~ Quotes ~

"To say nothing, to do nothing, stops nothing" ~Roni McCall, Founder, Through Their Eyes, The National Animal Abuse Registry

"Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game". ~Comedian Paul Rodriguez 

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." ~Unknown

"I once heard a Holocaust survivor say only the victims can forgive and the victims are dead".  ~unknown  - the same can be said for the murdered animals."

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Congress that requires every citizen to prove they are insured.....but not everyone must prove they are citizens".  ~unknown - I'd like to add "citizens...or deserving of a pet".

"Animals have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us.  They are not only in the world, they are aware of it.  What happens to them matters to them.  Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is" ~Dr. Tom Regan, Animal Rights Philosopher

"I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other ... And it's very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals ..."~Barack Obama

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." ~Will Rogers

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.” ~ Martin Luther King

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them? Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the world." ~Rukmini Devi Arundale

"Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow humans. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime." ~Fred A. Mc Gran, 1895

 "I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do." ~Edward Everet Hale~

"I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done something," He replied. "I created you." ~The Animals' Savior Copyright Jim Willis 1999

"The question is not Can they reason? Nor Can they talk? But Can they Suffer" ~ Jeremy Bentham, Philosopher

"One can never have too many Cats"

"One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it". ~ Margaret Mead

"To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world". ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human life". ~ Albert Schweitzer

...there comes a time when one must take a position, that it is neither safe, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right..." ~ Martin Luther King

"My doctrine is this: That if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt".~ Anna Sewel, Author of Black Beauty; Autobiography of a Horse

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~ George Washington Carver

"To inflict cruelties on defenseless creatures, or condone such acts, is to abuse one of the cardinal tenets of a civilized society - reverence for life. ~ Jon Evans

"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Kindness to animals and respect for all life are the only meaningful foundation for a civilized world." ~ Michael Mountain

According to statistics: One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years time. One female cat and her offspring can produce 20,736 in 4 years time. ~The Humane Society of the United States

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Gandhi (1869-1948)

"I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man" ~M. Gandhi (1869-1948)

"The measure of a society can be how well its people treat its animals." ~Mohandas Gandhi

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope ... And crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring these ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance ."~ Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

"Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe.  But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes - goodwill among men and peace on earth." ~Albert Einstein

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ' Universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." ~Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. ~ Albert Einstein

How Could You - essay by Jim Willis