The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
— Mahatma Gandhi
The small percentage of dogs that bite people is monumental proof that the dog is the most benign, forgiving creature on earth.
— W.R. Koehler, The Koehler Method of Dog Training
“I had a linguistics professor who said that it’s man’s ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet.That may be. But I think there’s one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren’t afraid of vacuum cleaners.”
— Jeff Stilson
“Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
— His Holiness The Dalai Lama
“Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don’t eat pork. I’m sorry, what was that last one?? Don’t eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?”
— Jon Stewart
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
— Albert Einstein
“Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.”
— Sue Murphy
“My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I “should” be doing.”
— Lonzo Idolswine
“Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals…”
— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.”
— Gary Larson
“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”
— John Benfield
“I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.”
— James Cromwell
“I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird, plant, human and tree….”
— Guy Dauncey
“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.”
— George Orwell
“Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.”
— Steve Bluestone
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
— Winston Churchill
“I know at last what distinguishes man from animals: financial worries.”
— Romain Roland
“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”
—W. C. Fields
“The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.”
— Alice Walker
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