Vegan Quotes



List of vegan quotes and vegetarian quotes by famous people and people who campaign for animals and health. All vegan/vegetarian quotes are listed by category.

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Environmental

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Plant Based Diet

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World Hunger


ANIMALS:

Vegetarianism can easily reach religious proportions. Refraining from meat on moral grounds serves to dignify feelings of guilt toward sad-eyed, furry creatures and substitutes righteousness for squeamishness.

~ Bill Griffith, cartoonist

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.

~ Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

I just could not stand the idea of eating meat - I really do think that it has made me calmer. People's general awareness is getting much better, even down to buying a pint of milk: the fact that the calves are actually killed so that the milk doesn't go to them but to us cannot really be right, and if you have seen a cow in a state of extreme distress because it cannot understand why its calf isn't by, it can make you think a lot.

~ Kate Bush, singer

I eat everything that nature voluntarily gives: fruits, vegetables, and the products of plants. But I ask you to spare me what animals are forced to surrender: meat, milk, and cheese.

~ Author Unknown

When people ask me why I don't eat meat or any other animal products, I say, "Because they're unhealthy, and they're the product of a violent and inhumane industry. Chickens, cows and pigs in factory farms spend their whole lives in filthy, cramped conditions only to die a prolonged and painful death. Their bodies are then turned into food products proven to contribute to heart disease and cancer. To eat that is to eat poison".

~ Casey Affleck, actor

Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.

~ Daniel Johns, musician

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

~ Isaac Bashevis, singer

Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human-like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family.

~ Berke Breathed, cartoonist, author and illustrator

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.

~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright

Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends.

~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright

If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth -- beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals -- would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?

~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright

How can you eat anything with eyes?

~ Will Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Company

Heart attacks... God's revenge for eating his little animal friends.

~ Author Unknown

We all love animals. Why do we call some "pets" and others "dinner?"

~ KD Lang, singer

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, actor

People think of animals as if they were vegetables, and that is not right. We have to change the way people think about animals. I encourage the Tibetan people and all people to move toward a vegetarian diet that doesn't cause suffering.

~ The Dalai Lama, Buddhist leader

The utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable.

~ Sir Thomas More, lawyer, statesman and author

People are the only animals that drink the milk of the mother of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow.

~ Michael Klaper, M.D., author

Auschwitz happens when people look at a slaughterhouse and think they are only animals

~ Theodore Adorno, sociologist and philosopher

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.

~ Ruth Harrison, author

Life is life whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.

~ Sri Aurobindo, Indian nationalist and philosopher

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

~ Leo Tolstoy, author

I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.

~ Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist

We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.

~ Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist

We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them -- exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food.

~ Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist

To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.

~ Romain Rolland, dramatist and novelist

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

~ Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President

(Eating meat) is really on the same moral level as child abuse. It's the same thing. Animals are like children, they look to us for protection. We should protect them. I really feel quite smug about mad cow disease and foot and mouth and so forth, and I just think 'Well, what do you expect? People have been saying it for years.'

~ Morrissey, singer

I think animals need all the help they can get, because they have none. They have no rights. They have no protection. And so I think animals need help. And I think animals look to humans for protection, and of course humans lead them into slaughterhouses, which to me is just like an image of leading children into a slaughterhouse. There's no difference. That level of trust and… But it's a very cruel world.

~ Morrissey, singer

I can smell burning flesh and I hope to God it's human.

~ Morrissey, singer

Would you kill your pet dog or cat to eat it? How about an animal you're not emotionally attached to? Is the thought of slaughtering a cow or chicken or pig with your own hands too much to handle? Instead, would hiring a hit-man to do the job give you enough distance from the emotional discomfort? What animal did you put a contract out on for your supper last night? Did you at least make sure that none went to waste and to take a moment to be grateful for its sacrifice?

~ Anonymous

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer, novelist

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

~ James A. Froude, historian and novelist

Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect, human kind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

~ Milan Kundera, writer

A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being, while an act of cruelty to an animal is a bad as an act of cruelty to a human being.

~ Prophet Mohammed

Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight. …Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.

~ Rev. Andrew Linzey

People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It’s ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory.

~ Richard Gere, actor

As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.

~ Richard Gere, actor

Thousands of animals (now billions) are butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. It cries vengeance upon all the human race.

~ Romain Rolland, dramatist and novelist

How can you say you're trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?

~ Oprah Winfrey, chat show host

We do not know how animals experience the world, but doctors once assumed new-born babies could not feel pain; that is an awful warning. It seems ethical to assume sentience, and extend rights rather than limit them. Above all, scientists who are atheists need to be morally more rigorous than those who believe animals were created for our use and exploitation. Maybe though, even in 50 years, we will still be experimenting on rats. There are limits to empathy, which is why rights need to be enshrined in law; rats cannot wear this little monkey's human expression.

~ Hilary Mantel, journalist



CHRISTMAS/RELIGIOUS:

"Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year sends out a card praying for 'Peace on Earth.'"

- C. David Coats

Screams of the animals drown out all the christmas carols and songs for me!

Ann Parkes

Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight. …Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God’s absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.

~ Rev. Andrew Linzey



Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.

~ Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, and physician



ENVIRONMENTAL:

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world's resources. A vegetarian diet is better.

~ Nicholas Stern, economist

To consider yourself an environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity.

~ Howard Lyman, former farmer and author

Just how destructive does a culinary preference have to be before we decide to eat something else? If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be? If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough, what is? And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience, to say not now, then when?

~ Jonathan Safran Foer, author

The world's environment can no longer handle beef.

~ Jeremy Rifkin, economist and writer

I think if everyone chilled out on eating animals and the way they treat them it would help global warming, people would be incredibly healthy.

~ Constance Marie. actress

You make so much more of a green statement with our fork than what you drive.

~ Carol Leifer, comedian, writer and producer



"It's not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere."

~ James Cameron, film producer

"You can't be an environmentalist, you can't be an ocean steward, without truly walking the walk". "And you can't walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet."

~ James Cameron, film producer

GENERAL:

Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.

~ Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, and physician

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of "real food for real people" you'd better live real close to a real good hospital.

~ Neal Barnard, physician

We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.

~ James Cromwell, actor

If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch.

~ KD Lang, singer

My situation is a solemn one. Life is offered to me on condition of eating beefsteaks. But death is better than cannibalism. My will contains directions for my funeral, which will be followed not by mourning coaches, but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarfs in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.

~ George Bernard Shaw, playwright

If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life. Don't eat meat.

~ Kim Basinger, actress

Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others.

~ Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist

Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people.

~ Cesar Chavez, farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! 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, architect and scientist

It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist and poet

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher

My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.

~ Benjamin Franklin, polymath and politician

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.

~ Benjamin Franklin, polymath and politician

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

~ Benjamin Franklin, polymath and politician

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it.

~ Mahatma Gandhi, spiritual leader

Intellectually, human beings and animals may be different, but it's pretty obvious that animals have a rich emotional life and that they feel joy and pain. It's easy to forget the connection between a hamburger and the cow it came from. But I forced myself to acknowledge the fact that every time I ate a hamburger, a cow had ceased to breathe and moo and walk around.

~ Moby, singer

There are viable (and usually better) alternatives to the use of animals for food, sport, clothing, & experimentation. I beg you to discontinue any actions that might cause or condone animal torture, abuse, or destruction.

~ Moby, singer

If you don't want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured then you shouldn't condone such behavior towards anyone, be they human or not.

~ Moby, singer

As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

~ Pythagoras, Greek philosopher

Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother.

~ Morrissey, singer

All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? ~ Buddha, spiritual teacher

It is imperative to educate people that there is no moral difference between meat and dairy. There is as much suffering in a glass of milk than in a pound of steak. Indeed, given that animals exploited for dairy live longer, are treated worse, and end up in the same slaughterhouse as do "meat" animals, we can say with some confidence that there is probably more suffering involved in dairy products.

~ Gary L. Francione, professor of law and author

It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed. It was once considered foolish to suppose that black men were really human beings and ought to be treated as such. What was once foolish has now become a recognized truth. Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life.

~ Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician

The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies.

~ Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician

I sometimes think, would I drink the milk from the breast of a woman I don't know? No. So I think, why would I drink it from a cow.

~ Devon Aoki, model and actress

If you think humans are meat-eaters then try eating the animal raw like every other meat-eater on the planet. If something is not palatable in its raw state then you probably shouldn't be eating it.

~ David Wolfe, author

PLANT BASED DIET:

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth.

~ Bernie Wilke, quoted in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook

It was after my accident in 1993, when I lost my leg. Recurring infections in the leg bone meant they kept chopping more of it off and I was getting worried they’d take the knee – it’s much harder to walk without the knee. Then a friend said to try Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida. I was sceptical, because I was a carnivore, but I went and on their plant-based diet my leg healed. I became a convert because of health reasons, nothing to do with animals, or the environment, that came later.

