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Walk with the greats with FREE SHOES!

Walk with the greats with FREE SHOES!

Posted 16 May 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 164 Comments

Tags: shoes, competition, giveaway, vegan, sneakers, cruelty-free, so easy to win, free, yes please

Being kind to animals isn't a new invention. It's not like ipads or robots. When you speak up for animals, you're walking in the shoes of many amazing and inspiring people. Now, we've teamed up with VeganSneaker.com to give you a chance to step out in cruelty-free style like some of the greats, with these sweet Etiko kicks.

We've got two pairs of sneakers to give away to two lucky Unleashed members!

It may seem obvious, but I'll say it anyway, VeganSneaker.com specialise in selling vegan sneakers from Aussie company Etiko. Etiko's slogan is "Wear No Evil". This means no kids sweating in factories, no ripped off workers without toilet breaks, and no animal products in their shoes!

Some of the greatest minds the world has ever seen have stood up for animals. Albert Einstein for starters. When the German genius wasn't blowing minds with his theory of rela-la-tivi-li-ty (I can't even pronounce it) he was telling the world, "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet".

And what about Gandhi, who said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated". FYI, I bet Gandhi would have loved a pair of Etikos on his famous Salt March. Just sayin'.

There've been pollies, athletes and musos - all who have walked the walk when it comes to treating animals with respect. Jose Gonzalez, Missy Higgins and Jona Weinhofen just to name a few.

To get your hands on (and feet into) these vegan sneakers we want you to talk the talk. All you have to do is share your favourite quote about animals/activism in the comments. It can be inspiring, thoughtful, funny, anything! (If you don't know any quotes, then google is your friend.)

But wait! There's more! The two winners will also have their entries turned into hot new facebook covers, to help get the idea out there that everyone can treat animals with respect. So stop reading, and start writing! Entries into the comments by June 30th! Good luck!

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Free4all Free4all 17 May 2012
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"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." -- Plutarch
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Liz2 Liz2 18 May 2012
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At times I feel like I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, in the clouds and the animals that come and go, in the processions of the seasons. Carl Jung
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Georgia4 Georgia4 18 May 2012
3
"What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but, 'Can they suffer?'" Jeremy Bentham, philosopher
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Not solely applicable to animal rights, but I like to live my life by this quote.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -  Martin Luther King Jr.
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gemmadawn gemmadawn 18 May 2012
5
"Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses."
-Ingrid Newkirk
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Keata Keata 18 May 2012
6
"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?" Edgar's Mission
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Zelda Zelda 18 May 2012
7
"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions."
Mark Twain
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kellzees kellzees 18 May 2012
8
Hunting is not a sport.  In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. -Paul Rodriguez
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n0va59 n0va59 18 May 2012
9
**"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money." - Cree proverb
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Hi-Jinks Hi-Jinks 18 May 2012
10
"The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done,
we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change." - Jennifer Edwards
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Jennimc Jennimc 18 May 2012
11
"if having a soul means being able to feel love & loyalty & gratitude, then animals are better off than alot of humans" James Herriot.
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thatvegangirl thatvegangirl 18 May 2012
12
If you love animals... Don't eat them!!!!
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LauraAcreman LauraAcreman 18 May 2012
13
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated" - Ghandi.
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Rap Attack Rap Attack 18 May 2012
14
May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness, may all sentient being be free from suffering and the causes of suffering, may all sentient beings know the joy that knows no suffering, may all sentient beings abide in equanimity not holding some close and others distant 'The Dailai Lama Tenzin Gyatso :0)
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LadyLuckDoubt LadyLuckDoubt 18 May 2012
15
Whenever people say we mustn't be sentimental, you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And, if they add, we must be realistic, they mean they are going to make money out of it.
-- Brigid Brophy
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LadyLuckDoubt LadyLuckDoubt 18 May 2012
16
"Whenever people say, 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it." - Brigid Brophy
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DogCharming DogCharming 18 May 2012
17
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
- Albert Einstein -
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Nicholas.cooper Nicholas.cooper 18 May 2012
18
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France
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Rana Rana 18 May 2012
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"Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own."  -- Robert Louis Stevenson

