You Either Care, Or You Don’t

British Milk Production Branded Inhumane ..
Vegan campaigners have been granted the right to brand British milk production inhumane.. Dairy cows are bred to produce milk and are therefore pregnant most of the time.. They lactate following the birth of their calves, after which they’re separated from them, then hooked up and milked daily until they die after five or six years’ work.
You either care.. Or you don’t.
( Fiona Phillips, 29.07.2017 )

Deadly Experiments On Animals ..
During a school field trip to a nearby laboratory, a worker wheeled out a monkey strapped to a chair.. The clicking noise of a button was used to prompt this abused animal to jut out his arm for a drug injection — a response that he had been conditioned to make through pain and fear.. That trembling, frightened primate has been seared into my memory ever since.
Today, I’m a scientist, and I’m sad to say that since that day 24 years ago, I’ve seen many more animals tormented in crude, and often deadly, experiments.
( Jeff Brown )

Has The RSPB Lost Sight ? ..
I read with interest that wild birds in the UK are in decline.
The number of farmland birds is half that of 40 years ago.
There have been dramatic falls, too, in woodland birds such as the lesser spotted woodpecker, the tawny owl and the wood warbler.
These startling figures were churned out by the RSPB, a hugely rich, powerful organization – the most potent conservation group in this country.
I believe the RSPB has lost sight of its job, which is to protect birds.
It was set up in 1889 by a group of women concerned about the large numbers of birds slaughtered to provide feathers for hats.
Now, it fetishises the rare while it is happy for the many to be persecuted.
It has persuaded successive Governments that species conservation is about bird conservation only.. So it has backed or initiated mass culls including the Lundy rats – these rodents are genuinely a rare species but the RSPB justified its actions by saying the rats were not native – as they were only introduced 400 years ago!
The RSPB accused and convicted the rats of causing the decline of the puffin and the Manx shearwater.. In fact, the birds decline was due to the overfishing of sand eels, used in feed for fish farms.
The RSPB also orchestrated the slaughter of thousands of ruddy ducks (first brought to this country in the Forties by Sir Peter Scott) to stop them travelling to Spain to cross-breed with the rare white-headed duck.. The RSPB is peopled by pure-breed fascists who think nothing of annihilating a species for their own elitist reasons.
What makes me particularly angry is that the RSPB does not take a stance against the thousands of birds raised intensively in cages and sheds to feed the shooting industry.
Nor does it object to the other animals and birds – the members of the crow family, weasels, stoats and foxes – killed to protect this ‘sport’.
I don’t pretend to understand our attitude towards wild animals.
I am, by law, not allowed up in my loft, or to enter the space above my stables, because of roosting bats.. But farmers, even on Sundays and Christmas Day, can slaughter indigenous creatures with impunity.
And by the way, does the RSPB campaign on behalf of chickens ?
They have feathers.
( Liz Jones, March 2011 )

Britons Pretend To Like Animals ..
We claim to be deeply offended and upset when we read about other countries mistreating animals.
But we are no better here.. We treat animals like garbage.
Britons pull on fancy dress and chase perfectly innocent animals across the countryside for hours.. Britons breed animals, stuff them into lorries, carry them for days without giving them anything to eat or drink.. And then let foreigners kill them and eat them.
Britons kill and eat millions of animals every year.. And they allow evil, white-coated scientists to torture and kill millions more – for pleasure or money.
We are just as barbaric as other countries.. Indeed, we are worse.. We are hypocrites because we claim to love animals.
We consider ourselves to be the most intelligent and most civilized species on Planet Earth.. We already eat any non-human creature that takes our fancy.
We then ‘hunt’ and chase (assholes call it sport) and kill any living creature that takes our fancy.. If creatures get in our way, or are a nuisance, or are too noisy, or make a mess, or become too many – we kill them.. We choose to have domestic pets (cats and dogs) then we castrate them, abandon them, drown them, starve them, make them fight each other, torture them, experiment on them, and kill them if they are homeless.
We are supposed to be the ‘civilised’ species and yet no animal or creature on Earth is as nasty, or as cruel, or as wicked as human beings.
Nature (and God) must be ashamed of us.

