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|Topic: Animal Quotes - Famous Animal
Quotes, Quotations, Sayings about Animals & Pets
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|Man is the only creature that consumes without
producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is
too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch
rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without.
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.
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're
in the game.
Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera
than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight. And after
I've finished "shooting," my unharmed victims are
still around for others to enjoy. 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.
If 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.
Drinking when not thirsty and making love all the time, madam,
is all that distinguishes us from other animals.
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
The Marriage of Figaro, 1784.
When 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
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly
on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun.
If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual
superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can
do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that
What Is Man, 1906.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom
the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in
James Anthony Froude
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.
Life 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.
When 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.
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal
dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Lisa Simpson: "Do we have any food that wasn't brutally
Homer Simpson: "Well, I think the veal died of loneliness."
Created by Matt Groening.
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in
and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made [man]
is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only
one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts
pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
The 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.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the
tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw
I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries
stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.
Zoos 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 J. Fox
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. Universal
compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Non-violence 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
To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable
in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man.
For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is
evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But 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.
Nobel Prize, 1915.
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
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
The 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.
There 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
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with
which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do.
True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on
them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until
we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity
will not find peace.
The Philosophy of Civilization.
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