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2. While Creature Quotes is not intended to be an authoritative research paper or the rigorous academic work of a scholar, it strives for accuracy, and has not intentionally or knowingly misquoted any author. That said, there is no guarantee that the quotes Creature Quotes found on the Internet are correct. Creature Quotes made every reasonable attempt to locate the original sources of quotes and to verify the accuracy and the author of each quote. If you discover that a quote in Creature Quotes does not match the original quote, please notify us, and we will make every reasonable attempt to correct it. Creature Quotes is not responsible for inaccurate or outdated information.

3. Some readers may disagree with the statements, theories, or opinions presented by the authors of the quotes in this compilation. As far as can be ascertained, no statement, theory, or opinion in Creature Quotes condones violence against animals, violence against humans, or violence against personal property, commercial property, institutional property or government property. Nor does any statement, theory or opinion within this compilation support or suggest any illegal activity. No quotes from this site should be used as a reason to engage in any acts of violence or illegal activities. All quotes herein were chosen for their emphasis on nonviolent reform, and on peace, kindness, respect, and harmony in all relationships.

4. Creature Quotes has conscientiously refrained from using quotes that personally attack individuals. There are, however, one or two quotes in which the writers question the morality of certain ideas held by high-profile figures. Too, there are several references in the quotes to a recent high-profile case involving illegal animal abuse.


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