the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is:
"Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is
morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because
the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical
contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel
loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented
cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien
have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant
cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able
to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922
question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can
they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham
care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better
for it. ~Abraham Lincoln
one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. ~Author Unknown
wear anything that panics the cat. ~P.J. O'Rourke
is one fashion statement we can all do without. ~Rue McClanahan
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.
the right to arm bears. ~Author unknown, as seen on a bumper sticker
is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the
game. ~Paul Rodriguez
was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are
not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. ~U.S.
News & World Report, 6 December 1999
give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever
did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. ~Jimmy Stewart
we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are
backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical
to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass
rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~Author Unknown
without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only
things that distinguish us from other animals. ~Pierre-Augustin de
Beaumarchais, The Marriage of Figaro, 1784
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. ~Ellen DeGeneres
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
fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you
are at the right or wrong end of the gun. ~P.G. Wodehouse
you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?
~As seen on a shirt
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. ~Sri Aurobindo
I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He
was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun
to kill this creature [who] was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.
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, Circle of the Seasons, 1953
a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door. ~Anonymous,
on the use of steel traps to capture fur-bearing animals, cited in Audubon,
is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay
out. ~Mark Twain
is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at
the expense of human character. ~George Bernard Shaw
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. ~Christine Stevens
abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries
stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma
abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it
should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection,
no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such
barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil. ~Charles Mayo,
founder of the Mayo Clinic
like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who
don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent. ~Barbara Kingsolver,
a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it
is to the caterpillar. ~Bradley Millar
a ferret bites you it is nearly always your own fault. ~Phil Drabble
Robin Redbreast in a cage
in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and
depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to
mankind. ~Albert Schweitzer
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. ~Michael Fox, Sierra,
sort of man who likes to spend his time watching a cage of monkeys chase
one another, or a lion gnaw its tail, or a lizard catch flies, is precisely
the sort of man whose mental weakness should be combatted at the public
expense, and not fostered. ~H.L. Mencken, quoted in New York Evening
Mail, 2 February 1918
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
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
little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel
instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit.
is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their
mental faculties.... The difference in mind between man and the higher
animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
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
indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward
animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals,
and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of
the human spirit. All education should be directed toward the refinement
of the individual's sensibilities in relation not only to one's fellow
humans everywhere, but to all things whatsoever. ~Ashley Montague
your own skin. ~As seen on a shirt
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
year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in laboratory tests of
cosmetics and household products... despite the fact that the test results
do not help prevent or treat accidental or purposeful misuse of the products.
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
think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give
the wrong answers. ~Author Unknown