“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living beings, humanity will not find peace.”
~ Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate.
Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was a German (now France) Nobel Prize winner in 1953 for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”. He was known for his humanitarian work as a missionary doctor in Africa, and for founding the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné, now Gabon. He was also a gifted organist and interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach whose works he played in his charity concerts.
Schweitzer attracted attention from his advocacy against nuclear tests, inequality, and racism. He used his influence and voice as a Nobel Prize winner to declare his strong opposition against the development of nuclear weapons.