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Animal Quotes
Food Quotes about Animals

“If we aren't supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat?”
Jo Brand, British comedian.

“If animals could speak, as Aesop and other fabulists make them seem to do, they would declare man to be the most voracious animal in existence. There is scarcely any living thing that flies in the air, swims in the sea, or moves on the land, that is not made to minister to his appetite in some region or other.”
Peter Lund Simmonds, 'The Curiosities of Food' (1859)

“Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends."
George Bernard Shaw
Irish playwright and critic (1856-1950)

“Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.”
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

“Animals feed; man eats; only a man of wit knows how to eat.”
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)

“I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with each other.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

“I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.”
A. Whitney Brown
former Saturday Night Live news anchor

“A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.”
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Russian author (1828-1910)


“Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) 'Notebooks'

“Recognize meat for what is really is: the antibiotic and pesticide laden corpse of a tortured animal.”
Ingrid Newkirk (President of PETA)


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