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  • "How smart does a chimpanzee have to be before killing him constitutes murder?" -- Carl Sagan

  • "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 people, or women created for men." -- Alice Walker

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

  • "The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is connected with the fate of man." -- Emile Zola

  • "Experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Do everything you can [to help suffering animals]. There are no excuses for inaction that matter to the animal." -- Dr. Richard Morgan

  • "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

  • "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." -- Anatole France

  • "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." -- Immanuel Kant

  • "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Mahatma Gandhi

  • "First it was necessary to civilize man toward man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals." -- Victor Hugo

  • "From an early age I have abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men will look upon the murder of animals as they look upon the murder of men." -- Leonardo da Vinci

  • "By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other." -- L. J. Camuti, D.V.M., author of All My Patients Are Under the Bed

  • "If you cannot attain knowledge without torturing a dog, you must do without knowledge." -- George Bernard Shaw

  • "Nature teaches the beasts to know their friends." -- William Shakespeare

  • "Until we stop harming all living beings, we are still savages." --Thomas Edison

  • "Our task must be to . . . [widen] our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -- Albert Einstein

  • "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 creature that cannot." -- Mark Twain

  • "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." -- Abraham Lincoln

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