Awesome quotes about veganism

Just a few great quotes about veganism and compassion. Enjoy!

“Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan.”

“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”

“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable”

“Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”

If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.”

“Veganism is not a “sacrifice.” It is a joy.

“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.”

“No animals needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good.”

“Animals don’t have a voice, but I do. A loud one. A big fucking mouth. My voice is for them. And I’ll never shut up while they suffer.”

Every living creature on the earth is special. You want to be the one that puts an end to one of them?”

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”

Compassion is the basis of morality.”

“Natural isn’t the same as right. Normal isn’t the same as moral. Everyone deserves a say in what happens to the world.”

“If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.”

“It is not your right—based on your traditions, your customs and your habits—to deny animals their freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them. That’s not what rights are about. That’s injustice.”

“When you adopt a vegan diet we make a connection, you don’t go back, it is not a diet, it is a lifestyle.”

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?‘”

“Isn’t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife – birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes – by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion 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 cards praying for Peace on Earth.”

“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.”

“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.”

“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”

“People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing to 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”

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

“I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack.”

“Animals are here with us, not for us.”

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

“If your meals consistently revolve around corpse multiple times daily, you might become one sooner than you planned.”

“People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.”

“Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do.”

“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.”

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

“I didn’t change, I just woke up.”

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

“People may hate you for being different and not living by society’s standards but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same.”

“It’s pretty amazing to wake up every morning, knowing that every decision I make is to cause as little harm as possible. It’s a pretty fantastic way to live.”

“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.”

“Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal.”

“Nobody can possibly be so hungry that they need to take a life in order to feel satisfied – they don’t after all, take a human life, so why take the life of an animal? Both are conscious beings with the same determination to survive. It is habit, and laziness and nothing else.”

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Author: Marta Nepi

Vegan | Italy

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