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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.

( Ingrid Newkirk )

If you can’t show animals kindness and compassion.
If you don’t want to help them.
Then at least do them no harm.

The greatest ethical test that we’re ever going to face is the treatment of those who are at our mercy.
( Lyn White )

When non-vegans say they love animals, what they mean is they love cats and dogs.

Animals are so pure, so sincere.
They have no alternative motive, no cunning plan.
Animals are just themselves.
( Dion Felsrow )

All animals should have the right not to be used and owned like property.
Animals are here with us, not for us.

Cows and other farm animals are undoubtedly the most abused living beings on earth. 
( Buddy )

It’s not an act of kindness or compassion to treat animals with respect.
It’s an act of justice.

If your religion doesn’t teach you to be good and kind to ALL animals and ALL humans, then your religion is a sham.
( Rose Winfold )

It’s about time people evolved and realised that the abuse and exploitation of animals is never justifiable.

Basic Rules For Beauty.
Don’t buy cosmetics tested on animals.
Your true beauty will shine.

( Devinecelt )

Life and Nature was either created by a beautiful mind with super intelligence, or it was simply a miracle.

 I sometimes wonder if I’m the same species as those that would cause ANY animal to suffer.
Just horrifying the things people do! 
( Mark Catlin )

It is not your right, based on your traditions or your customs or your religions or your habits, to deny animals their freedom so you can harm them or enslave them or kill them.
That’s not what rights are about.
That’s injustice.

Until we have the courage to recognise cruelty for what it is.
Whether its victim is human or animal.
We cannot expect things to be much better in this world.

( Rachel Carson )

If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?

Animals in circuses represent the domination and oppression we have fought against for so long.
They wear the same chains and shackles.

( Dick Gregory )

If you are not going to let a dog or a cat live in your home and be a part of your family, please give them to someone who will.

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks.
Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
( Linda Hogan )

We should all respect and protect the rights of all animals.

All things share the same breath.
The beast, the tree, the man.

The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
( Chief Seattle )

Let us walk softly on the earth with all living beings great and small.
Remembering as we go, that one God, kind and wise, created all.

I do not see a delegation for the four-footed.
I see no seat for the eagles.
We forget and we consider ourselves superior.
( Chief Oren Lyons )

Life is life.
The idea of difference is an arrogant human conception for man’s own advantage.

When I look into the eyes of some animals, I can feel their anguish, and loss of freedom.
Their souls touch my soul.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Many are cruel.
Many are liars.

Many are filled with hate, and anger, and resentment.
Many are greedy, and arrogant, and selfish.
Many cause destruction and pain in the world.

The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.
( Theodore Roosevelt )

For every animal that dies in a shelter there is a human responsible.

Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless, is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.
( Albert Schweitzer )

Animals should not be treated like slaves.
They have the same right to be free as we do.

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are our fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.
( Cesar Chavez )

I don’t miss my non-vegan days, I regret them.

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

It’s time to evolve, time to become civilised, time for a world without slaughterhouses.

With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?
( Fernand Mery )

If videos or images of animals being ‘processed’ for ‘food’ have sensitive, graphic or violent warnings, it’s not food.

Those who describe animals as not having any thoughts or feelings come closer to that description than the animals they are trying to describe.
( Edward Alberola )

Being a vegan is nothing to be proud of.
It’s simply being a good, kind, true human who objects to the unnecessary violent abuse, torture, and brutal slaughter of innocent animals.

There is no environment ‘out there’ separate from us.
The environment is embedded in us.
We are as much a part of our surroundings as the trees and birds and fish, the sky, water and rocks.
( David Suzuki )

The life of all animals is their own.
Their life matters to them, just as our life matters to us.

They are not just living things, they are beings with lives.
Next time you are outside, notice the first bird you see.
You are beholding a unique individual with personality traits, an emotional profile, and a library of knowledge built on experience.
What you are witnessing is not just biology, but a biography.

