It all comes down to pain and suffering, not intelligence, not strength, not social class or civil right. Pain and suffering are in themselves bad and should be prevented or minimized irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the being that suffers. We are all animals of this planet, we are all creatures, and non-human animals experience sensations just like we do….Like us, first and foremost, they are earthlings.

Earthlings

this is hands down my favorite quote from that entire documentary. 

(via sociologicallyimaginative)

Pain is pain, conveyed by nerves to the brain, and there are other nerves than those of intelligence. Nerves such as sight, smell, touch, and hearing, and in some animals, these nerves are much more highly developed than in man.
Earthlings (via sociologicallyimaginative)
We know animals feel. They feel fear, loneliness and pain just like we do.
Earthlings  (via vegan-grrrl)
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it takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal