„I love animals, always had. It's totally unfair what we do to animals who have no voice, who can't say anything, who can't do anything about it. And since they can't help themselves, someone needs to … I think people definitely need to pay more attention because it's so unfair. … [If you see an animal in need or mistreated] just make sure that you don't forget about the animal, because you wouldn't want anybody to forget about you if you couldn't talk.“
— Marlen Esparza boxer 1989
"Marlen Esparza: Don't Forget About Animals in Need" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t78Ns8vsoVU, interview with PETA (16 January 2013).