John A. Widstoe of the Quorum of the Twelve, 1937 It was shown early in the history of plant science, but after the Word of Wisdom was received, that plants contained all of the necessary food substances: Proteins (flesh-formers), fats, …

Vegetarianism should be practicable – John A. Widstoe, 1937 Read more »

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We are told that swine’s flesh is not good, and that we should dispense with it; and we are told that flesh of any kind is not suitable to man in the summer time, and ought to be eaten sparingly …

Swine’s Flesh – George Q. Cannon 1868 Read more »

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Wo be unto man that shedeth blood or that wasteth flesh and hath no need. [Doctrine and Covenants (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989), section 49, verse 21, 90.] Revelation through Joseph …

Wasteth flesh – Joseph Smith Jr, 1831 Read more »

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This is my answer to you in relation to President Brigham Young’s statement that mothers should not feed their small children meat. Yes! Small children do not need the flesh of animals. May I add also that adults would be …

Children need Meat? – Joseph Fielding Smith, 1966 Read more »

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Swine’s flesh . . . is more susceptible of diseases than any other flesh that we eat. It is not like fish or fowl. It is susceptible of disease of every kind, and will impregnate the system with disease far quicker than any …

Diseased Flesh – Brigham Young, 1877 Read more »

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We should take a course to preserve our lives and the lives of the animals committed to our care. We should refrain from using swine’s flesh. [“Evidences That the Saints Love and Serve God—How to Build up Zion—Taking Care of …

Using Swine – Brigham Young, 1868 Read more »

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  A thorough reformation is needed in regard to our eating and drinking, and on this point I will freely express myself, and shall be glad if the people will hear, believe and obey. If the people were willing to …

Cease eating swine Brigham Young, 1868 Read more »

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A thorough reformation is needed in regard to our eating and drinking, and on this point I will freely express myself, and shall be glad if the people will hear, believe and obey. If the people were willing to receive …

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