70 Animal Abuse Quotes And Sayings To Stop Animal Cruelty

Looking for quotes on animal cruelty? We have rounded up the best collection of animal abuse quotes, sayings, slogans, captions, one-liners (with images and pictures) to inspire you to take a stand against animal cruelty in all forms.

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These animal abuse quotes remind us to be empathetic and treat animals with love and respect. We must remember that animals have emotions too. Do you know that in the United States alone, 1million animals are abused or killed every single year, including pet animals like dogs and cats?

We need to live in harmony with the world around us so we should not harm animals and birds around us.

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Animal abuse is one of the most pressing problems of our times. The way we treat animals is not that different from our treatment of fellow human beings. There are many organizations, activists, and celebrities who come forward and take up this noble cause and show compassion and love to animals.

Animal Abuse Quotes & Sayings

  1. “There is no excuse for animal abuse.”                                                                                                                   
    Animal Cruelty Quotes
    Animal Cruelty Quotes

  2. “Stop turning a blind eye to animal cruelty.”                                                                                           
    Animal Abuse Quotes Images
    Animal Abuse Quotes Images

  3. “Evolve: End violence against animals.”

  4. “We need to be more compassionate towards animals.”                                                                                 
    Animal Abuse Posters
    Animal Abuse Posters

  5. “Stop abusing animals in the name of cosmetic testing.”

  6. “Only a bully and a coward would hurt an innocent animal.”

  7. “I support the maximum penalty for animal abuse! Do You?”

  8. “When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.”

  9. “The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.” – A. W. Tozer

  10. “Animal abuse can be physical and/or mental.” – Catherine Tiplady

  11. “No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.” – Murray Banks

  12. “There are no acceptable reasons for cruelty or abuse to animals. None!”

  13. “Don’t treat animals as animals. Treat them as living beings. That’s what they are.”

  14. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  15. “All creatures are deserving of a life free from fear and pain.” – Maura Cummings

  16. “Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.” – William S. Gilbert

  17. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.” – Paul McCartney

  18. “Life on a chain is no life at all. If you want them in your home, you shouldn’t have them.”

  19. “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin

  20. “Animal abuse has also been investigated as a predictor of bullying.” – Clifton P. Flynn

  21. “If humans killed each other at the same rate that we kill animals we’d be extinct in 17 days.”

  22. “My heart weeps when I see abuse or cruelty to any animal.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

  23. “It’s strange how many animals are killed to dress the girl that’s dressed to kill.” – Evan Esar

  24. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

  25. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids.” – Robert K. Ressler

  26. “God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” – Jacques Deval

  27. “The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?” – Jeremy Bentham

  28. “Stop animal abuse! Do animal deserve pain?? Nooo! They are the purest and most loyal soul than humans.”

  29. “Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.” – Marv Levy

  30. “Animal abuse is next to human abuse and I don’t know why they think this is no big deal.” – Courtney Emken

  31. “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.” – Theodor Adorno

  32. “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” – Albert Einstein

  33. “If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything?” – Ellen DeGeneres

  34. “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” – Albert Schweitzer

  35. “Man, when perfected, is the best of animals. but, when separated from the law and justice, he is the worst of all.” – Aristotle

  36. “I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals.” – Richard Pryor

  37. “When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.” – AD Williams

  38. “Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.” – George Bernard Shaw

  39. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  40. “Animal abuse is an international problem, which has been part of human civilization for millenia.” – Catherine Tiplady

  41. “Abuse has been defined as misuse or maltreatment and cruelty as indifference or pleasure in another’s pain.” – Catherine Tiplady

  42. “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.” – George Bernard Shaw

  43. “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  44. “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein

  45. “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” – Milan Kundera

  46. “It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.” – Mark Twain

  47. “Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.” – J.A. Froude

  48. “I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race.” – Ali McGraw

  49. “Dear intelligent people of the world, don’t get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now stop torturing animals.” – Ricky Gervais

  50. “If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them compassionately. Just stop exploiting them.” – Gary L Francione

  51. “When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” – Ingrid E Newkirk

  52. “The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

  53. “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.” – George Bernard Shaw

  54. “When you eat next, ask yourself whether there is anything that you enjoy so much that it is worth the suffering and death of another.” – Gary L Francione

