I think of an ex-vegan like I think of an ex-nonracist or ex-nonsexist

I think of an ex-vegan like I think of an ex-nonracist or ex-nonsexist. That is, the idea of them having ever been truly non-discriminatory seems extremely far-fetched.

Think, then Go Vegan!

If I was at a party and there was a tray of cheese sitting there

If I was at a party and there was a tray of cheese sitting there and I had had drinks, then I might have a bite. It’s human. It’s a really good reminder that sometimes you need to have what you remember is this good thing. Because then you have it, and you’re like, “Actually that wasn’t better than the recipes in my book.” Being flexible that way makes more people comfortable. If I’m rigid about it and I’m perfect, then no one is going to be able to be like me because I’ll be this icey [sic], rigid thing.
~ Alicia Silverstone (November 11, 2010)

What's hard about veganism isn't being vegan

What’s hard about veganism isn’t being vegan; it’s the realization that the rest of the world doesn’t get it and continues to use animals.
~ Mylène Ouellet (November 6, 2010)

We agreed to abandon slavery 62 years ago

[W]e agreed to abandon slavery 62 years ago (with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948.) We are not asking for new laws. Let’s just enforce the ones we have.
~ Ashton Kutcher (November 5, 2010)

Too bad I couldn't watch it get slaughtered and hear it cry

[T]he veal I ate the other night was amazing. Too bad I couldn’t watch it get slaughtered and hear it cry.
~ Justin Ellis (November 6, 2010)

Like the abolitionists before us

On this world vegan day, I think I speak for many vegan activists when I say that we, like the abolitionists before us, will continue to shout it from the rooftops and the hilltops, until the human race recognizes the inherent right of all sentient beings to be free from the shackles of slavery. We will continue to speak out on behalf of humanity’s innocent victims until we put a stop to the breeding-exploiting-killing cycle that keeps tens of billions of animals annually in chains of oppression, from factory farms to family farms, from battery cages to backyards.
~ Angel Flinn (November 1, 2010)

Out of the hands of their cruel tyrants

And so all the black men now in our plantations, who are by unjust force deprived of their liberty, and held in slavery, as they have none upon earth to appeal to, may lawfully repel that force with force, and to recover their liberty, destroy their oppressors: and not only so, but it is the duty of others, white as well as blacks, to assist those miserable creatures, if they can, in their attempts to deliver themselves out of slavery, and to rescue them out of the hands of their cruel tyrants.
~ Philmore (1760)