Though not a natural world by any means, more like a collection of living dioramas, a zoo exists in its own time zone, somewhere between the seasonal sense of animals and our madly ticking watch time.
You shouldn’t say ‘animals’ to distinguish between humans and non-humans. We are all animals.
Cows are gentle, interesting animals.
Whether or not we are religious, respecting others should be seen as just as important as looking out for ourselves, yet it requires discipline to change our bad habits that cause pain to animals.
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
Like many animals, wild ponies can sense a drop in barometric pressure. When a storm threatens, they know to seek shelter in hilly areas and huddle together with their rumps facing the oncoming wind.
If man was the relative of animals, then animals were the relatives of man, and in degrees bearers of that inwardness of which man, the most advanced of their kin, is conscious in himself.
I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals.
I am interested in 18th century natural philosophy, science, particularly botany, the study of hybridity in plants and animals, which, of course, then allows me to consider the hybridity of language.