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Prophetic Statements

Brigham Young

We should have plenty of pure, fresh air. [1]

. . . it is far healthier to walk than to ride . . . [2]

Let the people be holy, and the earth under their feet will be holy . . . and every animal and creeping thing will be filled with peace; the soil of the earth will bring forth in its strength, and the fruits thereof will be meat for man. The more purity that exists, the less is the strife; the more kind we are to our animals, the more will peace increase, and the savage nature of the brute creation vanish away. [3]

John Taylor

Much disease can be avoided by . . . simple diet . . . pure air and bright sunshine . . . avoid the use of much animal food and of stimulants. [4]

Wilford Woodruff

I want to see a change especially with the Latter-day Saints, in their treatment of the beasts of the field. They have been given to us for our use. They are a great blessing to us, and we should treat them gently and with consideration. It is wrong to exercise tyranny over anything . . . Tyranny is not good, whether it be exercised by kings, by presidents, or by the servants of God. Kind words are far better than harsh words. [5]


  1. Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 190
  2. Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 191
  3. Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 333
  4. John Taylor, General Conference, April 1887
  5. Wilford Woodruff, Collected Discourses, Vol. 1, Wilford woodruff, May 19, 1889

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