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Genesis l:29 Behold I have given you herbyielding seed. To you it shall be for meat. http://www.all-creatures.org

Quran: There is no beast on earth nor bird which flieth..but the same is a people like unto you. All God’s creatures are God’s family. http://sss.vn.ua/sb_mm.htm

Matthew 21: 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves

Buddha: To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana. http://www.plumvillage.org

Bhagavad Gita: One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures. (Sanskrit word ahimsa means nonharm to all life)

Isaiah: He that slayeth an ox is as he that killeth a human.
http://www.christianveg.com http://www.jesusveg.com

Mahavira, founder of the Jain religion: May all that have life be delivered from suffering.

Siuh, Malaysian woman lab technician: If I follow Kwon Yin (Chinese Divine Mother Deity of Mercy) I guess I should become vegetarian.

Upton Sinclair in The Jungle (written after his investigation of Hormel in Austin Minnesota): The shriek was followed by another, louder and yet more agonizing..for once started upon that journey, the hog never came back. One by one the men hooked up the hogs and slit their throats. There was a line of hogs with squeals and lifeblood ebbing away.. until at last each vanished into a huge vat of boiling water (some still alive). The hogs were so innocent. They came so very trustingly. They were so very human in their protests. They had done nothing to deserve it.

Mark Braunstein: When one eats cow’s tongue, who is tasting whom? (He is author of “Radical Vegetarianism”)

Oprah Winfrey, being sued by Amarillo cattle ranchers for saying: “I’m stopped. I’ll never eat another burger”. (paraphrased)

Harriet Beecher Stowe: We should remember in our dealings with animals that they are a sacred trust to us from our heavenly Father. They are dumb and cannot speak for themselves.

Ralph Nader on ABC re the 13 states with veggie libel laws (such as Texas Cattlemen’s Beef Assn tried unsuccessfully twice to use against Oprah): These laws are designed to chill free speech.
http://www.citizenworks.org
http://groups.msn.co…dchicken/3.msnw

Howard Lyman, former cattle rancher: (paraphrased from his appearances on more than l show) 100,000 cows in the U.S. are alive at night and dead in the morning. These cows on the ground are ground into feed, making their fellows not only carnivores but cannibals. Europe after Mad Cows’ Disease has banned this practice. The U.S has not yet.
http://www.madcowboy.com

Shakespeare:
Ladies lips, who strait on kisses dreame, which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues, because their breath with Sweet meats tainted are.
(Romeo and Juliet)

Shakespeare:
He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks
it doth harm to his wit.
(Twelfth Night)

Leonardo Da Vinci: One day the world will look upon research upon animals as it now looks upon research on human beings.
http://spot.acorn.net/fruitarian (DaVinci a fruitarian)

Lester Brown World Watch Inst. annual State of the World: Since 1950 demand for lumber (trees) has doubled. Fossil fuel consumption has quadrupled. China’s desire for grain-fed beef.. (adds even more pressure)

Jan Yager: Once I was fishing and caught the hook in the fish’s eye. That was the last time I ate a killed creature (paraphrased). http://www.janyager.com

Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence): 1906 “nothing had to be killed to feed us”, A PBS bio says Lawrence of Arabia
was a staunch vegetarian.
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Morton Downey: Oprah has power because Oprah is believable. People do not believe the beef industry. Shouldn’t we be concerned about the first amendment rather than protecting powerful agribusiness?

Mayor Koch, now Judge Koch: Tree killing is arborcide.

Mrs. Greenthumb: Plant in the city.

If China were to double its egg production the grain of 15 developing nations would be required

Jeremy Ri**in of Beyond Beef: paraphrased: The world’s environment can no longer handle beef.

KCBS helicopter pilot: The physical fitness man (paid by the meat lobby) would supposedly swim miles with a boat rope in his teeth.. jump out of the water in San Francisco and say “I owe it all to red meat”. But I saw that he did not put the rope in his mouth until he was in sight of the shore. (but that
man has been making constant
amends by promoting juices only
in infomercials.)

John Denver: on the Larry King Show (paraphrased): Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them. the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.

Jim R: Hunters are to the arms industry what smokers are to the tobacco industry. Smokers get a nicotine rush. Hunters get an adrenalin rush from killing a living being. (This does not include those hunters who kill only to feed their families or themselves.)

Ali MacGraw: Cruelty to animals can become violence to humans. (HSUS psa)

Maynard Clark (info@vegetarian.org): Irradiation does not protect consumers from contaminated meat. It kills only selected pathogens. ..It does nothing to hardy pathogens such as the hepatitis virus or to those inside a large slab of meat or to those added during subsequent processing.

Fox News Jan 15th Kathy Wolff: A Univ of NC study linked hot dogs to childhood leukemia.

Buddhist phrenologist in an unsolicited reading of writer: Your short ear lobes indicate many lives as a carnivore.

Catherine Crier, former Texas prosecutor quoting Robin Williams: Hitchcock said he viewed actors as cattle.. but some were free range.

Pat Robertson who has quoted Isaiah 65 on 700 Club: Mercy trumps justice. (CBN no longer takes animal flesh ads)

Dennis Weaver: 40 years ago on the set of Gunsmoke I read the book The Holy Science. Since then I have not eaten meat.

Semantha Eggar: paraphrased: Dr. Dolittle is a reluctant but dedicated vegetarian. Being around all the animals in the film made me one too.

Governor Jerry Brown of California, son of a former governor of California: Check out my web site, wtp.org, to see what fast food did to 2 people in England. (C Span: Dec 22nd) (or check http://www.McSpotlight.com)

Cleveland Amory on NPR Dec 4th: The National Park Service shot a mule in the face. He survived but had trouble swallowing and often food came out of his nose.

Pope John Paul II:
Animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren.”

Steven Spielberg screenwriter Koepp: Humans are the only hunters who kill when not hungry.
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Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet re zoo animals: Those who are used to a cage will weep for a cage.

Prince Philip to McDonald’s of Canada: So you are the people tearing down the Brazilian rainforest and breeding cattle. (according to a letter by the head of McKey’s, McDonald’s beef suppliers, about a 1983 cocktail party which the Prince attended) (not an endorsement
of foxhunting)

Mrs. Booth and General Bramwell Booth of the Salvation Army (daughter in law and son of the founder of the SA): The awful cruelty and terror to which tens of thousands of animals killed for human food are subjected in traveling long distances by ship and rail and road to the slaughterhouses of the world.. God disapproves of all cruelty.. whether to man or beast. The occupation of slaughtering animals is brutalising to those who are required to do the work…. I believe this matter is well worthy of the serious consideration of Christian leaders.

Beastmaster to cobra: I mean you no harm.
Sun Bear and Jaya Bear: All creation has the same right to life.

Lesley Stahl of CBS: Charlie didn’t want to give up meat and smoking. Now he’s gone. (re the much missed Charles Kuralt)

Pat Leigh: I would not want to get to know a pig very well if I intended to eat him.

Joni Mitchell: They pave paradise and put in a parking lot.

Dan Ryan, Youngstown talk show host: Why not just put sterilization hormones in the deer food rather than killing them?

The following passed on by Aaron Sarghi and his mother: George Carlin: If a lobster didn’t look like a scifi monster, people would be less able to drop him alive into boiling water.

Leo Tolstoy: A human can 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.
Diane Rehm, First Lady of Broadcasting: The USDA recommendation of 2 servings of meat per day seems like too much.

Benjamin Franklin: The eagle does not make his living honestly. It would be better to have something else as the national symbol.

Jan 26, 1874 letter Joan Baez singing Dona Dona: On a wagon bound for market lay a cow with 2 mournful eyes… lay a cow with 2 mournful eyes. (If one passes slaughterhouse trucks on Rt 80 bound for Manhattan or the slaughterhouses of S Phily, in winter, with the freezing wind from mountain passes ripping through the slats, one sees their noses pressed to the bars, and their sad and frightened eyes.)

