Quotes – Farm Animals

“Given the horrible treatment of farm animals, tremendous environmental damage done by animal agriculture and health risks associated with consumption of dairy products, eggs and meat I can’t understand why anyone would choose to eat those foods.”
– Gordon Ehrman

“When I became vegan years ago the alternatives that were available left a lot to be desired but now the alternatives taste so good that I can’t imagine why anyone would resist making the change.”
– Midge Adler

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

“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.”
– New York Times Editorial Board

“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

“The greenhouse gas footprint of animal agriculture rivals that that of every car, truck, bus, ship, airplane and rocket ship combined…There is no pathway to achieve the Paris climate objectives without a massive decrease in the scale of animal agriculture.”
– United Nations Environment Program

“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 or even more intelligent.”
– Susan Haft

“I wonder how people would react if they saw dogs being treated the way pigs are on factory farms.”
– Alex Miller

“Please explain to me why eating a pig is okay but not a dog. Are dogs more intelligent? Do only they feel pain? Do pigs not have a will to live? Do they lack feelings? I can’t imagine eating either one.”
– Dennis Myers

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

“I used to eat meat but then I visited a farm animal sanctuary and saw some of the younger animals playing together. It was just like watching puppies playing!”
– Michael Davidson

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“Thousands of people who say they love animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs.”
– Jane Goodall

“As of today I will no longer eat animal products of any kind. Never again will a farm 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

“Factory farms are where many of the pandemics that occurred in recent decades got started. By buying meat, dairy products and eggs individuals in most cases are supporting factory farming and thereby increasing the risk of pandemics that affect animals and humans occurring in the future.”
– Martin Thompson

“If we shift away from eating meat and dairy…we could still produce enough to feed us but do so using a quarter of the land. This could free up an area the size of the United States, China, the European Union and Australia combined – a space that could then be given back to nature.”
– Sir David Attenborough

“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

“Just as cigarettes come with a warning about the health risks on the package I think meat, dairy products and eggs should come with a warning about the health risks and harm done to animals and the environment on the package.”
– Melanie Davis

“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

“I had never before seen an animal die. I had never looked my dinner in the eyes as its life drained away…And I will tell you it was a deeply unsettling experience.”
– Anthony Bourdain

“Our future selves will consider meat eating to be barbaric.”
– Peter Singer

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