Top Ten Animal Rights Quotes

The Top Ten
1 If you don't like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to stop the violence, not the pictures - Johnny Depp

This is another intelligent one. If you see an animal abuse picture, you should try to help the animal, not just report it.

Very intelligent quote by Captain Jack Sparrow.

This is great. I love animal rights, but honestly, I eat some meats.

2 The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated - Gandhi

I agree with this because animals are like children: helpless, innocent, and pure. If you kill an animal, it's the same as killing a child.

3 I have more respect for animals than people, we are the ones messing up the world not them - anonymous

Humanity has taken thousands of lives from animals and tortures them to seemingly no end. We are practically causing the destruction of our planet while most animals are just minding their own business, frolicking around in the meadow without a care in the world.

This is true. Animals do things for survival. We do it for greed. We are wrecking the environment, and they are forced to stand by while we mess up their homes.

Absolutely. This is exactly what I feel.

4 Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness in character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals can't be a good man - Schopenhauer

This is true. I would not hurt an animal, meaning I don't go to captivity places, buy cruelty-free products, don't wear them, don't eat them, and those who do, or worse, abuse them just because lack compassion. No offense.

5 I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. - Ellen DeGeneres

You can be compassionate without being an activist. It just takes a good heart.

6 I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being - Abraham Lincoln
7 Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I could think of. It's like biting into your grandma - PETA

I understand why the way factory farms treat animals is wrong, and the way they handle making the meat is wrong, but I don't understand why the consumption of meat in itself is wrong. The reason it's wrong to eat your grandma is because she is your own species, and if you start eating her, it will decrease the well-being of others because everyone will be worried about getting eaten.

Additionally, you and your grandma are part of a species that wants specific things to happen to their body when they die. If you eat your grandma, it will decrease the well-being of others because they want a specific thing to happen to their body when they die, and now that thing may not happen.

8 The task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures - Albert Einstein

This doesn't mean, "I have compassion for dogs, and am against people hitting them. Same with cats."

It means, "I'm against killing pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, etc., to eat them, because my life isn't worth more than theirs. I am against puppy mills, because the dogs are treated like crops. I don't attend zoos, circuses, or marine parks because it is the equivalent of slavery. I am against animal testing because it is cruel. And hitting any animal is bad."

9 The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men - Leonardo da Vinci

Killing animals (assuming they aren't insects or something) for no reason is almost, if not just as bad as killing humans. However, killing animals for food and/or self-defense is certainly not without reason.

Murdering animals is the same thing as murdering humans. Humans can suffer. Animals can suffer.

10 Animals are not here for us to do as we please with. We are not their superiors. We are their equals. We are their family. Be kind to them - Ricky Gervais

I agree with this as well. I view animals as our equals. They should all be treated with equal love, compassion, and respect, just as we treat humans the same.

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