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Joaquin Phoenix

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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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Actor, Activist (1974 - )

"I was 3 years old—to this day it is a vivid memory.

My family and I were on a boat, catching fish. As one fish was caught, he was writhing, then he was thrown against the side of the boat. You couldn't disguise what it was.

This was what we did to animals to eat them.

The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers and sisters."