Here are a selection of quotes that we find both thought provoking and inspirational - we hope you find them as interesting as we do:

 

"I am a vegan for precisely the same set of reasons that I am not a cannibal."   Dan Cudahy


"One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them."   Martin Luther King Jr


"To argue that we humans are capable of complex multifarious thought and feeling, whereas the sheep's perception is probably limited by lowly sheepish perceptions, is no more to the point than if I were to slaughter and eat you on the grounds that I am a sophisticated personality able to enjoy Mozart, formal logic and cannibalism, whereas your imaginative world seems confined to True Romances and tinned spaghetti."   Brigid Brophy


"Veganism is not difficult. What is difficult is living with yourself knowing that you are participating in the exploitation of the innocent. What is difficult is maintaining the incredible denial required to justify non-veganism."   Gary L. Francione


"Not having known anything better does not alleviate the suffering of the animal. Its fundamental desires remain and it is the frustration of those desires that is a great part of its suffering. There are so many examples: the dairy cow who is never allowed to raise her young, the battery hen who can never walk or stretch her wings, the sow who can never build a nest or root for food in the forest litter, etc. Eventually we frustrate the animal's most fundamental desire of all - to live."   David Cowles-Hamar

 

"I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil."   Charles Mayo


"Do not let new welfarists [or anyone else] convince you that veganism is "hard" or that vegans think that they are "special". Veganism is increasingly easy in the 21st century. What's hard is being a nonhuman animal whose property status robs her of any meaningful moral consideration."   Roger Yates


"Usually, the first thing a country does in the course of economic development is to introduce a lot of livestock. Our data are showing that this is not a very smart move and the Chinese are listening. They are realizing that animal-based agriculture is not the way to go.... We are basically a vegetarian species and should be eating a wide variety of plant food and minimizing our intake of animal foods....In every respect, vegans appear to enjoy equal or better health in comparison to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.”   T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., of Cornell University, director of China Study