måndag 26 november 2012

Spirituality, animals vs humans, empathy, Gary Yourofsky

Plant-eating-animals are on a higher spiritual understanding than those human animals whom participate in killing sentient human or non-human animals.
Taking another innocent sentient being's life is certainly the worst atrocity you can commit!
Just because writers of religious books, including the Torah, wrote that it is okay, does NOT make it ethical.
Causing sentient beings suffering and death doesn't reflect a loving and compassionate Creator.
There exists no proof whatsoever that the value/worth of a non-human animal, would be any less than the value of a human animal.

”I want to ask you, to use some empathy right now. And when I say ‘empathy’, what I’m saying is: place yourself in the position of the animals, and start to view this issue from the animals’ point of view. From the victims’ point of view. When you examine any form of injustice, whether humans are victims or animals are victims, please remember the victim’s point of view. If you are not the victim, don’t examine it entirely from your point of view because when YOU’RE NOT the victim, it becomes pretty easy to rationalize and excuse cruelty, injustice, inequality, slavery, and even murder. But when you’re the victim, things look a lot differently from that angle.” - Gary Yourofsky

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