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Studies have found that from 54% to 71% of women seeking shelter report that their partners had threatened, injured or killed one or more family pets.
( Cynthia Hodges )

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals love them.
But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.
( Edwin Way Teale )

Wild animals are very resourceful.
All they need to survive is for morons not to shoot them.

I don’t go for hunting.
I just don’t like killing creatures.

It seems to me that killing a creature for fun is not a progressive idea.
( Clint Eastwood )

Wild animals are not our competitors nor our enemies.
They are fellow creatures we share this earth with.

Wild animals are caught up in the complex web of time and life.
Just like us.

Animals have their own lives.
Their own history.
Their own future.
Their own hopes and dreams.
Their own problems and worries.
Their own families to care for.

If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
( Michael J Fox )

Many people have been brain-washed and conditioned to love and care for some species but not others.

Meat-Eater:  So, what do you vegans eat then?
Me:  Just the same as you but without the corpses.

Pain and suffering is a chance animals take by just being alive.

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures.
None show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them.
And, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
( Thomas De Quincey )

Ignorance is no longer an excuse.
If you consume animal products, you are supporting cruelty, abuse, violence and brutal slaughter.

I wish to live in a world where only water is allowed to flow in the rivers and not the blood of the innocent.
( Rose Winfold )

Animals are such agreeable friends.
They ask no questions, they pass no criticism.
( George Elliot )

Of course I talk to my dog.
Who else can I trust?

Abusers Target The Powerless ..
When animals in a home are abused or neglected, it is a warning sign that others in the household may not be safe.
Because abusers target the powerless, crimes against animals, spouses, children, and the elderly often go hand in hand.
Researchers have found that a batterer’s first target is often an animal living in the home, while the second is a spouse or a child.
( Cynthia Hodges )

It is just like a man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
( Mark Twain )

The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion.
That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding.

( Richard Gere )

There will come a time when humans will communicate with certain animals.
I’m not sure we are prepared for what they have to say to us.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Who feeds a hungry animal, feeds his own soul.
( Charlie Chaplin )

Animals exist for their own reasons.
Not for human fashion, nor their vanity, nor their greed.
Nor their hunger, nor their entertainment or satisfaction.

Many Of The School Shooters Had Already Committed Acts Of Animal Cruelty ..
The deadly violence that has occurred in schools in recent years has, in most cases, begun with cruelty to animals.
Many of the school shooters committed acts of animal cruelty before turning their aggression on classmates, teachers, and parents.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who shot and killed 12 students at Columbine High School, spoke of mutilating animals to their classmates.
Luke Woodham, who murdered his mother and two schoolmates, tortured and killed his own pet dog beforehand.
He wrote in his journal about setting Sparkle on fire, describing her dying howls as a “thing of beauty”.
High-school killer, Kip Kinkel, tortured animals before going on his shooting spree.
He was reported to have blown up cows and decapitated cats.
Andrew Golden is said to have shot dogs, even his own pet dog, with a .22 caliber rifle before attacking his classmates.
( Cynthia Hodges )

You can’t call yourself an ‘Environmentalist’ and not be vegan.
You can’t call yourself an ‘Animal Lover’ and not be vegan.
If you do, you must also call yourself a ‘Hypocrite’.

Both humans and animals are born innocent.
But only animals remain so.

Like you, I am also a child of the universe.
Please let me live.

Compassion is a feeling from deep in the heart that you cannot bear someone else’s suffering without taking steps to relieve it.
( Dalai Lama )

In helping animals I lost my mind but found my soul.
( Rose Winfold )

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 )

Each species is a masterpiece.
A creation assembled with extreme care and genius.

( Edward O. Wilson )

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us.
They cannot speak for themselves.

( Harriet Beecher Stowe )

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
( Ansel Adams )

History is replete with serial killers whose violent tendencies were first directed towards animals.
Mass murderers Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert DeSalvo, and others committed heinous acts of animal cruelty before brutally killing their human victims.
( Cynthia Hodges )

Our task must be to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
( Albert Einstein )

I have developed a deep respect for animals.
I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.

( Jimmy Stewart )

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.
They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

( Alice Walker )

Parents Who Abuse Animals May Also Abuse Their Own Children ..
For example, Indiana residents Jade M. Jonas and Michael R. Smith faced felony charges when authorities discovered their two children and three dogs languishing in their filthy house.
According to news sources, officials first found a tethered dog deprived of food and water outside the home.
Upon entering the couple’s residence, investigators found a 3-month-old boy lying near piles of feces, trash, and rotten food.
There was also a half-clothed toddler and two other dogs.
In another case, Illinois authorities found 40 parasite-ridden dogs amid 6 inches of feces on property occupied by John Morris.
Officials responding to neighbours’ concerns found the sick and emaciated dogs confined to filthy animal carriers before discovering three children living in similar conditions.

( Cynthia Hodges )

No animal has to suffer for me to live.
( Linda Blair )

You don’t have to be a human to be a living being.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse.
If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous.
And that is the unpardonable crime.
( Romain Rolland )

This is what you should do.
Love the Earth and sun and the animals.

( Walt Whitman )

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
( Jim Fowler )

Lots of people talk to animals.
Not very many listen, though.
That’s the problem.

( Benjamin Hoff )

Changing The World Can Start With One ..
It can start with one.
One can change a few.
A few can change many.
And many can change the world.
A non-violent, peaceful, loving world, where all living beings are happy, safe and free.
This world was meant for all not just some.

Deliberate cruelty to our defenceless 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 )

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.
( Robert Browning )

Serial offenders’ earliest acts of violence are often the torture and/or killing of pets or wildlife, then brutalising younger siblings, and then finally engaging in domestic violence or street crime.
( John Douglas )

There is in all animals a sense of duty that man condescends to call instinct.
( Robert Brault )

All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger.
It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
( Gerald Durrell )

The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, helpless, faithful animal race, form the blackest chapter in the whole world’s history.
( Edward Freeman )

The link between animal abuse and violence towards people is supported by studies, which have shown that:
100% of sexual homicide offenders examined had a history of cruelty towards animals.
70% of all animal abusers have committed at least one other criminal offence and almost 40% have committed violent crimes against people.
63.3% of men who had committed crimes of aggression admitted to cruelty to animals.
Men who abused animals were five times more likely to have been arrested for violence towards humans, four times more likely to have committed property crimes, and three times more likely to have records for drug and disorderly conduct offences
( Cynthia Hodges, Michigan State University College of Law, 2008 )

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