"I value the life of a cow - which can last 20 years - more than the taste of a meal, which will only last 20 minutes."
Marlaina Mortati (via uaeveggies)
"men dig their graves with their own teeth
and die more by those instruments than by all weapons of their enemies"
pythagorus (via alpinerecreation)
"Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and brutal taking of life. We don’t have to be a part of it."
Dick Gregory (via lunaxvx)
"The emancipation of men from cruelty and injustice will bring with it in due course the emancipation of animals also. The two reforms are inseparably connected, and neither can be fully realized alone."
Henry Salt, English artist, traveller, and diplomat.
"One farmer says to me, “You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with”; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle."
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
"A vegan riding a hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle."
Paul Watson (via nirvikalpa)
"The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion in the only guarantee of morality."
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
"The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter… Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life."
Norman Cousins (1915-1990), Journalist and Peace Activist.
Found in the Foreword of The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights by Catherine Grant.
"A vegan lifestyle is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."
V. Scott Fitzgerald.