91 Famous Quotes About Animal Abuse

Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.

Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? – Jean Paul Richter

Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? – Jean Paul Richter

Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored.- Alice Walker

Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored.- Alice Walker

An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable. – Peter Singer

An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable. – Peter Singer

All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear and pain.

All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear and pain.

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being. – Prophet Mohammed

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being. – Prophet Mohammed

…almost every pearl on sale today was born of the planned sexual violation of a small creature, and that considerable suffering hangs on those necklace strings. – Victoria Finlay

…almost every pearl on sale today was born of the planned sexual violation of a small creature, and that considerable suffering hangs on those necklace strings. – Victoria Finlay

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself. – James Anthony Froude

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself. – James Anthony Froude

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?– Pierre Troubetzkoy

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?– Pierre Troubetzkoy

When man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. – Native American (Lakota) Proverb

When man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. – Native American (Lakota) Proverb

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. – Ingrid Newkirk

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. – Ingrid Newkirk

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. – Marv Levy

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. – Marv Levy

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.- George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.- George Bernard Shaw

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. – Joseph Wood Krutch

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. – Joseph Wood Krutch

What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying. – Thich Nhat Hanh

What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying. – Thich Nhat Hanh

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.– Harriet Beecher Stowe

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.– Harriet Beecher Stowe

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves – César Chávez

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves – César Chávez

We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them — exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the

We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them — exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. – William

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. – William

We cannot glimpse the essential life of a caged animal, only the shadow of its former beauty. - Julia Allen Field

We cannot glimpse the essential life of a caged animal, only the shadow of its former beauty. – Julia Allen Field

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. – Anna Sewell

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. – Anna Sewell

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. – George Bernard Shaw

Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. – George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. – Albert Schweitzer

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. – Albert Schweitzer

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.- Neal Barnard

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.- Neal Barnard

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. – Edwin Way Teale

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. – Edwin Way Teale

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. – Albert Schweitzer

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. – Albert Schweitzer

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. – Henry David Thoreau

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. – Henry David Thoreau

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham

The only creature on earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is the zookeeper. – Robert Brault

The only creature on earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is the zookeeper. – Robert Brault

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. – Charles Darwin

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. – Charles Darwin

The life spark in my eyes is in no way different than the life spark in the eyes of any other sentient being. – Michael Stepaniak

The life spark in my eyes is in no way different than the life spark in the eyes of any other sentient being. – Michael Stepaniak

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret…. It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret…. It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.- Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.- Mahatma Gandhi

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun. – P.G. Wodehouse

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun. – P.G. Wodehouse

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot. – Mark Twain

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot. – Mark Twain

The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. – Christine Stevens

The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position. – Christine Stevens

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. – Alice Walker

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. – Alice Walker

The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.- A. W. Tozer

The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.- A. W. Tozer

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.- Bradley Miller

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.- Bradley Miller

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own. – Dr. David Starr Jordan

Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own. – Dr. David Starr Jordan

Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others. – César Chávez

Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others. – César Chávez

Only if we understand… can we care. Only if we care…we will help. Only if we help… shall they be saved.

Only if we understand… can we care. Only if we care…we will help. Only if we help… shall they be saved.

One day I chanced to see the slaughter of a chicken, which made me decide to be a vegetarian. – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 1 How can anyone abandon a beautifully loyal dog? It’s not an accessory. It’s your best

One day I chanced to see the slaughter of a chicken, which made me decide to be a vegetarian. – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama 1 How can anyone abandon a beautifully loyal dog? It’s not an accessory. It’s your best

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. – Albert Einstein

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. – Albert Einstein

Non- violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. – Thomas A. Edison

Non- violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. – Thomas A. Edison

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. – Murray Banks

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. – Murray Banks

Never wear anything that panics the cat. – P.J. O’Rourke

Never wear anything that panics the cat. – P.J. O’Rourke

Murderers ... very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids.- Robert K. Ressler

Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids.- Robert K. Ressler

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

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

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us.

Know that the same spark of life that is within you, is within all of our animal friends, the desire to live is the same within all of us.

Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community

Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community

It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. – Mark Twain

It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. – Mark Twain

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. – Henrik Ibsen

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians. – Henrik Ibsen

In order to satisfy one human stomach, so many lives are taken away. We must promote vegetarianism. It is extremely important. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama ”

In order to satisfy one human stomach, so many lives are taken away. We must promote vegetarianism. It is extremely important. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama ”

In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.- C. S. Lewis

In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.- C. S. Lewis

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather   than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts

If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather
than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life. – Howard Lyman

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life. – Howard Lyman

 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.- Francis Of Assisi

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.- Francis Of Assisi

If you don’t like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures. You should be bothered that its happening, not that you   saw it. – Marie Sarantakis

If you don’t like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures. You should be bothered that its happening, not that you
saw it. – Marie Sarantakis

If I had my way…there wouldn’t be a single lion or tiger in captivity anywhere in the world. They never take to it. They’re never happy. They never settle down. You can see it in their   eyes.

If I had my way…there wouldn’t be a single lion or tiger in captivity anywhere in the world. They never take to it. They’re never happy. They never settle down. You can see it in their
eyes.

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.- Albert Einstein

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.- Albert Einstein

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.- Richard Pryor

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.- Richard Pryor

I think animal testing is a terrible idea. They get all nervous and give silly answers. – Stephen Fry

I think animal testing is a terrible idea. They get all nervous and give silly answers. – Stephen Fry

 I know in my soul that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy…You’re just eating misery. – Alice Walker

I know in my soul that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy…You’re just eating misery. – Alice Walker

I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals. – Henry David Thoreau

I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals. – Henry David Thoreau

I believe animals should be respected as citizens of this earth. They should have the right to their own freedom, their own families, and their own life. – John Feldmann, Goldfinger

I believe animals should be respected as citizens of this earth. They should have the right to their own freedom, their own families, and their own life. – John Feldmann, Goldfinger

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

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

I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. – Mahatma Gandhi

I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. – Mahatma Gandhi

 Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game. – Paul Rodriguez

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game. – Paul Rodriguez

Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world. – Jonathon Porritt

Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world. – Jonathon Porritt

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. – Immanuel Kant

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. – Immanuel Kant

God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear, To give sign, we and they are His Children, One family here. -Robert Browning

God made all the creatures and gave them our love and our fear, To give sign, we and they are His Children, One family here. -Robert Browning

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. – Jacques Deval

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. – Jacques Deval

 Get a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door.

Get a feel for fur: Slam your fingers in a car door.

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. – Pythagoras

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. – Pythagoras

Every animal knows more than you do.- Native American Proverb

Every animal knows more than you do.- Native American Proverb

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don’t vote. – Paul Harvey

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don’t vote. – Paul Harvey

Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals. – Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Drinking without being thirsty and making love at any time, Madame, are the only things that distinguish us from other animals. – Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. – William S. Gilbert

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. – William S. Gilbert

Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now stop torturing    animals. – Ricky Gervais

Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now stop torturing animals. – Ricky Gervais

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance. – George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance. – George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. – Rue McClanahan

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. – Rue McClanahan

Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.-

Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.-

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. – Arthur   Schopenhauer

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. – Arthur
Schopenhauer

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti cruelty laws. – U.S. News & World Report

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti cruelty laws. – U.S. News & World Report

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