"If you want to know where you would have stood on slavery before the Civil War, don’t look at where you stand on slavery today. Look at where you stand on animal rights."

Captain Paul Watson

Earthlings

Earthlings is the number one documentary on animal rights. Be warned that not only the images are shocking, but also the philosophy explained will force you to rethink your current attitude towards animal consumption. Agree with yourself to take the time to watch the whole documentary, take the trouble to make some notes for yourself even though this may not be your habit when watching documentaries. Good luck :)

Earthlings

Earthlings deleted scenes

THE COVE (DOLPHIN INDUSTRY)

The cove

The next time you want to watch a dolphin show, please take the trouble to watch this documentary and reconsider whether you want to take

Caged Bird BY MAYA ANGELOU A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

Peter Singer The ethics of what we eat