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Everyone agrees that animals should not be exposed to unnecessary pain. But neither should scientists be hamstrung by the requirement to use anesthesia in every animal experiment that might cause pain.
Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him.
The chimpanzee study was - well, it's still going on, and I think it's taught us perhaps more than anything else to be a little humble; that we are, indeed, unique primates, we humans, but we're simply not as different from the rest of the animal kingdom as we used to think.
Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer.
A human being is still more likely to die of a bee sting, snake bite or, Lord knows, automobile accident than by shark attack. We do not execute the perpretrators of death by car. We should not butcher an animal for an inadvertent homicide.
The idea of confidence, of the emotions of the population, is an incredibly important one in economics. John Maynard Keynes called it 'animal spirit.' And if people are feeling generally good about the future, they're more likely to spend money, to start new companies; companies are more likely to hire people, make investments.
First, I wanted to be Chris Farley. When I was growing up, Chris Farley was still on the stages and fun to us. In my house, John Belushi was king. I didn't grow up when he was - I was born in '78 - the reruns of Belushi in 'Animal House,' and knowing he was at Second City, he was viewed as a king in my house.
The Humane Society is so great to work with. Because everyone there is so nice and supportive, and they're all animal lovers like me.
Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
My first attraction to writing novels was the plot, that almost extinct animal. Those novels I read which made me want to be a novelist were long, always plotted, novels - not just Victorian novels, but also those of my New England ancestors: Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Pretty much every plant and animal alive today is the result of eons of natural cross-breeding.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
We are the storytelling animal.
Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
D. H. Lawrence
Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question; you're already an animal.
No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.
I adore recipes that make use of one cut of meat or a whole animal to create a complex dish, loaded with flavour.
People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal.
The future doesn't exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we're the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.
You could think of an ecosystem as a bunch of antagonistic arms races, almost: Everything that an animal depends upon for food is the body part of some other animal or plant who would just as soon keep that body part for itself.
If you and I become vegans, the global consequences aren't going to be that much. But if we can get a few hundred million people to become a little more aware and cut back on their animal consumption, the consequences will be great.
I want to reconnect to my animal life.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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