Family Pets Abandoned

Family Pets Abandoned By Callous Owners ..
Hundreds of family pets are facing a summer of misery with one abandoned every hour, says the RSPCA.. More dogs and cats are dumped over the school holidays than after Christmas as cruel owners jet off abroad, leaving their animals to fend for themselves.. July is the toughest month for the charity as it struggles to deal with hundreds of cases of pets left to rot.. The RSPCA says one reason this happens is owners book a holiday and then fail to find anyone to look after their pet while they are away.. RSPCA Supt Simon Osborne said, “Every day inspectors face cases where animals have been left abandoned in fields, dumped in boxes, left for dead at the side of roads and even outside our animal centres and hospitals.”
( Lewis Panther, 09.07.2017 )

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God.. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
( Christopher Hitchens )

A dog reflects the family life.. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one ?.. Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
( Arthur Conan Doyle )

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
( Orhan Pamuk )

No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog.. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself.. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish, consciously or unconsciously, that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.
( Dean Koontz )

Dogs are the leaders of the planet.. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge ?
( Jerry Seinfeld )

You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends.. You liked to go to the pound and look at them.. You tried to send them messages of comfort.. I couldn’t go because I started crying the one time I tried.. All those eyes and the barks like sobs.
( Francesca Lia Block )

When I am feeling low all I have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns.
( Charles Bukowski )

It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack.. Pets devour the loneliness.. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future.. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator.. We wouldn’t have it any other way.. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life.. They can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.
( Nick Trout )

If animals go into slaughterhouses alive and come out chopped up into hundreds of pieces, how could anyone claim that they aren’t being mistreated, abused, tortured and terrorised ?
( Gary Yourofsky )

Because I’m a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist.. 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 vicious taking of life.. We shouldn’t be a part of it.
( Dick Gregory )

Why doesn’t a horny person have as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it ?
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Killing For A Living ..
The slaughter-house is the limbo between life and death for billions of animals every year.
There are around 150 slaughter-houses in the UK.
Slaughter-house workers are increasingly reporting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder including extreme anxiety, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and social withdrawal.
Criminologists at the University of Windsor in Canada reported in a study that there is a strong relationship between the location of a slaughter-house and high crime rates in American communities.

In a world where even humans are treated brutally, it’s no wonder that so many animals live their entire life trembling with fear.
( R.S. Hutchison )

A Vegetarian Saves More Than 25 Land Animals Each Year ..
The way a vegetarian saves animals is by reducing the demand for meat and causing fewer animals to be born into a harsh life owned by the meat industry, where callousness abounds and mercy is scant.
Even a vegan diet causes a certain number of deaths and some amount of suffering.. Mice, moles and other small animals die in the cultivation of grains and pulses on modern farms.. They get run over by agricultural equipment such as tractors or they die as a consequence of the disruption of their land.. Many small animals also die from poisoning by pesticides.. But, the animals we eat do not just exist in isolation waiting for us to eat them.. They eat grains too.. In fact, almost all the animals we eat are ones kept caged by us inside desolate barns and kept fed by us on grains we grow just for them.. We grow soy, corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains on vast tracts of land, all of which also cause large numbers of deaths.. Meat consumption remains an inherently inefficient process in which we grow far more crops to feed to the animals we eat than we would need if we ate the crops directly ourselves.. So, while the cultivation of crops to feed a vegetarian does kill some animals, far more animals die in the cultivation of crops to feed the animals we eat.. A large number of animals in our factory farms die even before they reach the moment of slaughter.. They die of untreated illnesses and injuries, rough transportation, and various skeletal and other problems caused by intense genetic selection for excessively rapid growth.. Many of them also die during or after their use as breeders.. Some die in research experiments serving the meat industry.. Some live long enough to get to the slaughter plant but are condemned by federal inspectors during the required ante-mortem screening because they are too sick, injured, or otherwise unfit for human consumption.
A vegetarian saves more than 25 land animals each year.
( An extract from an article by Harish, March, 2015 )

The real difficulty in being vegan doesn’t involve food.
The hardest part about being vegan is coming face-to-face with the darker side of humanity and trying to remain hopeful.. It’s trying to understand why otherwise good and caring people continue to participate in needless violence against animals – just for the sake of their own pleasure or convenience.
( Jo Tyler )

