Emotional reasons for not eating meat
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
A vegetarian is anybody who will not eat anything that can have children.
Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown
Animals are my friends …
and I don’t eat my friends.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
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?
How can you eat anything with eyes?
Vegetarian: a person who eats only side dishes.
Ham and Eggs: a days work for a chicken; a life time commitment for a pig.
People are more violently opposed to fur than to leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
I will not eat anything that walks, runs, skips, hops or crawls. God knows that I’ve crawled on occasion, and I’m glad that no one ate me.
The time will come when men will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Paul and Linda McCartney
Image above By Peggy Greb, USDA ARS – This image was released to the public domain by the Agricultural Research Service, the research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, with the ID K9093-1