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Charles Darwin

There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
originator of the evolutionary theory

Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. 
While there is no written evidence on the dietary habits of Charles Darwin, his many quotes on ethical issues with meat diet do indicate a clear preference towards a vegetarian diet.

Quotes: 
There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.