World Animal Day is observed on October 4th – here are quotes and captions you can share today to spread the word on social media.

The day aims to raise awareness about animal welfare and animal organisations in order to educate people to take better care of animals.

The theme for 2021 is “Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet” and every year the theme is altered according to the past year’s developments across the globe.

We’ve gathered 15 quotes that you can share on social media and celebrate World Animal Day.

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15 World Animal Day quotes

  • “Animals are such agreeable friends? They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot.
  • “Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.” – Dalai Lama
  • “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin
  • “Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” ― Charles M. Schulz
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  • “Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell
  • “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” – Albert Einstein
  • “As custodians of the planet, it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.” – Richard Gere
  • “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ― Paul McCartney
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France
  • “Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.” ― Elvis Presley
  • “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings
  • “You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality

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