quote by Gary Yourofsky

You know what’s more insane than [slaughterhouses]? Meat eaters. Walking around, acting like their lifestyle isn’t causing any harm.

— Gary Yourofsky

Grateful Slaughterhouse quotations

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.

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.


If cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys go into slaughterhouses alive and come out chopped up into hundreds of pieces, how could anyone claim that animals aren't being mistreated, abused, tortured, terrorized and savagely murdered in these places? How in the world could SLAUGHTERING BILLIONS of INNOCENTS be done with love, humanity and concern?

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

We don't need a law against McDonald's or a law against slaughterhouse abuse - we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.


The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.

Those who purchase meat, fur, and leather have no right to be shielded from the sights and sounds of the slaughterhouses from which these products were produced.

There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields.

In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat.

There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig. I can still remember as a boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse.


Meat-eaters make every day a 9/11 for animals in slaughterhouses.

As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be battlefields.

A vegetarian diet is the acid test of humanitarianism.

And what do the birds say? All there is to say about a massacre, things like "Poo-tee-weet?

I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not to fill them with satisfaction or glee. I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need machinery like that.

Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.


I became vegan because I saw footage of what really goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms.

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.

Science is now the craft of the manipulation, substitution and deflection of the forces of nature. What I see coming is a gigantic slaughterhouse, an Auschwitz, in which valuable enzymes, hormones, and so on will be extracted instead of gold teeth.

He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next


Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue, the monograph went on. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact how hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves.

They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.

In all the round world there is no meat.

There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.

Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is.

I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone.


America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves.

It is just an illusion here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone, it is gone forever.

That's one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.

Since we can't count on the meat, egg, and dairy industries to protect animals from the most egregious forms of cruelty, what can we, as consumers, do? Opting out of paying someone to allow animals to die in a barn fire or at the slaughterhouse seems pretty reasonable.

- Why me? - That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr.

Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber? - Yes. - Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.

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