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Kim Ogden-Avrutik

From all-creatures.org
QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence. They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

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“ Why should we believe that we are spiritual beings, but that animals are not – that we can walk a spiritual path, but they cannot? Many of the great spiritual Masters have seemed to love these beings called animals. Buddha said that ‘when a man has pity on all living creatures, only then is he noble’. Allah talks about bees being spiritual creatures and carrying divine messages to us. Jesus proclaimed ‘Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature’. He didn’t say just your fellow human beings. …. Of course, if we believed that animals were spiritual beings, just as we are, we would have to treat them with dignity. Maybe that’s what some people are afraid of…”
~from her book “Ask the Animals”.