Animals - were created by God, not human property, goods or resources. Christians who are aware of the horrors of crucifixion, must realize the horrors of innocent suffering. Crucifixion of Christ is God's complete identification with the weak, the helpless, and in particular the unjustified suffering which you can not hide.
- Andrew Linzy
Cruelty to animals is as if people do not love God
- John Henry Cardinal Newman
There is no religion without love, and people can speak whatever they want about their religion, but unless they learn to be kind to animals and to people, then it is all a lie.
- Anna Sewell
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on respect for life, is not a true religion and not a true philosophy.
- Albert Schweitzer
All beings hate pain, so nobody should kill them. This is the quintessence of wisdom: do not kill anything.
- Sutrakritanga (Jainism)
Life is as precious to a being who does not know to speak, as it is to the man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so will all beings.
- Dalai Lama
From an early age, I gave up meat, and will come a day when people like me will judge any animal killing as killing a man.
- Leonardo da Vinci
"DO NOT KILL."
"Who kill an ox for sacrifice, is not better than one who kills a man..."
- Isaia 66:3
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is on the front and the whole earth and every tree that, which has fruit yielding seed: this will be your food.'..."
- Geneza 1:29
"As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Certainly, the ones who sows the seed of murder can not reap joy and love"
"Do love animals!: God has given them thought and joy untroubled rudimentary. Do not bother they joy, not harass them, do not render their happiness, not work against God's intent. Dude, do not boast superiority over animals, they have no sin, but you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your existence and let your stupidity footsteps behind you - this is true for almost everyone!"
- Fiodor Dostoevski