Leonardo Da Vinci

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~The Extended Circle: A Commonplace book of Animal Rights (1985, fiction), by Jon Wynne-Tyson “In Leonardo da Vinci…

Carl Sagan and Dr. Ann Druyan

“Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting…

Michael Klaper, MD

“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.” ~Michael Klaper, MD, author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

Reverend Andrew Linzey

“Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight.” — Reverend Andrew Linzey, Oxford University, Animal Theology, 1995

Albert Einstein

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lots of mankind.” — Albert Einstein

Alice Walker

“The animals of this world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” — Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, in a forward to The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery, 1988

Dexter Scott King

“Veganism has given me a higher level or awareness and spirituality.” — Dexter Scott King, son of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Vegetarian Times, 1995

T. Colin Campbell, PhD

“In every respect, vegans appear to enjoy equal or better health in comparison to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.” — T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor of Nutrition, Cornell University