Oct 7 2008

Vegatarian FAQ

by Edward

As a vegetarian I get asked many questions and statements… here are a few common ones and the answer to them.

  1. Why are you a vegetarian?
    Because as any human being I do not need meat to survive and I disagree with making an animal be treated like a product and then be murdered just because it tastes good.
  2. What if the animal died by accident, would you eat it?
    No, the thought of eating a carcass disgusts me no matter how it died. Of course, if someone puts a gun in my head and tells me to choose between eating an animal that died accidentally and one that was murdered I would choose the one that died accidentally – but by choice I still wouldn’t eat it – I don’t NEED it and that’s the point.
  3. But other animals eat meat too, you can’t make a lion into a vegetarian.
    For starters, we’re not lions. Lions don’t have a conscience nor a choice, they have large sharp teeth, they eat meat raw, from an early age they display hunting instincts; put a human baby next to a rabbit and check if it kills and eats it like a lion cub would. If you force feed lions with a diet of potatoes and vegetables they won’t be able to eat it nor will they live very long because they were made to be carnivores. Lions also defecate in front of each other and kill the cubs that were not fathered by them – should you do that too?

    Continue reading

Oct 3 2008

Best Vegetarian Quotes

by Edward

Below is a collection of quotes about vegetarianism, most said by some of the greatest minds that have walked the earth including Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Pythagoras, Buddha, Charles Darwin, Thomas Edison and Paul McCartney.

“Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
~Leonardo da Vinci

“I don’t hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice – and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.”
~Brigid Brophy

“…The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?”
~Jeremy Bentham

“If we don’t NEED to eat animals to survive, is taste a good enough reason to murder them without pity?”
~Edward Sanchez

“Deep inside, everyone’s a vegetarian. I just eat a few less animals than most. Once you come to terms why you don’t eat dogs, cats, monkeys and dolphins, you’ll begin to understand why I don’t eat cows, pigs, chickens and lambs.”
~Edward Sanchez

“Unlike any other animal, you have a choice. You can choose to kill and destroy, or you can choose to save and create. I chose the latter.”
~Edward Sanchez

“Why do we find it so horrible to kill a baby? It’s because they are voiceless and defenceless. The same applies to animals. Killing them is cowardice.”
~Edward Sanchez Continue reading