Thursday, March 13, 2008

13 Quotes for Mayor Vance Trively

Update! Good news! Mayor Vance Trively's bumheaded "cat bounty" has been overturned, thanks to the power of the people ... and the power of purrs! Read about it here

Many of us are aware of the national media frenzy over the atrocity being committed by Mayor Vance Trively of Randolph, Iowa. He has offered a $5 bounty for each stray cat or dog brought in to be "disposed of". Click here for and here for more information.

We urge everyone to express your outrage against this "holocaust."

And we urge the "Honorable" Mayor Vance Trively to consider the following 13 quotes from those whose wisdom greatly exceeds his own ...

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
~~ Immanuel Kant

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character ... he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~~ Arthur Schopenhauer

"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being ... I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not better for it." ~~ Abraham Lincoln

"Until we stop harming all other living things, we are still savages."
~~ Thomas Edison

"If a man aspires toward a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." ~~ Albert Einstein

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." ~~ Saint Francis of Assisi

"Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings upon them. ... Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~~ Albert Schweitzer

"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot live together." ~~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

"When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble." ~~ Buddha

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man." ~~ Charles Darwin

"Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by what is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him?"
~~ Pierre Troubetzkoy

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~~ Mahatma Ghandi

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not?
Animals don't vote."
~~ Paul Harvey


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Those are all fabulous quotes. Thank you for sharing. It is horrible what that mayor is trying to do. We hope he is stopped.

Parker said...

All of those quotes are true.
We are sickened by that story...

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

And also to remember:

I - Idiots
O - Out
W - Wandering
A - Around

To many politicians in country, should put bounty on their heads.

Daisy said...

He is a very, very Bad man. Very bad.

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

My step brudder went ovur da brij last week…Kitty’s Snow Baby : July 2, 1992 - March 4, 2008

Pweze stop bye. Weze bloggin again! And weze makin a comedy movie called da Daizy Deli Caper! More about dat dis weekend.

Katie Too.

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Oh Noez!!!

Peeplez can jus tak anycat and dey mite be sumbuddiez babiez!!!

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

We signed the Ally Cat Allies petition. What a horrible man this Mayor is. He has to be stopped.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Those are all fabulous quotes.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

LOVE the quotes.
hate this man! He is nuts

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

We agree with Daisy...he is a very bad man. We would like to add that he is a VERY IGNORANT man, too. Big dumb doofus!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Anonymous said...

I'm very angry with Vance Trively , I've just learned that he was unlawfully holding 2 cats that had been turned over to him and that one is now dead . Trively should consider himself very lucky that I don't live in Iowa or drive . Maybe it's wrong to think this way but I'd love just 5 minutes with this pinheaded moron .

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh, how can one man be so awful?? Those are some fantastic quotes Rocky. Thanks for sharing.
Your FL furiends,

Karen Jo said...

The quotes are wonderful and all very true. I was very glad to read that the bounty has been dropped and that a TNR program has been set up in its stead. That mayor is a very bad man.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I was very saddened by this story, too.

Chrissie said...

For a human to have so little compassion, to display such stark cruelty, should be a signal to his constituency..and they should act immediately!

These are all terrific quotes!

i said...

Humans can be so wicked. Love the quotes, so very true!

4 Boys and a Lady said...

We're so glad to read that the bounty has been dropped. We cannot believe how terrible and stupid this man is.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Thank you for those moving and beautiful quotes. Mommy's eyes are leaking now.

Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Anonymous said...

Hopefully PETA will be on YOUR heels soon, uncompassite people!! Please find your heart, I'm sure its there somewhere. Just another example of control that people exercise on beautiful animals. This is really, really ulgy!!

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