E Thomas re Thich Nhat Hanh: Harm no person, animal, plant or mineral.
James Coburn’s friends: He is a Buddhist and will not harm even a fly.

Shik Po Chih: Whenever we cause suffering or death to any other being, we cause suffering to the Great Life Force.

Julia Child: (Nov 27, 1997) Today I am the vegetable walla and have brought potatoes. (Craig Claiborne brought pumpkin soup).

Phil Donahue (whose wife Marlo Thomas is a vegetarian) to a vegetarian guest, a coffee drinker nervous because on tv, who still had a 64 beats per minute heart beat to his 76: “Will you remember me when I’m gone?”

Jack Kemp: joking with Jewish supporters at the New Orleans 1988 convention: I played football.. my football was kosher.. no pigskin.

SS: Sometimes children’s cries in the library disturb concentration. This one’s pierced the heart… it was so full of powerlessness, injustice, pain and confinement.

H.G. Wells (from Utopia): In all the round world there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.

Diana, Princess of Wales: I decline to go fox hunting (nor did she want her sons William and Harry to be involved in hunting).
Albert Einstein.. took a tiny bite of meat once a year on a Jewish holiday to mollify his wife.

Re the Roshi: (If he were a Buddhist who believed he’d eaten thousands of mammals in past lives.. none of that has import. Only today. Only now)

A&E documentary of the Odessa navy mutiny which was a factor in the Russian revolution: Sailors refusing to eat meat filled with maggots were threatened with the firing squad. This sparked the mutiny.

Dick Gregory: Martin Luther King taught us all nonviolence. I was told to extend nonviolence to the mother and her calf.
Syndee Brinkman: I went snorkeling and noticed how gently the fish welcomed us into their world.. as compared to the violence with which we welcomed them into ours. I became a vegetarian.
http://www.dickgregory.com

Robert F. Kennedy Jr: GE is the biggest polluter of the Hudson.. years ago they killed all the fish dumping millions of lbs. of pcb’s into our waterways. Now let’s make them pay for the cleanup. (NPR Oct 22 97) http://www.keepers.org

Jane Snow, food editor of the Beacon Journal: Items containing raw or uncooked egg should be avoided so as not to contact a certain strain of salmonella (It used to be thought that only broken eggs could transmit salmonella … now it is known that the mother passes salmonella through the egg.) (There is more incidence of food poisoning from eggs than from meat, fish, or milk.)

Walt Disney: (paraphrased) When I was poor living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice who scampered over my desk. That is how Mickey and Minnie were born. (Walt would not like animals advertised on his network as hamburgers)

Bill Hall, WNIR Radio: Meat has nitrosamines (carcinogenic) (formed by sodium nitrate food agents interating with animal amino acids in the stomach) (Sat. Aug 30 97)

Mary Lu Henner, herself a vegetarian because of Danny DeVito’s example, star of Taxi, asked by Larry King.. “Is that true… that Danny DeVito won’t harm cockroaches on the set of Taxi?” replied “No Larry and he doesn’t eat them either”.

Buddha: May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
http://www.plumvillage.org

Winston Churchill: Please put the ladybug outside without harming her. (to his butler)
(Churchill was responsible for bombing to death 9000 Iraqis
in 1920 and for burning and bombing to death
hundreds of thousands of civilians in German cities in WW2)

Oscar Wilde about foxhunting: The unspeakable in full pursuit of the inedible.

Mayor White of Cleveland: I have no intention of eating a fish from the East River. They’re not safe to eat.

A Society of Three Legged Animals: for those who love meat but don’t want to kill.

Wayne Dyer per John J Price: God brings millions of flowers to bloom without force.

Suzanne Hamlin, food writer for the New York Times: Leftover eggs are a potential cause of food poisoning.

Alex Hershaft, concentration camp survivor and coordinator of The Great American Meatout 1 800 Meatout: The last thing my father told me before he was taken to his death… was to love all creation.

Enriqueta Barrera, an associate professor of geology at the Univ. of Akron: The deer study data is incomplete and should not be used to justify killing the deer. (Sara Debanne, assoc. professor at CWRU agrees.)

Issac Bashevis Singer (Nobel Prize winner in literature): Every body resisted (the slaughterer) in its own fashion, tried to escape and seemed to argue with the Creator to its last breath.
SS: May those who oppose capital punishment for humans extend that protection to animals as well. May those who oppose germ and other biological warfare work to end the unconscious biological warfare unwittingly waged on those who eat animal products. Those who are prolife would logically become vegetarian. Those who are prochoice would not want to impose their wills upon the body of a cow, sheep or pig.

Herb Newman, husband of Atty Diane Newman: We are instructed by the Torah to feed our animals before we feed ourselves.
Secretary Pena of the U.S. Dept. of Energy: Many trees planted around a home reduce the need for air conditioning (and are better winter insulation). (Jim Bohannon Show Mutual Network Oct 27, 97)

Charismatic comedian Bob Cummings about his great energy level as a senior: I never eat anything white.. no white sugar, salt, bread, flour, milk, eggs.

Frank Purdu of Purdu’s Chicken (factory farmer): When I was 6 my father killed my pet chicken. (That changed his life.)

J Aislin (who takes care of stray people and animals in Washington): I dreamt that spiders were weaving messages of love to us.

What is a fishing trawler? a mobile
slaughterhouse on which millions
of innocents are suffocated to death
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Annie Besant, around a century ago: In a 50 mile radius around Chicago one can see the red aura of pain, agony, teerror, anger from all the animals being butchered there. (May the Cubs and White Sox break the 80 odd years of drought by working for change.)

Scott Bauer Associated Press: So a hamburger can kill you. So what?

Burgess Meredith, who left for God on Sept 9th of this year: It’s been dead a while and I don’t want to eat it (From the movie “Full Moon in Blue Water”)

Women’s Studies head at Skidmore College near Albany and writer of a book which seeks to justify hunting: Wheverer a deer falls to his death is holy ground.

Constantina Salamone: To say food for humans and feed for animals is one of thousands of examples of human chauvinism in our vocabulary.

When Clint Eastwood was making Westerns, he worked hard to end the trip wiring of horses (invisible wires stretched across the road to make it appear a horse fell in battle etc.) These tripwires often broke horses’ legs. As mayor of Carmel he promoted pure food.

Vincent Van Gogh: in a letter to his brother Theodore wrote: Since visiting the abbatoirs of S. France I have stopped eating meat.
Romain Rolland: Thousands of animals (now billions) are butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. It cries vengeance upon all the human race.

Brooke Medicine Wheel: We don’t notice the harm right away in cutting down a tree.

Benjamin Franklin (who was a vegetarian most of his life until as an elder statesman he traveled to Paris): Venison and venery defeated me.

Geoffrey Rudd, anthropologist: Cows when not bred for passivity so that they will go meekly to slaughter.. revert to their acute intelligence, and can live easily in the wild.

Sai Baba: A person who loves is a theist, whether he goes to a temple or church or not. You have to proceed from the known to the unknown. Then the love expands in ever widening circles until it covers all nature, until even plucking a leaf from a tree affects you so painfully that you dare not injure it.
Dr. Edward Martin, head of Dept. of Defense Health: More and more we realize that vegetarian diet is a good idea (NPR Oct 27)

Colman McCarthy, former Trappist, peace studies activist and columnist for the Washington Post quoting historian Will Durant: Caesar’s armies marched on vegetarian foods.

Time Magazine August 97: Methionine in meat becomes homocysteine. High homecysteine levels quadruple the chance of heart attack. (A Finnish hospital study)

Dept. of Defense Health Director Dr. Edward Martin, MD: The transfatty acids (found in animal products and cooked oils) are a factor in breast cancer. (National Public Radio and CNN Nov 1st)

Charles Darwin: The most energetic workers I have encountered in my world travels are the vegetarian miners of Chile.

