© THE VEGETARIAN SOCIETY of EAST TENNESSEE -
"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
~~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
"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-
~~Dean Ornish, MD
"If you step back and look at the data, the optimum amount of red meat you eat should
~~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-
~~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 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).
"In every respect, vegans appear to enjoy equal or better health in comparison to
both vegetarians and non-
~~T. Colin Campbell, PhD Professor of Nutrition, Cornell University (letter dated 3/29/98)
"The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’
milk, or giraffes’ milk."
~~Michael Klaper, MD, author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure & Simple
"Those who, by their purchases, require animals to be killed have no right to be
shielded from the slaughterhouse or any other aspect of the production of the meat
they buy. If it is distasteful for humans to think about, what can it be like for
the animals to experience it?"
"My dream is that people will come to view eating an animal as cannibalism."
"Awareness is bad for the meat business. Conscience is bad for the meat business.
Sensitivity to life is bad for the meat business. DENIAL, however, the meat business
~~John Robbins, Diet for a New America
"There will come a time...when civilized people will look back in horror on our generation
and the ones that preceded it: the idea that we should eat other living things running
around on four legs, that we should raise them just for the purpose of killing them!
The people of the future will say "meat-
"People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It’s ludicrous. It’s not as bad
as mass animal death in a factory."
"All creation has the same right to life."
~~Sun Bear and Jaya Bear
"I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual
improvement, to leave off eating animals."
~~Henry David Thoreau
"I grew up in cattle country-
"If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn't think twice. Give back life.
Don't eat meat."
"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."
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."
~~George Bernard Shaw
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
~~Paul and Linda McCartney
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
"I'm a vegetarian -
"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."