Archive for July, 2008

Deer Head on Wall

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

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

Logical Reasoning

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

 -C.S. Lewis

Respect for Animals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.  And after I’ve finished “shooting,” my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.  I have developed a deep respect for animals.  I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans. 

 -Jimmy Stewart

Chickens Not Animals?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws.

 -US News and World Report, Dec. 1999

Animals Don’t Vote

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering?  Because government is not.  Why not?  Animals don’t vote. 

-Paul Harvey

Cruelty as Fashion Statement

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. 

 -Rue McClanahan

A Mink’s Coat

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.

-Murray Banks

Soullessness of Men

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

From beasts we scorn as soulless,
In forest, field and den,
The cry goes up to witness
The soullessness of men.

 -M. Frida Hartley

Man’s Religion

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

 -Abraham Lincoln

Suffering of Animals

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?”

-Jeremy Bentham