"If one purchases an animal one may slaughter it for food; but if one omits the preliminary payment one is likely to find oneself in court for theft - for stealing thy neighbours property; not for depriving the animal of its life! Surely the law is contradictory. To take a penny, easily replaced, is theft? To take a subhuman life, impossible to replace, is no crime at all?"
From an article entitled "Thou Shalt Not Kill!" which was published in the November 1946 edition of The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review