Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Animal Talk

 (photo by LM Fea: http://mingfea.multiply.com)

Why do some people spend so much money to buy a pet and then raise it like an animal?


Do you think animals in the circuses, zoos and other entertainment shows enjoy their living conditions?


Why can't you see that you are prone to hurting an animal only when you have a very low self esteem?


If you think you can treat an animal any way you want because you have a higher intelligence, don't you think aliens with an even more sophisticated technology should treat us the same way?


You talk about God as if he never created anything else but you.


Of course you don't smuggle in animals for your pleasure. Of course you don't rip up animals for their skin and fur. Of course you don't kill them and chop them up for your appetite. But are you still an accessory on all counts?


Man is nothing more than an animal who managed to make god in his image to justify his existence.


If you are so stupid as to not know what is animal brutality and still want to be ignorant to it, don't come around and complain to anyone when you face some kind of brutality of your own. Mind you, you are an animal too.



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We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.  ~William Ralph Inge, Outspoken Essays, 1922

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

Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws.  ~U.S. News & World Report, 6 December 1999

Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits.  Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility.  ~S. Parkes Cadman

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 

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal.  When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.  ~Joseph Wood Krutch

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

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.  ~Mark Twain

Get a feel for fur:  Slam your fingers in a car door.  ~Anonymous, on the use of steel traps to capture fur-bearing animals, cited in Audubon, November 1990

     

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