"Whenever people say "We mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "We must be realistic", they mean they are going to make money out of it. These slogans have a long history. After being used to justify slave traders, ruthless industrialists, and contractors who had found the most economically "realistic" method of cleaning chimney was to force a small child to climb it, they now have been passed on, like an heirloom, to the factory farmers."ALF FAQ
Animal Rights FAQ
The End of Suffering?
The Post-Darwinian Transition
Reasons to be Vegetarian (video)