Quotes

“There is still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, if we take strong action now. 
Failing to curb the impact of climate change could damage the global economy on the scale of the Great Depression or the world wars by spawning environmental devastation that could cost 5 to 20 percent of the worlds annual gross domestic product.
The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change presents very serious global risks, and it demands an urgent global response.”

Lord Nicholas Stern

“Ultimately, if left unchecked, environmental degradation may threaten not only economic growth and stability but the very survival of humans on the planet.”

UN FAO

“The message is overwhelming both for public health and environmental reasons.  The more plants you can eat, and the less meat and dairy you can consume, the better.”

Prof Tim Lang, City University of London

“A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car.”

Joseph Poore, University of Oxford

“Today, we take to task any governmental body that doesn’t protect animals, and take legal action if necessary.”

Marianne Thieme

“A People that values privileges above principles, soon loses both.”

Eisenhower

“There comes a time one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“You need to do things other people don’t do to get the results other people don’t get.”

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, USA (vegan)

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”

Albert Schweitzer

“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”

Paul McCartney

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“My refusing to eat meat occasioned inconveniency, and I have been frequently chided for my singularity. But my light repast allows for greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.”

Benjamin Franklin

“There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher animals in their mental faculties.… The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”

Charles Darwin

“I have a dream. I dream that all the world will become peaceful. I dream that all the killing will stop. I dream that all the children will walk in peace and harmony. I dream that all the nations shake hands with each other, protect each other and help each other. I dream that our beautiful planet will not be destroyed. It takes billion, billion, trillions of years to produce this planet and it’s so beautiful, so wonderful. I dream that it will continue, but in peace, beauty and love.”

“We must shape our future on virtue and compassion. Then, all generations hereafter shall thrive and flourish.”

“The vegan diet itself is a spiritual movement because it is the single most effective way to expand our human compassion and noble quality, and loving quality. It can reverse the cycle of violence and bad karmic retribution: “As we sow, so shall we reap.” And it places us within a circle of love, protection and mercy from any negative happenings in the physical realm.”

Supreme Master Ching Hai

“Perpetrators and victims are known to exchange roles over and over again in countless subtle and obvious ways. The cycle of violence may span larger dimensions than we in our herding culture would like to admit, and there are many wisdom traditions that affirm that it does. Until we see from the highest level, we had best heed the counsel of every enlightened spiritual teacher from every time: be ye kind to one another.”

“The fat we carry around under our skin is mainly the fat of miserable and terrified animals—it’s not surprising we’re anxious to be rid of it! If we based our diet on the whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes for which we are designed, we would find the obesity problem in our culture evaporating, along with many other problems.”

“It is well known that animal foods are heavily contaminated with viruses and bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, E. coli, campylobacter, and streptococcus, which can be harmful if not fatal to people, especially given our already overworked immune systems. The urea in animal flesh also contains toxins. It has furthermore recently been shown that cooked animal flesh contains heterocyclic amines, which are carcinogenic chemicals that form during the cooking process.”

“Thus, by not cooking flesh enough, we may expose ourselves to salmonella, E. coli, and other pathogens, and by cooking it, we end up eating cancer-causing chemicals formed by heating the animal fat.”

Dr Will Tuttle

“If you actually want to create global pandemics, then build factory farms.”

Dr Michael Greger

Holy Bible – Genesis 1 : 28-31. The Message

“Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

Then God said, “I’ve given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth and every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food.

To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”

And there it was. God looked over everything he had made;  it was so good, so very good!

Moses

“Food justice is racial justice, and not until we address systemic racism will we be able to end factory farming. We simply can’t — we know that the structures that perpetuate factory farming are inextricably linked with those that perpetuate racist oppression and violence.” 

Farm Forward