13 May 2008
Throughout ancient history, some of the most revered, influential, and brilliant thinkers of have embraced animal compassion and vegetarian ideology.
"Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? I, for my part, marvel at what sort of feeling, mind, or reason that man was possessed who was the first to pollute his mouth with gore, and to allow his lips to touch the flesh of the murdered beings; who spread his table with the mangled forms of dead bodies, and claimed as his daily food what were but now beings endowed with movement, with perception, and with voice."
--Plutarch (essay on the flesh eating)
Plutarch, The Eating of Flesh