Tom Regan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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14 Tom Regan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Tom Regan Sayings: Being kind to animals is not enough. Avoiding cruelty is not enough. Housing animals in Being kind to animals is not enough. Avoiding cruelty is not enough. Housing animals in more comfortable, larger cages is not enough. Whether we exploit animals to eat, to wear, to entertain us, or to learn, the truth of animal rights requires empty cages, not larger cages.
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Tom Regan Sayings: If you were aboard a lifeboat with a baby and a dog, and the boat If you were aboard a lifeboat with a baby and a dog, and the boat capsized, would you rescue the baby or the dog?" Regan, "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog.
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Tom Regan Sayings: If abandoning animal research means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so If abandoning animal research means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it ... We have no basic right ... not to be harmed by those natural diseases we are heir to.
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Tom Regan Sayings: Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have Because we have viewed other animals through the myopic lens of our self-importance, we have misperceived who and what they are. Because we have repeated our ignorance, one to the other, we have mistaken it for knowledge.
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Tom Regan Sayings: I would encourage them never to forget that they were not always vegans. The self-righteousness I would encourage them never to forget that they were not always vegans. The self-righteousness of the recently converted hurts, it does not help, other animals.
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Tom Regan Sayings: What could be the basis of our having more inherent value than animals? Their lack What could be the basis of our having more inherent value than animals? Their lack of reason, or autonomy, or intellect? Only if we are willing to make the same judgment in the case of humans who are similarly deficient.
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Tom Regan Sayings: It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands ... but empty cages; not traditional It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands ... but empty cages; not traditional animal agriculture but a complete end to all commerce in the flesh of dead animals; not more humane hunting and trapping, but the total eradication of these barbarous practices.
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Tom Regan Sayings: The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.
Tom Regan Sayings: It is not an act of kindness to treat animals respectfully. It is an act It is not an act of kindness to treat animals respectfully. It is an act of justice.
Tom Regan Sayings: Even granting that we [humans] face greater harm than laboratory animals presently endure if ... Even granting that we [humans] face greater harm than laboratory animals presently endure if ... research on these animals is stopped, the animal rights view will not be satisfied with anything less than total abolition.
Tom Regan Sayings: In a perfect world, we would not keep animals for our benefit, including pets, In a perfect world, we would not keep animals for our benefit, including pets,
Tom Regan Sayings: To be 'for animals' is not to be 'against humanity.' To require others to treat To be 'for animals' is not to be 'against humanity.' To require others to treat animals justly, as their rights require, is not to ask for anything more nor less in their case than in the case of any human to whom just treatment is due. The animal rights movement is a part of, not opposed to, the human rights movement. Attempts to dismiss it as anti human are mere rhetoric.
Tom Regan Sayings: All great movements, it is written, go through three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption. It is All great movements, it is written, go through three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption. It is the realisation of this third stage, adoption, that requires our passion and our discipline, our hearts and our heads. The fate of animals is in our hands.
Tom Regan Sayings: How would we fare psychologically if the walls of slaughterhouses were made of glass? How would we fare psychologically if the walls of slaughterhouses were made of glass?