of Southern California
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci
I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of the whole human being.
We humans are the only primates who eat meat. Somewhere along the line, someone sold us all a bill of goods that its good for us to eat meat.
If you love animals called pets, why do you eat animals called dinner?
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.
You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, Ill buy you a new car.
It is just like mans vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his [mans] dull perceptions.
Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
George Bernard Shaw
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Jack La Lanne: "You name me one creature on this Earth that used milk after they're weaned."
Keith Morrison: "But milk's good for you."
Jack La Lanne: "It's not good for you. It's good for a suckling calf. Are you a suckling calf?"
Jack La Lanne
Jack La Lanne was questioned
about his refusal to drink milk.
I believe if the viewing of slaughter was required to eat meat, most folks would become vegetarians.
author of Mad Cowboy
It is nearly fifty years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat, I should die of starvation.
George Bernard Shaw
People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a giraffe; a child drinking the milk of a mother cow is just as strange. It is not surprising that problems ensue from this inherently unnatural act.
Michael A. Klaper, M.D.
American author and
international lecturer from
and the Vegan Diet
Vegetarianism is the cure for 99% of the world's problems. Think about it
The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? but, can they suffer?
An introduction to:
The principles of morals
and legislation, 1789
I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.
Hindu pacificst, spiritual leader
Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.
George Bernard Shaw
Animals, too, are Gods creatures Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible.
Pope Benedict XVI
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Cornell and Harvard says that the optimum amount of meat for a healthy diet is precisely ZERO.
Philip Wollen, June 21, 2012
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of real food for real people, youd better live real close to a real good hospital.
Neal Barnard, M.D.
The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different.
When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.
Anthony Douglas Williams,
Inside the Divine Pattern
Never, never be afraid to do whats right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Societys punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
According to the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fish have feelings too. Whenever my sons go fishing they always tell me, "Dad, it doesn't hurt a fish to get hooked." Well I watch and I see and I believe it's painful for the fish.
It is a certainty that consuming animals and animal products is not only unsustainable and devastating to our planet, but also detrimental to human health, as well as cruel to animals in all respects.
Christopher Stasney of Portland, OR
November 26, 2016
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
I don't see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.
I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn't disconnect myself from it any longer. I read books like Diet for a New America and saw documentaries like Earthlings and Meet Your Meat, and it became an easy choice for me.
The reason I took a [one-year] vow of silence was to raise awareness for the voiceless victims of this planet -- the animals. We all say we love animals, and we all are against animal cruelty, but we pay people to mutilate, torture, and slaughter animals. And it's not for any necessity. It's not because we need to for our health. It's just because we like the way they taste.
So I went voiceless because they're voiceless. But, animals aren't voiceless after all -- rather, what they do say too often goes unheard. They cry in pain, they scream in terror, and when they do that, they're using their voice to tell us they're suffering. I did it to raise awareness for them.
January 13, 2015
on Australia's Sunrise
morning television show