Animal Abuse Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old animal abuse quotes, animal abuse sayings, and animal abuse proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.

Milan Kundera

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

Pythagoras

Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own.     

Dr. David Starr Jordan

We cannot glimpse the essential life of a caged animal, only the shadow of its former beauty.

Julia Allen Field

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.

Immanuel Kant

I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race.     

Ali McGraw

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.     

Prophet Mohammed

If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.

Albert Einstein

An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.     

Peter Singer

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.     

J.A. Froude

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

Mahatma Gandhi

We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our Heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Every animal knows more than you do.

Native American Proverb

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by what is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?

Pierre Troubetzkoy

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.     

James Anthony Froude

Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored.

Alice Walker

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.     

Bradley Miller

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.     

Charles Darwin

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Murderers ... very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids.

Robert K. Ressler

I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.

Richard Pryor

To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse.

Neal Barnard

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.

Anna Sewell

The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.

A. W. Tozer

Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.

C. S. Lewis

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas A. Edison

We cannot have two hearts, one for the animals and one for men. In cruelty towards the former and cruelty to the latter there is no difference but in the victim.

Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

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