100 POWERFUL VEGETARIAN & VEGAN QUOTES
100 POWERFUL VEGETARIAN & VEGAN QUOTES
1. "I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they always say that it's because it's such a beautiful animal. You know, I think that my mother is beautiful, but I choose to have photographs of her on my wall."
- Ellen DeGeneres
2. "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
- Albert Einstein
3. "To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan."
- John Sakars
4. "Now I can look at you in peace... I don’t eat you anymore."
- Franz Kafka (While admiring a fish.)
5. "I brainwashed youngsters into doing wrong. I want to say sorry to children everywhere for selling out to people who make millions by murdering other living creatures."
- Geoffrey Guiliano (The actor who played "Ronald Mcdonald" in "McDonald's" commercials during the 1980s.)
6. "I don't want to eat anything that had a mother."
- Mr. Rogers
7. "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian."
- Linda and Paul McCartney
8. "People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of recorded times."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
9. "Last year over a million people left the same suicide note... SHOPPING LIST: Butter, Eggs, Milk, Cheese, Beef, Chicken, and Bacon."
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
10. "We choose to eat meat and have therefore built slaughter houses for the animals and hospitals for us."
- Akbarali Jetha
11. "Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics."
- Peter Singer
12. "If one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but if a lot of people are unkind to animals (especially in the name of profit) the cruelty is condoned and will be defended by otherwise intelligent people."
- Ruth Harrison
13. "Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the cross-hairs of a gun sight. And after I've finished "shooting" them they are still around for others to enjoy."
- Jimmy Stewart
14. "If you don't like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to stop the violence, not the pictures."
- Johnny Depp
15. "Don't refuse with your eyes what the animals have to endure with their bodies so you can eat them."
- Shaun Monson (While speaking on the difficulty of viewing the graphic slaughterhouse footage in his film "Earthlings".)
16. "Once you come to terms with why you don't eat cats, dogs, and horses, you will begin to understand why I don't eat cows, pigs, and chickens."
- Edward Sanchez
17. "Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar."
- Bradley Millar
18. "On Thanksgiving families get together to celebrate one genocide (Against The Native Americans) by committing another genocide (Against Millions Of Turkeys)."
- Dan Brook
19. "Some people think a vegan diet is extreme, but you know, half a million people each year have their chests surgically opened up and then have a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery, and I would call that extreme."
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn
20. "Ask the scientists who test on animals why they do it and their answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally acceptable to experiment on animals, and their answer is: "Because the animals are not like us."
- Professor Charles R.Magel
21. "A customer was complaining that it smelled like something died over in the meat department."
- A worker at a grocery store
22. "When a man wants to kill a tiger for fun, he calls it "sport", but if the tiger kills him in self defense it is called "ferocity"."
- George Bernard Shaw
23. "Over 100 million sharks die at the hands of humans each year, while only 25 people a year die from shark attacks!"
- E Magazine
24. "Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish sandwich and I just realized, "Oh my God... I could be eating a slow learner!"
- Lynda Montgomery
25. "Animal rights has never been about equal rights. A chicken does not need the right to vote, but perhaps should have the right to spread her wings, which is a right that is not applicable to humans."
- Gary Loewenthal
26. "With veganism you give nothing up... You just stop taking that which was never yours to take."
- Jamison Scala
27. "Imagine if you discovered that your employer was planning to kill you as soon as you reached retirement age so that they wouldn't have to pay your retirement checks. Would learning that they planned on killing you "humanely" make it OK with you?"
- Wendy Davison
28. "Life is too short to make others shorter."
29. "We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away from us if they could."
- James Cromwell
30. "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women were made for men."
- Alice Walker
31. "The human body has no more need for cow milk than it does for dog milk, horse milk, or giraffe milk."
- Dr Michael Klaper
32. "I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun, and personalities of the animals that I worked with on the set of the movie "Babe" that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian."
- James Cromwell
33. "When I was poor and living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk, and that is how "Mickey Mouse" was born."
- Walt Disney
34. "Nobody "goes" vegan. It is something within you that you can no longer ignore."
