Quotation Explorer - 'Sentient'

We cannot justify treating any sentient nonhuman as our property, as a resource, as a thing that we an use and kill for our purposes. - Gary L. Francione
If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend. - Gary L. Francione
All humans are sentient and sapient beings so they have the ability to perceive, think, and act using their knowledge, experience, insight, and conscience. - Debasish Mridha
To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death—however humane—is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike. - Gary L. Francione
All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property - Gary L. Francione
The unknown characters of writing seem to be endowed with an evil of life of their own as though sentient, and fain would wrest themselves forth from the parchment and wreak mischief on whomsoever gazes upon them. - E. Hoffmann Price
Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans. - Gary L. Francione
I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend,that together we may succeed in building a better worldthrough human understanding and love,and that in doing so we may reducethe pain and suffering of all sentient beings. - Dalai Lama XIV
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