Top Ten Best Vegetarian Quotes

The Top Ten

1 It is not your right—based on YOUR traditions, YOUR customs and YOUR habits—to deny animals THEIR freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them. That’s not what rights are about. That’s injustice. - Gary Yourofsky

I hate this list, and I’m vegetarian myself. Some meat eaters eat ethically-sourced meat and have perfect reasons for doing it. By making this list, you make them cry in great pain for their own dietary choices. They aren’t even the ones killing the animals! - wadkad

That's the difference between predators like lions hunting for their prey in the wild and the massive livestock farming for meat production. Enslavement of animals behind closed bars for their whole lives just to be killed is just as horrible as it sounds. If we really love protein, we are better off eating insects than mammals. - Kiteretsunu

I agree. Meat=murder, you have no right to indirectly kill another living being. - ToptenPizza

Well, I hate animal cruelty but their meat is so TASTY Xp - CerealGuy

2 I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient bein

This is a good one, animals FEEL. It takes time to realize it, but once you do, a vegetarian diet will be much easier. - ToptenPizza

3 The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?

Babies can't reason, and they can't talk either. But they can still suffer. The reason you wouldn't kill a baby is because you don't want to cause him to suffer. You would never eat your cat, so why eat chicken? - ToptenPizza

I disagree with vegetarianism. - gemcloben

4 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

True. Vegetarians are actually more healthy than meat eaters, the only reason people eat meat is they like how animal fat tastes in their mouth. Bacon has 2.5 grams of protein, brocolli has 4.1. And no one died for the broccoli, so don't bring up "PRETIN WAWAWA" - ToptenPizza

5 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

Killing animals is the same as killing people. Humans are apart of the animal kingdom, so technically it's the same. - ToptenPizza

6 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 Edison

Especially for something we don't need. We don't need meat, it's something you WANT. And you HARM the earth, other humans that are starving because we deported grain from their country, animals, and even yourself. - ToptenPizza

7 You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose - Scott Ad

This one's funny. Yeah meat eaters, I'm not going to stop you! Keep increasing your risk of heart desiese, a heart attack, cancer, and get more obese as you crunch into that corpse! - ToptenPizza

8 By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet - Thich Nhat Han

People put all sorts of arguments against becoming a vegetarian. It's just the brain trying to do everything it can to turn a blind eye when an issue benefits themselves. I'm no saint by any means, but I refuse to believe I can't do anything or that my impact doesn't matter. - keycha1n

If you DO eat meat, don't call yourself an animal lover. You love the TASTE of the animal, not the animal him/herself. And don't claim you love the earth either. - ToptenPizza

9 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- Isaac Singer

If you think we should still eat meat because that is what we've been doing since the beginning of time, we should all go back to being nomadic hunter-gatherers since that's how it was in the beginning. Also, get rid of your clothes and wear a loin cloth. Throw out all electronical devices. No candy or junk food, just fruits and veggies, and some raw meat from not just a selected few animals, but ALL of them. If you have a pet, get rid of him too, because that's no one had pets earlier on. Not to mention, humanity better go back to Africa! - ToptenPizza

10 Do you eat chicken because you are familiar with the scientific literature on them and have decided that their suffering doesn't matter, or do you do it because it tastes good- Jonathan Foer

I spent sixth grade guilty after every meal when I saw something similar to this quote. Eventually, I couldn't take it anymore. Yes, meat was my favorite thing in the world, but if I can give it up-anyone can. Especially considering how little willpower I have. - keycha1n

My meat eating friends say they would never be vegetarian because meat tastes too good. That proves the only reason meat eaters choose to eat meat is that it tastes good, also selfishness. Not even selfishness, considering they are harming themselves in the process. - ToptenPizza

The Contenders

11 The problem is that humans have victimized animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims. They are not even considered at all. They are nothing; they don’t count; they don’t matter. They are commodities... - Anonymous
12 Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of. It’s like biting into your grandmother. - Morrissey

Ugh! I'm against human caniballism. - BorisRule

13 Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. - Natalie Portman
14 When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that. - Paul McCartney
15 Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure. - Erykah Badu
16 Being vegan just gives you such great karma. - Alicia Silverstone
17 It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. - Joaquin Phoenix
18 The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Gandhi
19 I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue. - Jared Leto
20 There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. - Charles Darwin
21 My body will not be a tomb for other creatures. - Leonardo Da Vinci
22 I love animals. All animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog — or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian. - Peter Dinklage
23 The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds. - Plato
24 All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a mother giraffe ; it is just as unnatural for a human being to drink the milk of a cow. - Michael Kiaper
25 Veganism is not about how hard it is for you. It’s about every animal’s right not to be used as a slave. - Randy Sandberg
26 Animal protection isn’t a radical idea. It follows the simple principle that if animals feel pain, joy and fear, they should be protected from suffering. - Anonymous
27 Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself. - T. Casey Brennan
28 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
29 Behind every beautiful fur coat, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story. - Mary Tyler Moore
30 Please don’t refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies. - Shaun Monson
31 I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer. - Ellen De
32 If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian - Paul McCartney

I may have gotten this quote wrong in the wording. - JoLeKosovo

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