Meat is Murder

The day will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men
    - Leonardo da Vinci

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind
    - Albert Einstein

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties ... The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
    - Charles Darwin

Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals?
    - Socrates

I only wish to say that for a good life a certain order of good actions is indispensable; that if a man's aspirations toward right living be serious they will inevitably follow one definite sequence; and that in this sequence the first virtue a man will strive after will be self-control, self-restraint. And in seeking for self-control a man will inevitably follow one definite sequence, and it this sequence the first thing will be self-control of food. And if he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because, to say nothing of the excitation of the passions caused by such food, its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to moral feeling -- killing.
    - Leo Tolstoy

Bach

Was J.S. Bach human? Glenn Gould does this too fast.

Photos

Mum's paintings

Nat and Dave in the Yellow Mountains (October 2001)

The wedding crowd (2 July 2004)