ANIMAL RIGHTS QUOTES
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benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes
with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."
ago, I was in a Broadway show and I had to wear a fox fur around my shoulders.
One day my hand touched one of the fox's legs. It seemed to be in two pieces.
Then it dawned on me.... her leg had probally been snapped in two by the steel
trap that had caught it.
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.
question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they
the animal shall not be measured by man.In a world older and more complete than
ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we
have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not
bretheren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves
in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of
is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your
own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less
precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."
don`t hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving
decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are
the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and
that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the
rights of animals.
May all that have
life be delivered from suffering.
a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.
of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet.
By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand
brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings, and consequently
endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of
torment is greater, because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings,
and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain."
The love for all
living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental
faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness,
"The time will come
when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon
the murder of men."
an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to
do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put
on her back. Then she's truly beautiful.
been involved in animal welfare groups, but DDAL presented an opportunity to actually
create and pass legislation aimed at issues which really matter to so many people.
From local spaying and neutering ordinances, to legislation against puppy mills,
to standards to prevent animals from being tested for the sake of a new cosmetic,
we could – and did – make a difference.
dollar spent on spaying and neutering now, $17 is saved and can be used for other
community projects. We work with the animals and the people who love them.
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.
have to love animals for what they are or leave them alone. The best thing you
can do if you love them is leave them alone and see that other people do too."
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