~"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" - James Herriot~
'You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.' Kahlil Gibran, poet
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Proverbs 24:11 (NIV)
The only way to stop excessive breeding is to take away the financial incentive that slaughter provides and then to back rigid enforcement of existing cruelty laws. We cannot wish our way out of abuse and neglect any more than we can slaughter our way out of it. ~ John Holland
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - M. Gandhi
"Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks - they're just animals." --Theodor Adorno, Holocaust survivor
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
St. Francis of Assisi
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
"Many have forgotten this truth, but we must never forget it..... we remain forever responsiblie for that which we have tamed."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. " Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
"They too, are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us...It is our duty to Protect Them and to promote their well-being. "
"Hunting is not a sport, in a sport both sides know they are playing" (Chris Rock)
"Amazingly fast, incredibly strong, tirelessly proud, fantastically gentle, he is a huge dark beast that touches the hearts of all who meet him. He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment. And nothing could break his spirit-or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse" - Anna Sewell
(Author of Black Beauty)
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