( Jonathan Balcombe )

Dogs and cats are killed for food and fur and there is a global outcry.
Cows and pigs are killed for food and skin and there is silence.

Most people who eat meat have no idea that they are behaving in accordance with the tenets of a system that has defined many of their values, preferences, and behaviours.
What they call ‘free choice’ is, in fact, the result of a narrowly obstructed set of options that have been chosen for them.
They don’t realise, for instance, that they have been taught to value human life so far above certain forms of non-human life that it seems appropriate for their taste preferences to supersede other species’ preferences for survival.

( Melanie Joy )

Right Now Animals Are…
Being beaten in a circus.
Burned and poisoned in laboratories.
Having their throat cut in slaughterhouses.
Electrocuted on a fur farm.
Caged for life in zoos.
And denied freedom and all that is natural to them.

Those who have no empathy with animals will have no empathy with anyone.
( Doris Fellow )

Today we went to the slaughter-house to see some baby lambs and I think they wanted to be alive but a man shot a bolt in their head and then cut open their throats.
Seeing all the babies die was a bit disturbing and there was so much blood but dad said he likes lamb chops so the bad stuff is okay.

If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.
( William Wilberforce, 1759-1833 )

Animals can’t beg for mercy.
They can’t say “stop”.
We must be their voice.

Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them?
Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the world.
( Rukmini Devi Arundale )

Studies show that killing animals for pleasure is psychologically linked to psychopaths, child molesters, sociopaths, sexual dysfunction, and an inability to integrate socially.

We are the earth, made of the same stuff.
There is no other, no division between us and ‘lower’ or ‘higher’ forms of being.
( Estella Lauder )

Planet Earth is a graveyard for murdered animals.

Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day.
That is why all religions have rules about eating.
Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to, or kill, other living beings.
That is why I eat the way I do.

( Natalie Portman )

People see oppression and suffering clearly when they are the victims, but victimise animals blindly without thought or feeling.

As a trick at conferences I sometimes list (their) attributes, without mentioning chickens, and people think I’m talking about monkeys.
( Dr Chris Evans )

We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.
( Gretchen Wyler )

Pigs in tiny crates suffer beyond anything most of us can easily imagine.
These extremely social and intelligent animals lose their minds from being denied any social or psychological stimulation at all.
( Ryan Gosling )

Since we all inhabit the earth, all of us are considered earthlings.
( Joaquin Phoenix )

In our ‘humane’ slaughterhouses, we ‘humanely’ cut the throats of cattle, and ‘humanely’ let them bleed out.
( Halal, Kosher )

A reduction of meat consumption by only 10% would result in about 12 million more tons of grain for human consumption.
This additional grain could feed all of the humans across the world who starve to death each year.

( Marc Bekoff )

People need to be educated so that they can make intelligent moral choices.
( Gary L. Francione )

Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals (including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy.
And the less reason there is for the slaughter, the greater the campaign for vilification.

( Farley Mowat )

Humans, you need me, I don’t need you.
So tread lightly.

( Mother Nature )

Whether hunting is right or wrong, a spiritual experience, or an outlet for the killer instinct, one thing it is not is a sport.
Sport is when individuals or teams compete against each other under equal circumstances to determine who is better at a given game or endeavour.
Hunting will be a sport when deer, elk, bears, and ducks etc are given 12-gauge shotguns.
Bet we’d see a lot fewer drunk yahoos (live ones, anyway) in the woods if that happened.

( R. Lerner )

If you must kill an animal today, just remember this:
They wanted to live.

Take care of all living things.
From the largest ocean to the smallest living creatures.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

If you haven’t already done so, watch one of the many slaughterhouse videos.
It will reveal to you a dark side of humanity you never knew existed.

We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for?
( George Bernard Shaw )

Our world is infested with devils disguised as humans.
We recognise them by the way they treat animals.

To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins.
Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal.

( Jane Goodall )

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