and my next favourite is the one Pooja quoted. Two brilliant quotes from two brilliant, inspiring, creative and enlightened minds!
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Pooja Pooja 18 May 2012
20
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." - Leonardo Da Vinci
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Cole45 Cole45 18 May 2012
21
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
Bradly Millar
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Rap Attack Rap Attack 18 May 2012
22
May all sentient being have happiness and the causes of happiness, may all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering, may all sentient beings know the joy that knows no suffering, may all sentient beings abide in equanimity not holding some close and others distant-Tenzin Gyatso-the 14th Dalai Lama
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Jemstar Jemstar 18 May 2012
23
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
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Pooja Pooja 18 May 2012
24
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." - Leonardo Da Vinci
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Amy2011 Amy2011 18 May 2012
25
"ignorance is to follow without questioning" - lyn white
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benchaos benchaos 18 May 2012
26
The weak are getting weaker.
And the youth are dead or pacified.
Your living your tv dream.
While the innocent are bred to die...
I'll take a stand for those who cant.
I'll scream for those who can't speak.
Caged and slaughtered.
A life of misery.
Just to line the pockets of rich companies.
While we suck at the hand of media and corporations.
We grow fat and sedated.
We kill and destroy...
Our life is over consumption.
Go vegan
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TanGola TanGola 18 May 2012
27
"I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again."
- Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855, Quaker leader
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LustStarrr LustStarrr 18 May 2012
28
"Man is the cruelest animal." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
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Girl Anachronism Girl Anachronism 18 May 2012
29
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian." - Paul McCartney
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Oliver Oliver 18 May 2012
30
"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."

Peter Singer
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Mwophie Mwophie 18 May 2012
31
"Vita est Vita" - latin for "life is life" I'm getting it tattoed. It's a shorter version of a longer quote - but I can't remember the source. It really sums it up for me happy
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Lu Lu 18 May 2012
32
"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions." - Mark Twain
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Natty76 Natty76 18 May 2012
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"Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" - Dr. Seuss
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Sheriff Sheriff 18 May 2012
34
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain" - ancient chinese proverb.

"Be comfortable in your own skin and let animals keep theirs" -PETA campaign
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Amy vegan Amy vegan 18 May 2012
35
f it is in our power to prevent something very bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral significance, we ought to do it. - Peter Singer
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hotchiwitchi hotchiwitchi 18 May 2012
36
"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite."
Leo Tolstoy
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coastalkaryn coastalkaryn 18 May 2012
37
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb
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frith frith 18 May 2012
38
"Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they're only animals." - Theodor W. Adorno
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Trish2 Trish2 18 May 2012
39
"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
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Animal_Music_Lover Animal_Music_Lover 18 May 2012
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"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber
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nichola nichola 18 May 2012
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"You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car."
~Harvey Diamond

love this one!!
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Alger Alger 18 May 2012
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"Now that my research is over, it will be in only the rarest of circumstances that I will look into a farmed animals eyes. But many times a day, for many of the days of my lifee, I will look into my son's."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
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Girl Anachronism Girl Anachronism 18 May 2012
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"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
Paul McCartney
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Sheriff Sheriff 18 May 2012
44
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain" - ancient chinese proverb.

"Be comfortable in your own skin and let animals keep theirs" -PETA campaign
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Frankie Savige Frankie Savige 18 May 2012
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I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals. -Thoreau
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Blair Blair 18 May 2012
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My friend presented this to me when I was considering going vegan.
"If an alien species came to earth tomorrow and were all so far ahead of us intellectually; based on our treatment of animals; they should harvest us, rape us, lock us up until they torture and kill us slowly to be consumed."

It stuck with me and i think about it most days.
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Oliver Oliver 18 May 2012
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"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."

Peter Singer
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Unjay Unjay 18 May 2012
48
Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore.
- Franz Kafka
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cheffette90 cheffette90 18 May 2012
49
"I love lamp" - Brick, Anchorman
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Animals for ever Animals for ever 18 May 2012
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''Human beings, while eating meat, wouldn't make any progress, nor would find the complete calmness and peace in life, and wouldn't taste true serendipity and freedom'' -- Sadegh Hedayat,
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Ria N Ria N 18 May 2012
51
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
- Leonardo Da Vinci
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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
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Jonzke Jonzke 19 May 2012
53
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot
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Franceyne Franceyne 19 May 2012
54
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight - Dr. Albert Schweitzer

