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Be inspired! The world's famous scientists, philosophers, writers, leaders, athletes and personalities are Vegetarians.
Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Socrates, Thomas Edison, Pythagoras, Plato, St Francis, Voltaire, Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin, Gandhi…
Richard Gere, Alicia Silverstone, Linda McCartny, Paul McCartny, Billy Crystal, Bryan Adams, Kim Basinger, Lisa Bonet, Philip Glass, Dick Gregory, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Howe, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Dennis Weaver, Vanessa Williams…
World Champion Vegetarian Athletes
Ridgely Abele (winner of 8 National Championships in Karate)
Dave Scott (USA) 6 time Ironman Triathlon Champ
Andreas Cahling (Sw) Champion Body Builder & Olympic Gold Medalist in Ski Jump
Sixto Linares (WorldRecordHolder, 24-hour Triathlon)
Bill Manetti (USA) Power Lift Champ
Edwin Moses (USA) Olympic Gold Medallist & World Record Holder in Track
Martina Navratilova (USA) Tennis Champ
Paavo Nurmi (Fin) Runner & Winner of 9 Olympic Medals and 20 World Records
Bill Pearl (USA) 4 time Mr Universe
Robert Parish (Professional Basketball Star)
Bill Pickering (World Record Holder, Swimmer)
Stan Price (World Weight Lifting Record Holder)
Murray Rose (Swimmer, Olympic Gold Medalist)
Surya Bonaly (Fr) Olympic Figure Skater
Chris Campbell (USA) Olympic Wrestling Champion
Cheryl Marek and Estelle Gray (World Record Holders, Cross-Country Tandem Cycling)
Desmond Howard (USA) Pro Football & Heisman Trophy Winner
Peter Hussing (Gr) Boxing Champ
Billie Jean King (USA) Tennis Champ
Ingra Manecke (Gr) Discus Throw Champ and many more Olympic Champions....
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein
...since I evolved into a more conscious adolescent, I have been uncomfortable with the thought of eating animals. I imagine them alive walking jumping swimming...and then imagine them being reared in captivity and being killed to be eaten...and this sickens and saddens me. Eating animals and fish is very disturbing for me.
- Koh Joo Kim
Having vitality, creativity, fitness, strength...and even building muscles, have nothing to do with meat eating.
- Bill Calhoun, Director of Stage Door Pte. Ltd.
"To be a vegetarian is to disagree...to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars---we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain.
- Paul and Linda McCartney
As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.
- Richard Gere
"Nothing’s changed my life more. I feel better about myself as a person, being conscious and responsible for my actions and I lost weight and my skin cleared up and I got bright eyes and I just became stronger and healthier and happier. Can’t think of anything better in the world to be but be vegan.”
- Alicia Silverstone
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 Tolstoy
"Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his own conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life.”
- Norman Cousins
If any kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming they would never touch meat again.I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
- James Cromwell
"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives."
- Dean Ornish, MD
The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of ‘real food for real people,’ you'd better live real close to a real good hospital.
- Neal D. Barnard, M.D., President Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Whether industralized societies...can cure themselves of their meat addictions may ultimately be a greater factor in world health than all the doctors, health insurance policies, and drugs put together.
-The China-Oxford-Cornell Project on Nutrition
The transition of world agriculture from food grain (for humans) to feed grains (for livestock) represents an...evil whose consequences may be far greater and longer lasting than any past examples of violence inflicted by men against their fellow human beings.
- Jeremy Rifkin
"The person who is afraid to alter his living habits, and especially his eating and drinking habits, because he is afraid that other persons may regard him as queer, eccentric, or fanatic forgets that the ownership of his body, the responsibility for its well-being, belongs to him, not them."
- Dr.Paul Brunton
The labels are misleading the public. The labels should declare that the product has been contaminated with fecal material…Today, nationwide, line speeds are up to 140 to 160 carcasses per minute. It’s not humanly possible for meat inspectors to do what they are required to do, which is to protect the consumer.”
- Delmer Jones, President of the US Meat Inspector Union