Vegans Quotes

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Melanie Joy
“Often, vegan advocates assume that a person's defensiveness is the result of selfishness or apathy, when in fact it is much more likely the result of systematic and intensive social conditioning.”
Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

Jonathan Safran Foer
“We need a better way to talk about eating animals. We need a way that brings meat to the center of public discussion in the same way it is often at the center of our plates. This doesn't require that we pretend we are going to have a collective agreement. However strong our intuitions are about what's right for us personally and even about what's right for others, we all know in advance that our positions will clash with those of our neighbors. What do we do with that most inevitable reality? Drop the conversation, or find a way to reframe it?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

أحمد رجب
“ظهرت مع إرتفاع الأسعار طائفة جديدة إلى جوار النباتيين هي طائفة الرغيفيين أكلة العيش حاف”
أحمد رجب, الفهّامة

“Some animal rights activists are demanding vegetarianism, even veganism now, or nothing. But since only 4 or 5 percent of Americans claim to be vegetarians, 'nothing' is the far more likely outcome. I ask these activists to weigh the horrors of Bladen County's industrial farms and the Tar Heel slaughterhouse against the consequences of doing nothing to alleviate the hour-to-hour sufferings of its victims. Is not a life lived off the factory farm and a death humanely inflicted superior to the terrible lives we know they lead and the horrible deaths we know they suffer in Bladen County today?”
Steven Wise, An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River

Mango Wodzak
“Baby rats need rat milk, baby cats need cat milk, baby dogs need dog milk, baby humans need human milk, baby cows need cow milk, baby chimps need chimp milk.. Would anyone believe it if someone claimed adult giraffes need elephant milk? or adult horses need squirrel milk? or adult possums need goat milk? or adult humans need cow milk? oh, wait, no, that last one makes total sense.. NOT”
Mango Wodzak

Mango Wodzak
“Out in the field, sitting on the grass, the hard-core omnivores are hunched around and over the cadaver of a creature they've courageously downed, greedily feasting on its flesh, while furtively looking around in all directions.. one of them has thrown in a few wilted sprigs of asparagus and a bucketful of ketchup to sweeten the deal.

The vegetarians have caught an animal, chased her baby over to the omnivores, and are suckling from her nipples, while others feast on a basket of gathered birds eggs.

The vegans have just ploughed through a mono crop of wheat, and soy and are enjoying their tofu burgers.

Meanwhile those radical fruitarian extremists are in the cherry trees, looking on in wide-eyed bewilderment..”
Mango Wodzak

Robert Cheeke
“The vegan lifestyle is a compassionate way to live that supports life, supports fairness and equality, and promotes freedom.”
Robert Cheeke, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness: The Complete Guide to Building Your Body on a Plant-Based Diet

Mango Wodzak
“Meat is a 4-legged word.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden

Mango Wodzak
“All children should be encouraged to love and respect animals.. Not turn a blind eye to their suffering and stab forks into their dead bodies..”
Mango Wodzak

Will Potter
“Vegans have a way of circling every conversation back to food, much like born-again Christians have a way of returning every conversation to the scripture.”
Will Potter, Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

“Denying someone [else] justice just because you do not yet have your own is never a good idea. I am also convinced we cannot have disability liberation without animal liberation--they are intimately tied together. What if, rather than dismissing or disassociating for the struggle of animals, we embraced what political theorist Claire Jean Kim calls an 'ethics of avowal,' a recognition that oppressions are linked, and that we can be 'open in meaningful and sustained way to the suffering and claims of other subordinated groups, even or perhaps especially in the course of political battle'? Compassion is not a limited resource.”
Sunaura Taylor, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Mango Wodzak
“Bacon would not be a choice if the pig had any say in the matter. A lamb, given the gift of speech, would most probably say "no" if you asked if you could eat her leg. Fish would no doubt choose to stay in the water, if they could and I feel pretty sure turkeys must object once their Christmas fête (or should that be fate?) is made clear to them. Chickens are surely protesting from having their eggs systematically stolen and freedoms restricted, and both cows and their calves would be up in arms, if they had any, with the theft of their milk and violent separation. Given the chance, bees will attack and defend ferociously, even sacrificing themselves in the process, in order to protect their precious honey; a sure sign they do not part with it voluntarily.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden - Eden Fruitarianism Explained

