44+ Best Animal Rights Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, animals are entitled to the possession of their own existence and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings. Profoundly inspirational animal rights quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Animal Rights Quotes

I think one of the reasons that Arch Enemy gels so well as people and musically is because we all share very similar values when it comes to human rights, animal rights… even politics, religion. — Alissa White-Gluz

The more you learn about animals and animal rights – it’s an intriguing, fascinating world. — Mona Simpson

I’m a vegetarian and very much active in regards to how I feel about animal rights and protecting animals and giving animals a voice. But at the same time, I appreciate and respect other people’s decisions to eat meat. The only thing that I hope is that people are educated, that they’re aware, that they’re living a conscious lifestyle. — Abbie Cornish

Unlike accredited zoos like the Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zoo, the Los Angeles Zoo, these are private menageries, and these people are frightened and there is an existential fear that they are going to be shut down by the government, by PETA, by HSUS, by animal rights groups. So they, generally, are very guarded. — Eric Goode

The discussion of animal rights in jallikattu has been misunderstood. We know that the tails of the bulls are broken, that chilly powder is rubbed into their eyes and they are forcibly fed country liquor. The animal is overwhelmed and does not know what is happening. — Amala Akkineni

I’ve always been interested in the industrialization of our food; it’s been an issue for me from an environmental and animal rights and human health perspective. — Richard Linklater

A good way to take a baby step into the world of animal rights is to make a list of small things you can do to help your issue and work your way up to the big things. Make a promise to do one thing on your list each month. — Jenna Morasca

I’m a proud vegan, whistle-blower, and animal rights activist. — Steve-O

I am an animal rights campaigner myself, and I donate money and time to those charities, but I think sometimes the problem with animal rights campaigners, including myself, is that we don’t think about people’s feelings, too. — Kerry Condon

No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights. — Brigitte Bardot

A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights. — Lance Morrow

Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it’s all the same. — Daryl Hannah

I think human self-hatred may be the great untold story of the millennium. It’s the common thread linking deep ecology and animal rights, the love and money we lavish on pets, the uneasy longing for extraterrestrials to be meddling with us. — Annie Gottlieb

I made a record in 1996 called ‘Animal Rights’ that was a very difficult, very dark punk-rock record. Of all the records I’ve made, it’s my favorite one. It’s also the one that got the worst reviews and sold the worst. — Moby

There is animal rights and animals rights organizations like PETA, then there’s animal welfare, which is very different than animal rights. — Eric Goode

The way you really find out about the performer’s seriousness about the cause is how long they stay with it when the spotlight gets turned off. You see a lot of celebrities switch gears. They go from the environment to animal rights to obesity or whatever. That I don’t have a lot of respect for. — Robert Redford

I guess patriarchal stereotypes have, as is true for most people, created painful moments in my life. As a result, I’m an activist. I’m for women’s rights, children’s rights, human rights, animal rights. I want to be part of the solutions to try to correct imbalance. And ‘Westworld,’ for me, is that. — Thandie Newton

My focus personally has been to be a conservationist, which is to save species, protect wild lands, sometimes bring animals into assurance colonies in the wild – like California Condors for example – and put them back in the wild. It’s very different from animal rights. — Eric Goode

I think it’s been fun to show that Bryan and I share a Honda Fit, and we’re huge environmentalists, and we’re big activists for animal rights. — Brie Bella

There were a lot of pretty women in cinema around Audrey Hepburn’s time, but she stood out because she had a very interesting personality – which went beyond her looks. She did so much for women, for animal rights, for children’s education – it’s always the personality that comes through and makes one seem beautiful. — Kalki Koechlin

When I did ‘Babe’ I wanted to talk about animal rights without going through some convoluted justifications about using animal products. — James Cromwell

One of the things about animal rights, which is not the only thing that I care about in this world, is that your money can bring success. I see results. — Sam Simon

There are a lot of great animal rights organizations who save dogs and save cats, but the Humane Society is actually really good at working with Congress and getting legislation actually passed. — Moby

I was a vegan for about a year, and it was a great experience. And I became vegan not because of animal rights. I became vegan for a year for health purposes… It was just kind of a detox that I was going through. — Tia Mowry

Ethical fashion is the future of fashion. Gucci’s decision to ban fur is a smart step in the right direction – for the environment, for animal rights, and for its massive base of young brand fans who will soon represent the largest consumer base in history. — Elaine Welteroth

I’m all in favor of animal rights, but I’d like to see the food movement take a much stronger stand in defense of basic human rights. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you should care about the people who are picking your fruits and vegetables by hand. — Eric Schlosser

Animal rights activists talk about cruelty and torture, some backing their assertions by publishing out-of-date photographs of ‘experiments’ banned long ago. This is a misrepresentation. The work we do is performed with compassion, care, humanity and humility. I have never seen an animal suffer pain. — Robert Winston

I want to know how these very people who are against war because of loss of life can possibly be the same people who are for abortion? They are the same people who are for animal rights, but they are not for the rights of the unborn. — Jim Gibbons

I’ve become an animal rights activist. — Steve Wynn

The animal rights cause is something close to my heart and something I truly believe in. — Alissa White-Gluz

I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do. — James Cromwell

Fanatics end by subverting their own argument. For instance, animal rights activists have some point, and many people feel sympathy with them. But animal rights fanatics do not have a point. They are the sort of people who threaten human beings in their effort to ‘defend’ animals. — Douglas Murray

I’m a huge supporter of animal rights – and I’ve been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers. — Eric Schlosser

Animal rights can be as extreme as not riding a horse, or not wearing leather, not having a pet at all. Animal welfare advocates are preventing the suffering of animals. And then there’s conservation and species conservation and what conservation biologists do. — Eric Goode

I’m such an advocate for animal rights and environmental rights. — Beau Garrett

I’m not into animal rights. I’m only into animal welfare and health. I’ve been with the Morris Animal Foundation since the ’70s. We’re a health organization. We fund campaign health studies for dogs, cats, lizards and wildlife. I’ve worked with the L.A. Zoo for about the same length of time. I get my animal fixes! — Betty White

I think I’ve kind of been mistaken for somebody who’s trying to be a spokesperson for animal rights, and the fact is I’m not qualified to be a spokesperson. I am passionate about it, but I’m not trying to make other people do what I do. — Neko Case

I can’t remember when I wasn’t an animal rights activist. — Ali MacGraw

I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. — Ellen DeGeneres

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them. — Casey Affleck

I’ve changed my will to show my concern for animal rights. — Steve Wynn

I’ve been active in animal rights and all kinds of environmental stuff and children’s charities over the years. — Martina Navratilova

I’d say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind. — Corey Feldman

There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people’s passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people’s minds, you have to respect the people you’re talking to. — Moby

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