“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~

“Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.” George Bernard Shaw Scroll down for actions to take including petitions. If you don’t have time to read the information below please at least take some of the suggested actions to help stop the awful suffering inflicted on helpless animals […]

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The time is coming when people will be astonished that mankind needed so long a time to regard thoughtless injury to life as compatible with ethics.”

~ Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate

About librarians…

“And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police…

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Quote about reading and books

“Reading has always provided an escape for me, a balm. It has comforted me through family members’ illnesses and deaths, through multiple depressions, and much, much more. It has reminded me I am not alone, even when I am nearly convinced that I am. Which is why, now, I am turning to books, conversations about…

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