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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.

Weeds by Mary T. Hoffman

Jane Goodall
The Jane Goodall Institute
(1934 - ) British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, UN Messenger of Peace

"Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs."

"The same disrespect for the natural world that caused the COVID-19 pandemic is also driving the climate crisis."

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."

"The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man - whether this be n entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them."

"Roots creep under the ground to make a firm foundation. Shoots seems new and small, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls."

"Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature."

"Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity."

"Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity."

"I did this book, Harvest for Hope, and I learned so much abut food. And one thing I learned is that we have the guts not of a carnivore, but of an herbivore. Herbivore guts are very  long because they have to get the last bit of nutrition out of leaves and things."

"I think the most important thing is to keep active and to hope that your mind says active."

"Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment."

"You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemuth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings."

"We should have respect for animals because it makes better human beings of us all."

"Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear, and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined…they are individuals in their own right."

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