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I didn't know until this evening that Percy Shelley was a vegetarian. Apparently quite a vociferous one, as well.<br><br><br><br>
"If the use of animal food be, in consequence, subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery. (The attachment of animals to their young is very strong. The monstrous sophism that beasts are pure unfeeling machines, and do not reason, scarcely requires a confutation.)"<br><br><br><br>
John Robbins couldn't have said it more movingly.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ivu.org/history/shelley/" target="_blank">http://www.ivu.org/history/shelley/</a>
 

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This quote would make a great letter to the Newsweek editors in reply to their current "Animal Emotions" story.
 

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This quote would make a great letter to the Newsweek editors in reply to their current "Animal Emotions" story.
 
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