Laughing All The Way To Enlightenment
Over the last while there has been a viral video circulating around the internet of a young child named Luiz Antonio who refuses to eat the seafood he found on his plate.
I’ll let the young boy Luiz Antonio do the advocating to not eat animals as you watch the video.
YOUKU. Here’s the web address to the (flash) video on youku.com:
Below I will share quotes of some famous and highly respected people on meat and vegetarianism. The reason I choose to share quotes with you instead of the gruesome facts about the meat industry is because people are inspired by famous celebrities and powerful people so we tend to want to be like them. May the following quotes inspire you to eat 50% less meat, go vegetarian or best of all go vegan for life!
QUOTES BY FAMOUS OR RESPECTED PEOPLE:
May all that have life be delivered from suffering. – Buddha.
Animals are my friends–and I don’t eat my friends. — George Bernard Shaw.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals knowing we’re not contributing to their pain. — Paul and Linda McCartney.
Thou shall not kill. First of Ten Commandments (Christian) and First of Five Precepts (Buddhist).
“I would not eat meat if no one kills the animal” – said the meat eater.
“I would not kill if no one eats the animal.” – said the butcher.
Homer: You mean you’re not going to eat BACON? Lisa: No, Dad.
Homer: Or SAUSAGE or PORK CHOPS or HAM? Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Oh, suuuuure, Lisa … some magic animal. — Homer and Lisa Simpson.
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. — Leo Tolstoy.
To his butler: Please put the ladybug outside without harming her. — Winston Churchill.
Since visiting the abbatoirs [slaughterhouses] of South France, I have stopped eating meat. — Vincent Van Gogh.
Thousands of animals [now billions] are butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. It cries vengeance upon all the human race. — Romain Rolland.
As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere.
We stopped eating meat many years ago. During the course of a Sunday lunch we happened to look out of the kitchen window at our young lambs playing happily in the fields. Glancing down at our plates, we suddenly realized we were eating the leg of an animal who had until recently been playing in a field herself. We looked at each other and said: “Wait a minute, we love these sheep – they’re such gentle creatures. So why are we eating them?” It was the last time we ever did. — Paul and Linda McCartney.
Some people are still going to want to eat meat … we do agree, though, that vegetarianism is a healthier diet. –David Stroud of the American Meat Institute.
Of what use are all your sacrifices to Me? I have had enough of the roasted carcasses of rams and of the fat of fattened beasts. I take no pleasure in the blood of calves, lambs and goats. … When you spread out your hands, I close My eyes to you; despite however much you pray, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood! Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before My eyes and stop doing evil. — Isaiah 1:11, 15-16.
Whatever you do unto the least of my brothers, you do it unto me. — Matthew 25:40.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. — Albert Einstein.
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.
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.
The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, “We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous?” I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind. — Paul McCartney.
If you could see or feel the suffering, you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat. — Kim Basinger.
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 brutalizing to those who are required to do the work. … I believe this matter is well worthy of the serious consideration of Christian leaders. — Mrs. Booth and General Bramwell Booth of the Salvation Army.
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