Milan Kundera – Humanitys true moral test

Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect humankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. Milan Kundera „The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, 1984

circle of his compassion

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

hunger for justice

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. Isaac B. Singer


Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.Arthur Schopenhauer


Măcelarul nu se înduioşează la behăitul unui miel; nici inima crudă la o întristare profundă. Dar lacrimile unui milos sunt mai dulci decât picăturile de rouă care cad de pe trandafirii îmbobociţi primăvara. Akhenaten, (1380 – 1362 BC) Faraon Egiptean