Tom Brazaitis, Washington bureau chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer: There is massive environmental disruption underway in the Buckeye state.

K Redder: My husband has a cholesterol problem, so for Thanksgiving I gave him a virtual turkey. (a turkey portrait)

Kilmer McCully, former Harvard researcher, subject of a NY Times Mag. Aug 10, 1997 article for his groundbreaking research: Arteriosclerosis can be considered a disease of protein intoxication.

Joe Finan (Nov 9, 97 in the context that nearly all religion’s scriptures promote vegetarian diet): If one talks the talk he should walk the walk.

Marlo J: When I was little I shot a squirrel with my beebee gun. As I watched him die I felt bad about what I’d done.

Michael Fox, DVM of the Humane Soc. of the US: Animals arrive at the slaughterhouse, many, in a 4D state (dead, diseased, dying, debilitated.) (These animals sometimes go into the pet food tankers).

Aviva Cantor writing in MS Magazine in 1983: It is a surprisingly close progression from hunting animals to hunting and torturing people.. catching and lynching blacks or smoking out Jews during the Holocaust.

Dalya Massachi writing for the Columbus Dispatch: Karma means.. what goes around comes around.
Vathsala: I’m a vegetarian. I eat peace.

Ingrid Newkirk, cofounder of PETA: They are fishes, not fish. (The word fish objectifies these creatures who are often suffocated to death.)

Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s to Paul Obis, founder of Vegetarian Times: I have 40 cows.. they’re not for meat. I can see you believe in what you’re doing.. it’s important to strongly believe in what you’re doing. I think you’ll do alright.

Art Margolis: With each egg we eat (since possibly 90% of all eggs come from factory farms) we imprison a chicken 25 to 32 hours in a cage.

John F. Seiberling, whose legislation created the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area: (at a Colman McCarthy speech): I don’t eat mammals. I don’t eat birds.(Rep. Seiberling was one of many 1976 co-sponsors of a Congressional vegetarian dinner.)

Ernest Crosby: We are humans who see clearly the barbarity of all ages except our own.

Vic Sussman, former Washington Post columnist and Internet Director for American On Line, author of The Vegetarian Alternative: “I love to shell English peas tdo a Grade B movie”

Lao Tsu: Those who embody the Tao embrace all things.
James Marcus: I have an animal friendly Bible (no leather)

* Hot dogs are made of chicken’s lips and fish feet (as well as snouts and intestinal linings)

Rabbi Noach Valley: My father with a stroke of his doodling pen bestowed noble lineage, complete with coats of arms, on the mongrels he adopted. (despite the fact their parents mated without benefit of a shadchan {matchmaker})

Schopenhauer: I know of no more beautiful prayer than that which the Hindus of old used in closing: May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
Richard Ryder: I do not believe that any of the suffering I have caused to laboratory animals has helped humanity in the slightest.

Former Pittsburgh Steeler and NY Giant football Player Glenn Scolnick: We should live in harmony with Earth not conquer it.. or the animals. The other members of the National Football League say I’m in the minority.. but they are. A majority of the world is vegetarian.

Nat Hentoff of the Village Voice about Cardinal Bernardin’s philosophy: There is a seamless web to life.. all life is sacred..

David Stroud of the American Meat Institute in a debate in Detroit: Some people are still going to want to eat meat.. we do agree though that vegetarianism is a healthier diet.

Pegeen Fitzgerald of WOR TV and Radio in NY: For many years the media have been afraid of the Goliath power of the meat industry. (But David is coming!)

Greenpeace Global Warming Coordinator: These rightwing thinktanks (such as Heritage, Cato, Rutherford) I like to call skeptic tanks.

Elizabeth Dole’s first case as a lawyer involved defending the rights of a lion at the Washiongton Zoo and many Republicans in Washington secretly fund animal rights efforts.

Fruitarian Network: The equation 8:4::4:2.. or eight is to four as four is to two.. as we would have God be with us.. we shall be to the smaller, the weaker.
Victoria Moran: Gandhi was a David with no material weapon.. not even a slingshot.

Paul Obis, founder in his early 20’s of Vegetarian Times, which now has a subscription of 350,000: Everything is sacred, even meat.

FN: There are vibrations to every food. Meat is the densest, the most gross, the slowest, then dairy, then vegetables. Fruit vibrates closest to pure light.

Gina Jones of the API: Mother Earth does not read government documents.

Larry L. Miller: Do not judge the uninitiated (who have not yet universal compassion).

John Joseph Price: I am a baker and a candlestick maker, but have no desire for butchering.

Isaiah 65: The wolf shall lie down with the lamb. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord.

Jesus: Feed The Hungry. (In a world of 5 to 6 billion people drought, famine, and flood are prevented by fruit tree groves.)

Cleveland Amory, Crimson editor, Parade columnist:If I’m lucky enough to get to heaven I might find that God is a beaver or a burro. What a sad world it would be if only the two-legged were here. We have established a Let’s Hunt The Hunters Club.. and we have certain rules: a. we’re only doing it for their good.. to cull the herd b. we don’t interfere with their mating season in parked cars c. we don’t encourage anyone to mount a hunter on the hood d. in wall mounting you may include the cap and the jacket.
(Amory worked to end the continuing vivisection at Harvard)


Nature can be modified by nurture; Dogs too can cease to relish meat when they are trained to relish only vegetarian food. Sathya Sai Baba

Cesar Chavez, pacifist head of the United Farm Workers: I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question to right of humans to eat other sentient beings. http://www.ufw.org

Milt Radney (who before his death gave, with his wife Gene over a million dollars to the causes of children’s mental health) When I was a New York City cab driver for several years I maintained a vegetarian diet which made me feel better.

James Kuntsler on NPR: We don’t need gold plated highways. We don’t need zoning commissions which penalize offices at home and promote car commutes. (paraphrased)

Saint of Shirdi: In accepting meat put into his begging bowl, Buddha failed to put his teaching into practice. His teaching was ahimsa: total nonviolence to all creatures.

Crazy Horse: Great Spirit gave us this land. White men came and killed our animals and destroyed our land, then told us to go to work for a living. We don’t want what they call civilization.
Swami Shankarananda of Maryland: Holy communion is to feel one with the One in all beings and creations.

Margaret Lytz: Assisting in heart operations, one sees the cholesterol firsthand.. as thick ropes of glue which make the blood redwhite rather than red.

James Marcus: I watched a nature film in which there were wall to wall seals in the Pribilofs. One little seal got separated from his mother. A bull threw him into the ocean.. every time he crawled out the bull threw him back in again. (May God make this a kinder world.)

Arthur Schlesinger Jr: (on NPR): Theodore Roosevelt is not remembered for the many bears he killed, but for the bear cub he saved. She wandered into camp after her mother had been killed.. his party lifted their guns and he interceded.

Saint of Shirdi: A human guard must be paid, but a dog gives love and loyalty without expectation of payment.
Constantina Salamone, founder of a network of 15,000 ecofeminists internationally: Feminists work to free women from domination, violence, and neglect but women must also no longer dominate, violate and neglect female animals robbing them of their eggs and milk, caging them.

David O’Steen, national director of Right To Life: I decided I needed to be consistent in my prolife stance so 13 years ago I became a vegetarian.

James Marcus: Some say vegetarianism is an alternative diet.. but it is the original diet, the plan designed by God.
Al Couch, 90 year old fruitarian: My research indicated that before humankind began deforesting to create the Sahara and other deserts, there were no violent thunderstorms.. nor drought.. only the gentlest mist.

Edwin Markham, poet author of “Man With A Hoe: ladies did you ever see an otter gnawing to get free gnawing what? his fettered leg.. for he has no friend to beg Do you see that tortured shape… gnaw his leg off to escape?

