“Most people do care about animals.
Most people reject the idea that animals are just things.
Most people think that animals count morally.
So the goal is to convince those people that this all requires that they go vegan, and that ‘happy’ or ‘humane’ exploitation is not a morally acceptable alternative. If you think someone counts morally, you stop exploiting them; you don’t focus on exploiting them more ‘compassionately.'”
– Gary Francione
“Life is such a precious gift and I feel grateful for every day that I’m here. I’m vegan because I don’t want to contribute to ending the lives of others who want to be here just as much as I do.” – Vegan Publishers
“There are no magical slaughterhouses where animals are fed their favorite meal, make a last phone call to a loved one and voluntarily hold their breath until they die. The act of slaughter is violent, vicious, bloody and hellish. The animals do not sacrifice themselves for your pleasure, tradition or greed. They are dragged in kicking and screaming until their last breath. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can eat meat, dairy and eggs and remain disconnected from this violence. The only way out is VEGAN.” – Gary Smith
“We owe the animals our profoundest apologies. Defenseless and unable to retaliate, they have suffered immense agonies under our domination that most of us have never witnessed or acknowledged. Now knowing better, we can act better, and acting better, we can live better, and give the animals, our children, and ourselves a true reason for hope and celebration.”
– Will Tuttle
“In order to live non-vegan, you have to accept that it’s okay to subject others to pain for your pleasure. And the day you stop accepting that is the day you go vegan.” – The Abolitionist Vegan Society
“Dominant, violent ideologies use a set of social and psychological defense mechanisms that enable humane people to participate in inhumane practices without fully realizing what they’re doing.” – Melanie Joy