Mankind’s cruelty and abuse to other people will not cease until mankind ceases cruelty and abuse to other animals.
~ A.D. Williams
Never break a promise to an animal. They’re like babies—they won’t understand.
~ Tamora Pierce, Wild Magic
I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.
~ Gary Larson
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.
~ Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us.
~ James Herriot
People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
~ Paul McCartney