Every year, the number of people abstaining from using any animal products increases. The accelerating rise of vegans is attributed to greater consumer awareness of the health consequences of animal consumption. That and the environmental and ethical dilemma that animal agriculture poses. At present, there are about 78 million vegans in the world.
Below, we share vegan quotes from people who have decided to adopt a vegan diet and lifestyle. If you’re thinking of going vegan, these 30 enlightening vegan quotes can inspire you to finally start embracing a life nourished by veganism.
If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again. – James Cromwell
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. – Joaquin Phoenix
To get mud off your hands, use soap and water. To get blood off your hands, go vegan. – John Sakars
Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy. – Gary L. Francione
I’m a vegan. I respect the environment and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue. – Jared Leto
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 DeGeneres
Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves. – Cesar Chavez
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 like TV sets and cell phones. We have actually turned animals into inanimate objects – sandwiches and shoes. – Gary Yourofsky
Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics. – Peter Singer
Every living creature has the right to live ethically. – Dirk Verbeuren
The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Mahatma Gandhi
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. – Haile Selassie
My body will not be a tomb for other creatures. – Leonardo da Vinci
Could you look an animal in the eyes and say to it, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering’? – Moby
People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass. – Pino Caruso
I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. – Mahatma Gandhi
Please don’t refuse with your eyes what the animals endure with their bodies. – Shaun Monson
Why are vegans made fun of while the inhumane factory farming process regards animals and the natural world merely as commodities to be exploited for profit? – Ellen Page
If you think that being vegan is difficult, imagine being a factory farmed animal. – Davegan Raza
No animal needs to die in order for me to live. And that makes me feel good. – Howard Lyman
Science that fails to embrace all living beings is far more dangerous than any virus! – Steve Simmons
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery. – Charles Darwin
We all love animals. Why do we call some ‘pets’ and others ‘dinner?’ – K.D. Lang
Everyone has to find what is right for them, and it is different for everyone. 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. That is why I eat the way I do. – Natalie Portman
I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do. – James Cromwell
The reason that I started this was because I had a fish that was highly intelligent. He really knew who I was, he really got excited when I was home. One day I went to a sushi restaurant with a few of my friends and they were serving blowfish. And I thought, this is an intelligent animal. – Miley Cyrus
Animals are here with us, not for us.
World Peace begins in the kitchen.
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
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