should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of
man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own
sakes and not for the sake of something else."
|The medical argument
for animal testing doesn't stand up. Even if it did, I don't think we should kill
other species. We think we're so much better; I'm not sure we are. I tell people,
We've beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are
the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn't
we be generous? I really do think it's time to get nice. No need to keep beating
up on them. I think we've got to show that we're kind. |
wilderness remains displays the patterns we must return to, if our species and
as many others as now remain are to persist here a while. Ideally this would call
for a broad cultural rapprochment with the wild, a long overdue armistice in civilization’s
war upon it.
share this planet with many species. It is our responsibility to protect them,
both for their sakes and our own.
- Pamela A. Matson
time we lose a species webreak a life chain which has evolved over 3.5 billion
-- Jeffrey McNeely
beings—are part of 'biodiversity.' We are dependent on the whole food chain down
— Darrell Merrell
is our nation's natural wealth. The Endangered Species Act safeguards these riches.
- Judy L. Meyer
are into the opening stages of a human-caused biotic holocaust--a wholesale elimination
of species--that could leave the planet impoverished for at least five million
-- Norman Myers
knowing it, we utilize hundreds of products each day that owe their origin to
wild animals and plants. Indeed our welfare is intimately tied up with the welfare
of wildlife. Well may conservationists proclaim that by saving the lives of wild
species, we may be saving our own."
- Norman Myers
current massive degradation of habitat and extinction of species is taking place
on a catastrophically short timescale, and their effects will fundamentally reset
the future evolution of the planet's biota."
-- National Academy of Sciences
develop our beautiful planet in such a way that we brush aside the species… we
risk creating a wasteland, where our aspirations will ultimately wither and die"
-- Queen Noor of Jordan
"The value of biodiversity
is more than the sum of its parts."
- Byran G. Norton
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