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Animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery.
One of the things about genetics that has become clearer as we've done genomes - as we've worked our way through the evolutionary tree, including humans - is that we're probably much more genetic animals than we want to confess we are.
Using animals for entertainment is big business, plain and simple.
I love animals and they're very easy to look after when they're dead.
It is hard working with animals, I've got to say.
Over 55% of all shots using animals in 'The Hobbit' are in fact computer generated; this includes horses, ponies, rabbits, hedgehogs, birds, deer, elk, mice, wild boars and wolves.
The producers of 'The Hobbit' take the welfare of all animals very seriously and have always pursued the highest standard of care for animals in their charge.
Animals interest me more than anything else.
If you want to look at the state of humans, you should look at the state of animals first. People are choosing whether or not they can feed an animal and their family. And every shelter coast-to-coast is stuffed.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved animals and been fascinated with them.
Ninety-five percent of the eggs produced in America come from factory-farmed birds. Even if free-range farms were hugely more humane, the sheer number of animals raised to satisfy people's desire for eggs, meat, and milk makes it impossible for us to raise them all on small, free-range farms.
Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions.
At PETA, we often say that the issue of how animals are treated isn't just about them; it's about us, how we behave.
In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
Meat production is one of the leading causes of climate change because of the destruction of the rainforest for grazing lands, the massive amounts of methane produced by farm animals and the huge amounts of water, grain and other resources required to feed animals.
I think humans have to learn a new way of dwelling on this earth. A way of living with their companions: animals, plants and fish.
It takes a true encounter to realise that real animals, wild animals, have all but passed from our lives.
Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger.
Way back in the 1970s, I was eating a steak, and I looked down, and for the first time it suddenly looked like flesh to me - like a dead creature. In a flash, I realized that every time I ate any kind of meat, something had been killed for me, and I stopped eating all animals, not just cows and pigs but chickens and fish.
From my personal point of view, the Animals are dead. They killed themselves.
I'll always feel most comfortable in khaki surrounded by animals, but it is really fun to try different styles.
If you treat animals how you want to be treated, you're a lot better off.
They're one of - crocs and snakes are two of my favorite animals. They're so good.
It is time my colleagues got real. All British universities doing worthwhile research use animals, and, instead of hiding, they should be boasting of their achievements.
I have no problem with animals, I just like people more.
It was through cooking food and sharing it with each other that our ancestors learned how to become social animals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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