24 February 2012

A compilation of compassionate quotes

Compiled below is a list of my favorite quotes on veganism

“Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.” ~James Cromwell

“The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" ~Jeremy Bentham

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~Albert Einstein

“We all love animals. Why do we call some "pets" and others "dinner?" ~K.D. Lang

“For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals.” ~Alexandra Paul

“Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic-and pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal. “~Ingrid Newkirk

“Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you anymore.” Franz Kafka, while admiring fish in an aquarium

I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. ~Robert Brault

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.~ Mohandas Gandhi

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mohandas Gandhi

"If the whole world went vegan, there would be less war. How you eat determines your mood and your outlook on life." ~Alexandra Paul

"The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom." ~Uri Geller

"Flesh eating is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling: killing. By killing, man suppresses in himself, unnecessarily, the highest spiritual capacity, that of sympathy and pity towards living creatures like himself and by violating his own feelings becomes cruel." "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields." ~Leo Tolstoy

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Ashley Shamus | Email
Northeast Pennsylvania Ashley has a psychology degree, and is soaking up tons of knowledge while furthering her education. She has a passion for holistic nutrition, animal rights, and green vegetables. In her free time, she loves to cook, juice, and bask in the sun. She whole heartedly applauds and appreciates all of the wonderful people who strive to make a positive difference in animals’ lives!

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