“Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That's powerful.” — Alicia Silverstone
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” — Albert Einstein
“I believe that a vegan diet causes less suffering than a diet centered around animal products. Animals are sentient creatures with their own wills, and it seems wrong to force our will onto another creature just because we're able to.” — Moby
“Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, 'I think I'll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze 'em!'?” — Calvin & Hobbes
“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.” — Alice Walker
“Vegetarian as a general concept is a brilliant thing. We've got to stop eating so much meat. We are eating too much meat.” — Jamie Oliver
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” — Paul McCartney
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“Now at last I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore.” — Franz Kafka (Novelist)
“When we eat vegetarian foods, we needn't worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal!” — John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.
“Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.” — George Bernard Shaw
“We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could.” — James Cromwell
“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” — Stephen Grellet
“If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch.” — K.D. Lang
“My biggest dream in the world is for everyone to become vegetarian, so that there won't be any more suffering” — Alicia Silverstone
“To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.” — Buddha
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” — Leonardo da Vinci
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain
“Sympathy for the animals is one of the noblest virtues with which man is endowed.” — Charles Darwin
“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.” — Isaac Bashevis Singer
Ditching meat is the ultimate way to oppose animal cruelty. If every Aussie went meat-free for just one week, we could spare almost 10 million animals from a life of misery in a factory farm!
Few could look through the doors of a factory farm and not cringe at the grim reality that pigs and chickens face every day. While they may endure the worst cruelty, sadly other animals raised for food are not guaranteed a life free from suffering either. Sheep and cows endure surgical procedures without pain relief, such as castration and tail amputations. Nasty! And all animals raised for food face the stress and cramped conditions of transport followed by confusion and fear in their last moments at the slaughterhouse.
The good news? All Aussies can be lifesavers for the 41,000 adult sheep, 56,000 cows, 123,000 pigs, 211,000 lambs, and 9,000,000 chickens who are typically killed for human consumption each week.
"Nothing's changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier. Can't think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan." — Alicia Silverstone
Want to look trim and terrific for summer? Would you like an extra spring in your step? Athletes, actors, and artists alike have reaped the benefits of taking animal products off their plate. And here's the bottom line: animal products have been linked to all of the biggest killers in the western world: heart disease, obestity, stroke, diabetes and cancers.
When you give meat the flick, you'll increase your life expectancy and you may just shed a few kilos and find you're full of beans too :)
"A vegan driving a hummer would be contributing less greenhouse gas carbon emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle." — Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd
According to the UN, livestock production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all of the world's transport combined. It is also one of the leading contributors to all of the most pressing environmental problems including species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, pollution of soil and waterways, and scarcity of fresh water.
If all Australians went meat-free for just one week, we'd save the GHG emissions equivalent to 31,500 road trips from Sydney to Melbourne in a Prius. And that's the savings from cows alone!