|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
15th World Vegetarian Congress 1957
Injure no living thing befriend all;
That Lord (Kesava) is pleasedl O King, with him who neither ill-treats nor kills any living creature, man or beast. - Vishnu Purana
For now I know, by what within me stirs,
The man who forsakes not the law and eats no flesh meat shall attain good-will in this world and shall not be afflicted with maladies. - Manu Dharma Sastra, Chapter V, Verse 50
There is no turpitude in lawfully tasting meat or drinking fermented liquor but an abstinence from them produces a signal compensation. - Manu Dharma Sastra, Chapter V, Verse 56
I saw deep down in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me. I saw where it was born, deep down under feathers and fur, or condemned for a while to four-footed among the brambles. I caught the clinging, mute glances of the prisoners and swore I would be faithful - Edward Carpenter
The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could hare been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The question is not "Can they REASON, nor can they TALK, but can they SUFFER? - Jeremy Bentham
CEASE YE, O CEASE YE !
VEGETARIANISM - THE GREAT LEVELLER
As soon as one sees the truth contained in vegetarianism
and continues to eat meat he is no more innocent and ignorant of his
mistake. He is guilty of a crime. -
To eat meat is surely barbarone and vegetable food is certainly purer - Who can deny that? - SWAMI VIVBKANANDA.
You have to change men physically before you can change them intellectually - Robert G. lngersoll
Cruelty to animals is not only a stupid act but it is an insult to God. - Thomas Newton.
Be very tender to little children ; more tender still to those who err. .....and even yet more tender to our younger brothers, the animals. - source not given
"There is no sin but cruelty "