"Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy."
Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965 (Humanitarian and Doctor)

"There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to beasts as well as man it is all a sham."
Anna Sewell 1820-1878 (Author of Black Beauty)

"You think those dogs will not be in Heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us."
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 (Author of Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson)

"If man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."
Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910 (Author of Anna Karenina, War & Peace)

"The animals of the planet are in desperate peril...Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen."
Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple)

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 (American President)

"I tremble for my species when I reflect that God is just."
Thomas Jefferson 1743-1790 (American President)

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulit I could have worn."
Henry David Thoreau from the novel Walden

"In my wilderness I do not make the laws, Creation made them long ago and if I am to be a part of this fascinating, ever-changing scene, my human emotions must be subservient to rules that were slowly, painfully etched by the evolution of time and the species. The wilderness laws are good laws; without them there would be no wilderness."
R.D. Lawrence from the novel The Place in the Forest

"When you believe there is no love in the world, just gaze into the eyes of the cat in your lap or the dog on your hearth."
Traditional Welsh Poem

"And speciesism - the ideology of human domination - can poison our spirits just like other forms of bigotry and oppression. For this is the root of what is truly demonic in human existence - elevating the part above the whole, so that membership in a particular nation or clan, gender or species becomes the final measure of all worth."
Reverend Gary Kowalski from the book The Bible According to Noah

"What kind of world will my children inherit? How much more can the earth endure? If there is any way to save this fragile, blue-green ark, it will be by coming to recognize that we are not the captains of the boat, but rather fellow passengers with all that lives."
Reverend Gary Kowalski from the book The Bible According to Noah

"When man destroys a work of man, we call him a vandal. When man destroys a work of God and nature, we call him a sportsman."
Anon.