A Quote by Richard Gere on vegetarianism and animal rights

People get offended by animal rights campaigns. It's ludicrous. It's not as bad as mass animal death in a factory.

Richard Gere

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A Quote by Isaac Bashevis Singer on vegetarianism

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on vegetarianism

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on vegetarianism

The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Scott Adams (Dilbert) on vegetarianism

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 it's a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.

Scott Adams (Dilbert)

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A Quote by Neal D. Barnard, M.D. on vegetarianism

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.

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A Quote by Isaac Singer on vegetarianism

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 Singer (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Sir William Jones on vegetarianism

Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.

William Jones (1746 - 1794)

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A Quote by Jeremy Bentham on vegetarianism

What is it that should trace the insuperable line? …The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on vegetarianism

I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't…The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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