Quotations Archive From all-creatures.org

This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment. They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy. They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence. They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering. They seek to wake us up. They seek to give us hope.

Weeds by Mary T. Hoffman

American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor renowned as an innovator, won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award...and he was a long-time animal activist

Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.

From his song "Animal Kingdom"...
No member of the animal kingdom nurses past maturity
No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me
It’s why I don’t eat red meat or white fish
Don’t give me no blue cheese
We’re all members of the animal kingdom
Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea

He wore a nonwool jacket on one of the album covers for his 1999 release Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and contacted PETA for information to include in the liner notes. He wrote:
If this jacket were real wool, it would have taken 7 lambs whose lives would have begun like this … Within weeks of their birth, their ears would have been hole-punched, their tails chopped off and the males would have been castrated while fully conscious. Xtremely high rates of mortality r considered normal: 20 2 40% of lambs die b4 the age of 8 weeks: 8 million mature sheep die every year from disease, xposure or neglect. Many people believe shearing helps animals who would otherwise b 2 hot. But in order 2 avoid losing any wool, ranchers shear sheep b4 they would naturally shed their winter coats, resulting in millions of sheep deaths from xposure 2 the cold.

Years later, when a fan tried to give Prince a leather coat during a concert in Washington, D.C., he demurred, saying, “Please do not kill a cow so I can wear a coat!” He also once famously declared, “We need an Animal Rights Day when all slaughterhouses shut down.”

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