Dr. Neal Barnard, Md, psychiatrist and founder of the 6000 physician coalition: Physicians For Responsible Medicine: To give a child animal products is a form of child abuse. (child’s diabetes related to cows’ milk.) (His book Food For Life cites 300 dietary studies.)

Medina releaser of animals in a mink farm (reported in the ABJ): It’s interesting that we’re in jail and the murderers are outside. (The Animal Liberation Front includes industrial agents of vivisection, fur, meat trades etc, who seek to involve the group in the tarbrush of violence and to deflect rivers of energy into sand. The best way to change animal suffering in the world is to stop eating and using animals and to convince others. Nevertheless, God has a different work for each soul, different drummer thoughts for each mind, freedom of conscience and freedom to disobey civilly.)

Franz Kaf-ka: Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you anymore. (to the fishes in his aquarium) (Hyphenated because of filtering software)

Nathaniel Altman: Nonviolence is not just abstention from war, fighting, or animal flesh. It is abstention from negative thoughts and negative speech.
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Thomas A. Edison: The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame and in the cause and preevention of disease.
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Kirsty Allen in Look Who’s Talking Too… when offered chicken: No thank you. I don’t eat meat.
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Pinky and The Brain: Steven Spielberg cartoon of 2 lab mice who escape and want to save all their friends also: They possess a SeaLion to English dictionary.
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Rep. Andrew Jacobs.. formerly of Indianapolis: I spoke often in Congress against the war in Vietnam.. and commented on congresspersons hiding from the reality of war by saying ‘many eat the meat but few go to the slaughterhouse’. I said it so often I became a vegetarian.
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H G Wells (A Modern Utopia) In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig.I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.

Metro Bus driver Sam Filer: They say you should eat nothing that has a face.

Fruitarian Network: Objectification reduces sensitivity. Thus cows are called beef or head of cattle, pigs become pork, sheep mutton. The screams are muted.. and living creatures become plastic wrapped packages.
Ted Hughes, husband of Sylvia Plath: We are walking abbatoirs of innocents.. our brains are incinerators of their cries..(a dog ate and) all the deaths it had gulped.. could not digest their shrieking finales

Alexander Pope: But just disease to luxury succeeds, And every death its own avenger breeds; The fury passions from that blood began, And turned on Man a fiercer savage.. Man (from Essay on Man)

EPA: (Nov 18, 1997) People remove bits of the coral reef as souvenirs not realizing that they are colonies of living animals.
Ron Goson, park enjoyer: I hunted as a kid. I couldn’t kill today. Sylvia Goson: I agree.

Richard Wagner the musician: That even in its sharpest pangs of pain a dog can still caress its master we have learnt from the studies of vivisectors.

Dave Foreman, cofounder of Earth First: My heroes used to be cowboys.

Marvin Kalb of CBS: Henry Kissinger was asked by Leonid Brezhnev to join him in hunting boar and declined saying “I do not enjoy killing animals”.

Robert Burns from “On Scaring Some Waterfowl: “But man to whom alone is given/ A ray direct from pitying /Heavn Glories in his heart humane /And creatures for his pleasure slain.

Leo Tolstoy: Man by violating his own feelings becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the injunction not to take life.

Ramana Maharshi biographer: At Ramana’s ashram, he established the rule that 1st would be fed the animals, then the beggars, next the visitors, succeeded by the ashram residents. Finally when all else had eaten, Ramana took food.

Mark Braunstein: When one eats cow’s tongue, who is tasting whom?

Hippocratic Oath: First do no harm.

Philosopher: It is wrong to do a certain harm that an uncertain good may result.

Sherry Kelley: Pray, don’t spray.

Ezekiel 3 and 4: My body has never been defiled by animal flesh.

Bhagavad Gita: He is closest to God who harms no living creature.

Daniel 1: Daniel ate no flesh in Nebuchadnezzar’s prison.

Bhagavad Gita: Foods which are sweet soft nourishing and agreeable are dear to the good. Foods that are bitter, sour, saltish, very hot, pungent, harsh and buring, producing pain, grief and disease are liked by the passionate. Foods which are spoiled tasteless putrid and stale are liked by the dull.

Isaiah: He that slayeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man.
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Edith Bunker: Archie.. do you want eggs for breakfast? Archie: I’m not going to eat anything that was in a cow’s mouth. Fix me eggs, Edith.
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Dick Gregory, author of Harper Collins’ Cookin With Mother Nature For Folks Who Eat (re cod liver oil, liver etc.) Eating liver out of a cow’s body is like eating the filter out of a car.

Tasnin: Gizzards are nasty…they taste like rubber bands.

D. Wilson: I have been a vegetarian for 27 years and am a jogger. Recently I found that sugar in America is processed using charcoaled bones of animals… so for the last 3 months I have been off of sugar.

J R: There is a mad sows’ disease as well as mad cows’ disease (trichinosis etc.)

Prayer posted in Brody Nickol’s computer room: God protect the small creatures who have no words to protect themselves. (paraphrased)

Leonard Bertsch: One cannot study death to understand life. One cannot know about a living tree by upending a dead one to study its roots.

Numbers: God ordered fiery serpents to harm the disobedient. (Numbers also: I will speak to you directly, not in riddles)

Saint of Shirdi: Never harm a snake or a scorpion. He will harm you only if ordered to do so by God. If so ordered, there is nothing you can do. (The Biblical authority to have power over snakes and scorpions can also be interpreted to mean conquering the serpent of sensuality and the scorpion of physical or verbal venomous revenge)
Anonymous: Perhaps we could have a Society of Three Legged Mammals for those who loved meat but did not want to be involved in killing.

D. Wilson: When I was 17.. many years ago.. I was high on marijuana. My thought processes were slowed down. I was eating chicken at the time and suddenly realized I was gnawing on the leg of a chicken. I have not eaten meat or fish or used marijuana since. I did not need them.

Chief Seattle as provided by Soteria: All creation is one. What we do to one, we do to the entire web of life.
Deepak Chopra, MD (at Border’s): Vegetarianism is a healthier diet.

Don Papes: In the early 80’s I witnessed a Calgary Stampede.. and saw a calf whose neck was apparently broken from the roping. (A horizontal hanging can occur).(Paraphrased.)

James Marcus: Spaying is a compromise in terms of reverence for life, but perhaps a necessary one in a society which kills millions of dogs and cats a year in “animal shelters”.
Charlton Heston: I’m not a vegetarian but I want you to know that my four dogs are safe.

Cleveland Amory (TV Guide and Parade columnist): I consider the 3 most cruelly produced foods to be from lobsters, dropped alive into boiling water, veal from calves separated from their mothers and kept in crates, and pate de foie gras. (Pate de foie gras is covered in the film Mondo Kane which shows the force feeding of geese. Food is stuffed down their throats with a pole.. when they want to regurgitate.. a brass ring is tied around the throat.. the excess food creates a stuffed liver pleasing to gourmets.)(Caviar comes from the ripping out of the ovaries of the mother sturgeon fish.)

Dom Fallucco: Someone showed a film of animals being slaughtered at our grade school. I remember which people in the class cried.

Former Senator William Proxmire: The recommended daily allownaces are based on arbitrary, unscientific, and tainted standards (in a speech about his bill backed by 37 senators to reduce the power of the FDA)

James Bond’s physician in Never Say Never: You need to cut out red meat James. You’re in terrible shape.

Olympic wrestler: Vegetarian wrestlers who do not work out lose their muscle much more slowly than nonvegetarians.

Jerry Springer: Vegetarianism is a good idea.
David Shiva: It is not enough to avoid the physical harming of creation but also to avoid hurting hearts through speech.

JBO: I don’t like rare meat. I don’t like to be reminded of the blood.

