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Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality
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The Basis of Morality
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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.

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