Saint Francis of Assisi
"Not to hurt our humble brethren [the animals] is our first duty to them, but
to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them
whenever they require it."
~ God's Covenant with Animals, Lantern Books, 2000, xii
"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."