Amos Oz, Israeli novelist: If you change your diet, someone will call you a traitor (interview on National Public Radio)

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham: The question is not can animals speak but can they suffer.

Mel Gibson on NPR 11/15/97: In India it is believed that all creatures have a purpose.
David Letterman Pizza Special (carried by Joe at the Pizza shop near the broadcast theatre): all vegetable pizza (no pepperoni.. only pepper)

Jim Ritchey: As the tobacco industry depends on smokers, so the domestic arms industry depends upon hunters.

Drew Carey: My cranky cardiologist says I’m destined to die in the kitchen (re cheeseburgers). (We pray you have a long life and a peaceful joyful death.)
Roy Rogers (who sold his hamburger chain): singing to Trigger his horse in a movie: Oh a four footed friend a four footed friend will never let you down. (whether horse or cow cat dog or sow)

Lynn Scher of 20/20: about giraffes: They are politically correct: vegetarian. pacifist..nonterritorial and don’t discriminate based on color.

Rex Harrison in Dr. Dolittle: (Because I love the taste of meat) I am a reluctant but dedicated vegetarian.

Melanie, the singer: I don’t eat animals because they don’t eat me.

Miriam Ferguson, former governor of Texas: As we put into all our schools more humane education, and foster the spirit of justice and kindness toward the “lower” creatures, just as soon shall we reach the roots not only of cruelty but of crime.

Joseph Wood Krutch: When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of God we call him a sportsman. –

Companion Animals

Wilma Smith, Cleveland tv broadcaster: If you are away during the day have a companion cat or dog for the first one.

Art Bell, radio talk show host: Kennels are cat jail. I pay someone to be in the house with my animals when I’m on vacation.

Insect Rights

(Course In Miracles: The message is first for the messenger)

Terry McGovern, deceased daughter of Senator George and Eleanor McGovern, subject of the book Terry by her father: I go out of my way to avoid stepping on ants.

Actress Rhonda Fleming (Christian) “I cannot kill an ant.”

Actor James Coburn: (Buddhist) I do not kill flies.

Vedas: Jada Bharat was drafted to carry with others the
palanquin of the king. He stepped to avoid ants in such
a way that his actions were erratic and he was released from
compulosry duty.

Buddhist monks in many places sweep walks with soft feather brooms
so as not to harm any creature. http://www.plumvillage.org

Peter Burwash, professional tennis player and vegetarian
saw a column of ants come onto the court and crawl toward
the net. He lost the match because he would not harm them.

Father Ron Lengwin, KDKA host:
Adam’s apple may have been the heart of the first animal
butchered.Warsaw ghetto oncentration camp survivor Alex Hershaft: The last thing
my father told me before he was taken away to be killed was not to harm the cockroaches who ran along the walls of
our holding area. http://catholicveg.blogspot.com

Francis of Assisi: went barefoot partly for reasons
of poverty and partly to avoid stepping on insects.
Some report that he wore bells on his toes to
warn them he was coming.

JR:
At the base of the eyelash
is an invisible mite.
Ask not what your mite can do for you
but what you can do for your mite.
And always remember
mite makes right.

*
Even kings and emperors of great wealth and vast dominion cannot
compare with an ant filled with the love of God.

-Guru Nanak- founder of the Sikh religion.

COCKROACHES

When one grows up in Manhattan where apartment buildings are constantly involved in extermination of cockroaches one realizes) they are always waiting in the wings.
-J Freundschuh-

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O Anna Niemus: Cockroaches are gentle creatures. They have never
been known to sting. They are amazingly resilient and intelligent.

MOSQUITOES

Johnny Appleseed Chapman biographer
James Howard Kuntsler:
If a hornet flew into his raggedy pants, why Johnny (Appleweed) just figured the poor thing was scared to find himself lost in such a deep dark cave, and he endured his stings until he departed. If he was fixing to sleep in the woods on a fall night, Johnny would rather lie in the cold than build a fire that might kill any of the season’s last lingering mosquitoes. As for the great beasts of the forest, the bears and wolves, they must have sensed that there was something different about Johnny, ’cause they always were friendly and obliging. The bears would rub their backs against him like he was their favorite back-scratching tree and the wolves liked to lick his head.C Wilson: I was nursing my baby daughter.. a mosquito
landed on my arm.. I decided to let him nurse too

*
Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi (paraphrased): I slept covered in mosquito
netting. My master in the next bed had no netting at
all. I awoke with many bites, he with none. When I
asked him why, he replied I had mosquito consciousness.
*

Chemical companies have billions of dollars in contracts to kill mosquitoes using insecticide sprays which poison all the waters of the world. They act with the CDC and the WHO in
promotion of the West Nile Virus scam. Politicians are invested in huge corporations, e.g. Donald Rumsfeld who has the American distribution rights to the toxic Tamiflu
‘vaccine’ of Roche.

Insecticides sprayed by ecoterrorist
planes euphemistically called cropdusters cause cancer to farmworkers, to those who eat the fruits and vegetables. But the ratio of insectides in animal flesh
is highest of all, a minimum 21 to
1 ratio to what is in vegetables.

There were thousands killed in Bhopal India by Union Carbide insecticides. Union Carbide’s criminal settlement for pennies
on the dollar needs to be redressed. http://www.sathyasai.org

Nonvegetarians are more bothered by mosquitoes because of the odor of their blood.
http://www.ufw.org http://www.organicconsumers.org
http://indymedia.org

LADYBUGS

Winston Churchill: When I find a ladybug I ask the butler to take it outside instead of killing it. (paraphrased) (not an endorsement
of his bombing of Dresden, Berlin , of his racism and imperialism nor of
his bombing of 9000 Iraqis in 1920)

OTHER

Brother James Marcus: The sweet
rain has stilled the voice of the winged
ones.

Cessation of mowing is one way to protect insects
http://stopmowing.blogspot.com

Jesus: Whatsoever you have done to these the least of my brethren you have done unto me.
*
Dick Goddard, longtime Channel 8 weatherman: People have the misimpression that cows in a blizzard die of the cold. They often die of thirst, unable to process enough ice into their water needs (paraphrased)
*
Chief Justice William O. Douglas: Trees have judicial standing, and probably grass too.
*
Good Morning America host on ABC Dec 4, 1997: My 2 little girls insist I put bugs outside. (not an endorsement of
ABC’s promotion of illegal wars)
*
The Fire Prevention Society: Remember that Christmas trees are thirsty too.
*
Radhakrishnan: Each is all.
*
Don Papes: Plant chauvinists.. preferred rose bushes to wild weeds. Plants do better around those with atomizers.

Dave Butler, horticulturist: It’s a myth that goldenrod causes allergies. It is the ragweed which sometimes grows near it which does. (The book Mucusless Diet by Arnold Ehret couunsels elimination of allergies through cancellation of mucus foods (meat, dairy, breads) Virginia creeper is often destroyed by people who mistake it for poison ivy.


Fruitarian Network: Is the word ‘overgrown’ an oxymoron? Does God ever do anything to excess in Godgrown greenfields?
*
Screenwriter of “Who Killed The Chefs of Europe?” analyzed: Each chef in this murder mystery dies in the way he prepares his premier dish. Thus one is dropped like a lobster into boiling water. Another is sliced and diced etc.
*
Pat Leigh: After the bird has eaten the worm, the worm takes a while to trust birds.
*
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prize winner: No lepidopterist’s collection in the entire world…full if iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly.
*
John Joseph Price: God does not play favorites. The difference between a flower or wildflower or weed is only a matter of human judgment.

Bill Marshall: I place spiders out of the house. I don’t like to kill them.
Peter Burwash: A column of ants began to follow me onto the tennis court. Because I would not step on them, I lost the match. But I won with God.

Jan Gopal F: (When one grows up in Manhattan where apartment buildings are constantly involved in extermination of cockroaches one realizes) they are always waiting in the wings.