Thousands of people who say they love animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs.
( Jane Goodall )

Caged Foxes Fattened Up And Killed For Their Fur In Finland ..
An undercover investigation in western Finland found bloated animals barely able to move, five times their natural weight, with thick rolls of fur over their eyes.. Claire Bass, of anti-fur campaigners Humane Society International, said: “Just when you thought the fur industry couldn’t get more unethical, it hits a shocking new low with foxes bred so large the poor beautiful creatures can hardly move, or even see.. The fur industry is about profit and cares nothing for welfare.”
Over the last five years more than £2.5million of fur items have been imported into the UK from Finland.. Despite the UK banning fur farming in 2000, campaigners insist we still import huge amounts from other countries.
( Tom Parry, 26.08.2017 )

Is Eating ‘Meat’ Killing Us ?

Is Meat Killing Us ? ..
In a paper entitled ‘Is Meat Killing Us ?’, doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona said a vegan diet had been shown to “reverse” cardiovascular disease, reduce blood pressure and the risk of getting diabetes.. The review, published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, covered studies that looked at the health of a total of 1.5 million people.. A vegan diet has been shown to improve several parameters of health, including reversal of CVD, decreased body-mass index, decreased risk of diabetes, and decreased blood pressure in smaller studies.. A 2003 study found a “decreased risk of 25% to nearly 50% of all-cause mortality for very low meat intake compared with higher meat intake.
Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said the tide of public opinion was moving in their direction.. She pointed to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey which found three in 10 people in Britain said they had reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past 12 months with 58% citing “health reasons”.. “For people who want to improve their health, plant-based eating has a lot to offer,” she said in a statement.. “This global review comparing meat and vegetarian diets appears to confirm the findings of similar British studies.. Vegetarians have lower rates of significant health problems such as cancer (10% lower) and heart disease (32% lower).. But UK studies also indicate that in addition vegetarians have lower rates of other common illnesses such as diabetes, kidney stones and high-blood pressure.”
( Ian Johnston, Science Correspondent, The Independent, May 2016 )

Drug-Stuffed, Disease-Ridden, Shit-Contaminated ..
Scientific studies and government records suggest that virtually all (upwards of 95% of) chickens become infected with E. coli (an indicator of fecal contamination) and between 39 and 75% of chickens in retail stores are still infected.. Around 8% of birds become infected with salmonella (down from several years ago, when at least one in four birds was infected, which still occurs on some farms).. Seventy to 90% are infected with another potentially deadly pathogen, campylobacter.. Chlorine baths are commonly used to remove slime, odour, and bacteria.
Of course, consumers might notice that their chickens don’t taste quite right – how good could a drug-stuffed, disease-ridden, shit-contaminated animal possibly taste ?.. But the birds will be injected (or otherwise pumped up) with “broths” and salty solutions to give them what we have come to think of as the chicken look, smell, and taste.. A recent study by Consumer Reports found that chicken and turkey products, many labeled as natural, “ballooned with 10 to 30% of their weight as broth, flavouring, or water.”
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Meat Consumption And Cancer Risk ..
The World Health Organisation has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30% of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20% in developing countries.. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat were much less likely to develop the disease.. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat eaters.
Two themes consistently emerge from studies of cancer from many sites : vegetables and fruits help to reduce risk, while meat, animal products, and other fatty foods are frequently found to increase risk.. Consumption of dietary fat drives production of hormones, which, in turn, promotes growth of cancer cells in hormone-sensitive organs such as the breast and prostate.. Meat is devoid of the protective effects of fibre, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other helpful nutrients, and it contains high concentrations of saturated fat and potentially carcinogenic compounds, which may increase one’s risk of developing many different kinds of cancer.
( Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine )

It’s The Way Things Are ..
We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because “it’s the way things are”.. When our attitudes and behaviours towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities.. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don’t even know why.. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy, yet most of don’t spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why.. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone.. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it’s the way things are, clearly something is amiss.
( Melanie Joy )

