Animal Quotes

Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal

Ingrid Newkirk

Every animal knows more than you do.

American Indian Proverb

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

Abraham Lincoln

We need to renegotiate our contract with nature. Ecology is a unifying force that can diminish intolerance and expand our empathy towards othersboth human and animal.

Gregory Colbert

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.

Dag Hammarskjld

Through my LSD experience and my new picture of reality, I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature and of the animal and plant kingdom. I became very sensitive to what will happen to all this and all of us.

Albert Hofmann

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.

Lewis Thomas

Some of you think an Indian is like a wild animal. This is a great mistake.

Native American Chief Joseph

No other animal relies on cooked food. Perhaps something in the cooking process altered the biochemical requirements for maximal access to nutrients as well as the need to process the natural toxins found in plant and animal foods.

Yoav Gilad

Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal.

Ingrid Newkirk

Fundamental Christian values include preserving one's own health, feeding the hungry, preventing animal abuse, and protecting the environment. Vegetarianism effectively promotes these values.


A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.


Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com-passion, which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world.

Morarji Desai

A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it.

Joseph Epstein

To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.

Mikhail Bakunin

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