• Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed to cultivating compassion and learning ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals. I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of killing in the world, in my thinking, and in my way of life.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2005). “Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living”, p.82, Parallax Press