quote by Albert Schweitzer

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.

— Albert Schweitzer

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Animal suffering quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

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.

To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins.

Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal.

Animal suffering quote Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no critici

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

Human cruelty knows no limits and that one needs immense courage and a will of iron to help others understand that animals are made of flesh and blood like us, that they suffer the same pains as us, that they deserve the same respect as us and that their continuous slaughter should not be part of human entertainment.

I don't care whether animals are capable of thinking;

all I care about is that they are capable of suffering!

There's no doubt in my mind that going vegetarian has made me feel better not only physically, but also because I learned about the suffering of animals who are raised and killed for food. I feel good knowing that I'm not contributing to that.

Animal suffering quote The root of suffering is attachment.

The root of suffering is attachment.

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals.

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.

Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.

Animal suffering quote It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

Never believe that animals suffer less than humans.

Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves.

We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?

These birds and animals and fish cannot speak, but they can suffer, and our God who created them, knows their sufferings, and will hold him who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it. It is a sin against their Creator.

Animal suffering quote Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat.

Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, 'My appetite is more important than your suffering'?

Animal suffering quote Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the s

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, helpless, faithful animal race form the blackest chapter in the whole world's history.

Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.

You know, we all oppose animal cruelty.

But sometimes we forget that animals on farms suffer and feel pain like all other animals. They, too, deserve to be protected from harm and cruelty.

Animal suffering quote When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your

When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.

What is it that should trace the insuperable line? .

..The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?

It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life.

Towards this end, 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, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures.

I refuse to eat animals because I cannot nourish myself by the sufferings and by the death of other creatures. I refuse to do so, because I suffered so painfully myself that I can feel the pain of others by recalling my own sufferings.

Animal suffering quote Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.

Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering.

May all that have life be delivered from suffering.

If unconditional love, loyalty, and obedience are the tickets to an eternal life, then my black Labrador, Venus, will surely be there long before me, along with all the dear animals in nature who care for their young at great cost to themselves and have suffered so much at the hands of humans.

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.

Animal suffering quote I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

I do not suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

I am for the animals, I couldn't care less about your need to eat animals, wear them, shoot them or exploit them. Too bad if you consider it suffering to let all that self-centered and traditional bullshit stop you from having the will to help the animals.

Michael Vick may enjoy watching dogs fight.

Someone else may find that repulsive but see nothing wrong with eating an animal who has had a life as full of pain and suffering as the lives of the fighting dogs. It's strange that we regard the latter as morally different from, and superior to, the former.

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.

Animal suffering quote Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

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.

It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.

Thousands of people who say they "love" animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs...

Animal suffering quote You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.

My own experience of over 60 years in biomedical research amply demonstrated that without the use of animals and of human beings, it would have been impossible to acquire the important knowledge needed to prevent much suffering and premature death not only among humans but also among [other] animals.

Every year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die in laboratory tests of cosmetics and household products...despite the fact that the test results do not help prevent or treat accidental or purposeful misuse of the products. Please join me in using your voice for those whose cries are forever sealed behind the laboratory doors.

People think of animals as if they were vegetables, and that is not right.

We have to change the way people think about animals. I encourage the Tibetan people and all people to move toward a vegetarian diet that doesn’t cause suffering.

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

The love of a dog for his master is notorious;

in the agony of death he has been known to caress his master, and everyone has heard of the dog suffering under vivisection, who licked the hand of the operator; this man, unless he had a heart of stone, must have felt remorse to the last hour of his life.

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