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Page 244 - The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The French have already discovered that the blackness of the skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor.
Page 244 - What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or, perhaps, the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month, old. But suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer...
Page 46 - Whenever complaint is made on oath or affirmation to any magistrate authorized to issue warrants in criminal cases, that the complainant believes, and has reasonable cause to believe, that the laws in relation to cruelty to animals have been or are being violated in any particular building or place, such magistrate, if satisfied that there is reasonable cause...
Page 161 - In my opinion this exhibition of moral courage has never been surpassed in the annals of the Army of the United States.
Page 46 - ... to be so overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance...
Page 125 - ... the same to be carried, in or upon any vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner, or knowingly and willfully authorizes or permits the same to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering, or cruelty of any kind, shall be punished for every such offence in the manner provided in section one.
Page 137 - ... for a term of not less than three months nor more than one year or by both such fine and imprisonment for each time he may be convicted of such a misdemeanor.
Page 261 - I'm sorry he has his hands so much imbrued in blood. "What, he cuts up rats?" Ay, and dogs too ! [With what emphasis and concern he spoke it.] "Indeed, he commits most of these barbarities, with the thought of being of use to man : but how do we know, that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above as dogs, for our curiosity, or even for some use to us?
Page 47 - ... any act of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to produce such cruelty, is guilty of a misdemeanor. "Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit or interfere with any properly conducted scientific tests, experiments or investigations, involving the use of...

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