Because I'm a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist. Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life. We shouldn't be a part of it.— Dick Gregory
Dreamy Animal Rights Activists quotations
It's not about loving animals. It's about fighting injustice. My whole goal is for humans to have as little contact as possible with animals.
We need an extreme movement because what is happening to animals is so extreme.
Some misinformed people claim that animal rights activists are terrorists, but these people are simply ignorant of who the real terrorists are - the companies and industries that torture literally billions of animals each year.
I don't have a hands - on fondness for animals.
I did not grow up bonded to any particular nonhuman animal. I like them and I pet them and I'm kind to them, but there's no special bond between me and other animals...
I'm an animal rights activist because I believe we won't have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do.
Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.
If abandoning animal research means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it ... We have no basic right ... not to be harmed by those natural diseases we are heir to.
Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.
In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether.
Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.
Eating meat is primitive, barbaric, and arrogant.
Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it.
When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.
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.
If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog.
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.
We feel that animals have the same rights as retarded human nchild because they are equal mentally in terms of dependence on others.
We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals.
Arson, property destruction, burglary, and theft are 'acceptable crimes' when used for the animal cause.
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.
Animal rights activists gives disillusioned feminists an excuse to go back to being women protecting wee creatures without compromising their radical credentials
An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.
We would be foolish and silly not to unite with people in the public health sector, the environmental community, [and] unions, to try to challenge corporate agriculture.
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.
A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
I can't remember when I wasn't an animal rights activist.
Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it's all the same.
If we are not able to bring the churches, the synagogues, [and] the mosques around to the animal rights view, we will never make large-scale progress for animal rights in the United States.
The movie industry would never purposely offend homosexuals, native Americans, environmentalists, animal rights activists, or women's groups, but they don't think twice about something that might offend Christians.
One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals.
If someone is killing, on a regular basis, thousands of animals, and if that person can only be stopped in one way by the use of violence, then it is certainly a morally justifiable solution.
Eventually companion animals would be phased out, and we would return to a more symbiotic relationship - enjoyment at a distance.
Animal rights activists talk about cruelty and torture, some backing their assertions by publishing out-of-date photographs of "experiments" banned long ago. This is a misrepresentation. The work we do is performed with compassion, care, humanity and humility. I have never seen an animal suffer pain.
I had a couple of experiences as a kid with animals where I hurt them, kind of unintentionally, and when I saw that a human being can hurt an animal it really affected me. And my kids...they became animal rights activists.