I'm getting away from the Fall related theme I had planned to stick to but, since I was so inspired by Michelle, I thought today I would share some of my favorite vegan focused quotes with you.
Tell me in the comments which one stirred you the most. What is it about that quote that made it stand out? I'd love if you would share one of your favorites on veganism, kindness, compassion....etc.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out.
Isaac Bashevis Singer:
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a 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 times.
I did not become vegetarian for my own health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded.
It’s pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It’s a pretty fantastic way to live.
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
George Bernard Shaw
While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends
I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.
To face animal suffering is to face our responsibility in their suffering
I think we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world. Many of us are guilty of an egocentric worldview, and we believe that we’re the center of the universe. We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.
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