“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Ghandi
"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."
“I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.“ ~Mark Twain,Letters from the Earth
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.“
"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
"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
"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."
~St. Francis of Assisi
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."