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    Leo Tolstoy
    “A man can live and 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. And to act so is immoral.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #2
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #3
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #4
    Franz Kafka
    “Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #5
    Thomas A. Edison
    “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
    Thomas A. Edison

  • #6
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    “People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”
    Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • #7
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality

  • #8
    Immanuel Kant
    “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
    Emmanuel Kant

  • #9
    Jeremy Bentham
    “The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but "Can they suffer?”
    Jeremy Bentham (An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Philosophical Classics), The Principles of Morals and Legislation