Some of the most incriminating evidence against the Animal Rights movement are their own words-
"The cat, like the dog, must disappear..... We should cut the domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to exist." -John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of a Changing Ethic, PETA 1982, p.15.
"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses." -Ingrid Newkirk, President, PETA, The Washington Post, November 13, 1983.
"It's not about loving animals. It's about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals." ---Gary Yourofsky, founder of Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), now employed as PeTA's national lecturer
"As John Bryant has written in his book Fettered Kingdoms, they [pets] are like slaves, even if well-kept slaves." -PETA's Statement on Companion Animals
"Even painless research is fascism, supremacism." ---Ingrid Newkirk, PeTA's founder and president, Washington Magazine, August 1986
"I don't think you'd have to kill -- assassinate -- too many . . . I think for five lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, two million, 10 million non-human lives." -Jerry Vlasak,longtime spokesman for the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which the better-known People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) describes as a "related" organization.
"I don't approve of the use of animals for any purpose that involves touching them – caging them."--- Dr. Neal Barnard, president, Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM), The Daily Californian (February 9, 1989) quoting Bernard's address to an audience at International House (Berkeley).
"What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse, and pigeon as our family members." ---Gary Yourofsky, Humane Education Director, PETA, The Toledo Blade, June 24, 2001
"Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it."- PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, September 1989, Vogue Magazine
"To those people who say, ..My father is alive because of animal experimentation,' I say ..Yeah, well, good for you. This dog died so your father could live.' Sorry, but I am just not behind that kind of trade off." -- Bill Maher, PETA celebrity spokesman.
On the consequences of stopping animal research: "Don't get the diseases in the first place, schmo." -- PETA's David Mathews (USA Today, July 27, 1994).
"I will be the last person to condemn ALF [the Animal Liberation Front]."— Ingrid Newkirk, in the New York Daily News, December 7, 1997*ALF is listed as a domestic terrorist organization by the FBI*
"Our campaigns are always geared towards children and they always will be."— PETA vice president Dan Matthews, on the Fox News Network (December 19, 2003)
"There is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals." -- Ingrid Newkirk, PETA's President (in The Washington Times August 29, 1999).
"We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child." -- Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA, (New York Times, January 14, 1989).
"Arson, property destruction, burglary and theft are 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause." -- Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA.
Quotes from other animal rights organizations:
"We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding. ... One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding." - Wayne Pacelle, Senior Vice-President of HSUS, formerly of Friends for Animals; Quoted in Animal People, May, 1993
"It is time we demand an end to the misguided and abusive concept of animal ownership. The first step on this long, but just, road would be ending the concept of pet ownership." -- Elliot Katz, President, In Defense of Animals, "In Defense of Animals," Spring 1997.
"An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable." -- Peter Singer, godfather of the animal rights movement, Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals, 2nd. edition, 1990.
"The life of an ant and the life of my child should be accorded equal respect." -- Michael W. Fox, Vice President, The Humane Society (The Associated Press, Jan. 15, 1989).
"Your dog can show you when he or she wants to go for a walk and equally for nonviolent sexual contact, your dog or whatever else it is can show you whether he or she wants to engage in a certain kind of contact" -- Peter Singer, godfather of the animal rights movement.
"The theory of animal rights is simply not consistent with the theory of animal welfare or other approaches that reject the rights view and, more importantly, embrace animal exploitation. Animal rights means dramatic social changes for humans and nonhumans alike; if our bourgeois values prevent us from accepting those changes. then we have no right to call ourselves advocates of animal rights." ----(THE GARY FRANCIONE, DIRECTOR OF THE RUTGERS ANIMAL RIGHTS LAW CLINIC: ANIMALS' VOICE, VOL. 4, NO. 2, pp.54-55)
"Animal liberation, of which the anti-vivisection movement is a part, animal liberation is not a campaign. It is not a struggle. It is a war! It is an all-out bloody war, in which the countless hundreds of millions of casualties have, so far, all been on one side.How can we allow that to continue?"--- Robin Webb, British spokesperson for animal rights terrorism, speaking at SHAC rally, Edison, New Jersey, November 30, 2002
"If an animal researcher said, "Its a dog or a child,' a liberator will defend the dog every time." ---"Screaming Wolf" (pseudonym), A Declaration of War: Killing People to Save Animals and the Environment (Grass Valley, California: Patrick Henry Press, 1991), p. 14.
"Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs." -- John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal