... only to show that they are kissably soft. Indeed.
Another one of my tees I've been sporting this summer that has gotten a good response. I think most people feel that they love animals, and if you start from a position they're likely to agree with, then it's easier to continue the discussion from there.
I even wore this to a staff meeting the other day (in direct defiance of the dress code which doesn't permit "clothing with slogans, pictures or drawings" -- hey, if I have to haul myself into work on my day off then I'm going to wear whatever I want, snort), and had two elderly residents read and comment on my attire. This led to my "actually, I'm vegan" confession and an interesting discussion arose with one of them, which goes to show that even nursing homes can be a great place for T-shirt activism!