Don't let the term 'animal rights' frighten you off-

Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team
is simply an assemblage of diverse individuals who believe in a similar cause; that the treatment of all animals must progress and improve.  We share the feeling that animals have been mistreated and enslaved for too long, and we speak for them because they cannot speak for themselves.

The people that form S.M.A.R.T. are well aware of the stigma that follows the term 'animal rights activists.' We are not people who throw paint on fur coats, nor are we a group that causes destruction or harm to other people. We are merely caring citizens who believe animals (should) have rights and we are active on behalf of those animals.

Animals have the right not to be skinned for the sake of human fashion. They have the right not to be sold into the frightening and painful world of research.  They have the right to avoid having swords thrust into their tiring bodies in front of cheering crowds, to then have their ear severed by a 'victorious' Matador when they finally fall.... exhausted, but still very conscious.

They mustn't be forced to jump through rings of fire for our amusement, taken from the wild and beaten into submission, fought against other animals, or raised in atrocious conditions only to be brutally slaughtered at the end of a miserable life so a human can satisfy their desire for a particular taste.

Animals are worthy of more than just essentials, like food and shelter. They deserve kindness and compassion, and perhaps most of all, love and protection.

If you are of a similar opinion, please consider helping us inform the public of the atrocities these poor creatures face. Volunteer to help S.M.A.R.T. with leafleting, protests & demonstrations, tabling events, film screenings and general public education. The animals need your voice.

Consider joining our Meetup Group and helping us help them.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Join us!




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If you care about animals, you're in good company.

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
Charles Darwin, 1809 - 1882

“The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different.” ― Hippocrates

"In my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more helpless the creature, the more it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man."
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

President Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865

"I, for my part, wonder of what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and to allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being: who spread his table with the mangled forms of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes what but now were beings endowed with movement, perception and with voice.

…but for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that portion of life and time it had been born in to the world to enjoy."

Plutarch, C. AD 46-C 120

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat. And the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals the way we now look upon the murder of men."
Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452 - 1519

"All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life."

and finally…

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
Saint Francis of Assisi, 1191 - 1226


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