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Howard Lyman


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.

Howard Lyman
Ex-cattle rancher turned vegan, international lecturer, founder of the non-profit “Voice for a Viable Future,” and author of the best-selling book: Mad Cowboy. His “Mad Cowboy: The Documentary” is available as a DVD and has been shown on TV

"To consider yourself a environmentalist and still eat meat is like saying you're a philanthropist who doesn't give to charity."

"Family farmers are victims of public policy that gives preference to feeding animals over feeding people.  This has encouraged the cheap grain policy of this nation and has made the beef cartel the biggest hog at the trough."

"I believe if the viewing of slaughter was required to eat meat, most folks would become vegetarians."

"Running the ranch paid well; it was challenging; it was my family tradition.  But my conscience told me that I needed to speak out about this industry - there's just too much that the cattle industry hides from the public."
Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus

“Veganism isn’t just a strict vegetarian diet; it is a complete philosophical viewpoint. It is practical in outlook, simple to understand and aspires to the highest environmental and spiritual values. I am sure it holds the key to a future lifestyle for a humane planetary guardianship…”