I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing
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.
Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.
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.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
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.
Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
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.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
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.
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.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
If 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.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
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