Animal rights, I
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
[The introduction includes a quote from Alice Walker that says animals] were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites. ... can only be compared with that which resulted from the centuries of tyranny by white humans over black humans.
An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.
- Dr. Peter Singer