The Meat Eater, Vegetarian, and Vegan

Whether you choose to remain a meat and potatoes kind of person, eat like a rabbit, or forego eating meat as a statement against animal cruelty, chances are you have some opinions about your eating choices. Some people believe in sustainable meat eating and hunting practices. Others choose to eat fish instead of meat to avoid some of the more unhealthy effects of routine meat eating. Regardless of your preference, here are some funny and profound quotes about lifestyle diet choices for your enjoyment.

“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” – Samuel Butler, Note-Books, 1912

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” – Paul McCartney

“Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.” – George Bernard Shaw

“One farmer says to me, ‘You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;’ and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I’m halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God. I could be eating a slow learner.” – Lynda Montgomery

“For the most part, we carnivores do not eat other carnivores. We prefer to eat our vegetarian friends.”- Robert Brault

“My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid – milk.” – Rynn Berry, quoted in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook, 1998

“I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.” – Rita Rudner

“In the strict scientific sense we all feed on death – even vegetarians.” – Mr. Spock, Star Trek, “Wolf in the Fold”

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