The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.
Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy.
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much.
People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
We must not forget that mankind depends largely on animals, therefore we have a responsibilty for their welfare. If we destroy them - we destroy ourselves.
I don't like to see animals in pain. That was very uncomfortable to me. I don't like factory farming. I'm not an advocate for the meat industry.
Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly.
Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, has caused this Dhamma edict to be written. Here (in my domain) no living beings are to be slaughtered or offered in sacrifice. Formerly, in the kitchen of Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, hundreds of thousands of animals were killed every day to make curry. But now with the writing of this Dhamma edict only three creatures, two peacocks and a deer are killed, and the deer not always. And in time, not even these three creatures will be killed.
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