Quotes - animal rights


• The human spirit is not dead.  It lives on in secret. ... It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind [sic].  — Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize address, "The Problem of Peace in the World Today"

• The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity.  Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.  — Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)