My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.
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.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
I stopped eating beef at 13 and stopped eating all meat a few years ago. I would feel guilty that what was on my plate was walking around yesterday. Either I could live with that or stop eating meat. I choose the latter, and I'm happier for it.
Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.
It occurred to me that I just didn't see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so... cannibalistic to me. And so, I'm a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans.
Vegetarianism is a way of living consciously on the planet.
I can't think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.
Factory farming is terrible for the environment—not to mention that it's gross. The best thing you can do, if you think about it, is to become a vegetarian and just spread the word. The world would change for the better for animals, humans, and the planet if everyone took that step.
The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom.
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.
The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product. But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals
You can't make people change, but the organizers of WorldFest hope that people consider being vegetarian for both moral and health reasons
I am a very strict vegetarian. ...I just really, really love animals, and I act on my values.
Animals can't really voice their opinion. We feel as though we can be on of the spokespeople on their behalf.
I call myself a vegetarian with vegan tendencies.
All breathing beings are spiritual; this includes everyone who breathes, whether they are animals or humans, carnivores or vegetarians.
Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer
My wife actually got worried about my drinking so much regular milk, you know, so she got me into rice milk and now soy milk, which I greatly enjoy. A soy mocha's a fine thing.
Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It's like...you're just eating misery. You're eating a bitter life.
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