Quote of the Month
“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.” –
- Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
Joke of the Month
A preacher is buying a parrot.
– “Are you sure it doesn’t scream, yell, or swear?” asked the preacher.
– “Oh absolutely. It’s a religious parrot,” the storekeeper assures him. “Do you see those strings on his legs? When you pull the right one, he recites the lord’s prayer, and when you pull on the left he recites the 23rd Psalm.”
– “Wonderful!” says the preacher, “but what happens if you pull both strings?”
– “I fall off my perch, you stupid fool!” screeched the parrot.