May all that have life be delivered from suffering. — Buddha

Life is life, whether in a car, or dog, or man. There is no difference between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage. – Sri Aurobindo

Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends. ― George Bernard Shaw

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem. ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ― Ellen DeGeneres

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ― Anatole France

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. ― James Herriot

Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I’ve discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory– disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own. ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

Many years ago, I was in a Broadway show and I had to wear a fox fur around my shoulders. One day my hand touched one of the fox’s legs. It seemed to be in two pieces. Then it dawned on me…. her leg had probably been snapped in two by the steel trap that had caught it. — Bea Arthur

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. — Rachel Carson

Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality. – The Dalai Lama

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. — Leonardo Da Vinci

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 Fox

Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission–to be of service to them whenever they require it… 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. — Saint Francis of Assisi

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere

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About Amirh

Ever-evolving spirit moving about via body. I'm a writer and a an ever-evolving spirit in service of animals through my blog and Buddhist and Reiki practices. My blogs: AllCreaturesLargeAndSmall.wordpress.com. and AmirhBahati.wordpress.com. For more about me: http://amirhbahati.wordpress.com/about/
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