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REALITIES 1989 by John Robbins (1989 data but proportionally relevant today)
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~an4m/recipes/antimeat.html
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Human population of United States: 243,000,000
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Number of human beings who could be fed by the grain and soybeans eaten by U.S. livestock: 1,300,000,000
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How frequently a child dies of starvation: Every 2 seconds
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Pounds of potatoes that can be grown on 1 acre of land: 20,000
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Pounds of beef that can be produced on 1 acre of land: 165
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Pounds of protein fed to chickens to produce 1 pound of protein as chicken flesh: 5 pounds
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Pounds of protein fed to hogs to produce 1 pound of protein as hog flesh: 7.5 pounds
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Number of children who starve to death every day: 40,000
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Number of pure vegetarians who can be fed on the amount of land needed to feed 1 person consuming meat-based diet: 20
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Number of people who will starve to death this year: 60,000,000
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Number of people who could be adequately fed by the grain saved if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 60,000,000
(1989 data but proportionally relevant today)
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WAY MORE DATA
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~an4m/recipes/antimeat.html
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LEONARDO DA VINCI "The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
http://www.azquotes.com/author/15101-Leonardo_da_Vinci/tag/vegetarian
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ALBERT EINSTEIN "Nothing will benefit human health, and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth, as much as the evolution to a Vegetarian Diet"
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/400721
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ALBERT EINSTEIN "It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."
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THOMAS EDISON "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasaed104088.html
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "When about 16 Years of Age, I happen'd to meet with a Book written by one Tryon, recommending a Vegetable Diet. I determined to go into it.... My refusing to eat Flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity...." -Ben Franklin- Chapter 1 "The Autobiography" E302.6F7A2
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Autobiography_of_Benjamin_Franklin/Section_Nine
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SUGGESTED DIET http://www.archure.net/salus/healthdiet.html
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LEO TOLSTOY A man can live and 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. And to act so is immoral
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Animal_rights
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PAUL MCCARTNEY If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Did he really say this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_UpyY2MIOc
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a video Factory Farming in 60 seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijKQRo8zcqQ
AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=548FLzqiqPc
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Fur in 60 Seconds video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fAbo6owwdg
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Leather in 60 Seconds video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g55mL67BM20
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ALICIA SILVERSTONE Being vegan helped me realize I can say and do what I believe is right. That's powerful
http://www.azquotes.com/author/13589-Alicia_Silverstone/tag/vegetarian
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PAMELA ANDERSON Every time we go by KFC, my kids ask me to honk and they yell 'Boo' out the window
http://www.azquotes.com/author/401-Pamela_Anderson/tag/vegetarian
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CESAR CHAVEZ In 1968, I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/816227
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BRYAN ADAMS I have been vegetarian for twelve years. And I have never been seriously ill. Vegetarian food strengthens the immune system. I think that meat makes you sick
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/832703
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PYTHAGORAS "As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love"
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pythagoras
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HIPPOCTRATES "The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different"
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1197842-the-soul-is-the-same-in-all-living-creatures-although
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RALPH WALDO EMERSON "You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Animal_rights
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals
http://www.azquotes.com/author/13418-George_Bernard_Shaw/tag/vegetarian
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW "If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth -- beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals -- would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?"
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Atrocities are not less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called medical research.
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW "While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?"
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU "I cannot fish without failing a little in self-respect...always when I have done I feel it would have been better if I had not fished."
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."
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THOMAS JEFFERSON "Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" http://www.azquotes.com/quote/598386
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MARY TYLER MOORE "Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story"
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ALBERT SCHWEITZER "We need a boundless ethics which will include animals also"
http://www.azquotes.com/author/13192-Albert_Schweitzer/tag/vegetarian
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BOB BARKER I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/730586
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LEO TOLSTOY "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields"
http://www.azquotes.com/author/14706-Leo_Tolstoy/tag/vegetarian
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HOW CAN YOU HAVE RIGHTS, UNLESS ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS, YOU ARE AN ANIMAL TOO
"The Hominidae also known as GREAT APES form a taxonomic family of primates, including four extant (existing) genera: chimpanzees and bonobos (Pan), gorillas (Gorilla), humans (Homo), and orangutans (Pongo)"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_ape
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"The closest relatives of gorillas are chimpanzees and humans, all of the Hominidae having diverged from a common ancestor about 7 million years ago" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla#Evolution_and_classification
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"The gibbons (Hylobatidae) and orangutans (genus Pongo) were the first groups to split from the line leading to the humans, then gorillas (genus Gorilla) followed by the chimpanzees and bonobos (genus Pan). The splitting date between human and chimpanzee lineages is placed around 4-8 million years ago during the late Miocene epoch"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human#Evidence_from_molecular_biology
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"Chimpanzees split from the human branch of the family about four to six million years ago..... .....The two Pan species split only about one million years ago"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimpanzee
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12 videos, 60 seconds each
http://www.peta.org/features/60-seconds-change-your-life/
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Aliens have returned to Earth after they left some of their own kind on Earth 200,000 years ago. They stopped by to see how their fellow cows are doing
https://www.facebook.com/yaniramirez21/videos/10204485188864796/
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This Page http://archure.net/veg