Eating Animals Quotes by Bryan Fuller, Franz Kafka, K. D. Lang, Mark Bittman, Anthony Bourdain, H. G. Wells and many others.
It’s very interesting to blur the line between eating human beings and eating animals, because I do think people should think more about what they put in their bodies, whether it is nutritionally or philosophically.
Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.
We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner?’
I’ll never stop eating animals, I’m sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly
If I’m training I’m cutting weight for a competition. I’m hard. I’m pretty much eating animal protein and that’s it. No rice, no beans, certainly no sweets.
In all the round world there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
What people need to understand is, that if they are eating animals, they are promoting cruelty to animals.
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and 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.
It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion toward our fellow creatures.
Family is the most important thing in the world.
Honestly, I would eat cardboard rather than go back to eating animals.
While it is always possible to wake a person who’s sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own.
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
Ninety-nine percent of all land animals eaten or used to produce milk and eggs in the United States are factory farmed. So although there are important exceptions, to speak about eating animals today is to speak about factory farming.
Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends.
Animal agriculture makes a 40% greater contribution to global warming than all transportation in the world combined; it is the number one cause of climate change.
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
Aspects that we consider normal today could very well be repugnant in the future – eating animals, for one thing, or abundant choice, or invasive surgery. I was simply trying to demonstrate that what is acceptable today may not be acceptable forever, and vice-versa.
To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save.
The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.
We have to realize that treating animals well is in our best interests, too. Cruelty is indivisible; when you are cruel to an animal, you are training yourself to be cruel to people, too (and vice versa).
We don’t need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.
I’m always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I’m probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment.
A human can be healthy without killing animals for food.
If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.
If we are not given the option to live without violence, we are given the choice to center our meals around harvest or slaughter, husbandry or war. We have chosen slaughter. We have chosen war. That’s the truest version of our story of eating animals. Can we tell a new story?
I also became a vegetarian when I was 14 because I realized eating animals was cruel.
Eating animals is not our God-given right, but being kind to them is.