Animal Rights: The Gentle Brethren, Kind, heart, gentle heart:Rescue the drowning insect

“Kind, heart, gentle heart:Rescue the drowning insect;carry the snail on the pavement to safety;return the helpless worm, writing on the concrete, to the sanctuary of Mother Earth. Render help and kindness, wherever it is needed, to all life, great or small. Suffering has no boundaries, neither should compassion.”
The Gentle Brethren, Everything is worthy of kindness.

The source of the above quotation is rather vague, it appeared in two places on the internet both of which seem now unavailable.

I have included it nonetheless because regardless of who said it is a very inspiring quotation.

Animal Rights: Michael Shermer, Mammals are sentient beings that want to live and…

“Mammals are sentient beings that want to live and are afraid to die. Evolution vouchsafed us all with an instinct to survive, reproduce and flourish.”
Michael Shermer

Who is Michael Shermer?

“Michael Brant Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor-in-chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.”

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Motivation/Inspiration: Yuri Kochiyama, Life is not what you alone make it. Life is…

“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.”
Yuri Kochiyama

Who was Yuri Kochiyama?

“Yuri Kochiyama was an American activist. Influenced by her Japanese American family’s internment and her association with Malcolm X, she advocated for many causes, including Black separatism, the anti-war …”

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The Environment: Native American Proverb, We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow…

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
Native American Probverb

If you are interested here is some history of the origin of the quote from Quote Investigator:

Frankly it is what the quote has to say that is important, not who has said it, however many people are more likely to read it if the quote is from a famous person or from a culture considered wise or philosophic, such as native Americans.

Action to help the environment 

Campaigns, petitions, information – lots of action you can take to save our Earth

Animal Rights: Bill Oddie, Game bird shooting may indeed be money making… but to most people it is simply abhorrent, cruel…

‘Game bird shooting may indeed be a money-making and money-spending business for an elite and largely wealthy group, but to most people it is simply abhorrent, cruel and symbolises a lifestyle that has no place in a civilised and caring society.’
Bill Oddie

Who is Bill Oddie?

“William Edgar Oddie, OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies.”

Please read about the crime of shooting wild animals including grouse and pheasants and please take the suggested action to help bring an end to this barbarity. Note while in the legal sense shooting is not a crime, in an ethical sense it most certainly is. Help to make shooting illegal by campaigning for a ban. 

Please read the following and take action.

The League Against Cruel Sports.

Read about the damage done to the environment as a result of shooting:
“The Saddleworth fire could prove another reason to ban this disgusting ‘sport’, which turns the land into a monoculture”

Animal Rights: Brain May, Just for the sake of making more money out of what some of us eat…


Just for the sake of making more money out of what some of us eat(not me)… these people wanted to exterminate a whole population of innocent wild animals who have as much right to live in this land as we humans do”

Brian May

Who is Brian May?
Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, astrophysicist, and photographer. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, and in 2001, he was inducted into the …

Information about Brian May’s campaign work in saving the badger and other wild animals please visit:

Save Me Trust: Giving wild animals a Voice



Animal Rights: Albert Schweitzer, The friend of nature is the man who feels himself inwardly united…

“The friend of nature is the man who feels himself inwardly united with everything that lives in nature, who shares in the fate of all creatures, helps them when he can in their pain and need, and as far as possible avoids injuring or taking life.”
Albert Schweitzer

Who was Albert Schweitzer?

Albert Schweitzer, born 1875 in Kaysersberg in the province of Alsace-Lorraine in the German Empire, is perhaps mostly remembered for his work in Africa as a missionary. He was however also a theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He also set in motion important ideas concerning our ethical treatment of animals, and was an important protagonist in the evolution of our concept of animal rights. He struggled with the paradoxes of the relationship between man and animal as no other philosopher had ever done before. His philosophy has altered attitudes, led to the passage of laws and helped the cause of animal rights in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Animal Rights: A History Albert Schweither

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Human Rights: Bernie Sanders, Election days come and go. But the struggle continues…

“Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. ”

Bernie Sanders

The above is part of the following: Sanders Prepared Remarks for the Democratic National Convention.

Who is Bernie Sanders?

Meet Bernie

Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont. In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate after 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Bernie is now serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote.
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Motivation/Inspiration: Enock Maregesi, Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to…

“Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world.”
Enock Maregesi

Who is Enock Maregesi?

Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi was born in Tanzania. He is the author of KOLONIA SANTITA, a novel. In 2015 he won the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize For African Literature for KOLONIA SANTITA.

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