The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Hindu pacifist and spiritual leader, (1869-1948)
This Christmas season, as we think of goodwill to all people, let’s also show compassion and goodwill to all living beings, including the innocent animals.
Chief Vegetarian Officer
Martin Luther King Jr.
One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.
May 2009 Study - published in Diabetes Care
"The 5-unit BMI [body mass index] difference between vegans and non-vegetarians indicates a substantial potential of vegetarianism to protect against obesity.
Vegetarian diets may play a beneficial role in promoting health and preventing obesity."
May 2012 USDA Report,
"When making food choices, consumers may need to consider the entire cost of their diets. Cheap food that provides few nutrients may actually be “expensive” for the consumer from a nutritional economy perspective, whereas a food with a higher retail price that provides large amounts of nutrients may actually be quite cheap.”
Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It's easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from.
I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it.
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.
Wow, wow, wow! I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying.
Oprah’s Blog, June 04, 2008
The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.
Greek philosopher, (circa 428-347 B.C.)