Friday, July 8, 2011

Moral Progress of a Nation

Would you club me to death for my coat?

 "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."  Mahata Gandi

"If a man shoots his dog because the animal is no longer capable of service, he does not fail in his duty to the dog, for the dog cannot judge, but his act is inhuman and damages in himself that humanity which it is his duty to show towards mankind.  If he is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practice kindness towards animals, for he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men." (Kant, LE,240)

Excerpt from The Moral Status of Animals
First published Tue Jul 1, 2003; substantive revision Mon Sep 13, 2010
Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy

Each year, hundreds of thousands of seals are clubbed and shot to death in Canada for their fur. This annual commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world. Join our ProtectSeals campaign in ending this cruel and needless killing for good.
The Humane Society of the United States

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