Red Meat Is Strongly Linked To Bowel Cancer ..
Oxford University’s heart unit analysed the health consequences of a range of diets, concluding that eating meat no more than three times a week would prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from strokes each year.. In health terms, red meat is strongly linked with bowel cancer, while meat and dairy products high in saturated fat are causes of obesity and heart disease.. Environmentally, South American rainforests are being cleared, releasing climate change emissions, to grow animal feed and rear cattle for export to Europe.
( Martin Hickman, The Independent, 18.10.2010 )

Hunting Is A Coward’s Pastime

I think ‘vegan’ is a beautiful word.. It is more than just a description for our diet.. I see it as a visible template for an ethical, healthy, responsible, and rational life.. Because it describes our character, it says we do not take the life of another living being to satisfy our wants.
( Philip Wollen )

It makes no sense to go through an animal to get to the nutrients that the animal gets because the animal ate plants.
( Colleen Patrick-Goudreau )

Milk Comes From Grieving Mothers ..
All cows used for milk production are torn from their babies shortly after birth.. Some try to fight off the attackers, some try to shield their babies with their own bodies, some chase frantically after the transport, some cry pitifully, some withdraw in silent despair.. They all beg for their babies in a language that requires no translation.. They bellow, they cry, they moan.. Many continue to call for their babies for days and nights on end.. Some stop eating and drinking.. Some withdraw in silent grief.. Their baby girls will be raised to replace their own ‘spent’ mothers, their baby boys will be killed for veal.
After repeated cycles of forced impregnations, painful births, relentless milking, and crushing bereavements, their spirit gives, their body withers, their milk dries up.. At the age when, in nature, a female cow would barely enter adulthood, the life of a dairy cow is over.. When her milk ‘production’ declines, she and her other ‘spent’ herd mates are trucked off to be brutally slaughtered.. Some are pregnant.. All are lactating.. As they are shoved towards their death, they drip milk onto the killing floor.

Destruction of Nature, and Nature’s resources, result from ignorance, greed, and lack of respect for the Earth’s living things.
( Dalai Lama )

So far as animals are concerned the Tories are the nastiest party the country’s ever seen.. One of our defining characteristics used to be our love of animals.. Now it looks like we are in danger of electing a party that is for elephant poaching, fox hunting and the use of wild animals in circuses.. I despair.
( Peter Egan )

Chewing gum thrown on the ground looks like bread to birds, which try and eat it.. It fouls their entire systems and prevents them ingesting any real nourishment or water.. So they die slowly.

Fact: Hunting is a coward’s pastime.
( Roger Moore )

They’re abusement parks.. How much longer must highly intelligent and self-aware individuals suffer before we understand that other species are not on this earth for our amusement ? .. It’s clear to anyone with a brain and an ounce of compassion that marine parks are nothing more than concrete prisons which cause captive marine animals a world of suffering.. Orcas at these facilities are forced total day after day, repeating the same endless tasks with no choice in the matter and no means of escape.. How utterly miserable their lives must be.. The only way to end the abuse of captive orcas and other marine animals is to stay away from and speak out against facilities that keep them captive.
( Roger Moore )

In a world with boundless opportunities for amusement, it’s detestable that anyone would choose to get thrills from killing others who ask for nothing from life but the chance to remain alive.. The animals whose lives have been so cold-heartedly snuffed out have precisely the same capacity to feel pain and suffer as we do.. All leave family members or mates behind when they are killed, and none is exempt from grief.. We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them, much less derive pleasure from doing so.. Thankfully, those of us with a conscience are appalled by the idea of gunning down animals for the sake of a thrill or a photo.
( Roger Moore )

As a child I never imagined that all of the real monsters in the world would be humans.

People pray to God for mercy and justice but continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered solely for their gustatory desires.. I fail to understand why the masses believe it’s okay to bring gentle animals into the world with the sole intention of hurting them and then brutally killing them.
( R.S. Hutchison )

Every year the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services kills thousands of animals, including foxes, bobcats, bears and coyotes.. Typically carried out at the behest of the agricultural industry, it’s an ugly enterprise that relies on poisons, painful traps, strangulation snares and helicopter gunners.. This sickening government program killed more than one million native animals in the United States last year.

All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact..
In suffering the animals are our equals.
( Peter Singer )

Why do people who say they love animals call some of them ‘pets’ and some of them ‘dinner’ ?