Jeffery Russell
“A lich guards his phylactery like an elf guards his salad.”
Jeffery Russell, The Dungeoneers

“It's not that there are no challenges to becoming a vegetarian or vegan, but in the media, including authors of popular books on food and food politics, contribute to the 'enfreakment' of what is so often patronizingly referred to as the vegan or vegetarian 'lifestyle.' But again, the marginalization of those who care about animals is nothing new. Diane Beers writes in her book For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States that 'several late nineteenth-century physicians concocted a diagnosable for of mental illness to explain such bizarre behavior. Sadly, they pronounced these misguided souls suffered from "zoophilpsychosis."' As Beers describes, zoophilpsychosis (an excessive concern for animals) was more likely to be diagnosed in women, who were understood to be 'particularly susceptible to the malady.' As the early animal advocacy movement in Britain and the United States was largely made up of women, such charges worked to uphold the subjugation both of women and of nonhuman animals.”
Sunaura Taylor, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Mango Wodzak
“By stepping out of the picture and refusing to purchase consumer items necessitating bloody murder, you are not only washing your hands to it all [the animal holocaust], but helping toward cleaning up the planet from the mess we have made of it.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden - Eden Fruitarianism Explained

Romain Gagnon
“...vegans are often urban intellectuals disconnected from Nature, in denial of the principles that govern it.”
Romain Gagnon, SO MAN CREATED GOD IN HIS OWN IMAGE: The Science of Happiness

Rawi Hage
“I despised how those pale-faced vegans held their little spoons, humbling themselves. Who do they think they are fooling, those bleached Brahmins? We all know that their low sitting is just another passage in their short lives. In the end, they will get bigger spoons and dig up the earth for their fathers’ and mothers’ inheritances.”
Rawi Hage

“What you have to say matters! Post anything about why you chose veganism using the hastag #2Bvegan4 (to be vegan for).”
Martin Blais

Abhijit Naskar
“Morally it may be better to not kill any creature for their flesh, but biologically, meat was one of the greatest factors involved in the rise of the psychology of thinking humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, We Are All Black: A Treatise on Racism

Wendy Werneth
“When interacting with people, I’m always aware that I might be the first vegan this person has ever met. So I try to be a good ambassador for the movement and show that I am grateful for whatever they are able to serve me, even if it’s just some boiled vegetables.”
Wendy Werneth

Stewart Stafford
“Veganism needs a PR makeover. Most people think it's a nutty cult where, at initiation, new members receive the International Step of Moral Superiority from which they look down their noses at non-vegans.”
Stewart Stafford

Heather E. Heying
“Those who advocate for a raw diet suggest that it is the healthiest, "most natural" way to eat. Cooking, they say, is a modern bastardization of the human diet. This is simply wrong.”
Heather E. Heying, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

Magnus Vinding
“... this is, I believe, the great blindspot of most vegans: the absence of a perpetrator leads them to neglect the suffering of the majority of the beings they claim to care about.”
Magnus Vinding, Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications

“A vegan is actually talking about himself when he talks about animals. It’s nothing to do with animals and is all about his personal psychology and issues. There are no vegan animals, that’s for sure!”
David Sinclair, Without the Mob, There Is No Circus

“There’s no shortage of problems with the human race, yet vegans decide to prioritize animals over humanity. Others prioritize exotic minorities over everything else. People need to get their priorities straight. Focus on what’s important, not on what you are personally, subjectively into. You can’t turn humanity’s future into your love of pets, or your gender confusion, or whatever. It’s not about you. It’s about humanity.”
David Sinclair, Without the Mob, There Is No Circus