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WRITERS ON THE EATING OF ANIMALS


"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

I do not want to make my stomach a graveyard of dead animals.
-- George Bernard Shaw

I look my age. It is the other people who look older than they are. What can you expect from people who eat corpses? --George Bernard Shaw

I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It's like...you're just eating misery. You're eating a bitter life.
-- Alice Walker

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.
-- Alice Walker

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.
-- Franz Kafka (While admiring fish in an aquarium)

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

We are all God's creatures--that we pray to God for mercy and justice while we continue to eat the flesh of animals that are slaughtered on our account is not consistent.
-- Isaac Bashevis Singer

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed to the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson





PASSAGES ON THE EATING OF ANIMALS

"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test (which lies deeply buried from view) consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: the animals. And in this respect, mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it." --Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis." --Isaac Bashevis Singer, Enemies, A Love Story

In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And, in a population that is all educated, and at about the same level of physical refinement, it is practically impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig... I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.
-- H.G. Wells

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