The obligations of law and equity reach only to mankind; but kindness and beneficence should be extended to the creatures of every species and these will flow from the breast of a true man, as streams that issue from the living fountain.
Greek philosopher, (46-120 A.D.)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
"It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities."
Russel Trall, M.D.
They say that vegetable food is not sufficiently nutritious. But chemistry proves the contrary. So does physiology. So does experience.…And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind – the elephant and the rhinoceros.
Scott Jurek, Ultramarathon Runner
For me, it's about optimizing health. It's about lifestyle and longevity. Then you think about what vegetarian diets can do for the mass population, in terms of lower consumption of resources. When you look at the numbers, it's pretty staggering.
UltraRunning Magazine's North American Male Ultrarunner of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007, and placed second in 2006.
Sir Thomas More
The utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable.
Statesman and Author (1478-1535)
T. Colin Campbell
In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered. Quite simply, the more you substitute plant foods for animal foods, the healthier you are likely to be.
PhD, nutritional biochemist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Project Director on Nutrition, Health and Environment, 1983-1990
Terry Shintani, MD, JD, MPH
Using a balanced, plant-based diet, I have dramatically reduced risk factors for heart disease in countless patients.
Founder and President of the Hawaii Health Foundation. Author of the Eat More Weigh Less® Diet
Think.Shop.Buy.LocalRetail Merchants Association
Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ workers at decent wages and serve primarily local customers. It means becoming more self sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant companies and back into the community.
United Nations 2006 Report
Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.
Livestock’s Long Shadow –Environmental Issues and Options
First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals.