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.
Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.
Unlike aboriginal hunters, commercial seal hunters leave the carcasses on the ice to rot.
Atlantic puffins starve to death so that Danish chickens can feast on their fish.
We don't give a damn what you or anybody else on this planet thinks. We didn't sink those ships for you. We did it for the whales.
Pigs eat more tuna than all the planet's sharks combined.
North American cats eat more fish than all the world's seals put together, yet we lay the blame on the seals for the declining fish stocks.
They [Greenpeace] forgot their original purpose and turned into a big, rich bureaucracy, more interested in fund-raising than in saving lives, so I got fed up and quit... they're a bunch of wimps.
Back in 1980, whale watching surpassed whaling as an industry. Now it's worth about four times as much. Whale watching provides far, far more jobs to people than whaling ever did. Whale watching has become an ally in the fight to end whaling.
This isn't a hunt that's going to kill just four or five gray whales. The repercussions of this will have an effect on tens of thousands of whales that will be killed by the Japanese and Norwegians.
I can assure you no whales are going to be killed today.
Once we get three more directors elected, the Sierra Club will no longer be pro-hunting and pro-trapping and we can use the resources of the $95-million-a-year budget to address some of these issues.
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