Monthly Archives: December 2012

Catholic Quotes on Animals

  1. “It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer and die needlessly.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2418

  2. “Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight…Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.” – Reverend Andrew Linzey

Word From the Wise: Mark Twain

“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, author

Amazing Quote from a Nobel Prize Winner

“In their behavior toward creatures, all men are Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they’re the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought.”

        –  Isaac Bashevis Singer, author, Nobel Prize 1978