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Famous Animal Rights Quotes

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Posted July 9, 2013 by Diana Mendoza

Throughout history, there have always been public figures who have spoken out for the animals. Here are some of our favorite animal rights quotes from famous peeps (historical and contemporary). Feel free to pass these along, be inspired, and continue to speak up on behalf of those who don’t have a voice.

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— Ellen Degeneres

 — Albert Einstein

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— Audrey Kitching

 

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— Christofer Drew

 — Ricky Gervais

— Natalie Portman

 

— Oprah Winfrey

 

— Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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 — Mahatma Gandhi

 — Morrissey

What’s your favorite animal rights quote?

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny

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  • Profile photo of DiakoFeiz

    358 days ago

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    Wow I love this post <3

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    771 days ago

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    My favorite is Natalie Portmans quote. Its very true for me, every day I think about why I’m vegetarian and it makes me feel good about myself.

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    778 days ago

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    Some of the many things that Ingrid Newkirk has spoken are my favorite animal rights quotes.

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    781 days ago

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    I love meat, but now I realize that it’s awful how these animals are treated. I never wanna eat any kind of meat again.

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    786 days ago

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    here is one: animals just dont speak YOUR language; would you eat a French person because you dont know what they are saying?

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    794 days ago

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    “My body is not a tomb for animals” -Leonardo Da Vinci

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    801 days ago

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    Thanks for the inspiration! I love this one…
    “I will speak the words for beast and bird
    Till the world shall set things right.”
    paraphrased from Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • 801 days ago

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    Thanks for the inspiration! I love this one…
    “I will speak the words for beast and bird
    Till the world shall set things right.”
    paraphrased from Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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    815 days ago

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    The second quote is by Tolstoy, not Einstein…

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    824 days ago

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    Ricky Gervais!

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    838 days ago

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    I love Chris drew! He’s my inspiration!

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    851 days ago

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    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

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    977 days ago

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    “Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.” -Cesar Chavez

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    1059 days ago

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    I think there’s a mistake…
    I believed “Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
    is from Thomas Edison, not from Thomas Jefferson…

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    “One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.”
    – Martin Luther King, Jr

    “Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child, as it is to the caterpillar.”
    – Bradley Miller

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    “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more helpless the creature, the more that it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”
    -Gandhi

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    “To one whose mind is free, there is something even more intolerable in the suffering of animals than in the sufferings of humans. For with the latter, it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the person who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any person were to refer to it, they would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime. That alone is the justification of all that humans may suffer. It cries vengeance upon all the human race. If God exists and tolerates it, it cries vengeance upon God.”
    -Romain Rolland

    “The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, faithful animal race, form the blackest chapter in the whole world’s history.”
    -Edward Augustus Freeman

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    One of my favourites is:
    Fur is worn by beautiful animals and ugly people.

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    My favourite quote is:

    From beasts we scorn as souless,
    in forest, field, and den.
    The cry goes up to witness
    the soulessness of men.

    I can’t remember who it’s by, sorry!

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    my fav if slaughter houses had glass walls everyone would be vegertarian

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    Nice, one of my faves is: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” 
    ~ Jimt Rohn
    I find myself thinking of this one all the time.

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    “Their Holocaust is far from over.” (Earthlings).

    “Go vegan and no body gets hurt.” (shirt from a fellow protester).

    “‘Let’s go make fun of the vegans and their crazy life style.’ We’re not hurting anyone!” – David Spade in Grandma’s Boy. <3

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    Love it! go ellen! woot woot :)

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    “The question is not can they reason, nor can they talk, but can they SUFFER??” — in ‘animal liberation by peter singer’

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    Great stuff! Gotta love me some Tolstoy.

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    I love them all but I particularly love the Ellen quote. It’s accurate as well as humourous.

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    Wow! These quotes are beautiful! Really inspirational! I love “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian,” Paul McCartney. Really gets the point across.

  • 1800 days ago

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    my fav quote is “if slaughter houses had glass walls everybody would be vegetarians” -paul mccartney !

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    Well said Ellen, well said!

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