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Liberation Is Coming

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Posted February 23, 2007 by peta2 staff


See the exhibit at UCLA this week:
May 29th and June 1st 11am-3pm at Bruin Plaza
May 30th at the Court of Sciences 11am-3pm

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King

Liberation: A Project by peta2 is an eye-opening and provocative traveling exhibit that examines the causes of- and solutions to- the oppression of humans and animals.


Get more info at peta2.com

Today, billions of animals are slaughtered, experimented on, and denied everything that is natural and important to them. Despite the fact that scientists have proved that animals have the ability to think and to feel pain, love, joy, terror, and other emotions, we continue to oppress them for profit and pleasure—just as we have done to other human beings throughout history.

Animals have inherent worth that is completely separate from their usefulness to humans. Every creature has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Animal rights is not just a philosophy- it is a social justice movement that challenges the outdated view that all nonhuman animals exist solely for human use.

Only prejudice allows us to deny others the rights that we expect to have for ourselves. Whether it’s based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or species, prejudice is morally unacceptable. If we wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a pig? Dogs and pigs have the same capacity to feel pain, but it is prejudice based on species that allows us to think of one animal as a companion and the other as dinner.

Animals’ lives are as important to them as ours are to us. Just as it is wrong to oppress and abuse less powerful humans, it is wrong to oppress and abuse animals. Victims of tyranny are often unable to defend themselves, and they depend on the voices of principled people to help them. Today we view slavery, child labor, and the oppression of women as intolerable, but these cruel practices ended only because forward-thinking people called for change.

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  • 2942 days ago

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    It’s amazing how many people I’ve said that to that don’t care. I’ve showen them the pictures, and compaired animal suffering to human suffering. They just want to act like it’s not happening so they don’t have to feel bad about not helping.

  • 2987 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Pretty sure most of those clips violate humane slaughter laws…

  • 2994 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YO!!! So I just saw the flyer on Facebook so I wanted to be sure I clicked on it!! WOOHOO!! I’m pretty excited about the event! Good times! Thanks again for everything at the training day!

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