35. "The idea that some lives matter less than others is the root of all that is wrong with the world."
- Paul Farmer
36. "We are quite literally gambling with the future of our planet for the sake of hamburgers."
- Pete Singer
37. "I could never go vegan."
- Almost every vegan at some point before they became vegan.
38. "My only regret about going vegan is that I didn't do it sooner."
- Almost every vegan at some point after they became vegan.
39. "People are more afraid of terrorists than the bacon they eat and I want to tell them, "You do realize which one is more likely to kill you right?"
40. "During the last 80 years scientists have come up with almost 1,000 ways of causing cancer in mice, but still no cure for humans!"
- J.F. Brailsford, MD
41. "We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond a doubt, if the animals were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- Rev. William Ralph Inge
42. "We kill billions of animals, destroy the rain forest, poison the environment, and sell you products that are killing you. Thank you for your financial support!"
- The Meat Industry
43. "Never be afraid to do what is right. (Especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.) Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we choose to look the other way."
- King, Martin Luther Jr.
44. "Animals go into the slaughterhouse alive and come out chopped into pieces and people like to think something "humane" happens along the way."
- Larry Fisher
45. "When an innocent man gets accused of murder his friends and family will often defend him by telling everyone that he couldn't have done it because he is the type of person who wouldn't even hurt a fly, and I encourage you to stop and think about that for a moment."
- Jared Six
46. "Remember at all times that just as your life is precious to you, so too is life precious to each and every animal."
- Mango Wodzak
47. "My wife used to work at a slaughterhouse and while we were watching the movie "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" she said that it's a vegetarian movie because the way that the woman was screaming, "Aaaahhh," and trying to run away is exactly how all of the animals at the slaughterhouse reacted when they were killed."
48. "Needless to say, jamming deformed, drugged, and over-stressed birds together in a filthy waste-covered cage is not very healthy."
- Jonathan Safran Foer
49. "Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
50. "The idea that it is funny to see wild animals coerced into acting like clumsy humans, or thrilling to see powerful beasts reduced to cringing cowards by a whip cracking trainer is primitive and medieval."
- Morris, Dr. Desmond
51. "To get a feel for fur simply slam your fingers in a car door and you will experience a small fraction of the pain that fur-bearing animals feel when they get caught in the sharp metal fur traps."
- Eckhoff, Vickery
52. "Natural meat eaters eat the eyes, the bones, and the blood of their prey, and we complain if there's a hair in our food???"
53. "Those who wish to have exotic animals as pets "love" them, but those who allow them to simply live in the wild where they belong love them far more."
- Edwin Way Teale
54. "The most violent weapon on Earth is the table fork."
- Mohandas Gandhi
55. "Fur coats used to turn heads, now they turns stomachs."
- Rue McClanahan
56. "Cruelty to animals is one of the top 3 warning signs that a child will grow up to be a serial killer."
- John Douglas
57. "The wild and cruel animal is not behind the bars of a cage. He is standing in front of it."
- Munthe, Axel
58. "Don't believe the cartoon drawing of a happy smiling cow on a milk carton. If the dairy cow's life was put into a book it would be a horror novel!"
- Evolve Campaigns
59. "The human body has absolutely no requirement for animal flesh. Nobody has ever been found face-down 20 yards from "Burger King" because they couldn't get their Whopper in time."
- Dr. Michael Klaper.
60. "McDonald's recently announced that it's considering a more humane way of slaughtering their cows. They fatten them up and then they kill them... You know... The same thing they do to their customers."
- Jay Leno
61. "If you think that being hung upside down and having your throat cut while you are still alive and bleeding to death is a humane way to die make sure to let your family and friends know that's how you'd like to go."
- Animal Rights Activist "Victoria"
62. "Hunting would only be a fair sport if the animals had guns too."
- William S. Gilbert
63. "People who think that vegans are weak clearly have no idea how much strength it takes to stand up for what you believe in."
64. "Nobody really needs a fur coat... Except for furry animals."
65. "When you become a vegan you don't join a cult, you leave one."
- Raini Pachak
66. "Where do I get my protein? The same place your "protein" gets theirs."
