Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.
– John O’Donohue
There is increasing social concern about our use of nonhumans for experiments, food, clothing and entertainment. This concern about animals reflects both our own moral development as a civilization and our recognition that the differences between humans and animals are, for the most part, differences of degree and not of kind.
– Gary L. Francione