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Animals In Print
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From 11 August 2004 Issue

NOTMILK - The Mother of All Animal Rights Movements

Today, reflect upon four of my favorite animal rights quotations, two of them written by Ellen G. White, another by one of history's great physicians, and the final quote by the winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for literature.

Ellen White began writing about animal rights issues more than 150 years ago. Her wisdom and sensitivity survive today as inspiration for millions of people who do not eat animals.

Animal Love

"The intelligence displayed by many dumb animals approaches so closely to human intelligence that it is a mystery. The animals see and hear and love and fear and suffer. They use their organs far more faithfully than many human beings use theirs. They manifest sympathy and tenderness toward their companions in suffering. Many animals show an affection for those who have charge of them, far superior to the affection shown by some of the human race. They form attachments for man which are not broken without great suffering to them." {Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, page 315}

"I had bought two male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures." -Dr. Christian Barnard

Animal Rights

"Animals are often transported long distances and subjected to great suffering in reaching a market. Taken from the green pastures, and traveling for weary miles over the hot, dusty roads, or crowded into filthy cars, feverish and exhausted, often for many hours deprived of food and water, the poor creatures are driven to their death, that human beings may feast on the carcasses." {Ellen G. White, Ministry of Healing, page 314}

"In his thoughts, Herman spoke a eulogy for the mouse who had shared a portion of her life with him and who, because of him, had left this earth. What do they know-all these scholars, all these philosophers, all the leaders of the world-about such as you? They have convinced themselves that man, the worst transgressor of all the species, is the crown of creation.

All other creatures were created merely to provide him with food, pelts, to be tormented, exterminated. In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Robert Cohen

500 Additional Ellen White Quotes: http://tinyurl.com/357h3  

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