the term 'animal rights' frighten you off-
Michigan Animal Rights Team is simply an assemblage of diverse individuals
who believe in a similar cause;
that the treatment of all animals must
progress and improve. We share the feeling that animals have been mistreated
and enslaved for too long, and we speak for them because
they cannot speak for themselves.
people that form S.M.A.R.T. are well aware of the stigma that follows
the term 'animal rights activists.' We are not people who
throw paint on fur coats, nor are we a group that causes destruction
or harm to other people. We are merely caring citizens who believe animals
(should) have rights and we are active on behalf of those animals.
Animals have the right not to be skinned for the sake of human fashion.
They have the right not to
be sold into the frightening and painful world of research. They have
the right to avoid having swords thrust into their tiring bodies in front
of cheering crowds, to then have their ear severed by a 'victorious'
Matador when they finally fall.... exhausted, but still very conscious.
They mustn't be forced to jump through rings of fire for our amusement,
taken from the wild and beaten into submission, fought against other
animals, or raised in atrocious conditions only to be brutally slaughtered at
the end of a miserable life so a human can satisfy their desire for a particular taste.
Animals are worthy of more than just essentials, like food
and shelter. They deserve kindness and compassion, and
perhaps most of all, love and protection.
If you are of a similar opinion, please consider helping us inform the public
the atrocities these poor creatures face. Volunteer to help S.M.A.R.T. with leafleting, protests & demonstrations, tabling events, film screenings
and general public education. The animals need your voice.
Consider joining our Meetup Group and helping us help them.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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If you care about animals, you're in good company.
love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
Charles Darwin, 1809 - 1882
“The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different.” ― Hippocrates
my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human
The more helpless
the more it is entitled to
protection by man
cruelty of man."
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948
am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.
That is the
way of a whole human being."
President Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865
"I, for my part, wonder of what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who
was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and to allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being: who
spread his table with the mangled forms of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes
what but now were beings endowed with movement, perception and with voice.
…but for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive
a soul of the sun and light,
portion of life and time
it had been born in to the world to enjoy."
Plutarch, C. AD
have from an early age abjured the use of meat. And the time will
come when men such as I
look upon the murder of animals the way
we now look upon the murder of men."
Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452 - 1519
beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life."
you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter
of compassion and pity,
will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
Saint Francis of Assisi, 1191 - 1226
Animal activists are not terrorists.
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