"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
~Abraham Lincoln

"Women should be protected from anyone's exercise of unrighteous power... but then, so should every other living creature."
~George Elliot (1819-1880)

"The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, faithful animal race form the blackest chapter in the whole world's history."
~Edward Augustus Freeman

"A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being."
~Prophet Mohammed

"The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork."
~Mahatma Gandhi

"The question is not "Can they reason?" nor "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
~Jeremy Bentham

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."
~Arthur Schopenhauer

"Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so very dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power."
~Cardinal John Henry Newman

"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."
~Isaac Bashevis Singer

"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 other."
~Dr Louis J.Camuti (1893-1981)

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
~Alfred A. Montapert

"Our treatment of animals is important to our own internal state. If we are to expand our horizons, to grow to understand what the relatedness of each and every thing means, then our love and appreciation of all life is essential. Our respect and reverence for all living things will be reflected in our own living."
~Bill Schul, Author of The Psychic Power of Animals

"Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives - a man, a tree, or a bird - should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life..."
~Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984)

"Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own."
~Dr. David Starr Jordan, American Biologist and Educator

"It is difficult to picture the great Creator conceiving of a program of one creature, which He has made, using another living creature for purposes of experimentation. There must be other, less cruel ways of obtaining knowledge."
~Adlai Stevenson

"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected."
~Chief Seattle

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