67. "People don't want to think about the fact that there's a victim involved in their choice to eat meat, so they try to make themselves out to be the victim by saying that if they stopped eating meat they could never eat bacon again."
68. "In the meat industry "Awareness" is bad for business, "Sensitivity" is bad for business, and "Compassion" is bad for business. "Denial" however, the meat business finds indispensable."
- John Robbins (Author of "Diet for a New America")
69. "I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes left off eating each other once they came in contact with the more civilized."
- Henry David Thoreau
70. "Back when I was eating meat every day if I didn't have caffeine in the morning I would start the day looking and moving like the meat eating zombies in horror movies."
- Jared Six
71. "People eat meat and think that it will make them as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass."
- Pino Caruso
72. "After you have witnessed what goes on in slaughterhouses you can no longer look at a piece of steak, and simply think "yum"."
- Mango Wodzak
73. "Animal lovin' ain't shovin' em in the oven."
74. "You do realize don't you that by arguing against veganism and animal rights you are arguing for animal cruelty to continue?"
-Joshua Andrew Huggett
75. "The meat industry has the highest rate of employee injury and illness in the manufacturing sector."
- Human Rights Watch.
76. "When you feel the suffering of every living thing in your heart, that is consciousness."
- The Bhagavad Gita
77. "You're not dieing for a cheeseburger, you are killing for one."
- Raini Pachak
78. "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
- Charles Darwin
79. "Someone asked me, "How's your rabbit food?" so I said, "Good... How's your vulture food?"
- Douglas Graham (Author of "The 80/10/10 Diet")
80. "Put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit, and if the baby eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car."
- Harvey Diamond
81. "When I hear people say that God put animals here for us to eat it's no different than hearing someone say that "Santa Claus" put animals here for us to eat."
- John Sakars
82. "The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? But, Can they suffer?"
- Jeremy Bentham
83. "It often happens that a man develops a deeper love and friendship with his pet cat or dog than he does with most of the other people in his life."
- Henry David Thoreau
84. "My body is a temple, not a tomb"
85. "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields."
- Leo Tolstoy
86. "150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 25 years ago they would have called you a pervert if you advocated for gay rights. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended, but someday day they won't be laughing."
- Gary Smiths
87. "If humans killed each other at the same rate that we kill animals the human race would be extinct in only 17 days!"
88. "When humans act with cruelty we often describe them as "animals" even though no animal is as cruel as us."
- Anthony Douglas Willimas."
89. "If humans ever got together globaly in world peace and shared a meal together to celebrate it would have to be vegan. Why? Because Americans don't eat dogs, cats, and horses, Muslims don't eat pork, Indians don't eat cows, Buddhists don't eat poltery, etc. So the only meal that all nations could agree upon would be a vegan one."
- Gary Yourofsky
90. "I began to wonder why we cuddle some animals and stick forks into others."
- Henry Spira
91. "Some people believe that fish don't feel pain, but when you pull a fish out of the water you get the same exact frantic struggle to survive that you do if you push a human underwater."
92. "A meat-eating environmentalist is an oxymoron."
- Patty Mark
93. "To you it is just a meal, but to them it is life itself."
94. "When I became a vegetarian meat eaters asked me, "Where will you get your protein?" Later in life when I became a vegan vegetarians asked me, "Where will you get your protein?" And when I decided to become a raw foodist vegans asked me, "Where will you get your protein?"
- Dr. Doug Graham (On the unnecessary paranoia around getting enough protein.)
95. "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and the ocean will go extinct."
96. "World Peace begins on your plate."
- Mohandas Gandhi
97. "If you don't want to be imprisoned, tortured, and killed for no reason then you shouldn't condone it happening to anyone, be they human or not."
98. "Suffering is suffering, and a person with the capacity but not the inclination to cease suffering is morally incomplete."
- Mirko Bagaric
99. "The reason I dedicate my life to helping animals, is because so many people dedicate their lives to hurting them."
100. "Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife such as birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative and fatal health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals in the name of science to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. And once a year in December man sends out cards praying for "Peace on Earth
- David Coats from Old MacDonald's Factory Farm
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