Animal Rights: Leonardo da Vinci: ” I have from an early age abjured the use of meat,…”

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Who was Leonardo da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. The Mona Lisa is the most famous of Leonardo’s works and the most famous portrait ever made.

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Animal Rights: A History Leonardo Da Vinci

Most people are familiar with the name Leonardo da Vinci because of his best known work of art, the Mona Lisa. Widely regarded as a genius, in addition to being an Italian Renaissance painter, daVinci was an architect, musician, inventor, engineer and sculptor. He also excelled in terms of his integrity and sensitivity to moral issues.
One such issue in daVinci’s moral life which is not widely known generally, is da Vinci’s refusal to consume meat and his stance on cruelty and the mistreatment of animals.

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Animal Rights: Gary L. Francione, “We should never be present flesh as somehow morally distinguished from dairy.”

“We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong — and possibly more morally wrong — to consume dairy”
Gary L. Francione

Who is Gary L Francione?

Gary L. Francione

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Animal Rights: Ingrid Newkirk “Recognize meat for what it really is…”

“Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and pesticide-laden corpse of a   tortured animal.”
 Ingrid Newkirk
Who is Ingrid Newkirk?
Ingrid E. Newkirk is a British animal rights activist and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the world’s largest animal rights organization.
Ingrid Newkirk’s Biography
Also see PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Animal Rights: Pramil Singh, During World Wars l and II, wartime food restrictions…

“During World Wars I and II, wartime food restrictions that virtually eliminated meat consumption in Scandinavian countries were followed by a decline in the mortality rate (by ≈2 deaths/1000) that returned to prewar levels after the restriction was lifted
Pramil Singh

Who is Pramil Singh?

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Center for Health Research

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