„The good news is that our bodies thrive on a conscious plant-based diet, and that this diet is infinitely more compassionate to animals and people and more environmentally sustainable than eating animal foods.“
— Will Tuttle, livro The World Peace Diet
The World Peace Diet (2005)
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
19th World Vegetarian Congress 1967
„Before the Flood came, all the people and all the animals were vegetarian. Some say that some animals today cannot live without meat. During World War II, the zoo in London, England, had no meat to feed the lions so they fed them cabbage and other vegetables. They did fine. For years, Hollywood moviemakers used a lion called Little Tyke that refused to eat meat. In the 4,400 years since that Flood, some animals’ digestive tracts may have “adapted” to an all-meat diet, making it difficult or maybe even impossible to go back to a vegetarian diet, but that is not real evolution. Going from a plant-eating lion to a meat-eating lion is a minor change, compared to the evolution theory, which says they changed from a rock to a lion!“
— Kent Hovind American young Earth creationist 1953
Slowly of course! Unless you are from Harvard
What On Earth Is About To Happen… For Heaven’s Sake? (2013)
— Steven Wright American actor and author 1955
„People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.
Eating an animal with gusto is premeditated lust murder, and digesting it is concealment of corpse.“
— Pino Caruso Italian actor 1934 - 2019
La gente mangia carne e pensa: "Diventerò forte come un bue".
Dimenticando che il bue mangia erba.
Mangiarsi con gusto un animale è assassinio premeditato a scopo di libidine. Digerirlo, occultamento di cadavere.
Il diluvio universale: acqua passata https://books.google.it/books?hl=it&id=9WIhAQAAIAAJ (Palermo: Novecento, 1993), p. 179.
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„We will one day think it as horrible to eat animals as we now think it horrible to eat each other.“
— Rose Scott Australian suffragist 1847 - 1925
Miscellaneous Notes, Scott Papers; as quoted in A New Australia: Citizenship, Radicalism and the First Republic by Bruce Scates (Cambridge University Press, 1997), p. 247 https://books.google.it/books?id=zkgeEmlRjEgC&pg=PA247.
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
Xfm 26 July 2003
— Victoria Moran American writer 1950
Quoted in William Harris, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism (1995), cap. XVII http://www.vegsource.com/harris/sci_basis/CHAP17.pdf.
„The vegan diet in the western industrial society is important to me because I feel that if you open yourself up to eating dairy and meat then you’re taking part in basically a holocaust for animals. You know it’s very different if you’re in some tribal situation where people are fishing — like how we used to live. Maybe we would have eaten meat sometimes. But this kind of American idea we have of traditional eating is the cause of so much torture and misery. I don’t want to eat that – it’s gross. Animals are my friends and so it feels weird to eat them.“
— Daniela Sea American filmmaker, actor, and musician 1977
" Farm Sanctuary Exclusive: Daniela Sea Won't Take Part In An Animal Holocaust http://www.ecorazzi.com/2008/12/09/farm-sanctuary-exclusive-daniela-sea-wont-take-part-in-an-animal-holocaust/", interview with Ecorazzi (9 December 2008).
— John Cleese actor from England 1939
As quoted in W.T.F.? : (What Is Wrong With Tom Faerie?) (2006) by H. M. Leathem
— Stephen Colbert, livro I Am America (And So Can You!)
Fonte: I Am America
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
The Second Sin (1973)
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
— Thiruvalluvar, livro Tirukkuṛaḷ
„I've got a lot of experience with eating and with fasting. Part of the reason people fast, especially in a spiritual and religious context, is to understand that you don't need food as much as you think you do. … The main source of energy is the sun. … the energy we get from food is energy plants have metabolized through photosynthesis and then some animal eats it and it goes into the animal's tissue and then we eat their tissue. There are other ways to access energy. … The religions are many, but God is one. I believe based on what I've studied, all religions say the same thing but in different ways.“
— Ricky Williams All-American college football players, professional football players, running back 1977
"Ricky Williams on fasting, energy, religion" by Tim Graham, ESPN.com (17 September 2010) http://www.espn.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/18355/ricky-williams-on-fasting-and-religion.
„A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)
„Carnism is the belief system in which eating certain animals is considered ethical and appropriate. Carnists—people who eat meat—are not the same as carnivores. Carnivores are animals that are dependent on meat to survive. … Carnists eat meat not because they need to, but because they choose to, and choices always stem from beliefs. Carnism's invisibility accounts for why choices appear not to be choices at all.“
— Melanie Joy, livro Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows (2010)
„Were one to stop and think of what meat is, and what it was, it is doubtful if one could eat it. It is merely dead and decaying flesh — flesh from the body of an animal. … Only by the fact that they are covered up, and their true nature concealed by cooking, and basting, and pickling, and peppering and salting can we eat them at all. If we were natural carnivorous animals, we should delight in bloodshed and gore of all kind! … We should eat our flesh warm and quivering — just as it comes from the cow!“
— Hereward Carrington Jersey parapsychologist 1880 - 1958
The Natural Food for Man