„The more I got educated about cruelty and inhumane treatment, then it was really a no-brainer [to become a vegetarian]. No one would barbecue their family dog. Why is a cow or a pig different or a chicken different? They're just as much of a gentle animal as a dog or a cat. I just feel stronger, faster, cleaner, healthier.“
— Mike Ness
"Mike Ness: 'Meat's Not Green'", video interview with peta2 (28 April 2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dg73SRrNjA.