Sai Baba: Why pluck a flower and hasten its death?

George Bernard Shaw:I love little children but I don’t cut off their heads and stick them in vases.

Arthur Conan Doyle through Sherlock Holmes: criticism of a character who enjoyed inflicting pain on cockroaches: “Violence recoils on the violent.” (May all have Love as the teacher)

Mary Catherine Ryan: Contact the Spirit of the cockroaches. First listen listen listen.. the negotiate. Then ask them to go to a more suitable place.

National Public Radio July 22, 1997 Methyl parathion used to kill roaches has caused fatalities from nausea, dizziness.

Don Papes: That maple tree was afraid to branch out. (Her lower branches had been cut back frequently.. but now she was reaching above the roof and could slowly stretch out the tendrils of trust.)

JR: At the base of the eyelash lives an invisible mite. Ask not what your mite can do for you.. but what you can do for your mite. And remember: mite is right.

B Stull: The city scheduled a cockroach inspection.. so my friend had to knit a lot of little uniforms.

Laughing River: It is a violent thing to cover and to suffocate Mother Earth.
Unknown: Weeds are plants humans have not yet figured out how to exploit. Humans think they are useless because they create oxygen and stabilize the weather and have a beauty invisible to those of immature eyes.

Bruce Kilby quoting from a Beacon Journal article: The dragonfly can eat 400 to 500 mosquitos a day.. which is a more natural solution than insecticides.

TN’S McDonnell: The sturgeon take a long time to die on the fishing lines.

Channel 19 Newscaster: I don’t mind fur as long as it’s fake.

Portland Trailblazer Bill Walton: I grow organic vegetables (vegetables grown without insecticides.)
FN: A. said that those who live with cockroaches are filthy. If God created cockroaches does that make God filthy?

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THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF MATTER

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Physicist Stephen Hawking: Computer viruses are alive.

Professor N Kasturi of All India Radio: We followed our teacher in a car caravan. One by one parts were falling off my car. When I took it to a mechanic at the destination he said it was physically impossible for the car to have arrived. I asked my teacher.. “Did you do this miracle because we are good devotees?” And my teacher replied: “The car.. the car is a great devotee”.

Nellie Marshall: I hate to see the gold carpet of leaves removed.

Recently Mary Tyler Moore offered $1000 to keep one restaurant’s very old lobster from being dropped alive into boiling water.

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James Marcus: I’m good with machines. I know where to scratch, pet, and tickle them.

THOUGHTS ON THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

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Cary Grant in His Girl Friday to a sheriff who has withheld knowledge of a governor’s reprieve so that he may be re-elected: “That’s murder.”

NPR caller to Ray Suarez show discussing anthrax: The difference between gas in warfare and gas in a gas chamber is quantitative, not qualitative.

Thoughts from seeing the Susan Sarandon movie: Dead Men Walking: A man’s killing in short term hot passion, is not as evil as the state’s coldblooded premeditated murder of him in an electric chair or gas chamber or needle injection cell.

Charles Grodin, star of Beethoven and talk show host: It seems there are no rich on death row. (Nor percentage wise do as many white slayers die as black slayers.)

Thomas Edison wanted to market his electric chair to demonstrate the uses of electricity. He sent so much voltage through to the man publicly executed that the man’s bones caught on fire.
Yvonne Painter, Cleveland poet: Before David had to fight Goliath God trained him on a bear and a lion.

BIBLE QUOTES

Isaiah: I delight not in your blood sacrifice.

Jesus: Ye are whited sepulchres. (The Greek word for this
translation is sarcophagi.. [sarx flesh phagi eater]
——
Sai Baba: God is in every creature. How can you cause such pain?

Jonah:
Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not labored, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
and should not I spare Nin’eveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? http://bartleby.com/108

ENVIRONMENT

“The impact of countless hooves and mouths over the years has done more to alter the type of vegetation and land forms of the West than all
the water projects, strip mines, power plants, freeways, and subdivsion
developments combined.”

— Philip Fradkin in Audubon, National Audubon Society, NY, NY

“Most of the public lands in the West, and especially the Southwest, are what you might call cow burnt. Almost anywhere and everywhere you
go in the American West you find hordes of [cows]…. They are a pest
and a plague. They pollute our springs and streams and rivers. They
infest our canyons, valleys, meadows, and forests. They graze off the
native bluestems and grama and bunch grasses, leaving behind jungles of
*****ly pear. They trample down the native forbs and shrubs and cacti.
They spread the exotic cheatgrass, the Russian thistle, and the crested
wheat grass. Weeds. Even when the cattle are not physically present,
you see the dung and the flies and the mud and the dust and the general
destruction. If you don’t see it, you’ll smell it. The whole American
West stinks of cattle.”

— The late Edward Abbey, conservationist and author, in a speech
before cattlemen at the University of Montana in 1985

“You can buy the land out there now for the same price as a couple of
bottles of beer per acre. When you’ve got half a million acres and
20,000 head of cattle, you can leave the lousy place and go live in
Paris, Hawaii, Switzerland, or anywhere you choose.”

— American rancher who owns grazing land in the Amazon, describing
the attitude of cattle colonists in the Brazilian rain forest

“We got hooked on grain-fed meat just as we got hooked on gas guzzling
automobiles. Big cars made sense only when oil was cheap; grain-fed
meat makes sense only because the true costs of producing it are not
counted.”

— Frances Moore Lappe’, in _Diet for a Small Planet_

“A reduction in beef and other meat consumption is the most potent
single act you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and
preserve our natural resources. Our choices do matter. What’s
healthiest for each of us personally is also healthiest for the life
support system of our precious, but wounded planet.”

— John Robbins, author of _Diet for a New America_, and President,
EarthSave Foundation, Santa Cruz, California

HUNGER AND POVERTY

“It seems disingenuous for the intellectual elite of the first world
to dwell on the subject of too many babies being born in the second- and
third-world nations while virtually ignoring the over-population of
cattle and the realities of a food chain that robs the poor of
sustenance to feed the rich a steady diet of grain-fed meat.”

— Jeremy Ri**in, author of _Beyond Beef, The Rise and Fall of the
Cattle Culture_, and President of the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation,
Washington, D.C.

“A meat-fed world now appears a chimera. World grain production has
grown more slowly than population since 1984, and farmers lack new
methods for repeating the gains of the green revolution. Supporting
the world’s current population of 5.4 billion people on an
American-style diet would require two-and-ahalf times as much grain as
the world’s farmers produce for all purposes. A future world of 8
billion to 14 billion people eating the American ration of 220 grams of
grain-fed meat a day can be nothing but a flight of fancy.”

— Alan B. Durning and Holly Brough, Worldwatch Institute,
Washington, D.C.

“There can be no question that more hunger can be alleviated with a
given quantity of grain by completely eliminating animals [from the food
production process]. About 2,000 pounds of concentrates [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 (corn, wheat, rice, soybeans, etc.) 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 first fed to livestock
and then is eaten indirectly by humans in the form of livestock
products….”

— M. E. Ensminger, Ph.D., internationally recognized animal
agriculture specialist, former Department of Animal Science Chairman at
Washington State University, currently President of
Consultants-Agriservices, Clovis, California

“Changing eating habits in the North is an important link in the chain
of events needed to create environmentally sustainable development that
meets people’s needs. The Beyond Beef campaign is an important step in
that direction.”

— Dr. Walden Bello, Executive Director, Food First/The Institute
for Food and Development Policy, San Francisco, California

“Suppose food _were_ distributed equally. If everyone in the world
ate as Americans do, less than half the _present_ world population could
be fed on the record harvests of 1985 and 1986. Of course, everyone
doesn’t have to eat like Americans. About a third of the world grain
harvest — the staples of the human feeding base — is fed to animals to
produce eggs, milk, and meat for American-style diets. Wouldn’t feeding
that grain directly to people solve the problem? If everyone were
willing to eat an essentially vegetarian diet, that additional grain
would allow perhaps a billion more people to be fed with 1986
production.”

— Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, authors of _The Population
Explosion_, 1990

“Family farmers are victims of public policy that gives preference to
feeding animals over feeding people. This has encouraged the cheap
grain policy of this nation and has made the Beef Cartel the biggest hog
at the trough.”

— Howard Lyman, Executive Director, Beyond Beef campaign, former
senior lobbyist for the National Farmers Union

ANIMAL SUFFERING

“In my opinion, one of the greatest animal-welfare problems is the
physical abuse of livestock during transportation…. Typical abuses I
have witnessed with alarming frequency are; hitting, beating, use of
badly maintained trucks, jabbing of short objects into animals, and
deliberate cruelty.”

— Temple Grandin, Ph.D., internationally recognized livestock
handling consultant and board member of the meat industry’s Livestock
Conservation Institute

“For most humans, especially for those in modern urban and suburban
communities, the most direct form of contact with nonhuman animals is at
meal time: we eat them…. The use and abuse of animals raised for food
far exceeds, in sheer numbers of animals affected, any other kind of
mistreatment.”

— Peter Singer, author of _Animal Liberation_, and professor of
philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

“The amount of meat lost each year through careless handling and
brutality would be enough to feed a million Americans for a year.”

— John McFarlane, Executive Director, The Council for Livestock
Protection, a meat industry organization

“I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten,
and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It’s
like…you’re just eating misery. You’re eating a bitter life.”

— Alice Walker, author and poet

“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 of _Animal Machines_

“Yet saddest of all fates, surely, is to have lost that sense of the
holiness of life altogether; that we commit the blasphemy of bringingmthousands of lives to a cruel and terrifying death or of making those
lives a living death — and feel nothing.”

— The Right Reverend John Austin Baker, Bishop of Salisbury,
England, commenting on the cruelty of modern animal agriculture

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson in _Fate_


HEALTH
(some of this page is from Wheeler of Beyond Beef)

“If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat
you eat should be zero.”

— Walter Willett, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, director
of a study that found a close correlation between red meat
consumption and colon cancer.

“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….
“Once people start introducing animal products into their diet, that’s
when the mischief starts.”

— T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., of Cornell University, director of a
study of 6,500 Chinese that found a close correlation between
meat consumption and the incidence of heart disease and cancer.

“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 D. Barnard, M.D., President, Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine, Washington, D.C.

“When we kill the animals to eat them, they end up killing us because
their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never
intended for human beings.”

— William C. Roberts, M.D., editor of The American Journal of
Cardiology

“All red meat contains saturated fat. There is no such thing as truly
lean meat. Trimming away the edge ring of fat around a steak really
does not lower the fat content significantly. People who have red meat
(trimmed or untrimmed) as a regular feature of their diets suffer in far
greater numbers from heart attacks and strokes.”

— Michael Klaper, M.D., Medical Director, EarthSave Foundation,
Santa Cruz, California

“The thousands of people who have suffered food poisoning after eating
beef will, no doubt, appreciate that their beef was aesthetically
acceptable, even though it made them ill. Lovely to look at, dangerous
to eat is not a standard that is likely to help beef sales.”

— Carol Tucker Foreman, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during
the Carter administration, commenting on the inadequacy of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Streamlined (Meat) Inspection
System (SIS).

“As happened with tobacco, health warnings about meat eating are
multiplying, and awareness of the environmental effects of meat
production is rising. Just as cigarettes lost their allure, meat is
losing its social cachet in some countries. Food marketers in the
United Kingdom estimate that 2 million people in that country are strict
vegetarians. More important, the number of people limiting meat in
their diets is rising rapidly. An estimated 6 million people in the
United Kingdom dine on meatless meals most of the time.”

— Alan B. Durning and Holly B. Brough, in Taking Stock: Animal
Farming and the Environment, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C.,
1991

BIBLICAL QUOTES
(Interpretations divide. The Spirit Unites. May The Holy Spirit Overshadow.)
Acts 15: Do not eat the meat of strangled animals.
Acts 18: 18 The private vow Paul took, many Biblical scholars believe,
is the Nazarite vow which included besides hair cutting.. abstention from
animal flesh. This Nazarite diet is described in Numbers. This is the vow
that Samson with his great strength took.
Corinthians l: 8,12-13 (Paul) If meat makes my brother stumble I shall
never again eat meat.
Daniel l: Daniel was put in prison by Nebuchadnezzar. He ate only
pulses (beans) for 10 days while others ate flesh. Nebuchadnezzar noticed
that he fared better than the others. Maynard Clark (vrc@tiac.net) and Frank
Hoffman (Veg-Christian@all-creatures.org) make the point
that since all food, not just meat, was sacrificed by Babylonians
to idols, idols were not a factor in their abstention from animal flesh.
Deuteronomy 5: Thou Shalt Not Kill (later versions than the King James
translate this as Thou Shalt Not Murder)
Exodus 20: 13 Thou Shalt Not Kill brought down the mountain
literally Lo Tirtzach.. (this is nonkilling, not nonmurder)
The Biblical command “Thou Shalt Not KIll” which J J Price cites as
a reason to change diet.. is not asterisked “to include humans only”.
The Biblical command “Thou Shalt Not Steal” which Kathy Kurtz cites
can be related to not purloining the eggs from chickens nor the
milk from mother cows whose calves are then butchered for veal.
Exodus 16: 31 The desert manna was like coriander seed. (Given
by Reginal Cherry, MD who promotes vegan diet on Trinity Broadcast Net
Exodus: The Israelites did not want the manna that God had provided..
instead they wanted the flesh of quails.
Ezekiel 3 and 4: My body has never been defiled by animal flesh.
Genesis 1:29: Behold I have given you herbyielding seed. To you it shall
be for meat.
Genesis 1: 12 describes the perfection of a world covered with fruit
and nut trees, grape vines and berry bushes
Genesis 2: 4-6 There were no violent storms in the tree covered earth.
The trees were watered by mist.
Genesis 6: Noah was commanded by God to provide vegetarian food in the
ark for people and animals. (The lions drank the milk of cows.)
Genesis 9: 4-5 Flesh shall yet not eat. And surely your blood I will
require at the hands of beasts. (God forgive us all and help us
all to change.)
Hosea 2:28: I will make for you that day a covenant with the wild
animals. I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land. I
will make you lie down in safety.
Isaiah: Isaiah is the prophet who more than any other forecasts the birth
of Jesus. He is also the prophet with the most references to nonviolence
and universal respect for life. Jesus quotes Isaiah’s “I delight not
in your blood sacrifices” as He drives the animal killers out of the
temple. Jesus refers to the vegetarian Isaiah more than to any other.
Isaiah: 1: 11: I delight not in the blood of bullocks or of lambs
or of he goats (whereas Isaiah 66 involves not eating pigs..
and Isaiah 65 involves not eating any living thing)
(In some Bible translations the word ‘blood’ has been removed.)
(In others it is “I delight not in thy blood sacrifices.”)
Isaiah 42: He shall break not the bruised reed.
Isaiah 59: We moan sadly like doves.
Isaiah 65: The wolf shall lie down with the lamb.. they shall not hurt nor
destroy in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the
knowledge of the Lord. Many other passages of Isaiah speak of noneating
of animals.
Isaiah 66: 3 He who slays an ox is as he that slays a man.
(Another translation: He who kills a bull is as he who kills a man.)
Isaiah 66: 17: The slain of the Lord shall be many.. they behind the
tree eating swine’s flesh.. shall be consumed together.
(There are dozens of references to vineyards, fruit trees, and fruitarian
diet in Isaiah alone.)
Samson’s Nazarite vow included eating nothing dead, letting his hair
grow and other injunctions. He violated this vow not only with Delilah
but in eating honey from a hive within the ribs of a desert lion
carcass. He then lost his strength.
Jesus: Whatsoever you have done to these the least of My brethren you
have done unto Me. (Is the least of His brethren.. the birds, the
insects, and the plants?)
The Aramaic Bible (the language Jesus spoke): Zachariah is told
even before the birth of John the Baptist that John is the Spirit
of Elijah and that he will forsake flesh foods. (Thank you Josh)
For information write chochmah36@yahoo.com
Jesus: Come, I shall make you fishers of humankind (and not of
fishes).
Jesus: Ye are whited sepulchres. This is interpreted to mean
those with concern for externals.. while their thoughts are
not holy, those who actions show hypocrisy as well. However
sarcophagus comes from sarx (flesh) and phagus (eater)..
sarcophagus is not only a coffin but a flesheater.
Job 5: You will be in league with the stones of the field and the
beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
Job 12: 8 Speak to the earth and she will teach thee
(of patience, humility, forgiveness, universal nurturing)
Joel 1: The land mourns the destruction of her plants.
John the Baptist: The Ebionites taught that John the Baptist was
vegetarian. For further information write Pastor Mike Shaw mshaw@gtn.net
John: 3rd Letter of John to Gaius: I pray good health for you.
John: 6: 63 It is the Spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing.
Judges 13: (re Samson) (The breaking of the Nazarite vow {taken by
Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul} was the cause of Samson’s downfall)
(Besides abstention from haircutting, the vow of the Nazarites involved
abstention from meat. Paul felt his vow was private. Others were public.)
(Some think that involvement with killing is the toucbing of death
and therefore the touching of a dead thing.)
Leviticus 3: 17 commands to eat no animal fat or animal blood
Many Jewish vegetarians believe it is impossible to drain the blood
out of all the tiny capillaries of the animal, and that therefore
there is no such thing as kosher flesh. (Write
schwartz@postbox.cuny.csi.edu) He will return in February.
Leviticus 11: prohibts the eating of the flesh of rabbits, pigs, shellfish
such as lobsters, clams, shrimp, crabs, hawks, seagulls, camels,
chameleons, flying insects with 4 legs in certain cases, heron, bat,
hoopoe, vulture, stork, cormorant, ibis, marsh hen, pelican, owl, mole,
rat, mouse, lizard, gecko, snail, cud chewers, cloven hoofed (the cow
was observed trying to cleave her hoof to make her safe), eagle, metire,
osprey, falcon, ostrich, kite, raven, rock badger, etc. The reasons include
prevention of food poisoning. E.g., pigs and shellfish will eat the waste
of other creatures (coprophagy).

