Pet Quotes

“To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. ... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man.” ~Mahatma Ghandi

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” ~Albert Schweitzer

”I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?’” ~Jeremy Bentham

”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

“The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.” ~Bradley Millar

“No other disease or condition of companion animals takes as many lives as euthanasia. In fact, no other disease comes close.” ~Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD

“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