" If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. "
" If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty. "
" When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that. But I’ll eat Linda’s veggie bacon. All her food was so good. Steve Martin came around for a barbecue once. I was grilling and he said, “ Oh, no, I can’t have any of that. ” I asked why not and he said, “ Sorry, I’m vegetarian. ” I said, “ You didn’t know we are?! Everything on the grill is veggie! ” He said, “ Ahhh ” and ate three veggie burgers and then asked where he could buy them. "
" You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. "
- Paul McCartney
" Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another! For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love. "
- Pythagoras Ionian
" Those who, by their purchases, require animals to be killed have no right to be shielded from the slaughterhouse or any other aspect of the production of the meat they buy. If it is distasteful for humans to think about, what can it be like for the animals to experience it? "
" When non-vegetarians say that ' human problems come first, ' I cannot help wondering what exactly it is that they are doing for human beings that compels them to continue to support the wasteful, ruthless exploitation of farm animals. "
" Quite rightly, we do not normally take the behaviour of animals as a model for how we may treat them. We would not, for example, justify tearing a cat to pieces because we had observed the cat tearing a mouse to pieces. Carnivorous fishes don’t have a choice about whether to kill other fish or not. They kill as a matter of instinct. Meanwhile, humans can choose to abstain from killing or eating fish and other animals. Alternatively, the argument could be made that is part of natural order that there are predators and prey, and so it cannot be wrong for us to play our part in this order. But this “ argument from nature ” can justify all kinds of inequities, including the rule of men over women and leaving the weak and the sick to fall by the wayside. "
- Peter Singer
" A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being."
- Prophet Mohammed
" I don't do the gym and I don't diet. I'm vegetarian but I don't diet. "
- Pamela Anderson
" People eat meat and think they will become as strong as a bull... forgetting that bulls eat grass. "
" The philosophy behind the sacrifice of creatures we regard as inferior beings differs little form that behind the concentration camps or the slave traders. "
- Pino Caruso
" No Fishing. Because fish have a brain, a central nervous system, and pain receptors, they can feel pain just like cats, dogs, and humans. Just because they can't scream doesn't mean that they are not in pain. Also, other animals, like birds, often strangle or choke to death on lost hooks and lines. "
" Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? "
- Pierre Troubetzkoy
" To save countless beings, Not omitting even the least in his intention. "
" I, for my part, wonder what sort of feeling, mind or reason that man was possessed who was first to pollute his mouth with gore, and allow his lips to touch the flesh of a murdered being; who spread his table with the mangled form of dead bodies, and claimed as daily food and dainty dishes what but know were beings endowed with with movement, with perception and with voice. "
" Vegetarianism -- You are what you eat, and who wants to be a lettuce. "
- Peter Burns
" It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust. "
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
" Do we, as humans, having an ability to reason and to communicate abstract ideas verbally and in writing, and to form ethical and moral judgments using the accumulated knowledge of the ages, have the right to take the lives of other sentient organisms, particularly when we are not forced to do so by hunger or dietary need, but rather do so for the somewhat frivolous reason that we like the taste of meat? In essence, should we know better? "
- Peter Cheeke
" I’ve always felt that animals are the purest spirits in the world. They don’t fake or hide their feelings, and they are the most loyal creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we’re smarter — what a joke. "