Quotes about Animals

Is it men or women who work the most in slaughterhouses? Is it men or women who are most involved in domestic battering? Is it men or women who commit the most rapes? Is it men or women who vote for the most executions? Is it men or women who promote war, vote for war, kill in war? Is it men or women who as 'talk show hosts' allow no talk? Is it men or women who are more often pedophiles? Is it men or women who torture lab animals more?

O Anna Niemus

30,000 baby chicks were sent through a San Diego factory farm chipper by workers too tired to continue individual strangling. That made the chipper a chicker.. while the little drum with swirling knives into which some factories drop baby chicks is called an eviscerator.. and what is the name for those tiny mouse sized guillotines Purina as owner of the magazine Lab Animal advertised for decapitation of captive expendable lab animals?

O Anna Niemus

Like a wind scattering dandelion spores or maple samaras Lind the NASA shuttle which when it exploded sent people and thousands of captive lab animals over 6 states the innocent little nameless Mad Cow* was decimated after drawn and quartered and sent by porters to 4 states' quarters.

O Anna Niemus

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

Blaise Pascal

People are the only animals who eat themselves to death.


The Bear and the Fox A bear boasted very much of his philanthropy, saying that of all animals he was the most tender in his regard for man, for he had such respect for him that he would not even touch his dead body. A Fox hearing these words said with a smile to the Bear, Oh! that you would eat the dead and not the living.


The Lioness A controversy prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence of the Lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute. And you, they said, how many sons have you at a birth?' The Lioness laughed at them, and said: Why! I have only one; but that one is altogether a thoroughbred Lion. The value is in the worth, not in the number.


The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men. She is author of The Color Purple.

Alice Walker

we fork ourselves to death with the tines with which we spear the muscles of innocent animals.

O Anna Niemus

people who are willing to kill animals just to satisfy their greed for meat are ultimately, really, killing themselves by their cruelty . . . that is God at work http://www.egroups.com/messages/christianveg.

Fleur Wiorkowski

Animals are human just like us in a different shape and form so do not abuse them.

Anonymous Anonymous

One day the world will look upon research on animals as it now looks upon research on human beings. Da Vinci.

Leonardo Davinci

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.

E. G. Stakman

I have reached zero tolerance for the cruelty against our animal brothers. If we are to nuture our culture, let’s begin with the animals who have been nothing but our beasts of burden for so long.

Riki Rockett

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.

Haile Selassie

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

George Eliot

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.

James Thurber

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. -Albert Schweitzer.

Albert Schweitzer

Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.

Henry Ward Beecher

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

We have nothing to offer you.. say the cows of their gravy.. but our blood, sweat, and tears. (cows' blood.. contains sweat or uric acid.. pre urine.. trioxypurine correlated to heart problems and to arthritis It contains adrenal protein enzyme fright hormones as terrorized animals hear the screams of their fellows being butchered.. these protein enzymes chains have some links broken http://www.pcrm.org by cooking but many remain intact so that eating meat is the biochemistry of eating anger and violence).

Saiom Shriver

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

Isaac Singer

All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it. -Samuel Butler.

Samuel Butler

Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others ... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman

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