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 fish in an aquarium)

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  (Actor who played Ronald Mcdonald in the 1980s.)

5. "If you think that being Vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal."
- Davegan Raza

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, Beef, 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. "The reason I dedicate my life to helping animals, is because so many people dedicate their lives to hurting them."
- Unknown

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 crosshairs of a gun
sight. And after I've finished "shooting," my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy."
- Jimmy Stewart

14. "Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story."
- Mary Tyler Moore

15. "Please don't refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies."
- Shaun Monson on the difficulty of viewing the graphic slaughterhouse footage in his film "Earthlings".

16. "A dead cow lying in the pasture is recognized as a rotting corpse, but the same carcass hung up in a butcher shop
passes as food."
- J. H. Kellogg

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. "In its sacredness, families get together to (unintentionally?) celebrate one genocide (against Native Americans) by
committing another (against turkeys)."
- Dan Brook

19. "Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
- Thomas Edison

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." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction."
- Professor Charles R.Magel

21. "My wife was telling me that she was at the store today and a customer was complaining that it smelled like
something was dead over by the meat department."
- Rich Lysloff

22. "When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it 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. "Humans are a part of nature, not apart from nature."
- Marc Bekoff

27. "Imagine if you discovered that your employer was planning to kill you as soon as you reached retirement age so
that he would not have to pay you retirement checks... Would learning that he planned on killing you "humanely" make it
OK with you?"
- Wendy Davison

28. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke

29. "When I hear someone say "God made animals for us to eat." it's like hearing someone say "Santa Claus made
animals for us to eat."
- John Sakars

30. "If a lobster didn't look like a sci-fi monster, people would be less able to drop him alive into boiling water."
- George Carlin

31. "We could be putting gorilla milk on our cereal or be eating zebra milk and cookies... So why do we use cow's milk? It
is because it is easier to confine cows and take their milk.  It has absolutely nothing to do with cow's milk being the best
milk for our health, it is simply the most profitable to the dairy industry. ”
- Unknown

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 living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk. That is how
Mickey Mouse was born."
- Walt Disney

34. "People are fed by the Food Industry which pays no attention to health,and are treated by the Health Industry which
pays no attention to food."
- Wendell Berry

35. "Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without."
- Rue McClanahan

36. "The sort of man who likes to spend his time watching a cage of monkeys chase one another, or a lion gnaw its tail,
or a lizard catch flies, is precisely the sort of man whose mental weakness should be combated at the public expense,
not fostered."
- H.L. Mencken

37. "If we are trespassing, so were the American Soldiers who broke down the gates of Hitler's death camps; If we are
thieves, so were the members of the Underground Railroad who freed the slaves of the South; and if we are vandals, so
were those who destroyed forever the gas chambers of Buchenwald and Auschwitz."
- Animal Liberation Front

38. "Cruelty to animals is one of the top 3 warning signs that a child will grow up to be a serial killer."
- John Douglas

39. "People are more afraid of terrorists than the bacon they eat and I'm just like, "You do know which one is more likely
to kill you right?"
- Unknow

40. "During the last 80+ years, scientists experimented on trillions of animals and came up with 900 ways of causing
cancer in mice...BUT NO CURE TO 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 doubt, if they 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 rainforests, poison the environment and sell you products that are killing you.  
Thank you for the support!"
- The Meat Industry

43. "Never be afraid to do what's 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 & come out chopped into pieces & people like to think something humane
happens along the way."
- Larry Fisher

45. "A reduction in meat consumption is the most powerful single act that you can take to halt the destruction of our
environment and preserve our natural resources."
- John Robbins

46. "I would not want to get to know a pig very well if I intended to eat him."
- Pat Leigh

47. "My wife Kimora once told me while we were watching "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" that it's a vegetarian movie
because the way that the woman was screaming, "Aaaahhh," and trying to run away is how every animal you eat reacted
at the slaughterhouse."
- Russell Simmons

48. "Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than
our ethics."
- Peter Singer

49. "Of course it's cold, it's a dead cow!"
- A Waiter to a customer complaining about their steak being cold.

