Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.— Thomas Jefferson
Terrific Animal Testing quotations
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
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.
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Animals are more than ever a test of our character, of mankind's capacity for empathy and for decent, honorable conduct and faithful stewardship. We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don't; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us.
Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.
Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people.
universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it.
Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings;
they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.
Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it.
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.
Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing
Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
I abhor vivisection with my whole soul.
All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.
It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life.
As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, all men were Nazis.
I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures.
Animal research and testing has played a part in almost every medical breakthrough of the last century. It has saved hundreds of millions of lives worldwide.
If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts.
What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.
Wearing cosmetics that were tested on animals makes you ugly on the inside
An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.
Not only is it important for me to create a 100% cruelty-free brand, but also send out a very clear message to both consumers and companies out there: testing on animals in the name of beauty is cruel and unnecessary.
There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of science, as they do now to burning at the stake in the name of religion.
I just love animals, and I'm an advocate for animals rights, and my family has rescued dogs from all over the world. I don't believe in animal testing. If you see me in fur, it's always fake. Sometimes you see me wearing skulls, but those are all from roadkill
The most callous, stupid things were done just because regulations required them...It was not until 1983, for example, that U.S. federal agencies stated that substances known to be caustic irritants such as lye, ammonia, and oven cleaners, did not need to be tested on the eyes of conscious rabbits.
There are viable (and usually better) alternatives to the use of animals for food, sport, clothing, & experimentation. I beg you to discontinue any actions that might cause or condone animal torture, abuse, or destruction.
During my medical education at the University of Basle I found vivisection horrible, barbarous and above all unnecessary
Lissa knelt down, compassion on her face.
I wasn't surprised, since she'd always had a thing for animals. She'd lectured me for days after I'd instigated the infamous hamster-and-hermit-crab fight. I'd viewed the fight as a testing of worthy opponents. She'd seen it as animal cruelty.
I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days.
I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment.
When we see animals doing remarkable things, how do we know if we're simply seeing tricks or signs of real intelligence? Are talented animals just obeying commands, or do they have some kind of deeper understanding? One of the biggest challenges for animal researchers is to come up with tests that can distinguish between the two.
The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test.