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Fighting for animal protection of any kind is often a difficult and seemingly never-ending up high battle. News headlines can reek of despair and fresh petitions crop up daily urging us to end every sort of cruelty imaginable (and in some cases, simply beyond belief).

Truly, issues abound at every corner – from farmed animal abuses to endangered species conservation – and they just always seem to keep on coming.

Yet, victories are possible and many occur each and every year thanks to hardworking nonprofits, grassroots groups, and active citizens.

We have helped a lot of animals even just within the past decade, but as always, there is a long way to go.

To inspire us to keep moving forward, check out the following 14 quotes — all serve to remind us of exactly who we’re fighting for and why, which is something we must never forget. Committing these to memory (or better yet, knowing them by heart!) may just help you regain your strength in times of struggle and reinvigorate your desire to do good for the animals of this Earth.

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart

Have a favorite quote that you don’t see here? Tell us what it is with a comment below!

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97 comments on “14 Quotes Every Animal Advocate Should Know By Heart”

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Brenda Robinson
5 Months Ago

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


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Susan Gordon
6 Months Ago

For years I have kept a file of my favorite quotes on my computer - here are a few to add to your list:

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of the proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy." ~ Plutarch

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. ~ Thomas Edison

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."- Albert Einstein

"One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Pam
6 Months Ago

There are 12 quotes, not 14. All are good, though.
Regarding “Deer hunting would be a fine sport, if only the deer had guns.” – William S. Gilbert.
I add, if the deer knew he or she was in on the sport.


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Mary
6 Months Ago

I support the right to arm bears.


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Kate
6 Months Ago

I can not think of ay quotes offhand but there are a few things that I always say when singing petitions. I say that animals are not disposable objects but living and feeling beings and that we are not special or the pst important species but merely the ones with the power- avower that is too often abused. There may be more-I sign a lot of petitions- but these are two things I write.
Excellent quotes here and all so true. The one by William S. Gilbert a Roald Dahl book about a hunter who goes out to kill ducks and through some fluke/magic (it has been a long time since I read it) he and the ducks trade places thus the hunter becomes the hunted. Great story.


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DJ
6 Months Ago

We are stewards not masters of the earth.

Pope Francis


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Carol
19 Mar 2017

The Earth doesn\'t need us as "stewards." It has done exceptionally fine for billions of years without us.

And I challenge Pope Francis (animals are persons, not things):

Toward Legal Rights for Animals
Stephen I. Burr
However, in a world where we must recognize that both men and
the other creatures are animals, that we are essentially alike, there
is no logical justification for granting absolute value to human life,
and absolutely none to animal life.


Carol
19 Mar 2017

A question that confronts us as a society is whether we have the decency and courage to start codifying our accumulated knowledge of other animal species and proliferation of findings about them into laws that uphold animals’ dignity and protect their interests. By interests, I mean their bodily integrity, their biological and cognitive repertoires, and their habitats.

Karen Davis, Ph.D., is president and founder of United Poultry Concerns. She maintains a sanctuary for domestic fowl in Virginia.

Rick
2 Years Ago

In conservation, the motto should always be "never say die" – Gerald Durrell


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Jen Memphis
2 Years Ago

Beautifully said


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รพีพร เตี๋ยวงษ์สุวรรณ์
2 Years Ago

Nature is the importance for human and animals. Everybody knows but profits make Man greed and destroy our earth currently.


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Angelika Altum
2 Years Ago

so true!


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