pig
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Hugh Hugh 19 May 2012
55
"Those who worry about the treatment of animals are often accused of sentimentality or of putting the plight of beasts before the immense problems of humanity. But it is quite rare to find a humanitarian who is indifferent to animals and surprisingly common to find that those who belittle animal rights are the same ones who find the pain of humans easy to bear"
- Christoper Hitchens, 02 Feb 85
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Ratgirl Ratgirl 19 May 2012
56
"The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."
- Jane Goodall
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roary roary 19 May 2012
57
...."We only need to watch the daily news on television to realize that the madness has not abated, that it is continuing into the twenty-first century. Another aspect of the collective dysfunction of the human mind is the unprecedented violence that humans are inflicting on other life-forms and the planet itself - the destruction of oxygen-producing forests and other plant and animal life; ill-treatment of animals in factory farms; and poisoning of rivers, oceans and air. Driven by greed, ignorant of their connectedness to the whole, humans persist in behavior that, if continued unchecked, can only result in their own destruction." Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth, 2005 (p.11)
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JodieC JodieC 19 May 2012
58
"What's the kindest thing you did today? Maybe it's what you didn't eat."
~ Edgar's Mission
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roary roary 19 May 2012
59
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
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Cathleen1967 Cathleen1967 19 May 2012
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Words and thoughts concerning compassionate action that are not put into practice are like beautiful flowers that are colorful but have no fragrance. Thich Nhat Hanh
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BJ BJ 19 May 2012
61
We Are All Earthlings - YouTube
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Ratgirl Ratgirl 19 May 2012
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"I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb."
- Vaslav Nijinsky (dancer and choreographer)

This quote is so telling of the depth of feeling for animals this famous & exquisite male dancer had in a time when being vegetarian was ridiculed.
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andreakalgard andreakalgard 19 May 2012
63
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi
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RoseDuke RoseDuke 19 May 2012
64
Initially said about the Holocaust, but entirely applicable to the animal rights cause:

Thou shalt not be a victim,
Thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but
Above all,
Thou shalt not be a bystander
-Yehuda Bauer
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kiki86 kiki86 19 May 2012
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When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.  ~Ingrid Newkirk
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Aerin Aerin 19 May 2012
66
"If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought." - Nikola Tesla
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Veganratlady Veganratlady 19 May 2012
67
"Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends"
George Bernard Shaw
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Huntz01 Huntz01 19 May 2012
68
Open your eyes
To the millions of lies
That they tell you everyday
Open your mind
To the clever disguise
That the advertisements say

How do they know
What's good for you?

Wake up, wake up, whoa
Wake up, wake up, whoa
A shot to the head
They're better off dead
Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Destroy all the land
And kill what you can
Just to make the profits rise
Sell you from birth
For all that you're worth
The money spreads like lies

And how do they know
What's good for you?

Wake up, wake up, whoa
Wake up, wake up, whoa
A shot to the head
They're better off dead
Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Don't wanna hate you
Don't wanna blame it all on you
I'm out of options
If you don't look I'll force you to
If you don't look I'll force you to
If you don't look.. I'll force you to

Wake up, wake up, whoa
Wake up, wake up, whoa
A shot to the head
Just so you can be fed
Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Open your eyes...
Open your eyes..

"Goldfinger"
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savageveg savageveg 19 May 2012
69
i cannot choose. i love both of these too much!

"Animals of the world exist for their own reasons.
They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites or women for men."
~ Alice Walker

"you put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit.if it eats the rabbit & plays with the apple, i'll buy you a new car." -Harvey Diamond
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Tttam Tttam 19 May 2012
70
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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Eat No Meat Eat No Meat 19 May 2012
71
"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others... why wouldn't we?"
Edgars Mission

This says it all for me.. peace
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TofuUnleashed TofuUnleashed 19 May 2012
72
"How good it is to be well-fed, healthy, and kind all at the same time."

- Henry J. Heimlich
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horsepowerrrr horsepowerrrr 19 May 2012
73
"Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest..." - Lloyd Biggle Jr.
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lololiisha lololiisha 20 May 2012
74
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
-        Paul McCartney

cloud9
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Rinny Rinny 20 May 2012
75
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men." Alice Walker
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MadCow MadCow 20 May 2012
76
"The planet can survive without human life but it cannot survive without animal life. The animals are the keepers of the earth - they pollinate it, fertilise it, prune it, aerate it and keep the earth healthy. They are life itself. Without them we are the endangered species, and remember - every time a species dies, we are ourselves one step closer to extinction"
Denise Garratt and Kim Dale
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Elynai Elynai 20 May 2012
77
This one I saw recently:
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men"
Alice Walker
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babspop babspop 20 May 2012
78
"I'm a wreck, an accident. Forget the freak, I'm just nature".
If animals could speak, these would be their words.
"Forget classified, it's a secret and the government knows it".
These feelings by animals cannot be denied or ignored.
"Humans hold the power for freedom".
So let us all find some honesty within  and help those who we conjure to death everyday.
"Human compassion I say."
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Theodora Theodora 21 May 2012
79
In a perfect world, every dog would have a home, and every home would have a dog.

