"The days of using animals as entertainment needs to be over. We're in the year 2010. It's time we changed the entire culture of the way we view animals. They are living creatures with a nature that needs honoring," Jasper said to reporters at a press conference in Washington D.C..
Jasper passionately spoke about his frustration and utter disdain for the humans who force animals into the entertainment industry. "Humanity needs a wake up call! The selfish desires of humans and what can only be described as their warped sense of "love" for animals is what drives people enmasse to circuses and shows like Sea World. But what goes on behind the scenes should shock and outrage you!"
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"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."