Elijah D. Buckner
American religious writer known for The Immortality of Animals
"...The Bible, without the shadow of a doubt, recognizes that animals
have living souls the same as man. Most of the quotations given are
represented as having been spoken by the Creator Himself, and he certainly
knows whether or not He gave to man and lower animals alike a living soul,
which of course means an immortal soul."
~The Immortality of Animals
"It is a deplorable fact that many Christians are so accustomed to a certain creed and dogma of their own that they will adhere to it even at the sacrifice of the great moral laws of love and mercy."
"Man should regard lower animals as being in the same dependent condition as minors under his government ... For a man to torture an animal whose life God has put into his hands, is a disgrace to his species."