Great Minds Speak

"I abhor vivisection ... The whole thing is evil."
Dr. Charles Mayo, Founder of the Mayo Clinic

"The pursuit of knowledge should be subject to the same civilized
morality and legality as any other activity."
George Bernard Shaw

"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 likewise deal with their fellow men ..."
St. Francis of Assisi

"[Animals] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect,
nor to violate by cruelty ..."
James Herriot

"I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights.
That is the way of a whole human being."
Abraham Lincoln

"Their very weakness and inability to protest demands that man should refrain
from torturing animals for the mere possibility of obtaining some knowledge."
Luther Burbank

"The day will come when men such as I look upon the murder of animals
as they now look upon the murder of men."
Leonardo da Vinci