Notable Vegetarians

"By all that is sacred in our hope for the human race, I conjure those who love happiness and truth to give a fair trial to the vegetable system!"

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), English poet

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nobel laureate vegetarians

"I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb."

Vaslav Nijinsky (1888-1950, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer)