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Our goal: to convince people to rescue
and adopt instead of buying or selling
animals, to disavow the language
and concept of animal ownership.
God loved the birds and
invented trees. Man loved the
birds and invented cages.
The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift
demanding no less binding moral
responsibilities than the friendship
of a human being.
The question is not, "Can they
reason?" nor, "Can they talk?"
but rather, "Can they suffer?"
All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death, all love life. See
yourself in others. Then whom can
you hurt? What harm can you do?
Ever occur to you why some of us can
be this much concerned with animals
suffering? Because government is not.
Why not? Animals don't vote.
Nothing will benefit human health and
increase the chances for survival of life
on earth as much as the evolution
to a vegetarian diet
Hunting is not a sport. In a
sport, both sides should know
they're in the game.
The squirrel that you kill
in jest, dies in earnest.
Henry David Thoreau
I ask people why they have deer heads
on their walls. They always say
because it's such a beautiful animal.
There you go.
I think my mother is attractive, but I
have photographs of her.
When a man wantonly destroys one of
the works of man we call him a vandal.
When he destroys one of the works
of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Humanity is the cancer of nature.
The fascination of shooting as a sport
depends almost wholly on whether you
are at the right or wrong end of a gun.
Wild animals never kill for sport.
Man is the only one to whom the
torture and death of his fellow-
creatures is amusing in itself.
James Anthony Froude
Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog
or man. There is no difference there
between a cat or a man. The idea
of difference is a human conception
for man's own advantage.
It is just like man's vanity and
impertinence to call an animal
dumb because it is dumb
to his dull perceptions.
The basis of all animal rights should be the
Golden Rule: we should treat them as we
would wish them to treat us, were any
other species in our dominant position.
Our task must be to free ourselves...
by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and
the whole of nature and it's beauty.
When a man wants to murder a tiger
he calls it sport; when the tiger wants
to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw
Now I can look at you in peace;
I don't eat you any more.
Teaching a child not to step on a
caterpillar is as valuable to the child
as it is to the caterpillar.
The wild, cruel animal is not
behind the bars of a cage.
He is in front of it.
Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or
perhaps caricatures - of how animals
once were in their natural habitat. If the
right policies toward nature were pursued,
we would need no zoos at all.
The fate of animals is of greater
importance to me than the fear of
appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly
connected with the fate of men.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics,
which is the goal of all evolution. Until we
stop harming all other living beings,
we are still savages.
Thomas A. Edison
A man can live and be healthy without
killing animals for food; therefore, if he
eats meat, he participates in taking
animal life merely for the sake of his
appetite. And to act so is immoral.
When it comes to having a central
nervous system, and the ability to
feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is
a pig is a dog is a boy.
Truly man is the king of beast
for his brutality excedes theirs.
We live by the death of others.
We are burial places.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Deer hunting would be fine sport,
if only the deer had guns.
William S. Gilbert
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less
precious than that of a human being. The
more helpless the creature, the more
that it is entitled to protection by
man from the cruelty of man.
Because the heart beats under a covering
of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for
that reason, to be of no account?
Jean Paul Richter
The soul is the same in all
creatures, although the body
of each is different.
God made all the creatures and
gave them our love and our fear,
To give sign, we and they are
His children, one family here.
If you pick up a starving dog and
make him prosperous, he will not
bite you; that is the principal difference
between a dog and a man.
Deliberate cruelty to our defenseless
and beautiful little cousins is surely one
of the meanest and most detestable vices
of which a human being can be guilty.
William Ralph Inge
All beings tremble before
violence. All fear death.
All love life.
There will be no justice as long as
man will stand with a knife or with
a gun and destroy those who
are weaker than he is.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The lives of animals are woven into our
very being -closer than our own
breathing-and our souls will suffer
when they are gone.
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.
St Francis of Assisi