob Barker on SeaWorld (holisecleveland.wordpress.com)
- Earthlings: documentary about humanity’s use of animals (lostateminor.com)
- Earthlings (goneflyingakite.wordpress.com)
- Earthlings (proveganlife.wordpress.com)
- The Other White Meat (cyberwhalewarrior.com)
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller