„We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to make all people understand that animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves… The basis for peace is respecting all creatures… That's the basis, the beginning for peace. …We know we cannot defend or be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them - exploiting them in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food.“

Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from In Defense of Animals in 1992.

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„We can see quite plainly that our present civilisation is built on the exploitation of animals, just as past civilisations were built on the exploitation of slaves, and we believe the spiritual destiny of man is such that in time he will view with abhorrence the idea that men once fed on the products of animals' bodies.“

—  Donald Watson English vegan activist 1910 - 2005

Inaugural newsletter of the Vegan Society, Vegan News no. 1 (November 1944). Quoted in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies, edited by Linda Kalof (Oxford University Press, 2017), p. 30 https://books.google.it/books?id=Cdv_DQAAQBAJ&pg=PA30.

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„Human exploitation of animals is horrific and needs to be stamped out, but we should consider taking action against another considerable source of pain and suffering for wild animals — nature itself.“

—  Jacy Reese American social scientist 1992

[Wild animals endure illness, injury, and starvation. We should help., December 14, 2015, Vox, https://www.vox.com/2015/12/14/9873012/wild-animals-suffering]

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„We need never look for universal peace on this earth until men stop killing animals for food.“

—  Charles Fillmore American mystic 1854 - 1948

The Vegetarian, Unity Magazine, May 1920. Quoted in Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet (2005), ch. 3.

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„Quentin Tarantino on media criticisms of animal exploitation in his movies.“

—  Quentin Tarantino American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor 1963

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„I'm passionate about animals. … I think animal protection is so important because they need love, too, just like we do. They’re with us through thick and thin, and it’s very important to protect them.“

—  Glenn Dorsey American football player, defensive lineman 1985

"Glenn Dorsey for PETA" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxVeO-qZUc, video interview with PETA (15 December 2011).

„We identify with the powerless and the vulnerable—the victims, all those dominated, oppressed, and exploited. And it is the nonhuman animals whose suffering is the most intense, widespread, expanding, systematic, and socially sanctioned of all.“

—  Henry Spira American activist 1927 - 1998

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„Animals are not here for us to do as we please with. We are not their superiors, we are their equals. We are their family. Be kind to them.“

—  Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961

Twitter, 17 November 2013; quoted in "Ricky Gervais Is PETA’s Person of the Year," PETA (23 December 2013) https://www.peta.org/blog/ricky-gervais-petas-person-year/

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„We must not forget that mankind depends largely on animals, therefore we have a responsibilty for their welfare. If we destroy them — we destroy ourselves.“

—  Begum Aga Khan German philanthropist 1963

Speech at the Opening of Gaißach Children Hospital on the subject of "Animal assisted Therapy for Children"

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