  55. “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy of love.” – Pythagoras

  56. “Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  57. “Animals should not require your permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

  58. “Animal abuse is the harm, neglect or misuse of animals by humans resulting in the animals suffering physically and/or emotionally.” – Catherine Tiplady

  59. “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  60. “Non- violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” – Thomas A. Edison

  61. “Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves.” – Louis J. Camuti

  62. “People’s attitudes toward and acceptance of animal abuse may vary depending on their culture, the species of animal and the animal’s intended use.” – Catherine Tiplady

  63. “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

  64. “A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.” – Leo Tolstoy

  65. “Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit?” – Ellen Page

  66. “I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom.” – Cesar Chavez

  67. “Animals are the victims on this earth. They didn’t declare war, they don’t have weapons, and they don’t want to destroy humans, or impose religion. Their only crime is that they exist.”

  68. “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – St. Francis of Assisi

  69. “I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.” – James Stewart

  70. “Life is life – whether it a cat, 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

  71. “I think animal abuse should be just as punishable as child abuse. Animals are just as innocent as children. Half the time they don’t even understand whats going on… And they can’t speak.”

  72. “There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.” – Natalie Imbruglia

  73. “We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” – Cesar Chavez

  74. “I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” – Ellen DeGeneres

  75. “Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilization until man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own.” – Dr. David Starr Jordan

  76. “These birds and animals and fish cannot speak, but they can suffer, and our God who created them, knows their sufferings, and will hold him who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it. It is a sin against their Creator.”

  77. “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation and have treated our distant cousin in fur and feathers so badly, that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.” – William Ralph Inge

  78. “The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals.” – Chrissie Hynde

Animal Cruelty Quotes

  1. I’m against cruelty.”

  2. “No cruelty to animals.”

  3. “His right to exist is more important than your desire to hunt.”

  4. “Mother cow cry out for days after their babies are taken away from them.”

  5. “We must speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. Stop animal cruelty.”

  6. “Cruelty to animals is as if humans did not love God.” – John Henry Newman

  7. “Animal cruelty manifests itself in many ways and is fueled by many motives.” – Linda Merz-Perez

  8. “Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people.” – Alexander von Humboldt

  9. “Stop animal cruelty/ animal killing!!! Evolution must be ashamed of putting us together, in the same bracket.” – Mitali Sengupta

  10. “In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.” – C. S. Lewis

  11. “Animal cruelty is not isolated to the egg industry. Unfortunately, animal abuse is systemic throughout animal agriculture.” – Adam Durand

  12. “The cruelty-kindness view maintains that we have a direct duty to be kind to animals and a direct duty not to be cruel to them.” – Tom Regan

  13. “If you don’t like pictures of animal cruelty being posted on social media, you need to help stop the cruelty, not the pictures.” – Marie Sarantakis

  14. “The only way to completely remove your support from the cruelty within animal agriculture is to stop eating meat, milk, and eggs.” – Adam Durand

  15. “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” – Immanuel Kant

  16. “When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as animals, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

  17. “Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of “power” over other species.” – Ian Somerhalder

  18. “A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.” – Prophet Mohammed

  19. “To include the recognition of animal sentience, as well as increasing animal cruelty sentencing to 5 years into the new 20185 animal welfare bill, is a very bold and welcome move by the government.”

  20. “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

  21. “We cannot have two hearts, one for the animals and one for men. In cruelty towards the former and cruelty to the latter there is no difference but in the victim.” – Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

  22. “The reason that animals are being confined in this way, the reason that factory farms exist, is because of consumer demand for these products. The best thing that we can do as individuals to prevent animal cruelty is to stop supporting these industries.” – Adam Durand

  23. “The assumptions 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

  24. “I’m a huge supporter of animal rights – and I’ve been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seem to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers.” – Eric Schlosser

  25. “Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is – whether its victim is human or animal – we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity.” – Rachel Carson

Each day, there is a lot of animal abuse happening in the name of testing cosmetics, in pharmaceutical labs, for leather, for wool, in the food industry, etc.

I hope our inspirational quotes on animal abuse will act as an eye-opener and help everybody change into a better individual and thereby creating a better world.


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