16 Qutoes From Famous People On Vegetarianism And Animal Rights

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October 1st was World Vegetarian Day and here are the quotes from famous people on animal rights and being a vegetarian, enjoy!

1. "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."

Thomas Edison

2. "Would this habit of eating animals not require that we slaughter animals that we knew as individuals, and in whose eyes we could gaze and see ourselves reflected, only a few hours before our meal?"

Socrates

3. "Poor animals! How jealously they guard their pathetic bodies ... that which to us is merely an evening's meal, but to them is life itself."

T. Casey Brennan

4. "To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man."

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Romain Rolland

5. "In 100 or 200 years time, we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves."

Richard Dawkins

6. "As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace."

Pythagoras

7. "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."

Peter Singer

8. "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."

Paul McCartney

9. "Part of my reason for being vegetarian was because it practices respect and love for life all through the day, so three times a day, you make a decision to eat things that have not been killed."

Natalie Portman

10. "I don't know if it's a hundred years, but it seems to me if history continues—that's not at all obvious, that it will—but if society continues to develop without catastrophe on something like the course that you can sort of see over time, I wouldn't be in the least surprised if it moves toward vegetarianism and protection of animal rights."

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Noam Chomsky

11. "We don't live the lives of Eskimos. We don't need to kill animals for fashion."

Charlize Theron

12. "I always looked at animals and thought they were very much like children and they looked to us always to help them and save them and protect them. Then I could see all these animals being led and assuming they were being led to safety and being organized by human beings—and then, of course, being butchered—very simple."

"I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia," he said. "They are both rape, violence, murder. If I'm introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.

Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you: 'Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,' well, I doubt if you'd want to exchange phone numbers."

Morrissey

13. "The reason why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows is the belief system that enables us to eat some animals and not others."

Melanie Joy

14. "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."

Gandhi

15. "I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."

Isaac Bashevis Singer

16. "They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended. Some day they won't be laughing."

"150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 50 years ago, they would object to the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. 25 years ago they would have called you a pervert if you advocated for gay rights." 

Gary Smith

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