~ Heather Mills, charity campaigner

VEGAN:

I believe that a vegan diet causes less suffering than a diet centered around animal products. Animals are sentient creatures with their own wills, and it seems wrong to force our will onto another creature just because we're able to.

~ Moby, singer

Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.

~ Daniel Johns, musician

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals.

~ Alexandra Paul, actress

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom.

~ Uri Geller, paranormalist

My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid - milk.

~ Rynn Berry, writer and author

I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.

~ Rai Aren, author

Without pushing an agenda (okay, maybe I've pushed a bit), I've spread a little veganism wherever I've gone. I've become friends with chefs at the meatiest restaurants you can imagine, and shown them a few things that opened their minds (and their menus) to vegan options. It's easy to be convincing when the food is delicious. It doesn't feel like a sacrifice--it feels like a step up.

~ Tal Ronnen, author

Veganism denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude - as far as is possible and practical - all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment.

Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society

It’s so easy to eat vegan – you just need to try it. People say it’s more expensive than eating meat, and I’ll agree. But then I’ll ask, do you drink? Do you smoke? And they’ll say yeah. Well, you can afford to buy healthier food. You wouldn’t stick diesel in an unleaded engine, so think more about what you’re putting in your body.

~ Heather Mills, charity campaigner

My daughter Beatrice has been vegan her entire life and she’s tall and fit and healthy and incredible. When her school friends come round, I do sweet potato fries and meatless burgers and hot dogs and the kids love it – they can’t tell the difference. I also always take a vegan cake along to parties, as it's free from junk and everyone can eat it.

~ Heather Mills, charity campaigner

Even if you just change one dinner a week to vegan, you’re making a difference to your health, animals and the planet. Just replace dairy with rice or oat milk (or even vegan soya cream), swap your meat for meatless meats and make your dinner as usual. It’s easy.

~ Heather Mills, charity campaigner

"When I saw his age was 70, I almost c**pped myself. I would go, 'Jesus, Beau... What's your secret?' And he goes, 'I've been a vegan for 12 years.' I was like, 'Damn, I need to think about this.' And then I saw (film) Forks Over Knives... and I was, like, 'I'm in'. I've been a vegan since January (2012)."

~ Dax Shepard, Hollywood actor



VEGETARIAN:

To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.

~ Buddha, spiritual teacher

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, physicist and philosopher

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

~ Albert Einstein, physicist and philosopher

A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children.

~ David Brenner, comedian, author and actor

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

~ Paul McCartney, singer

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.

~ Robert Louis Stevenson, author

If there would come a voice from God saying, 'I'm against vegetarianism!' I would say, 'Well, I am for it!' This is how strongly I feel in this regard."

~ Isaac Bashevis, singer

I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb.

~ Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals.

~ Colman McCarthy, journalist, teacher and lecturer

I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian.

~ Erykah Badu, recording artist, record producer and actress

I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people.

~ Morarji Desai, former Prime Minister of India

The vegetarian movement is an ancient movement and is not quite a modern one.

~ Morarji Desai, former Prime Minister of India

One of the most powerful ways to make a difference is to become a vegetarian, which helps save animals, helps the ecology of the planet and can improve your health.

~ Robert Alan, writer

Some people are still going to want to eat meat. We do agree though that vegetarianism is a healthier diet.

~ David Stroud (of the American Meat Institute)

To be a vegetarian is to disagree...to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste and, wars. We must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer, author



WORLD HUNGER:

The American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry. A diet higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other meat is not just healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry.

~ Dr.Walden Bello

Did you know that when you eat a healthier diet, consider more vegetarian options, and don't waste food, you're helping end world hunger.

~ Robert Alan, writer

Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.

~ John Denver, singer

About 2,000 pounds of grains must be supplied to livestock in order to produce enough meat and other livestock products to support a person for a year, whereas 400 pounds of grain eaten directly will support a person for a year. Thus, a given quantity of grain eaten directly will feed 5 times as many people as it will if it is eaten indirectly by humans in the form of livestock products.

~ M.E. Ensminger, PH.D.

It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people eat more plant foods and fewer animal products. To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.

~ John Robbins, author

The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock–food for the well off–while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation.

~ Dr.Walden Bello, author, academic, and political analyst

The American fast food diet and the meat eating habits of the wealthy around the world support a world food system that diverts food resources from the hungry.A diet higher in whole grains and legumes and lower in beef and other meat is not just healthier for ourselves but also contributes to changing the world system that feeds some people and leaves others hungry.

~ Dr.Walden Bello, author, academic, and political analyst


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