Quotes to remind me...
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body.
"All beings tremble before violence. All love life. All fear death. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?"
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different."
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein
You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
~George Bernard Shaw
Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count.
- Rue McClanahan
If any kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming they would never touch meat again.I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
- James Cromwell
Ham and Eggs: a days work for a chicken; a life time commitment for a pig.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
~ Thomas Merton
What if our religion was each other.
If our practice was our life.
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the earth
If forests were our church
If holy water-the rivers, lakes, and oceans.
What if meditation was our relationships.
If the Teacher was self-knowledge.
If love was the center of our being.”
- Ganga White
"... the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds."
— Michael Pollan