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#1. Veal, by definition, is the product of a sick, anemic, deliberately malnourished calf, a newborn dragged away from his mother in the first hours of life. Veal calves are dealt the harshest of punishments for the least essential of meats. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#2. Go into the largest livestock operation, search out the darkest and tiniest stall or pen, single out the filthiest, most forlorn little lamb or pig or calf, and that is one of God's creatures you're looking at, morally indistinguishable from your beloved Fluffy or Frisky. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#3. Regarding factory-farmed animals We owe them a merciful death, and we owe them a merciful life. And when human beings cannot do something humanely, without degrading both the creatures and ourselves, then we should not do it at all. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#4. The factory farm is ... an obvious moral evil so sickening and horrendous ... All this so we can have our accustomed veal or lamb or fried chicken or pork chop or hot dog. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#5. The only thing worse than cruelty is delegated cruelty. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#6. To the factory farmer, in contrast to the traditional farmer with his sense of honor and obligation, the animals are 'production units,' and accorded all the sympathy that term suggests. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#7. 'Cost-saver' in industrial livestock agriculture may usually be taken to mean 'moral shortcut.' - Author: Matthew Scully
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#8. Factory farming came about from a moral race to the bottom, with corporations vying against each other to produce more and bigger animals with less care at lower cost. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#9. Conservatives like to think of animal protection as a trendy leftist cause, which makes it easier to brush off. And I hope that more of us will open our hearts to animals. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#10. Reforms will come as all great reforms have always come in ridding us of evils against both man and animal
not as we change our moral principles but as we discern and accept the implications of principles already held. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#11. Tradition with all its happy assumptions and necessary evils, all of its content majorities and stout killers, is not always a reliable guide. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#12. Factory farming isn't just killing: It is negation, a complete denial of the animal as a living being with his or her own needs and nature. It is not the worst evil we can do, but it is the worst evil we can do to them. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#13. Some readers will say that animals awaken fantasy, if not heresy, in those who attach moral significance to them. Yet often I think it is the more violent among us who are living out the fantasy, some delusion in which everything in nature is nothing and all is permitted. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#14. I have no doubt that President George W. Bush - a man, in my experience, of extremely kind and generous instincts, and back in Austin even a rescuer of stray animals - would be appalled by the conditions of a typical American factory farm or packing plant. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#15. Intellectuals are a pretty unique species all by themselves, given to advocating things out of sheer brazenness that they could not themselves stomach if they were ushered in to witness the scene. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#16. I did attend Catholic schools up to the ninth grade, and I admire much in the Catholic Church. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#17. The elephants we have seen taunted and tormented and slaughtered by the likes of Safari Club do not have time to wait while the world's ethicists work out some centuries-long paradigm shift in moral thought. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#18. Animals have this way of constantly confronting us with ultimate questions - about truth and falsehood, guilt and innocence, God and sanctity and the soul - forcing us to define ourselves and our relationship to the world. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#19. When we shrink from the sight of something, when we shroud it in euphemism, that is usually a sign of inner conflict, of unsettled hearts, a sign that something has gone wrong in our moral reasoning. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#20. As sentimentality towards animals can be overindulged, so, too, can grim realism, seeing only the things we want in animals and not the animals themselves. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#21. Perhaps that is part of the animals' role among us, to awaken humility, to turn our minds back to the mystery of things, and open our hearts to that most impractical of hopes in which all creation speaks as one. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#22. When you start with a necessary evil, and then over time the necessity passes away, what's left? - Author: Matthew Scully
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#23. Sometimes tradition and habit are just that, comfortable excuses to leave things be, even when they are unjust and unworthy. Sometimes
not often, but sometimes
the cranks and radicals turn out to be right. Sometimes Everyone is wrong. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#24. In the summer or fall of 1974, I read some books about factory farming, and decided that I wanted no part of it. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#25. Factory farming, like comparable evils throughout history, depends for its existence upon concealment. It depends on people either not noticing or willfully averting their gaze. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#26. Best, I'd advise, to give up all animal products obtained by cruel methods. There are some fine companies nowadays offering leather substitutes. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#27. Religious people ... hold a kind and merciful view of life, the faith of the broken, the hounded, the hopeless. Yet too often, they will not extend that spirit to our fellow creatures. - Author: Matthew Scully
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#28. The truth is that at the White House and in Congress, you are as likely to find sympathy for animal issues among Republicans as among Democrats. - Author: Matthew Scully
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