[A]nyone who pays for animal exploitation is co-creating the problem with other such people, while the industries fulfill the demand. Anyone who teaches children to exploit animals is co-creating the problem, which industries simply fulfill. Anyone who acts out the behavior of speciesism, perpetuating it for others to emulate, is co-creating the problem in which industries find a role. So long as we see companies and industries as “the true rapists,” then we will overlook the majority of animal exploiters and animal exploitation trainers: mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, schoolteachers, class peers, cafeteria workers, church leaders, church peers, neighbors, friends, enemies, lovers, co-workers, and that familiar face in the mirror.
~ Timothy E. Putnam (July 4, 2010)