Ohio Valley Dog Owners, Inc.
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("The Politics of Animal Liberation," by Kim Bartlett, editor of Animals' Agenda, November 1987.)
"For one thing we would no longer allow breeding. People could not create different breeds. If people had companion animals in their homes, these animals would have to be refugees from the animal shelter and the streets . But as the surplus of cats and dogs declined, eventually companion animals would be phased out and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship enjoyment at a distance." -- Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
"Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation." Ingrid Newkirk, National Director of PeTA
"One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding." Wayne Pacelle, Vice-President of the Humane Society of the US, former Executive Director of Fund for Animals)
"There are fundamental and profound differences between the philosophy of animal welfare and that of animal rights . Thus welfare reforms, by their very nature, can only serve to retard the pace at which animal rights goals are achieved." Gary Francione and Tom Regan, "A Movement's Means Create Its Ends," Animals' Agenda
"HSUS is definitely shifting in the direction of animal rights faster than anyone would realize from our literature." John McArdle, then director of lab animal welfare for HSUS, 1986. McArdle now works for the American Anti-Vivisection Society.
"Avoid the words 'animal rights' and 'anti-vivisection.' They are too strange for the public. Never appear to be opposed to animal research." John McArdle, HSUS convention 1984
"The life of an ant and that of my child should be given equal consideration." Michael W. Fox, HSUS vice president.
"There is no rational basis for maintaining a moral distinction between the treatment of humans and other animals." HSUS News, 1980
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