Human Rights: The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of…”

“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism”
Martin Luther King, jr.

Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King Jr.
Biographical

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.

Read more:
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/

Animal Rights: Leo Tolstoy, “If we want to be healthy, than we must live the way nature intended

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats   meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.”
Leo Tolstoy, On Civil Disobedience

Who was Leo Tolstoy?

Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy also spelled Tolstoi, Russian in full Lev Nikolayevich, Graf (count) Tolstoy, (born August 28 [September 9, New Style], 1828, Yasnaya Polyana, Tula province, Russian Empire—died November 7 [November 20], 1910, Astapovo, Ryazan province), Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists.

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leo-Tolstoy

Tolstoy was an advocate for animals and a vegetarian

Animal Rights: A History, Leo Tolstoy
“Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy, 1828 – 1910 is best known as one of Russia’s greatest novelists, the most well known of his novels are War and peace and Anna Karenina. He was also a contemporary of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky another advocate of vegetarianism and animal rights.

Tolstoy was however more than a writer he was a moral philosopher, a humanitarian, and a mystic. After his conversion to vegetarianism  he lived upon simple food such as bread, fruits vegetables and porridge.”

“Tolstoy was an ethical vegetarian and an advocate of the humane treatment of animals. In 1885 along with two of his daughters Tolstoy became a vegetarian. His reasons for doing so are expressed in The First Step, which Tolstoy wrote as a preface for the 1892 Russian Edition of The Ethics of Diet written by Howard Williams. According to this influential preface, important in it’s own right, from which you will find selections below, Tolstoy’s principal reason for becoming vegetarian was his conviction that eating flesh is “simply immoral as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling -killing; and is called forth only by greediness and the desire for tasty food”. Tolstoy thought that all men were brothers and therefore a natural bond existed between them. He believed that bond was love and that this bond should extend to all living creatures.

Read more, includes for quotations:
http://think-differently-about-sheep.com/Animal%20Rights%20A%20History%20Leo%20Tolstoy.htm

 

Motivation/Inspiration, James Baldwin,” Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without…”

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

Who was James Baldwin?

James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century North America. Some of Baldwin’s essays are book-length, including The Fire…

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin

More James Baldwin quotes:

85 James Baldwin Quotes on Love, Freedom and Education
https://everydaypower.com/james-baldwin-quotes/

 

Human Rights: Malcolm X, “One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding”

“One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding”
Malcolm X

Who was Malcolm X?

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X

Animal Rights: Gary L. Francione, “We should never be present flesh as somehow morally distinguished from dairy.”

“We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong — and possibly more morally wrong — to consume dairy”
Gary L. Francione

Who is Gary L Francione?

Gary L. Francione
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/about/gary-l-francione/

More quotes from Gary L Francione
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/quotes/

Actions to take for animal rights.

Help Animals by changing to a vegan diet

Information and advice to help you go vegan, including recipes

The Vegan Society
 https://www.vegansociety.com/

PETA

Scroll to the bottom of the page to order your vegan starter kit
https://www.peta.org.uk/living/

International Landing Page:
https://www.peta.org/international/

Animal Rights: Ryan Phillips, “Animal rights are not a gift we give to animals. They are..”

“Animal rights are not a gift we give to animals. They are a birthright we have taken from them.”
Ryan Phillips

Who is Ryan Phillips?

Activist Profile: Ryan Phillips, and Rocky Schwartz on The Microsanctuary Movement

…He is a full-time animal activist who hails from Williamsburg, Virginia, and lives with 3 pigs, one chicken and a rabbit in a condo! This is his microsanctuary. He and his animal family are regularly out doing activism and raising awareness for animals. He takes out one or two of the animals to graze on grass in Colonial Williamsburg, while members of the public come by to meet Charlotte the pig or Beatrice the chicken. They are often left transformed, this perhaps being the very first time they have come into contact with an animal who they would normally consider as “food”.

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https://animalvoices.org/20Activist Profile: Ryan Phillips, and Rocky Schwartz on The Microsanctuary Movement18/08/activist-profile-ryan-phillips-and-rocky-schwartz-on-the-microsanctuary-movement/

Activist Profile with Ryan Phillips: Daily activism with pigs, a chicken and a bunny

Motivation/Inspiration: Norman Vincent Peale, “Change your thoughts and you change your world”

“Change your thoughts and you change your world”
Norman Vincent Peale

Who was Norman Vincent Peale?

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale