"To the animals, it’s all the same. They want to live. If they have wings, they want to fly. If they have legs, they want to walk. If they have voices, they want to communicate. If they have offspring, they want to nurture them. To the humans who perceive animals as tools and playthings, their lives are here for us to end, their bodies are ours to eat, their voices are ours to silence or ignore, their reproductive organs are ours to manipulate and use. It’s not the animals but our *perception* of the animals that enables us to mutilate and massacre them, violating not only them but our own code of moral values."