I have from an early age abjured the use of meat and the time will
come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now
look on the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for
survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
I am conscious that flesh eating is NOT in accordance with the
finer feelings and I abstain from it.
Albert Schweitzer, M.D.
I feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that
we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our
And there are the ideas of the future ... of freeing the slaves,
of giving equality to women, [and] of ceasing to use flesh food.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
Being vegan, for me, is about lessening suffering and working
for animal liberation as efficiently as possible. It has nothing to do
with personal purity or my ego. . . .If, by some bizarre twist, eating
a burger (or, better yet, a triple-cheese Uno's pizza :-) ) were to advance
animal liberation significantly, then I would do it.
I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian
diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people
open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of
Dean Ornish, M.D.
Thus, although we think we are one and we act as if we are one,
human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them,
they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol
and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural
William C. Roberts, M.D.,
Editor in Chief, American Journal of Cardiology
(editorial, October 1, 1990).