When a man has pity
on all living creatures
then only is he noble
"Life 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."
~Lloyd Biggle Jr.
"Love 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 each
~Louis J. Camuti
The love for all living
creatures is the most noble
attribute of man.
There 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, and misery.
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs
is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no
justification in indulging is such acts of brutality
The question is not, "Can they
reason?" nor, "Can they talk?"
but rather, "Can they suffer?"
"True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of
existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of
I pledge ... TO EAT
wholesome food produced
locally by organic
methods, and to minimize
my consumption of food
which I know to have
involved cruelty to
animals or other
I love all the shows that
encourage people to
love, appreciate and
help animals. There are
more programs about
animals than ever, and
that pleases me.
"You 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."
"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of
abstinence is from injury to animals."
It's sad. That's a living creature. We don't have the right to take
their life away for fashion.
"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."
~Leonardo Da Vinci
I realized that Eastern thought
had somewhat more
compassion for all living things.
Man was a form of life that in
another reincarnation might
possibly be a horsefly or a bird
of paradise or a deer. So a man
of such a faith, looking at
animals, might be looking at old
friends or ancestors. In the East
the wilderness has no evil
connotation; it is thought of as
an expression of the unity and
harmony of the universe.
~Justice William O. Douglas
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all
evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are
Our task must be to free
ourselves... by widening
our circle of
compassion to embrace
all living creatures and
the whole of nature and
"The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent,
helpless, faithful animal race, form the blackest chapter in the
whole world's history."
The greatness of a nation and its
moral progress can be judged by the
way its animals are treated.
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 A. Froude
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.
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.
"Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
"He who is cruel to animals
becomes hard also in his
dealings with men. We can
judge the heart of a man by his
treatment of animals.