Today is World Vegetarian Day, established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and observed annually on October 1 "to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism,". It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Happy Vegetarian Day!
Vegetarian Diet Linked to Decreased Mortality [Infographic]
Vegetarians are about 12% less likely to die from certain diseases than meat-eaters, researchers find. Check out this infographic to find out why the vegetarian diet is tied to lower death rates. Does this surprise you?
He forgot to mention 'killing animals for food'. Unfortunately, the meat-eating of the Dalai Lama sends a message to billions of people that animals should be excluded from our concepts of life, dignity and liberation. I reject his notion that meat is ever a medical necessity. You can spout lots of flowery sayings to meat yoga yuppies all day long. But compassion toward other beings is an inherent necessity to spiritual awakening. I implore you to join us, Mr. Dalai Lama. Go vegan to teach love.