Why should we care about animal rights? First, other animals want what we do. We want to spend time with our family – like cows who often cry for their babies after being forcibly taken away by the dairy industry. We want freedom – like killer whales that suffer in cramped, barren aquariums in marine parks. We want autonomy – like the monkeys who often go crazy in laboratories, where experimenters subject them to painful invasive surgeries. And like all animals, we don’t want to suffer.
Latins have been bringing this message home for a long time. Icons such as Cesar Chavez were “influencers” in favor of animals long before the word was coined. Today, from the highest level of the Vatican to the movie screen, Latins continue to oppose arrogance. Here are 17 inspirational Latin quotes to motivate you to take action to protect animals.
“I think your food doesn’t have to be the cause of animal suffering and exploitation.”
Patricia de leon
[On bullfighting] “Tradition does not justify cruelty.”
Cate del castillo
“It doesn’t matter if we have fur, feathers or fins; the shape of our face; or the number of legs – we are no different from each other. We feel separate from the rest, but none of us deserves less respect. “
“To analyze the systematic and structural forces of oppression. It means breaking down barriers, not giving up, caring more than anyone else, and teaming up to build a better world where we don’t have to kill each other. One person can make a difference, but a group of dedicated people working together. It has such a big impact that we can just change the course of the world. “
Gabriel Ochoa Uribe
“I am convinced that the only way to change the course of history and have the opportunity for the future is through justice and consideration for others, even the smallest, in all aspects, including all species.”
Joy Huerta Ueke (from Jesse & Joy)
“In order for us to try to make this world a better place, everything must start with us. You can still be cool without being violent. … When we say that we must give a voice to the silent, it annoys me and drives me crazy, because every living being has a voice. We just don’t listen to them. “
“[L]and we will be the “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan, inherent in nature, protectors of each other and the environment. “
Maria Celeste Arraras
“They call bullfight [a] sport. Is not [a] sport. This is cruelty. It is an insult “.
“Two years ago, if you asked me,“ Will you become a vegetarian? “I would say,” You’re crazy! I like meat! ‘… I don’t eat meat at all and I feel amazing. … I have stable cholesterol…. My head cleared up, I sleep better, my energy is where it should be. “
Kat von D
“We are living in amazing times now, when technology makes it easy to make choices about the products we buy without having to exploit animals.”
“This is cruelty, not ‘culture’, and bullfighting is a ‘tradition’ that deserves to die.”
[On orcas at marine parks] “We are all aware of the tragic sadness and harm done to these magnificent, highly intelligent, endangered creatures in captivity. Now we know that this is not entertainment. It’s just wrong. “
“Kindness and compassion for all living beings is a sign of a civilized society.”
“I have always been against slaughter, food, [or] wearing mascara. “
[On bullfighting] “Like a Mexican … I [can] I will tell you that there are wonderful traditions [in Mexico] that [are] worth promoting and which are passed down from generation to generation. But there are things that I believe in that, as humans, we develop in consciousness. “
“I remember having my first premiere in New York and I was so naive that I didn’t have my coat with me. My stylist sent me for the evening … a fur cape, and I unknowingly put it on. PETA then wrote me a beautiful letter commenting on my uneducated choice. I was so impressed that I vowed to them and myself to NEVER wear real fur on the red carpet or in my life. “
“Let’s remember that [Earth] does not belong to us […] it is in our hands to make changes and stop environmental degradation. “
Join these inspiring figures and take action today!
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