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

โ€” Ingrid Newkirk

The most authentic Ingrid Newkirk quotes that will add value to your life

I will be the last person to condemn ALF [the Animal Liberation Front].


We have to be aggressive when those we stick up for have no voice.

I don't consider it radical to say cruelty is wrong and that animals should be respected. I consider it radical to eat corpses, put electrodes in animals' heads, make elephants live in chains in the circus, and poison animals we consider a nuisance.


Bulls can do nothing to demand justice.

They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death. It's up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.


I'd go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself...I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.


The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth - social and environmental.


A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all animals.


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.


Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.


Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.


You dont have to own squirrels and starlings to get enjoyment from them .

.. One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. [Dogs] would pursue their natural lives in the wild ... they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening and pet them and then sit there and watch TV.


In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.


Anybody who witnesses the suffering of animals and has a glimmer of hope of reducing that suffering can't take the position that it's all or nothing. We have to be pragmatic. Screw the principle.


About Ingrid Newkirk

Quotes 80 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Activist
Birthday October 16

Eating meat is primitive, barbaric, and arrogant.


Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it.


Probably everything we do is a publicity stunt .

.. we are not here to gather members, to please, to placate, to make friends. We're here to hold the radical line.


When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.


We are not in the home finding business, although it is certainly true that we do find homes from time to time for the kind of animals people are looking for. Our service is to provide a peaceful and painless death to animals who no one wants.


Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective.

We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works.


Humans have grown like a cancer. We're the biggest blight on the face of the earth.


Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals.


The smallest form of life, even an ant or a clam, is equal to a human being


In order to be kind, one must do. There is no point in thinking good thoughts and not acting on them. There is no currency in wishing things were better but not rolling up one's sleeves and helping to change them.


We do not advocate 'right to life' for animals.


I'm not only uninterested in having children.

I am opposed to having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it is nothing but vanity, human vanity.

10 movement for social change has ever succeeded without 'the militarism component'....Thinkers may prepare revolutions, but bandits must carry them out


I plan to send my liver somewhere in France, to protest foie gras (liver pate) .

.. I plan to have handbags made from my skin ... and an umbrella stand made from my seat.


I am not a morose person, but I would rather not be here.

I don't have any reverence for life, only for the entities themselves. I would rather see a blank space where I am. This will sound like fruitcake stuff again but at least I wouldn't be harming anything.


The bottom line is that people dont have the right to manipulate or to breed dogs and cats ... If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects. If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind.


If my father had a heart attack it would give me no solace at all to know his treatment was first tried on a dog.


PETA's campaign should be included in school curricula.

If we can open children's hearts and minds to animals' needs, teach them to treat a dog or a chicken as if they feel fear and love and pain - as they do - then they will grow up to understand that we are all worthy of respect.


If you like to bake with eggs, you can substitute Ener-G egg replacer, bananas, tofu, or many other ingredients. You get the hang of it quickly enough.


It is dangerous to engage in even the most innocuous-seeming discourse with the FBI/ Homeland Security/ a local detective.


Euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved.


Since we can't count on the meat, egg, and dairy industries to protect animals from the most egregious forms of cruelty, what can we, as consumers, do? Opting out of paying someone to allow animals to die in a barn fire or at the slaughterhouse seems pretty reasonable.


I wish we all would get up and go into the labs and take the animals out or burn them down.


Perhaps the mere idea of receiving a nasty missive will allow animal researchers to empathize with their victims for the first time in their lousy careers. I find it small wonder that the laboratories aren't all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I'd light a match.


One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals.


I don't use the word 'pet.' I think it's speciest language. I prefer 'companion animal.' We would no longer allow... pet shops... Eventually companion animals would be phased out.


Eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship - enjoyment at a distance.


Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.


Weโ€™re looking for good lawsuits that will establish the interests of animals as a legitimate area of concern in law.


Would I rather the research lab that tests animals is reduced to a bunch of cinders? Yes.


Even painless research is fascism, supremacism...


Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for human beings is wean them off an animal-based diet. It hardens the arteries and runs up our health-care costs. The last thing a poor person can afford is a heart attack or cancer or a stroke. And that's all linked to a meat-based diet. I think animal liberation is human liberation.


Even painless research is fascism, supremacism, because the act of confinement is traumatizing in itself.


I find that as I get older I seem to become more of a Luddite.

.. And hearing animal experimenters describe me as a Luddite--which used to think I was not. And now I think Ned Lud had the right idea and we should have stopped all the machinery way back when, and learned to live simple lives.


More power to [Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty] if they can get someone's attention.


When I hear of anyone walking into a lab and walking out with animals, my heart sings.


All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?