The Greatest Slaughter Of Wildlife Land Animals On Our Planet ..
Kangaroos are not farmed.. The commercial ‘hunting’ of kangaroos is totally unsupervised in remote Australia.. There is no account of kangaroos that are miss-shot and escape to die a painful, agonising death.
An ex-kangaroo shooter said, “The mouth of a kangaroo can be blown off and the kangaroo can escape to die of shock and starvation.. Stomachs can be hit expelling the contents with the kangaroo still alive.. Backbones can be pulverised to an unrecognisable state.. Hind legs can be shattered with the kangaroo desperately trying to get away on the other or without the use of the other.. To deny that this goes on is just an exercise in attempting to fool the public.”

The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf doesn’t perform in a circus.

What, or who, gives us the right or the authority to imprison animals who have committed no crime ?

You don’t have to be a detective to know that Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz and Jeffrey Dahmer all had something in common.. Each of them abused abused or killed animals before murdering humans.. Torturing animals is not innocent childhood behaviour, it is a chilling sign of violent acts to come.
( Peter Falk )

Marketing spew such as ‘humane’, ‘cage-free’, ‘grass-fed’, and other jargon the blood-soaked, money-motivated ‘meat’ and dairy industries use are deceiving and false and used to fool the gullible masses.

To give preference to the life of a being simply because that being is a member of our species would put us in the same position as racists who give preference to those who are members of their race.
( Peter Singer )

We have been trained to believe for so long that humans are ‘better’ than other animals that we easily forget that we are, in fact, animals.
( Saryta Rodriguez )

By ceasing to rear and kill animals for food, we can make so much extra food available for humans that, properly distributed, it would eliminate starvation and malnutrition from this planet.. Animal Liberation is Human Liberation too.
( Peter Singer )

Factory Farming Comes At A Cost ..
Treated as commodities, animals are often raised in intense confinement.. Factory farming is highly dependent on large quantities of precious resources, such as grain-based feed, water, energy and medication.. Factory farming is not just bad for farm animals.. It’s dangerous, unfair and dirty, with impacts ranging from climate change to biodiversity loss and disease to food insecurity.. Factory farming is too often viewed as the cheap, efficient solution to feeding our world.. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.. For every 100 food calories of edible crops fed to livestock, we get back just 30 calories in the form of meat and dairy, a 70% loss.. In short, people are being forced to compete with farm animals for food.

We cannot make you a vegan or a vegetarian..
But we can make you aware of the senseless killing and exploitation you support.
What you do with that information depends entirely on your character.

I don’t feel superior because I’m vegan.
The truth is I am vegan because I don’t feel superior to others.
( Michele McCowan )

We Ignore Their Cries For Mercy

Being vegetarian is okay, and in fact we have the Hadith in Islam that encourages us to eat less meat.
( Mohammad Al-Shirazi, Islamic author and scholar )

I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

It is necessary to correct the error that vegetarianism has made us weak in mind, or passive or inert in action.. I do not regard flesh-food as necessary at any stage.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.. After all, man can live without meat.
( The Dalai Lama )

I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species.. We err in copying the lower animal world if we are superior to it.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

I look my age.. It is the other people who look older than they are.. What can you expect from people who eat corpses ?
( George Bernard Shaw )

Oh, my fellow men, do not defile your bodies with sinful foods.. We have corn, we have apples bending down the branches with their weight, and grapes swelling on the vines.. There are sweet-flavoured herbs, and vegetables which can be cooked and softened over the fire, nor are you denied milk or thyme-scented honey.. The earth affords a lavish supply of riches, of innocent foods, and offers you banquets that involve no bloodshed or slaughter.. Only beasts satisfy their hunger with flesh, and not even all of those, because horses, cattle, and sheep live on grass.
( Pythagorus, c.570-c.495 )

I’m no shrinking violet.. I played hockey until half my teeth were knocked down my throat.. And I’m extremely competitive on a tennis court.. But that experience at the slaughter-house overwhelmed me.. When I walked out of there, I knew I would never again harm an animal.. I knew all the physiological, economic, and ecological arguments supporting vegetarianism, but it was first-hand experience of man’s cruelty to animals that laid the real groundwork for my commitment to vegetarianism.
( Peter Burwash )

