The Viva Vine: vol #3, no #5: November / December 1994
Quotes Corner

(The following quotes were lovingly sent to The VivaVegie Society by the tenacious activist/animal-advocate Adela Pisarevsky, of New York City)

To Meat-eaters, we owe no apology! I don't think it's a crime to be a vegetarian! The commandment "Thou Shalt Not Kill" (Exodus XX,13) is a general principle which does not specify human beings or other creatures. Forty years ago I decided my body should henceforth be a "Temple for a Soul" instead of a portable cemetery for dead creatures. I have been a vegetarian ever since.
-- Rabbi Aryeh Ben-Shemer

"A vegetarian diet is the acid test of humanitarianism."
-- Tolstoy

"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them!
-- Samuel Butler

All beings tremble before violence
All fear death
All love life
See yourself in others
Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?

"Don't just switch from beef to chicken! Take the slaughterhouse out of your kitchen!"
-- Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns

Then this one from Leon Trotsky...a man who, shall we say, did not mince words:

The price we pay for living in a free country is that greedy, self-serving, torture/death merchants have a right to speak their minds through shameful lies!
--Leon Trotsky

and there you have it . . .

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