Throughout the history of humankind, people have registered their opposition to the cruel way in which animals are oppressed, so many have turned to a vegetarian way of life. The earliest records of vegetarianism as a concept with the idea of nonviolence towards animals appear in the ancient Greek civilisation, and was promoted by religious groups and philosophers. Vegetarianism began many thousands of years ago with great minds like Diogenes, Plato, Pythagoras, Buddha, Plutarch, Plotinus and Socrates. Until the mid-1800's reached western civilization.Famous writers such as Voltaire, Paley, Pope, Shelley, Bentham and Lamartine. The first Vegetarian Society was formed in England on 30 September 1847, and was followed by other countries. The International Vegetarian Union, a union of the national societies, was founded in 1908, and remains active today.
ABOUT VEGETARIAN TIMES
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)
If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.
—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)