Leviticus 17:10 I will set my face against them that eat blood.
Leviticus commands that no dead animal be touched. How is it possible
to rend the flesh of an animal with human teeth in the consumption
of meat and not touch the animal?
Leviticus: Just as Jesus erases Levitical law and prevents the capital
punishment of the adulterous woman (the man was not brought)
He also erases Levitical animal sacrifice law with the Law of Love
Luke 15: is about the 100th lamb. Dr. Bates gave a sermon on this passage
on Sept 13th. Are not all lambs His? Does He not want all His lambs
protected?
Luke 15: 16 The Prodigal son.. the word for what the son ate when
away from his family was keration.. a word for the carob bean or
the fruit of the locust tree.. this was fed to the poor and to pigs
… this “St John’s Bread” was fruit and not meat. Historically the
poor have been more vegetarian than the rich. It was said that
King Henry 8th’s gout came to a rich man for the poor could not
eat enough meat to have gout.
Malachi l: You have defiled my altars.
Malachi 4: They shall grow fat like calves in stalls. (While this
is intended as a blessing, it is a reminder of veal calves imprisoned
their entire lives in stalls, unable to turn around.)
Mark: The Gospel of Mark makes it clear that when Jesus spoke
of what defiles a person, he was speaking of critical words.
Matthew 4:19 Come I will make you fishers of men (no longer fishers
of fishes).
Matthew: 5:7 Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 12: 7 Jesus quotes Isaiah more than anyone else.
Jesus quotes
Isaiah’s “I desire mercy not sacrifice” and “break not the bruised reed”.
Matthew 12: 11 Which of you having a sheep (ox) in a ditch will
not rescue it on the Sabbath?
Matthew 16: 15 The Moody Bible Institute has the translation in
a mail out plaque: Go ye therefore and preach to all creation.
(Other translations say ‘the world’). Anthony, revered as a saint
in the Catholic Church, preached to the fishes when humans would
not listen.
Matthew 19: 6 What God hath joined together let no man put asunder.
This is Jesus’ comment about marriage.. but God has also
soldered together animals.. and does not want them sundered.
Matthew 21: Jesus overturns the tables where doves are being sold
for sacrifice.. and says ‘my house is a house of prayer.. you have
made it a den of plunderers’. The Greek word used is lestes..
which is more correctly translated plunderer or butcher than thief.
(The author of Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews mentions that
before Passover as many as 40,000 animals were hanging upside down
bleeding to death.. and that the temple floor was awash in blood.)
Matthew 23: 27 Jesus says some are like whited sepulchres (sacrcophagi.
(Sepulchre from the interlinear Greek
Testament sarcophagus) (sarc flesh phagy eat: flesheaters)
Therefore Jesus said ‘They are whited flesh eaters’ Why whited?
Concern with exterior paint and not the interior cleanliness of
the temple. What happens to the body when one eats animals? It
says George Bernard Shaw, friend of General Booth of the Salvation
Army, becomes a grave of those animals.
Jesus states in this passage that the sepulchres are full of dead bones.
Matthew 23: 25 It is interesting that most translations of the Bible
speak of these sarcophagi as being full of dead men’s bones whereas
the actual Greek is ‘gemousin osteon nekron’ which means
‘ full of dead bones’.
Matthew 25:40 “Whatsoever ye have done to these the least of My
brethren, ye have done unto Me.” Are not animals more handicapped
than human beings?
Methusaleh: This longest lived (969 years) of Biblical heroes was
like all pre flooders (antedeluvians) vegetarian. (Jeremiah: The Lord
offends the mind to reveal
the heart) (*Some say that Elijah was the longest lived because he
ascended to heaven without death and, says Jesus, is John The Baptist).
Paul (1 Corin 8: 7-13) Meat commends us not to God.. if meateating
offend my brother.. I will eat no flesh while the earth stands.
(Whole passage sent by QEagle@aol.com Debra)
Paul in Corinthians 6: Your body is a temple of Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 12:10: The righteous man is concerned for his beast.
Proverbs 23:20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge
themselves on meat.
Proverbs 31: 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb (voiceless)
Psalm 10: In the secret places he murders the innocent.
Psalm 11: The wicked bend their bow. They make ready their arrow
upon the string.
(Biblical vegetarians include Adam 930 years {we are not given Eve’s age}
Seth 912 years Enoch 905 years Canaan 910 years Jacob 962 years
Enoch 2 and Methusaleh 969 years)
Psalm 91 Thou shalt transform the lion and adder: the young lion and the
dragon shalt thou transform. 14 Because he hath set his love upon
me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he
hath known my name.

Psalm 50: Eat not the flesh of bulls nor the blood of goats.
Psalms: 104: 16-18: The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly.
Psalm 148: Praise the Lord from the deep, you sea monsters (for all God’s
creation, not just human beings, do praise).
Revelation 5: All creatures sing the praises of God.. is the gist
of a Revelation 5 passage. If animals can sing God’s praises, do they
have souls and a right to life?
Revelation: 7: 3 Hurt not the earth neither the sea nor the trees.
Revelation 9:4 The 5th angel.. says that no living growing tree being
or grass be harmed.
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