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14 March 1999 Issue
They Are Not Our Property Pledge

Whereas, I believe that all animals deserve to be treated and respected as
individuals with feelings, needs and interests of their own, and whereas I
believe that animals are not commodities or property to be bought, sold,
disposed of, or discarded, I hereby pledge always

to live my life with an ethic of respect and consideration for all animals,
rather than one of ownership in which animals are considered mere property.

to adopt and rescue rather than buy or sell animals.

to represent myself as a caretaker, guardian, companion, or friend of animals
rather than their owner or master.

to strive at all times to make the world a more just and compassionate place
for all beings, human and non-human alike.

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Name

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Address

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Please return to: In Defense of Animals
131 Camino Alto, Suite E,
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Email: ida@idausa.org

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