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 )
Other Species Are Not On This Earth For Our Amusement ..
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 )
Those Of Us With A Conscience Are Appalled ..
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 )
More Than One Million Native Animals Killed In The United States Last Year ..
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.”
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 )