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. It stems from the old idea that
we are superior to other species and have the right to hold dominion over them."
- 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 sharp metal fur traps."
- Eckhoff, Vickery

52. "Natural meat eaters eat the eyes, the fur, the bones, the blood, and we complain if there's a hair in our food???"
- Unknown

53. "Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them
live normal lives love them more."
- Edwin Way Teale

54. "The really great thing about my shoe store is that there's not one dead animal in it."
- McCartney Stella

55. "Fur used to turn heads, now it turns stomachs."
- Rue McClanahan

56. "I went snorkeling and noticed how gently the fish welcomed us into their world, compared to the violence with which
we welcome them into ours.  That incident caused me to became a vegetarian."
- Syndee Brinkman

57. "The wild, cruel animal is not behind the bars of a cage. He is in front of it."
- Munthe, Axel

58. "Money doesn't grow on trees but fruit does."
- Tedd Car

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 announced that it's considering a more humane way of slaughtering its animals. You know they fatten
them up and then kill them. You know the same thing they do to their customers, isn't it?”
- Jay Leno

61. "If you think that being hung upsidedown 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. "Deer hunting would be a fine sport, if only the deer had guns too."
- William S. Gilbert

63. "Ham & Eggs" - A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig."
- Unknown

64. "Nobody really needs a mink coat... Except the mink."
- Glenda Jackson

65. "Those who purchase meat, fur, and leather have no right to be shielded from the sights and sounds of the
slaughterhouses from which these products were produced."
- Peter Singer

66. "Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he has created so many things, such
as the wheel, New York, wars and so on, while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a
good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man for the
precisely the same reasons."
- Douglas Adams

67. "It is not THIS bloodshed, or THAT bloodshed, that must cease; but ALL bloodshed and all infliction of pain or death."
- Henry Salt

68. "Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business. Sensitivity to life is bad for the
meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business finds indispensable."
- John Robbins (Author of "Diet for a New America")

69. "I'd like to see animals removed from the entertainment business. Chimpanzees and apes won't perform unless you
beat them. Circuses keep elephants in chains 90 percent of the time. Elephants need freedom of movement. In circuses,
they live in cramped quarters, which is not the life intended for them by nature. Some are beaten daily, forced to do
ridiculous tricks and robbed of every shred of dignity."
- Bob Barker

70. "If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat you eat should be zero."
- Walter Willett, M.D.

71. "People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass."  
- Pino Caruso

72. "If there would come a voice from God saying, 'I'm against vegetarianism!' I would say, 'Well, I am for it!' This is how
strongly I feel in this regard."
- Isaac Bashevis

73. "Animal lovin' ain't shovin' them in the oven."
- Harley Johnstone AKA "Durianrider"

74. "My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in
essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid - milk.."
- Rynn Berry

75. "Men dig their Graves with their own Teeth and die more by those fated Instruments than by the Weapons of their
Enemies."
- Thomas Moffet

76. "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
- Joni Mitchell

77. "My body will not be a tomb for other creatures."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

78. "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
- Charles Darwin,

79. "Someone said to me, "How's your rabbit food?" I said, "Fine." ... "How's your vulture food?"
- Doug Graham (Author of "The 80/10/10 Diet")

80. "You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new
car."
- Harvey Diamond

81. "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” you’d better live real close to a real good
hospital."
- Neal D. Barnard

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 humans in his life."
- Henry David Thoreau

84. "Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others.  It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to
give."
- Isaac Bashevis

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. 50 years ago, they would
object to the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. 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. Some day
they won't be laughing."
- Gary Smiths

87. "Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

88. "I became a vegan the day I watched a video of a calf being born on a factory farm. The baby was dragged away
from his mother before he hit the ground. The helpless calf strained its head backwards to find his mother. The mother
bolted after her son and exploded into a rage when the rancher slammed the gate on her. She wailed the saddest noise
I’d ever heard an animal make, and then thrashed and ...dug into the ground, burying her face in the muddy placenta. I
had no idea what was happening respecting brain chemistry, animal instinct, or whatever. I just knew that this was
deeply wrong. I just knew that such suffering could never be worth the taste of milk."
- James McWilliams

89. "When you approach the golden arches you are on your way to the pearly gates."
- Dr. William Castelli

90. "When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a
dog is a boy."
- Ingrid Newkirk

91. "As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between
people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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."
- Unknown

94. "When I went vegetarian meat eaters asked me, "Where will you get your protein?"  Later in life when I went 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 (Author of "The 80/10/10 Diet) on the unnecessary fears around protein.

95. “Why do we find it so horrible to kill a baby? It’s because they are voiceless and defenceless. The same applies to
animals. Killing them is cowardice.”
- Edward Sanchez

96. “We have enslaved the rest of animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that
beyond doubt, if they were to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”
- William Ralph Inge

97. "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed"
- Mohandas Gandhi

98. "World Peace begins in the kitchen."
- Unknown

99. "Once you come to terms why you don’t eat dogs, cats, monkeys and dolphins, you’ll begin to understand why I don’t
eat cows, pigs, chickens and lambs.”
- Edward Sanchez

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 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. Meanwhile,
some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year,
sends out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."
- David Coats from Old MacDonald's Factory Farm



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