We hereby pledge to bring about a 21st century in which
the human race will finally make peace with the animal kingdom. Human
beings will no longer kill, maim, torture or exploit fellow sentient
beings for food or other purposes. Animals will have fundamental rights
which will be internationally recognized.
It is clear beyond any doubt that the survival of the
human race depends upon the survival of the forests and other natural
resources and of the animals with whom we share this planet. We pledge
to protect all of them.
We oppose the introduction of animal genes into plant
The human race will reach the pinnacle of civilization
when it extends the hand of friendship and compassion to the animal
kingdom and returns to the healthy plant-based diet best suited to the
moral and physical needs of our species, thus avoiding the related evils
of animal exploitation, human starvation, and environmental destruction.
At the close of the 20th century and the beginning of
the 21st, let us make a tryst with destiny to create a world free of
violence towards all living beings who are dependent on our love and
compassion. Together let us embark on that journey which will bring
about a world in which all animals are treated with compassion and mercy
and accorded rights that human beings take for granted.
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