"It is certainly not lions or wolves that we eat out of self-defense; on the contrary, we ignore these and slaughter harmless, tame creatures without stings or teeth to harm us. For the sake of a little flesh we deprive them of sun, of light, of the duration of life they are entitled to by birth and being."
"We stopped eating meat many years ago. During the course of a Sunday lunch we happened to look out of the kitchen window at our young lambs playing happily in the fields. Glancing down at our plates, we suddenly realized that we were eating the leg of an animal who had until recently been playing in a field herself. We looked at each other and said, 'Wait a minute, we love these sheep - they're such gentle creatures. So why are we eating them?' It was the last time we ever did."
"I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do. It was my dog ... who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings."