As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. - Richard Gere
Erin Williams, Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC, presents to EVEN, "Saving Animals and the Planet with Your Fork"
Ginger Carlson presents to EVEN, "The Joyful Vegan Family"
Denise - Long Term EVEN Member and Supporter
All creation has the same right to life. - Sun Bear, Chippewa Medicine Man (1929-1992)
I have a rule of life that I will not ask anyone to do my dirty
work for me. I would never kill a creature or a chicken or
even a fish, so I no longer eat flesh. - Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981)
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. - Thomas Edison
It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948
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I love chicks... pigs, cows, fish, and all the other animals too. That's why I turned vegetarian. I am very happy being a vegetarian and I believe that it is the best way to be. The day I started believing in the fact that I would want not to kill animals for my taste buds that is the day everything changed for me. - Shahid Kapoor, Actor and PETA India's Sexiest Vegetarian 2009
Mankind cannot, I submit, save itself from destruction through mere cleverness of scientific technology selfishly applied, nor through wishful thinking. But through a deep sense of brotherhood of all life, and a willingness and eagerness on the part of each and every person to work constructively for the preservation and enhancement of life, mankind may yet be preserved and go forward into the next millennium with confidence, competence and compassion. - H.Jay Dinshah (1933-2000), President of the American Vegan Society at The Vegetarian Way, XXIV World Vegetarian Congress, 1977
Cruelty to ... animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility. - Sir William Jones (1746 - 1794), English Poet and Philologist
The Eugene Veg Education Network (EVEN) is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Eugene Oregon serving as a resource for those seeking information on
a healthful, vegan lifestyle.
EVEN's emphasis is one of
Focus is on the
interconnectedness of all life
and how a plant-based diet
benefits the earth,
and the individual.
EVEN's Mission Statement is
to inform, educate and encourage our members---as well as the larger community---
by providing information on veganism
and its positive impact on the health of the planet and all its inhabitants.
Earth, All Life, Peace