Quotes – Farm Animals

“Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined. They are individuals in their own right.”
– Jane Goodall

“Factory farm operators believe that the less Americans know about what goes on behind their closed doors, the better for the industry. That’s because the animals sent through those factories often endure an unimaginable amount of mistreatment and abuse. Cows too sick to walk are dragged by the neck across cement floors. Pigs are stabbed and beaten with sledgehammers. Chickens are thrown against walls and stomped to death. And accepted industry practices like confining animals in impossibly small cages are just as brutal.”
– New York Times Editorial Board

Deborah Giunta“I know of no adjective that adequately describes the suffering I have witnessed on the factory farms I’ve visited.”
– Deborah Giunta

“Once you see for yourself the routine cruelty involved in raising animals for food, you’ll understand why millions of compassionate people have decided to leave meat off of their plates.”
– Alec Baldwin

“Animal abuse is the norm — not the exception — in the meat, egg and dairy industry.”
– Paul Shapiro

“The urgency for ending factory farming has never been greater. It is the biggest source of animal cruelty on the planet, the biggest driver of extinction and species loss and it accounts for almost 15 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.”
– Philip Lymbery

“Mother cows cry out for days after their babies are taken away from them. It’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”
– Andrea Dowling

“If you are opposed to eating veal because the calves are slaughtered when they are only about four months old then you should be opposed to eating lambs, chickens, pigs, turkeys and other farm animals because they are not allowed to live for much longer.”
– Irene Collins

“Pigs, sheep, goats and other farm animals are just as deserving of your concern as cats and dogs. They are just as affectionate and playful and in many cases just as intelligent.”
– Susan Haft

“A close friend of mine recently got a pet pig. I’ll never eat bacon again…”
– Deborah Giunta

“I have seen few things so revolting and shaming as the horrendous routine cruelty to ducks and geese that goes into the production of one of the world’s so-called culinary delicacies — foie gras.”
– Roger Moore

Moby“If you’re not okay with how an animal was treated or killed then how can you be okay with eating it?”
– Moby

“We simply do not need meat in order to survive. There are millions of perfectly healthy vegetarians and vegans in the world. Since we are fulfilling a mere desire rather than a need by eating meat, how do we justify our horrible treatment of the animals reared solely for it and taking their lives?”
– Diane Howe

“What can you say about a society whose food production must be hidden from public view? In which the factory farms and slaughterhouses supplying much of our diet must be guarded like arsenals to prevent us from seeing what happens there?”
– George Monbiot

“When I look at a steak or hamburger on a plate, I do not see a piece of meat. I see the animal from whom the steak or hamburger was made.”
– Alex Miller

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarian.”
– Paul McCartney

“Could you look an animal in the eye and say, ‘My appetite is more important than your suffering?'”
– Moby

“As of today I will no longer eat animal products of any kind. Never again will an animal have to die in order to keep me alive.”
– Paul Taylor

“We can feed an extra four billion people a year if we reject the bloated and wasteful factory farming systems that are endangering our planet’s biodiversity and wildlife.”
– Philip Lymbery

“A reduction of meat consumption by only 10 percent would result in about 12 million more tons of grain for human consumption. This additional grain could feed all of the humans across the world who starve to death each year — about 60 million people.”
– Marc Bekoff

James Cameron“Animal agriculture is a huge contributor to greenhouse gas emissions through its production of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides.”
– James Cameron

“The prodigious appetite we have…for meat means that agribusiness can pay more (for land) than those who want to preserve or restore the forest. We are quite literally gambling with the future of our planet — for the sake of hamburgers.”
– Peter Singer

“It shouldn’t be the consumer’s responsibility to figure out what’s cruel and what’s kind or what’s environmentally destructive and what’s sustainable. All food products that are cruel or destructive should be illegal.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer

“Since factory farming contributes so much to global warming and inflicts such terrible suffering on so many animals, I think there should be a sin tax on the products produced.”
– Diane Adams

“Our future selves will consider meat eating to be barbaric. I think we’ll come to view (eating meat) in the way we now look back on the Roman games — having crowds of enthusiastic people cheering on the lions as they slaughtered the Christians or gladiators fighting each other to the death.”
– Peter Singer

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