It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of something else. “Moses Maimonides”
The time will come when men…will look on the murder of animals as they now look at the murder of men. “Leonardo da Vinci”
“All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.” Wangari Maathai
The eternal being…as it lives in us also lives in every animal. “Arthur Schopenhauer”
The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But can they suffer? “Jeremy Bentham”
A country is known by the way it treats its animals. “Jawaharlal Nehru”
If man was what he ought to be, he would be adored by the animals. “Henri Amiel”
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. “William Wordsworth”
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. “Immanuel Kant”
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. “Martin Buber”
Man tames nature only that he may at last make her more free even than he found her. “Henry David Thoreau”
All the wilderness seems to be full of tricks and plans to drive and draw us up into God’s light. “John Muir”
A man is forbidden to eat anything until he has fed his beast. “Talmud”
We all look at nature too much, and live with her too little. “Oscar Wilde”
The behavior of men to the lower animals and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship. “Herbert Spencer”
He that wrongs any creature sins against God, the creator. “Benjamin Whichcote”
The best thing about animals is that they do not talk much. “Thornton Wilder”
“If there is no HOPE for an animal so huge, strong & recognizable what hope is there for lesser animals?” – Michael Werikhe (Rhino Man)
No civilization is complete which does not include the dumb and defenseless of God’s creatures within the sphere of charity and mercy. “Victoria”
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. “St. Francis of Assisi”