St Francis of Assisi

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; born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226 was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He is often called the patron saint of animals.