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1: A Debate Waged over the Centuries.
2: “Animals are Created for the Sake of Men”.
3: “[Animals] are Destitute of Reason”.
4: “Be Tender to All Sensible Creatures”.
5: “What a Pitiful, What a Sorry Thing to Have Said that Animals are Machines Bereft of Understanding and Feeling….”.
6: “… [N]either More nor Less than God Made Them, There is no More Demerit in a Beast Being a Beast, than There is Merit in a Man Being a Man”.
7: “The Question is Not, Can They Reason? Nor, Can They Talk? But, Can They Suffer?”.
8: “Education, Habit, Prejudice, Fashion, and Interest, have Blinded the Eyes of Men, and Seared Their Hearts”.
9: Animal Welfare and the New Conservation Ethic.
10: “It is Expedient to Prevent the Cruel and Improper Treatment of Horses, Mares, Geldings, Mules, Asses, Cows, Heifers, Steers, Oxen, Sheep, and Other Cattle”.
11: “How do You Prove that Mankind is Invested with the Right of Killing Them, and that Brutes have been Created for the Purpose You Assert them to be?”.
12: “The Destruction of Animals for Food … Involves so Much of Cruelty as to Cause Every Reflecting Individual—not Destitute of the Ordinary Sensibilities of our Nature—to Shudder”.
13: “To Prevent Cruelty to Animals while in Transit”.
14: “No Person shall Kill Any Otter, Mink, Marten, Sable, or Fur Seal, or Other Fur-bearing Animal within the Limits of Alaska Territory”.
15: “When I told him that Eating Flesh is not Necessary, but is Only a Luxury, He Agreed”.
16: “This Animalizing of the Human Body, instead of Ensouling and Spiritualizing It … Keep[s] the Plane of Humanity Lower by This Constant Degradation of the Animal Self”.
17: “Animals have Also the Right to Be Treated with Gentleness and Consideration”.
18: “To Aid in the Restoration of Such Birds … [That] have Become Scarce or Extinct”.
19: “Vegetarianism is a Commendable Departure from the Established Barbarous Habit”.
20: “I, Theodore Roosevelt, … Do Hereby Make Known and Proclaim that the Wichita Forest Reserve … Is Designated and Set Aside for the Protection of Game Animals and Birds”.
21: “[The Hogs] were so Very Human in their Protests—and so Perfectly within their Rights!”.
22: “Ethics … without Limits Towards All that Lives”.
23: “We shall Protect Hundreds of All Kinds of Wildlife which might Otherwise Soon Be Extinct”.
24: Regulating Animal Rights and Welfare in an Industrialized Economy.
25: “Slaughtering of Livestock …Shall be Carried Out Only by Humane Methods”.
26: “Whoever Uses an Aircraft or a Motor Vehicle to Hunt …any Wild Unbranded Horse, Mare, Colt, or Burro …shall Be Fined Not More than $500, or Imprisoned Not More than Six Months”.
27: “To End the Business of Stealing Dogs and Cats for Sale to Research Facilities”.
28: “Nothing is More Priceless and More Worthy of Preservation than the Rich Array of Animal Life with which our Country has Been Blessed”.
29: “Consider that Procedures that Cause Pain or Distress in Human Beings may Cause Pain or Distress in Other Animals”.
30: “Pain and Distress Must Be Minimized in Experimental Procedures”.
31: “Why Worry about Their Loneliness, Their Pain, Their Death?”.
32: “It’s not the Killing of the Animals that is the Chief Issue Here, but Rather the Unspeakable Quality of the Lives They are Forced to Live”.
33: “When an Injustice is Absolute, One Must Oppose It Absolutely”.
34: “Dolphins … are Frequently Killed in the Course of Tuna Fishing Operations”.
35: “Place … The Protection Of … Human Rights Somewhat above or at Least on an Equal Footing with Wolves, Bears, [and] Salmon”.
36: “How do We Determine the Cost of Removing One Note from a Mozart Symphony?”.
37: “To Eliminate the Wasteful and Unsportsmanlike Practice of Shark Finning”.
38: “Exotic Cats in Captivity should Be Able to Live Humanely and Healthfully”.
39: Animal Rights Campaigns Elicit Praise and Condemnation.
40: “Peta’s Efforts Have Crossed the Line of Free Speech and First Amendment Protection”.
41: “Peta has a Campaign to Reform Truly Heinous Forms of Cruelty Supported by KFC”.
42: “The Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front Have Become the Most Active Criminal Extremist Elements in the United States”.
43: “The Animal Liberation Movement is a Loosely-associated Collection of Cells of People who Intentionally Violate the Law in Order to Free Animals from Captivity and the Horrors of Exploitation”.
44: “Zoos … Must Continually Make Adjustments to Have a Meaningful Role in Modern Society”.
45: “[T]hey Appeared at Homes with a Truck that had a Video Monitor on It Displaying Images of Animals in Cages, and They Shouted with Bullhorns Obscenities and Defamatory Statements”.
46: “This Legislation will … Force Americans to Decide if Speaking up for Animals is Worth the Risk of Being Labeled a ‘terrorist’ ”.
47: “In This Spectacle, Dogs and Roosters are Often Drugged to Make Them Hyper-aggressive and Forced to Keep Fighting Even after Suffering Severe Injuries”.
48: “Animal Research has Played a Vital Role in Virtually Every Medical Advance of the Last Century for both Human and Animal Health”.
49: “Production Agriculture has Not and will Never Be Given the Credit It is Due by Animal Rights Activists and that We Too Care about the Welfare of our Animals”.
50: “If our Food is so Safe, why are We so Unhealthy?”.
51: “The Two Components of Scientific Ideology … Created a Formidable Barrier to the Awareness of the Ethical Issues Inherent in Animal Research”.
52: “Peace, Phillips, and Vick Executed Approximately 8 Dogs that did Not Perform Well in ‘testing’ Sessions”.
53: “Food Animals that are Treated Well and Provided with at Least Minimum Accommodation of Their Natural Behaviors and Physical Needs are Healthier and Safer for Human Consumption”.
54: Animal Welfare from Seaworld to a World of Rising Seas.
55: “The Ethics of Riding Atop a Wild Animal in a Spandex Suit with Loud Music Blaring Cannot Be Reconciled under the Banner of Education or Conservation”.
56: “Firsthand Experience with Animals is the Best Way to Create a Lasting Appreciation and Respect for Animals”.
57: “This Law Protects both Animals and Free Speech by