"True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."
Joseph Addison, 1672-1719

"I am sometimes asked 'Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?' I answer: 'I am working at the roots.'"
George T. Angell, 1823-1909

"There is something very foul and evil in the lives of men and women who delight in destroying helpless life, especially in what is known as "'blood sports'".
Rev'd F. C. Baker, 1889-1961

"...I had bought two male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered and cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly and was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures."
Dr. Christian Barnard, 1922 - 2001

"Vivisection is founded on the selfish principle that might is right, that the end justifies the means, and that the material benefit should take precedence of moral obligation. It appeals to the basest instincts of fear and cowardice and excuses any cruelty on the tyrant's plea of necessity. Before the bar of justice vivisection stands condemned on three main counts - cruelty to animals, uselessness to man, and obstruction on the path of real knowledge."
Dr M. Beddow Bayly, MRCS, LRCP, 1887-1961

"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."
"The Outermost House" Henry Beston (1888-1968)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
Elie Wiesel, born 1928: 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul."
Pythagoras circa 570 - 500 B.C.

"Nothing will increase the chances of survival for life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Albert Einstein: physicist:

"I am a vegetarian as well as a passionate anti-alcoholic, because I can thus make better use of my brain."
Thomas Alva Edison: inventor of the light-bulb: 1847 – 1931

"Eating meat is a left-over of the greatest brutality; the transition to vegetarianism is the first and most natural consequence of enlightenment."
Leo Tolstoy: author: 1828 - 1910

"Man is truly the king of all animals, because his cruelty surpasses theirs. We live from the death of others. We are walking graves!"
Leonardo da Vinci, universal genius: 1452 - 1519

"I have been vegetarian for twelve years. And I have never been seriously ill. Vegetarian food strengthens the immune system. I think that meat makes you sick."
Bryan Adams, singer: 1959 -

"I think that spiritual growth compels us at a certain point to stop killing our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our physical wants."
Mahatma Gandhi, Nobel Prize winner: 1869 - 1948

"My view is that we stand up for treating the animals in a considerate way, for completely renouncing the eating of meat and also for speaking out against it. This is what I do myself. And in this way many a one becomes aware of a problem that was put forward so late."
Albert Schweitzer, physician, Nobel Peace Prize: 1875 - 1965

"One may not eat what has a face."
Paul McCartney:

"A true human culture will only exist when not only human gluttony, but all eating of meat is considered cannibalism."
Wilhelm Busch, painter and poet: 1832 - 1908

"Animals are my friends – and I don’t eat my friends!"
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright; Nobel Prize winner 1950: 1856 – 1950

"The tendency to cruelty should be watched in children and if they incline to any such cruelty, they should be taught the contrary usage. For the custom of tormenting and killing other animals will, by degrees, harden their hearts even toward man. Children should from the beginning be brought up in an abhorrence of killing or tormenting living beings."
John Locke - author, philosopher 
1632 - 1704

Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."
Mark Twain - "The Lowest Animal" 1835 - 1910

"Once you admit that we have the right to inflict unnecessary suffering you destroy the very basis of a humane society."
John Galsworthy 1867 - 1933

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers 1879 –1935

"The greatness of a people can be measured by how well it treats its animals."
Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948

"Now what is it moves our very heart, and sickens us so much at cruelty shown to poor brutes? First, that they have done us no harm; next that they have no power whatever to resistance; it is the cowardice and tyranny of which they are the victims which makes their suffering so especially touching."
Cardinal Newman 1801-1890

"I will not kill or hurt any living creature needlessly, nor destroy any beautiful thing, but will strive to save and comfort all gentle life, and guard and protect all natural beauty upon the earth."
John Ruskin 1819-1900

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace."
Milan Kundera 1929-

"Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them wherever they require it. 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." Francis of Assisi 1181-1226

"I am sometimes asked "Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?" I answer: "I am working at the roots."
George T. Angell 1823-1909

"True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."
Joseph Addison 1672-1719

"It is man’s sympathy with all creatures that makes him truly a man."
Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
Emmanuel Kant 1724-1804

"I would rather be the animal tortured than the man torturing it."
Earl of Shaftesbury  1801 - 1885

"Cruelty to animals is as if man did not love God."
Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1801-1890


There has been such a flood of appeals for help this year that we may not be able to reply very quickly or at all to more appeals.  AAS is now so well-known for its experience in all animal welfare and rescue matters that we are asked for advice and help from all over BC, Canada, the U.S. and the world.  For years I have answered each and every appeal with detailed advice that I have learned from 20 years of rescue and advocacy. Our high standards are well-known to the public, that is why we are so often asked for help and advice.
We are currently working on so many projects that I am sorry to have to tell you that we may not be able to help you with your rescue and/or your personal bills

Judy Stone

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