" The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock-food for the well-off, while million of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvations. "
" The American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry. A diet higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other meat is not just healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry. "
- Dr. Walden Bello
" I venture to maintain that there are multitudes to whom the necessity of discharging the duties of a butcher would be so inexpressibly painful and revolting, that if they could obtain a flesh diet on no other condition, they would relinquish it forever. "
- W.E.H. Lecky
" Vegetarians have the best diet. They have the lowest rates of coronary disease of any group in the country ... Some people scoff at vegetarians, but they have a fraction of our heart attack rate and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate. They outlive other men by about six years now. "
- Dr.William Castelli, M.D.
" Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility. "
- William Jones
" When we kill animals to eat them they end up killing us because their flesh ... was never intended for human beings, who are naturally herbivores. "
- William C. Roberts, M.D