Animal Quotes




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. ~St. Francis of Assisi

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ~Abraham Lincoln

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. ~Alice Walker

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. ~Sri Aurobindo

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns. ~William S. Gilbert



Source: Quote Garden


Which of the above quotes do you like? Which do you agree or disagree with?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Cristina Jaurrieta- I love this quote: Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. ~Paul Rodriguez.

We have talked so much about this issue, and you know I am not into hunting. I do not understand how people could like to kill animals. When you spend some time with one, you find out that they can feel and show their emotions. Besides, they share them with you. I guess someone who love hunting would say that animals are meant to that, just to be eaten by us, so, where is the problem? The problem I find is that having that as a fun game is so terrible. Hunters don´t do it just to have something to eat but to enjoy. Do animals feel the same? No, they don´t. Not only the don´t know they are in a "game" but they dont like it at all, so they can´t call it "a sport".
Graham said…
Hi Cristina,

It's really hard for me to bite my tongue sometimes. It's impossible for me not to express my opinion when the topic of animal rights comes up in class. I guess we should have skipped these pages haha.


... When you spend some time with one, you find out that they can feel and show their emotions. Besides that, they share them with you.

I guess someone who loves hunting would say that animals are meant for that, just to be eaten by us, so, where is the problem?

The problem I find is that having that as a fun game is so terrible. Hunters don´t do it just to have something to eat but to enjoy themselves. (enjoy + object / enjoy + reflexive pronoun)

Do animals feel the same? No, they don´t. Not only don't they know that they are in a "game" but they dont like it at all, so they can´t call it "a sport". (not only + auxiliary + subject) See Negative Adverbials.


The less I say on the subject the better. :-)