December  2015

Working towards a more compassionate world through education and advocacy

Increasing our Compassionate Footprint

December 2015

“A human is part of the whole that we call universe, a part limited in time and space. Yet he experiences himself as something separated from the rest. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for the few people nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion.” 

Albert Einstein

“The differences between humans and animals are differences of degree, not differences of kind. Since both humans and non-humans evolved over millions of years and share similar nervous systems and other organs, there is no reason to think we do not share similar mental and emotional life with other species.” Charles Darwin

“The most dangerous and destructive view by far – one which has changed human beings into rampaging, destructive and mindless beasts –

is that we compare outselves to other living things... Until these attitudes are combated and erased from the human mind, Westernized human beings will be a danger to all earthly life, including themselves. Throughout the world this is what human beings have become: big-bellied, insatiable, unbelievably greedy cannibals. We must stop – immediately – regarding ourselves as superior and special.” Credo Mutwa, great African father, seer, sage, sangoma, inyanga, healer, psychic and storyteller

“Those who fight for animals are taking part in the last great crusade, the last fight for justice where there is none, the most important remaining battle for integrity, the final battle that will move mankind from barbarism and savagery to true civilisation.” Dr Vernon Coleman, author and medical doctor

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white or women for men.” Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple

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