Argument: Animal testing may benefit human science, but costs human morals
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George Bernard Shaw - "Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."
Mahatma Gandhi - "I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence."
Schopenhauer - "The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."
Thomas A. Edison - "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize 1915 - "To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime."
William Ralph Inge - "Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless and beautiful little cousins is surely one of the meanest and most detestable vices of which a human being can be guilty."
Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization - "We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."