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Lance Landall

From all-creatures.org
QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence. They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

Lance Landall
New Zealand Poet

"Show me a man who can slit a creature's throat as unemotionally as he would slice a tomato, and I'll show you a man whose savaged sensibilities are fertile ground for murderous intent to grow."

"Those who love hunting, must love weapons, and thereby, effectively violence. Where there's no need, it's plain desire, and such perverted desire is by its very nature less respecting of life. When it comes to creatures, man has gone from being their care-taker to being their life-taker. Given that killing creatures is only one step away from killing humans, is it any wonder that man regularly kills his own kind now. I have to ask, who would want to be only one step away?"

"It seems rather bizarre to me, and somewhat Jekyll and Hyde, to be sitting at your table devouring a creature while at the same time lovingly stroking another as your pet. But then again, when one's raised that way, I guess the irony (some would say hypocrisy) isn't so easily seen."

"I would rather stroke, cuddle, pamper and protect a creature, than slit, shoot, pluck, skin, gut, stuff, and eat one."

"There's not a doubt in my mind that a lust for killing creatures is an illness."

"Going by the biblical record, the original diet for humans was a vegan one. Therefore, if a Christian truly desires to be in harmony with their Creator's intensions, they will remove flesh-food from their diet, and as a consequence will not only avoid the injurious properties of flesh-food, but will also develop a more humane nature."

"Creatures eating creatures, and humans doing likewise (they being creatures too), is a tragic practice in a tragic world. A violent and bloody affair. Even within the animal kingdom there are animals that do not eat flesh-food; for example: Elephants, deer, zebras, cows, sheep, etc. This would suggest that a flesh-food diet is not a natural one, but rather a distortion that has occurred at some point, and overtime, regarding those creatures that do. It also suggests that just as it is not normal (a self-inflicted distortion) for humans to eat flesh-food (given they're clearly herbivores by design) neither is it normal for any creature, and that originally all would have eaten a non-flesh diet. If humans and certain creatures (but a few mentioned) can survive on a plant based diet, I see no reason why all creatures couldn't have at sometime. In my mind, there is no doubt that they all did, and that something went amiss. Personally, I would rather not be amiss."

"The trouble with eating flesh-food is that it only takes one morsel to have something very injurious enter your body that can affect you for many years, and possibly for the rest of your life."