"Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventures, and for
hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and
distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of
~His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet
"Peace and the survival of life on Earth as we know it are threatened
by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values.
Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance,
greed, and lack of respect for the Earth's living things."
"Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source both
of inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued
survival of our species."
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