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    The bottom line is that people dont have the right to manipulate or to breed dogs and cats ... If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects. If they want companionship, they should seek it with their own kind,
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: people  right  cat  dog 
     
    Even if animal experiments did result in a cure for AIDS, of which there is no chance, I'd be against it on moral grounds.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  chance  morals 
     
    Our nonviolent tactics are not as effective. We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: work  year 
     
    In order to be kind, one must do. There is no point in thinking good thoughts and not acting on them. There is no currency in wishing things were better but not rolling up one's sleeves and helping to change them.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: thoughts  thinking 
     
    A lot of people have culturally induced ethical blindness, but they can be cured!
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: people 
     
    Probably everything we do is a publicity stunt ... we are not here to gather members, to please, to placate, to make friends. We're here to hold the radical line.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: friends  radical 
     
    Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They're all mammals.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  human  right  saying  boys  dog 
     
    We are not in the home finding business, although it is certainly true that we do find homes from time to time for the kind of animals people are looking for. Our service is to provide a peaceful and painless death to animals who no one wants.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    Eating meat is primitive, barbaric, and arrogant.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    Anybody who witnesses the suffering of animals and has a glimmer of hope of reducing that suffering can't take the position that it's all or nothing. We have to be pragmatic. Screw the principle.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  suffering  hope 
     
    There's nothing humane about the flesh of animals who have had one or two or even three improvements made in their singularly rotten lives on today's factory farms.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    The smallest form of life, even an ant or a clam, is equal to a human being
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: human 
     
    Six million Jews died in concentration camps, but six billion broiler chickens will die this year in slaughter houses.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: die  year 
     
    When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: pain  hunger  boys  dog 
     
    You dont have to own squirrels and starlings to get enjoyment from them ... One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. [Dogs] would pursue their natural lives in the wild ... they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening and pet them and then sit there and watch TV,
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  live  wild 
     
    Even if animal tests produced a cure for AIDS, we'd be against it,
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals 
     
    In the end, I think it would be lovely if we stopped this whole notion of pets altogether,
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: human 
     
    The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth - social and environmental.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: human  earth  survival  problem  race 
     
    Pet ownership is slavery. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or be entertained by.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  slavery 
     
    When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: fear  pain  joy  boys  dog  loneliness 
     
    We have to be aggressive when those we stick up for have no voice. I don't consider it radical to say cruelty is wrong and that animals should be respected. I consider it radical to eat corpses, put electrodes in animals' heads, make elephants live in chains in the circus, and poison animals we consider a nuisance.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  live  wrong  cruelty  radical 
     
    Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals 
     
    I'd go to work early, before anyone got there, and I would just kill the animals myself...I must have killed a thousand of them, sometimes dozens every day.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  work 
     
    Everything we do is based at adults.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: adult 
     
    If Vice President Al Gore advocated killing rabbits to see if women are pregnant and called it a step forward for science, we'd all think he'd gone 'round the bend. We don't need to do that sort of thing anymore, we'd say. We have better, kinder ways.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: women  gone 
     
    Cows are gentle, interesting animals.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals 
     
    Real nutrition comes from soybeans, almonds, rice, and other healthy vegetable sources, not from a cow's udder.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: real  healthy 
     
    If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day - at every meal.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    I find that as I get older I seem to become more of a Luddite... And hearing animal experimenters describe me as a Luddite-which used to think I was not. And now I think Ned Lud had the right idea and we should have stopped all the machinery way back when, and learned to live simple lives.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  live  right  ideas 
     
    Perhaps measuring animal intelligence by comparing it to human intelligence isn't the best litmus test.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    ....we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals 
     
    Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40 percent and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: heart  risk  pounds  year 
     
    I will be the last person to condemn ALF [the Animal Liberation Front].
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  people 
     
    I don't use the word 'pet.' I think it's speciest language. I prefer 'companion animal.' We would no longer allow... pet shops... Eventually companion animals would be phased out.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    I am not only uninterested in having children. I am opposed to having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it is nothing but vanity, human vanity.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: children  human  child 
     
    We do not advocate right to life for animals.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: animals  right 
     
    Pigeons are gentle and smart and have complex social relationships. Their hearing and vision are both excellent.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    I am not a morose person, but I would rather not be here. I don't have any reverence for life, only for the entities themselves. I would rather see a blank space where I am. This will sound like fruitcake stuff again but at least I wouldn't be harming anything.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: people  space 
     
    Euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved.
    — Ingrid Newkirk
    tags: gift  cat  dog 
     
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