I personally love looking and reading through quotes. They are wise words by someone who put a lot of thought into expressing something meaningful in only just a few letters. Some inspire, others make one start thinking, and others again are funny. They are written about all kinds of topics: food, relationship, money, life, diets, work, love, … as well as veganism, the animals and the environment. Stars, role models, actors, singers, writers, historic people… and nobodies wrote them.
I also believe that their messages stick with people on a much deeper level than just someone preaching, lecturing or writing blog posts about a certain topic. Therefore I started researching and collected a few of my favorite quotes around the topic Veganism.
Besides funny, deep, inspiring, thoughtful words I also stumbled across some graphs, and interesting facts I would like to share with you.
Let’s start with an interestic graph:
And the sad but real truth:
Something to think about:
We could be putting gorilla milk on our cereal or having zebra milk and cookies. Why cow’s milk? Using the animal that produces the largest quantity of milk but is more easily housed than an elephant means more money for farmers. It has nothing to do with health or nutrition. Again, it all comes back to money. The dairy industry based on brilliant marketing and the addictive taste of milk, butter, and cheese. It has convinced most doctors, consumers, and government agencies that we need cows’ milk. We have been told our whole lives: “You need milk to grow up. Without milk, your bones will break. If you don’t drink milk, you’ll get osteoporosis. You need the calcium.” What if this is not true?
“I’m a little confused, how much more information do we need? We know that what we are eating and wearing are pieces of bodies. We know they are not roots, but limbs. Limbs that walked, ran, climed, flew and swam. Limbs connected to bodies that breathed, felt and birthed. Bodies connected to minds that had thoughts, memories and interests. Minds connected to families, mothers and communities with purpose and beauty of their own. We know what is done, how it’s done and where it’s done. And we know what is being spilled is not sap or juice, but blood, pain and tears. What I don’t know is how can you realize this and simply not care?”
Aren’t those well said?:
And for the end, my favorite picture quote I stumbled upon:
Please feel free to share, like, send, print, … any of those pictures so we can together spread the word and help the animals. I also partnered up with a shirt company where I created a few items to bring awareness to this topic. If you are interested and want to take it to the next step, I would love for you to look through the items at the shop
Note: With this post – as well as any other of my posts – I don’t want to attack or shame anybody, or anybodies believes and behaviour. I created this blog to simply inspire, inform and share topics that I am personally very interested in and love to bring awareness to. Please keep this in mind while reading through my posts. If any questions arise, feel free to reach out and contact me 🙂