He who, seeking his own happiness, punishes or kills beings who also long for happiness, will not find happiness after death.
( Buddhist Dhammapada )

We are all God’s creatures.. That we pray to God for mercy and justice while we continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered on our account is not consistent.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

Vegetarianism is a greater progress.. From the greater clearness of head and quicker apprehension motivated him to become a vegetarian..
( Benjamin Franklin )

Various philosophers and religious leaders tried to convince their disciples and followers that animals are nothing more than machines without a soul, without feelings.. However, anyone who has ever lived with an animal, be it a dog, a bird, or even a mouse, knows that this theory is a brazen lie, invented to justify cruelty.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

To be non-violent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of the poor animals is Satan’s philosophy.. In this age there is always enmity against poor animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious.. The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and therefore there is always strain of cold or hot war between men, individually, collectively or nationally.
( A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 1896-1977 )

Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at all, nor sanction the acts of those who do so.. Let him refrain from even hurting any creature, both those that are strong and those that tremble in the world.
( Suita-Nipata, Buddhist )

But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
( Plutarch, c.45-c.120 )

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.
( Albert Einstein )

The Prophet Himself Is Not Known To Have Partaken Cow Meat ..
In his entire lifetime, the Prophet himself is not known to have partaken cow meat.. According to well known Islamic scholars, there is no Hadith available which confirms that the Prophet in fact ate beef.. However, there are a number of authenticated statements of the Prophet, which does confirm that beef, ie cow’s meat (also called bovine meat), contains illness, while the cow’s milk and fat contain cure and healing.
For example, Imam Suyuti in his al-Jami as-Saghir narrates that the Messenger of Allah said, “The milk of the bovine (cow) contains healing, its fat is a medicine, and its meat a cause for sickness.”.. Abu al-Qasim Sulaiman ibn Ahmad ibn Al-Tabarani, one of the most important Hadith scholars, referred to the aforementioned Hadith as authentic, and so did Bayhaqi in his Sunan and Hakim in his Mustadrak.
From Fatwa-e-Humayuni to Darul Mukhtiar to Maulana Hassan Nizami and Hakim Ajmal Khan, the message has been reiterated time and again that cow slaughter is not mandated in Islam, that poor Muslims are not obliged to offer sacrifice and that neither the Holy Quran or Arab traditions support cow sacrifice.. There have been many instances related to cow protection during the life and times of Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer.. Hazrat Hamiduddin Nagori of Rajasthan is said to have been a vegetarian all his life and entry to the Dargah after eating meat is explicitly prohibited even today.
What is debatable is the specious argument that beef eating is an integral part of Islamic lifestyle and, therefore, protests against cow slaughter is prejudicial to their freedom of religion and the right to choice of food.. A close perusal of Islamic texts, and views of noted Islamic scholars and clergy worldwide, reveal that, forget any prescription for eating beef, Islam does not prohibit vegetarianism.. In fact, there are well known devout Muslims who practice vegetarianism..  Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, the fourth Khalifa as per Sunni belief, has been quoted in Sharh Nahjul Balagha, as saying, “Do not make your stomach a graveyard of animals”.

How brave and how proud we must be to abuse and terrorise defenceless animals from the day they are born, and then ignore their cries and their screams for mercy before we brutally slaughter them.
( R.S. Hutchison )

The Cause For Almost All Life-Threatening Diseases ..
When humans began eating the flesh of animals, humans became diseased, their lives shortened.. There is no doubt that eating our animal friends, who have the same right to a life as we do, is responsible for almost all the life-threatening diseases that humans now suffer from.. It is not natural, nor moral, nor meant to be.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

If you don’t like animals being hurt and killed..
Stop paying people to hurt and kill them.

People scare me.. I don’t like people.

Going vegan is no burden.. It is a liberation from being part of the violence and death humans impose on the vulnerable.
( Gary Francione )

Some people don’t understand why we fight to protect the rights of all animals.
We don’t understand why they don’t.

Each and every animal on earth has as much right to be here as you and me.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Every animal on a factory farm is treated in a way that would be considered illegal if done to a dog or a cat.
( The New York Times )