Compassion for Animals

heavendaV“Hear our prayer O Lord … for animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death…. And for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us true friends of the animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.” ~ Rev. Dr. Albert Schweitzer

“Non-injury to living beings is the highest religion.”  ~ Jainism

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“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

“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time.   If you recognize that your liberation is tied up with mine, then we have something to talk about”  ~ an Aboriginal sister … Just as truly applied in regard to the Animal nations

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



“We believe that it is high time that provision should be made in the worship of our Church for the needs of our fellow creatures outside the human race to be presented in prayer to God.” ~ Rev. Andrew Gibbon, Anglican Priest

“All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure unchangeable law.”   ~ The Sukrakitanga, Jainism

Cruelty to animals is as if man did not love God”. ~ Cardinal John Henry Newman

 “God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.” ~ Ellen White, Co-founder, Seventh Day Adventists

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