- Anonymous
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sharni.bear sharni.bear 21 May 2012
80
"The hope for the animals of tomorrow is to be found in a Human Culture which learns to feel beyond itself. We must learn empathy, we must learn to see into the eyes of an animal and feel that their life has value because they are alive."
- Shaun Monson, 'Earthlings' 2005
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Susie H Susie H 21 May 2012
81
All beings tremble before violence
All fear death, all love life
See yourself in others than whom can you hurt?

Buddha
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Charlotte Hoskins Charlotte Hoskins 21 May 2012
82
Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is:  "Because the animals are like us."  Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is:  "Because the animals are not like us."  Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.  ~Charles R. Magel
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tasmac2001 tasmac2001 21 May 2012
83
"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.  clap
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Cabbage Cabbage 22 May 2012
84
"Just how destructive does a culinary preference have to be before we decide to eat something else? If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be? If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough, what is? And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience, to say not now, then when?"
- Jonathan Safran Foer
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TheChay TheChay 22 May 2012
85
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
- Sri Chinmoy Ghose
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ammc ammc 22 May 2012
86
I don't hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.
-- Brigid Brophy
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spottythezebra spottythezebra 22 May 2012
87
"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mowly Mowly 22 May 2012
88
"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am" - Author Unkown
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Sally-Jane Sally-Jane 22 May 2012
89
You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit.  If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.  ~Harvey Diamond   apple rabbit
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Dabsey Dabsey 22 May 2012
90
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian"
Linda McCartney
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Sally-Jane Sally-Jane 22 May 2012
91
Would you kill your pet dog or cat to eat it?  How about an animal you're not emotionally attached to?  Is the thought of slaughtering a cow or chicken or pig with your own hands too much to handle?  Instead, would hiring a hit-man to do the job give you enough distance from the emotional discomfort?  What animal did you put a contract out on for your supper last night?  Did you at least make sure that none went to waste and to take a moment to be grateful for its sacrifice?  ~Anonymous
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Briny Briny 23 May 2012
92
"Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?"
Bindi Irwin
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Emmily Emmily 23 May 2012
93
Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction:
If you ask an experimenter why it is logically ok to test on animals, they say ' Because they are like us'. But if oyu ask an experimenter why it is morally ok to experiment on animals, they say 'Because they are not like us'.
This is why animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.
Professor Charles R. Magel
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4_da_animals1 4_da_animals1 23 May 2012
94
"Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they're only animals" -Theodor Adorno
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womble101 womble101 25 May 2012
95
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
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bettiebutcher bettiebutcher 26 May 2012
96
Melissa: You really love animals, don't you?
Ace Ventura: If it gets cold enough.
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Mystygirl Mystygirl 28 May 2012
97
I am not a vegan because I love animals. I'm a vegian because I hate plants.  nobanana nobanana
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Ren Ren 30 May 2012
98
You may never know what results may come from your action but if you do nothing there will be no result- Gandhi. .....( so put your vegan sneakers on and GET MOVING!) last bit was so I win the shoes hahaha
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pokie pokie 30 May 2012
99
We humans do not need to eat animals for our sustenance...veganism is  healthy...we share this planet with all living things...leave them in peace...
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Megan.L Megan.L 30 May 2012
100
I wrote this quote on my bedroom wall when I was 12 and every morning when I wake up its the first thing I see, it always inspires me to learn every thing I can about animals and spread the message.

