Quotes - animal experimentation/vivisection


• Dear intelligent people of the world, don't get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now fucking stop torturing animals. — Ricky Gervais

• I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. ... The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.  — Mark Twain

• Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.  — George Bernard Shaw

• I abhor vivisection with my whole soul.  All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.  — Mohandas Gandhi 

• Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. — Charles R. Magel, emeritus professor of philosophy and ethics at Moorhead State University 

• In Christian ethics ... animals are seen as mere things. They can therefore be used for vivisection, hunting, coarsing, bull-fights and horse-races and can be whipped to death as they struggle along with their heavy carts of stone. Shame on such a morality that fails to recognise the eternal essence that exists in every living thing and shines forth with inscrutable significance from all eyes that see the sun. — Arthur Schopenhauer, "On the Basis of Morality" (1839)