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?
--Buddha

"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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