"In the end we will conserve only what we love and we will love only what we understand    " - Baba Dioum
broccoli broccoli
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Trigona Trigona 30 May 2012
101
"For suddenly the worst turns the best for the brave" Robert Browning.
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Danielmeyer Danielmeyer 30 May 2012
102
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Each time a man stands 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 centres of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest of walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy
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TinaG TinaG 30 May 2012
103
God loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages.  ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien
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T0RI T0RI 30 May 2012
104
The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?"
~Jeremy Bentham
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Slinkycrasher Slinkycrasher 30 May 2012
105
You cannot reach out and embrace the future when your wrists are chained to the past
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Soo Soo 30 May 2012
106
This gives me hope, as we have to believe that people can change, but also people need to believe they can change

"People are better that the worst thing they have done"

Helen Prejean
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hello123 hello123 30 May 2012
107
"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
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Ashleigh51 Ashleigh51 30 May 2012
108
"Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures."

-- The Dalai Lama, 1967 love
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greek greek 30 May 2012
109
"We feel that animals have the same rights as retarded children." -Alex Pacheco, Director, PETA, New York
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KellyG KellyG 30 May 2012
110
"Not responding is a response--we are equally responsible for what we don't do. In the case of animal slaughter, to throw your hands in the air is to wrap your fingers around a knife handle."
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
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mntryjoseph mntryjoseph 30 May 2012
111
'My stomach is not a burial ground for dead animals'
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Noodles Noodles 30 May 2012
112
"My eyes are green, cause I eat a lot of vegetables." Erykah Badu
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leighbonello leighbonello 30 May 2012
113
My sunshine does not come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dogs eyes
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piccolanippy piccolanippy 30 May 2012
114
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself
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Diana DC Diana DC 30 May 2012
115
"Animals don't need your excuses: go vegan!"

Source unknown
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TersyVegan TersyVegan 30 May 2012
116
"When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard."  - River Phoenix
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justoneofmany justoneofmany 30 May 2012
117
It is time for mankind to accept that we are not superior, just more dexterous than most. We have an obligation to care for our world and all who live here. We do not have a right to exploit, use and abuse our fellow creatures. No-one died and left us in charge - we invaded!
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digramp digramp 30 May 2012
118
"When it come to animal welfare it's not enough just to have a soft heart, one has to exercise it continually to make it strong."
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lauracampione lauracampione 30 May 2012
119
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
- Elie Wiesel
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Sharna Sharna 30 May 2012
120
"I am a nice person. Not a mindless eatin' machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends. Not food." - modified from Bruce of the movie Finding Nemo
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lila1 lila1 30 May 2012
121
When you start with a necessary evil and take away the necessity- what's left?

Mark Scully, Dominion
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Squinty Squinty 30 May 2012
122
"Fish are friends. Not food". Bruce (Finding Nemo)
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Sharon R Sharon R 31 May 2012
123
"A vegan driving a hummer contributes less greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle".

From the ALV handbook happy
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SamO65 SamO65 31 May 2012
124
They are as us and we are as them and therefore all suffer the same. Samantha Over
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JessNair JessNair 31 May 2012
125
"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals." - Anonymous
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Millee Millee 31 May 2012
126
From beasts we scorn as soulless,
In forest, field and den,
The cry goes up to witness
The soullessness of men.
~M. Frida Hartley
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Soo Soo 31 May 2012
127
oops  "People are better than the worst thing they have done"
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ROSIEPOSIE ROSIEPOSIE 31 May 2012
129
Passion is found in the soul of an animal...true love is found in the sparkle of their eyes...to be a whole person..is to truly love an animal without any convictions... love
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pokie pokie 31 May 2012
130
Animals are more intelligent than humans!
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admittedtrouble admittedtrouble 1 June 2012
131
"Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans."
-Peter Singer, Animal Liberation: A New Ethic for Our Treatment of Animals, 2nd edition, 1990.
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pokie pokie 1 June 2012
132
Go gently through life...cause no harm to any living thing...[I don't know where this is from]...but is is just my philospy for my life... paw
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VeganGod VeganGod 1 June 2012
133
"There is nothing more elitist than thinking our palate pleasure can ever justify a second of suffering or a single death" -- Prof. Gary L Francione
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Maccas75 Maccas75 2 June 2012
134
Animals are such agreeable friends -- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot
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belle13 belle13 2 June 2012
135
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
George Bernard Shaw
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Jane Jane 2 June 2012
136
All fixed nikkidynamo. You must have used curly quotes instead of straight quotes - easy to fix though. thumb  And to change on the settings on your computer if you post to online forums and things often - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/change-curly-quotes-to-straight-quotes-and-vice-versa-HA010173242.aspx
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nikkidynamo nikkidynamo 2 June 2012
137
I don't know why that made weird marks instead of quotes, but hopefully you get what it's meant to say!
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animalsrule animalsrule 2 June 2012
138
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."- Ben Williams
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lindasteabben lindasteabben 2 June 2012
139
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown
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nikkidynamo nikkidynamo 2 June 2012
140
A favourite quote from my favourite author Jonathan Safran Foer:

"Silently the animal catches our glance. The animal looks at us, and whether we look away (from the animal, our plate, our concern, ourselves) or not, we are exposed. Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. To do nothing is to do something"
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gagootzz gagootzz 3 June 2012
141
"It may take a while, but there will probably come a time when we look back and say, 'Good Lord, do you believe that up until  the 21st century, people were still eating animals?" - Mary Tyler Moore
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Jarron Jarron 3 June 2012
142
"One day, the only animals wearing fur, will be the fur bearing animals, born baring fur." - Ellen
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HoldenTish HoldenTish 3 June 2012
143
My puppies are my children, I love them with all my heart, I always and only buy non animal tested products and am furious this still happens
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jacqueline kate jacqueline kate 3 June 2012
144
The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule:  we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position.

~Christine Stevens
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pokie pokie 4 June 2012
145
The good man is the friend of all living things...Mahatma Ghandi
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Peace.Love.Harmony. Peace.Love.Harmony. 5 June 2012
146
"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"  -
Alexander Hamilton

"If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn't we?" - Unknown

The 2nd one is SO true love
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Indigozo Indigozo 5 June 2012
147
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.

Peter Singer

For me this is a really powerful quote as it makes us think not about the economic worth of beings, or their ability to change the world, but the suffering and their ability to suffer. Suffering is such a enormous emotion and physical sensation and when we think of it through our perspective of pain and turmoil we can make a better connection to what it actually takes to get the clothes on our backs and the food on our plate.
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Brendon Brendon 5 June 2012
148
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. ~Author Unknown
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pokie pokie 7 June 2012
149
In a gentle way you can shake the world. Mahtma Ghandi. paw
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sweet-as sweet-as 8 June 2012
150
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

I borrowed this, thank you
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sophxx sophxx 8 June 2012
151
"We can't plead ignorance, only indifference. Those alive today are the generations that came to know better. We have the burden and the opportunity of living in the moment when the critique of factory farming broke into the popular consciousness. We are the ones of whom it will be fairly asked, What did you do when you learned the truth about eating animals?"
- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
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pokie pokie 10 June 2012
152
The more we learn about ourselves and animals...the more similiar we seem to be...both experience pain,love ,loss;grief etc...and I am sure even a sense of humour or fun...
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Chloe145 Chloe145 11 June 2012
153
"A dog wags its tail with its heart"
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Chloe145 Chloe145 11 June 2012
154
Fish are friends... not food! happy
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Tamara13 Tamara13 14 June 2012
155
"What kind of world would we create if three times a day we activated our compassion and reason as we sat down to eat, if we had the moral imagination and the pragmatic will to change our most fundamental act of consumption?"

- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
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BeeMellow BeeMellow 16 June 2012
156
"You shouldn't have to make a living out of killing"
-unknown
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rhi jenkins rhi jenkins 17 June 2012
157
The greatest gift we can give, comes straight from the heart and lets all life live ~ one voice campaign

May all that have life be delivered from suffering ~ Buddha

Select one:
~be kind to animals
~burn in hell
Animalrightsstand.com
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maisiemay maisiemay 29 June 2012
158
Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?  
Jean Paul Richter
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maisiemay maisiemay 29 June 2012
159
Be the change that you want to see in the world. - Mohandas K. Gandhi
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Chicken Legs Chicken Legs 29 June 2012
160
Regan when asked which he would save, a dog or a baby, if a boat capsized in the ocean: "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog." ecstatic
'Tom Regan'
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Leigh74 Leigh74 29 June 2012
161
Ahimsa paramo dharma ~ Padma Purana

It translates as 'Non-violence is the highest duty'
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CUPCAKES! CUPCAKES! 30 June 2012
162
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian."
Linda McCartney
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Brooke7 Brooke7 27 July 2012
163
"As long as there a slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields." - Leo Tolstoy.

Short but extremely powerful happy
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jmspencer jmspencer 13 November 2012
164
Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is:  "Because the animals are like us."  Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is:  "Because the animals are not like us."  Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.  ~Charles R. Magel
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