If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell (author)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does."
The test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you can dream it, you can do it.
"Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal."
Ingrid Newkirk (PETA National Director)
I grew up in cattle country--that's why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health.
k.d. lang (musician)
I haven't bought any leather articles for a very long time. My ideal is to be able to avoid all animal products, in food as well as clothing.
Martina Navratilova (tennis champion)
"Under Goddess-centered religion, animals were viewed not as objects to be used at man's pleasure, but as beings that, like us, were filled with spirit. The Great Mother was believed to have birthed all living beings and to have infused Her spirit into each of them. Every object and every being on earth, then, is Her child. A stallion is our brother, a heifer our sister, for the spirit of the Goddess shines in their souls as well as in our own."
Gena Corea (The Mother Machine: Reproductive Technologies from Artificial Insemination to Artificial Wombs. Perennial, Harper and Row, NY, 1979.)
If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice.
Give back life. Don't eat meat.
We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do. There are many crimes which are the creation of man himself, the wrongfulness of which is put down to their divergence from habit, custom, or tradition. But cruelty is not of these. It is a fundamental sin, and admits of no arguments or nice distinctions. If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, it protests against cruelty, is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us--in fact, any one who does not join in is dubbed a crank.
Rabindranath Tagore (poet, Nobel 1913)
Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore.
Franz Kafka (novelist)
Flesh cannot be procured without causing destruction of life; one who uses flesh, therefore, commits himsa [injury] unavoidably.
Purushartha Siddhyupaya (Jainism)
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Leonardo Da Vinci (artist and scientist)
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life
on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Albert Einstein (physicist, Nobel 1921)
As custodians of the planet it is our responsibity to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.
Richard Gere (actor)
How can you eat anything with eyes?
Will Kellogg (creator "Kellogg's Corn Flakes")
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain.
Paul and Linda McCartney (musicians)
"Your body has absolutely no nutritional requirement for the flesh or milk of other animals."
Michael Klaper, MD
I just couldn't stand the idea of eating meat, and I really do think that it has made me calmer. People's general awareness is getting much better, even down to buying a pint of milk, if you've seen a cow in a state of extreme distress because it can't understand why its calf isn't by it, it can make you think a lot.