Livestock Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old livestock quotes, livestock sayings, and livestock proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Our main deal is pastured livestock. So we have beef cattle, pigs, turkeys, laying chickens, meat chickens, rabbit, lamb and ducks - egg-layer ducks.     

Joel Salatin

Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement and resentment, depression, fear and pain. They are far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined. They are individuals in their own right.     

Jane Goodall

Men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men.     

Henry David Thoreau

Animal abuse is the norm — not the exception — in the meat, egg and dairy industry.     

Paul Shapiro

The nutritional composition of beef provides much-needed protein, vitamins and iron. Let us also not gloss over what is beef's most obvious benefit: Livestock take inedible and untasty grains and convert them into a protein-packed food most humans love to eat.     

Jayson Lusk

We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.     

Wayne Pacelle

If you are opposed to eating veal because the calves are slaughtered when they are only about four months old then you should be opposed to eating lambs, chickens, pigs, turkeys and other farm animals because they are not allowed to live for much longer.     

Irene Collins

Eighty per cent of global warming comes from livestock and deforestation.     

Heather Mills

Go into the largest livestock operation, search out the darkest and tiniest stall or pen, single out the filthiest, most forlorn little lamb or pig or calf, and that is one of God's creatures you're looking at, morally indistinguishable from your beloved Fluffy or Frisky.     

Matthew Scully

Cost-saver in industrial livestock agriculture may usually be taken to mean 'moral shortcut.     

Matthew Scully

Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock.     

Gale Norton

The history of agriculture is the history of humans breeding seeds and animals to produce traits we want in our crops and livestock.     

Michael Specter