Animal Rights Matter

"[Animals] were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men." Alice Walker

"The time will come when people such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of people." Leonardo da Vinci

"The average meat eater is responsible for the deaths of some 2,400 animals during his or her lifetime. Animals raised for food endure great suffering in their housing, transport, feeding and slaughter." J Motavalli

"So You're an Environmentalist; Why Are You Still Eating Meat? 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, United Farm Workers

"I encourage the Tibetan people and all people to move toward a vegetarian diet that doesn't cause suffering." Dalai Lama

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mohandas Gandhi

"The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." World Watch

"Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein

"There is a direct relationship between eating meat and the environment." Andrea Gordon

"If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That's the single most important thing you could do." Paul McCartney