|—||Leonardo da Vinci (born on this day, 1452)|
Leonardo da Vinci felt so strongly against people eating animals that he would often buy chickens to set them free. He wrote: “I have, from an early age, abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”
A Copse of Trees, 1508
red chalk on paper
Leonardo da Vinci
A statue of Leonardo outside the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, based upon contemporary descriptions.
Leonardo’s childhood home in Anchiano.
Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and animal rights activist, he would buy caged birds and set them free.