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.Vegetarianism is the practice of following a plant-based diet including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds, with or without dairy products and eggs.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
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^ Hormones, nitrates and pesticides are present in commercially raised animal products (as well as commercially raised fruits, grains and vegetables) and are definitely things to be concerned about.
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^ And I don't think people were meant to satisfy their hunger by eating huge amounts of nuts, seeds, or fruits.
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.A vegetarian does not eat meat, including: red meat, game, poultry, fish, crustacea, shellfish, and products of animal slaughter such as animal-derived gelatin and rennet.^ In general, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
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^ Vegetarians are people who do not eat meat or fish.
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^ Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish.
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[1][2] .There are a number of vegetarian diets.^ While various vegetarian and vegan authorities like to think that we evolved as a species on a vegan or vegetarian diet, there exists little from the realm of nutritional anthropology to support these ideas.
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^ There is no proof that a healthy vegetarian diet when compared to a healthy omnivorous diet will result in a longer life.
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^ This doesn't mean we cannot tolerate other diets, but we have certainly not 'evolved' into vegetarians, nor are there the requisite selective pressures to adjust our bodies to that of an herbivore.
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.A lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but excludes eggs, an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
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^ [Nutritional risk factors of a vegetarian diet in adult lacto-ovo vegetarians].
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^ Nutritional status and phytate: zinc and phytate x calcium:zinc dietary molar ratios of lacto-ovo vegetarian Trappist monks: 10 years later.
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.A vegan diet excludes all animal products, including dairy products, eggs, and honey.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
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^ The only reliable and absorbable sources of vitamin B12 are animal products, especially organ meats and eggs (17).
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^ Dairy products and eggs, though, are not the result of an animal's death and are fine alternatives for these people.
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.Vegetarianism may be adopted for ethical, health, environmental, religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or other reasons.^ Vegetarians can live by example and present their reasons for eschewing meat but should refrain from trying to convert others.
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^ For health reasons, for reasons of heritage and traditional foods, for environmental reasons, and for the love of a good burger, people conscientiously choose to continue to eat meat.
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^ It is probably for this reason that Asian cultures that do consume soybeans usually combine them with fish or fish broths (abundant in fat-soluble vitamins) or other fatty foods.
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.Semi-vegetarian diets consist largely of vegetarian foods, but may include fish and sometimes poultry, as well as dairy products and eggs.^ In general, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
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^ Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish.
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^ Vegetarians, people whose diet does not include any meat products, eggs, poultry, or fish, are living proofs of the fact that vegetarian diet is healthier than non-vegetarian diet.
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.With these diets, the word "meat" is often defined as only mammalian flesh.^ Since we only have one word for "meat" in English, it is often difficult to know which "meat" is under discussion in a study unless the authors of the study specifically say so.
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^ But what about satisfying today's demand for meat--which provides only a fraction of the population with a Western-style diet?
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^ They often work sedentary jobs where they don't have to expend much energy and thus don't need to eat a protein and calorie rich diet that includes meat.
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[3][4] .A pescetarian diet, for example, includes "fish but no meat".[5] The colloquial application of the word "vegetarian" to such diets has led vegetarian groups, such as the Vegetarian Society, to clarify that such fish or poultry-based diets are not vegetarian, due to the fact that fish and birds are animals.^ In general, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
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^ Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish.
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^ Vegetarians, people whose diet does not include any meat products, eggs, poultry, or fish, are living proofs of the fact that vegetarian diet is healthier than non-vegetarian diet.
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Terminology and varieties of vegetarianism

Varieties of vegetarianism

.The following diets are subsets of vegetarianism.^ "I have followed a strict vegetarian diet for years, and my physical strength and endurance have increased measurably.
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  • Lacto-ovo vegetarianism is a vegetarian diet that permits consumption of animal products such eggs, milk, and honey [7].
  • Lacto vegetarianism permits milk but abstains from eggs.
  • Ovo vegetarianism permits eggs but abstains from milk.
  • Veganism abstains from all animal flesh and animal products, including milk, honey, and eggs.^ Twice I was lacto-ovo and once I was vegan.
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    ^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
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    ^ Vegans do not take eggs or milk.
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    [8][9][10]
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  • Raw veganism is a diet of fresh and uncooked fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables.^ Vegetables probably make up about 70 percent of our diet, while the rest is a mixture of fish (raw and cooked) and sprinklings of chicken and bacon.
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    ^ Vitamin B-12 status of long-term adherents of a strict uncooked vegan diet ("living food diet") is compromised.
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    ^ A vegetarian diet which contains foods such as grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and fruit, is an important means to maintain one's health.
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    [11]
  • Fruitarianism is a diet of only fruit, nuts, seeds, and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant [12].
  • Su vegetarianism (such as in Buddhism), excludes all animal products as well as vegetables in the allium family (which have the characteristic aroma of onion and garlic): onion, garlic, scallions, leeks, or shallots.
.Strict vegetarians also avoid products that may use animal ingredients not included in their labels or which use animal products in their manufacturing e.g.^ In a post oil technology, nitrogen production of our barn yard animals and night soil may be essential for our food production system.
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^ One, eating "secondary foods" like meat and meat products, means acquiring the problems of the animals, including the adrenaline of their last moment, and the chemicals pumped into them.
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^ Some vegetarians do not consume milk or milk products, and do not eat eggs because these foods come from animals.
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cheeses that use animal rennet (enzymes from animal stomach lining), gelatin (from animal skin, bones, and connective tissue), some sugars that are whitened with bone char (e.g. cane sugar, but not beet sugar) and alcohol clarified with gelatin or crushed shellfish and sturgeon.

Semi-vegetarian diets

.Semi-vegetarian diets primarily consist of vegetarian foods, though occasional exceptions are made for some non-vegetarian foods, including fish, poultry and red meat.^ So what is the difference between a vegetarian diet and non-vegetarian diet?"
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^ In general, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
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^ Vegetarians do not eat meat, poultry or fish.
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.These diets may be followed by those who choose to reduce the amount of animal flesh consumed as a way of transitioning to a vegetarian diet or for health, environmental, or other reasons.^ A balanced vegetarian diet is good for health.
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^ Others are vegetarians because a vegetarian diet is good for health.
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^ Manish: What are the health reasons of being a vegetarian?
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.The term "semi-vegetarian" is contested by most vegetarian groups, who believe that vegetarianism must exclude all animal flesh.^ Of all the things I have been accused of being in my life-a Radical, a Feminist, a Communist, a Witch, a Lesbian, a Hippie, .....it is being a Vegetarian that has caused the most violent outrage.
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^ I also tell them it's not good to kill other animals for food, and that vegetarianism is healthier for all.
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^ Most men and women, vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians, find it hard to injure or kill animals.
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[6] .Many individuals describe themselves as "vegetarian" while practicing a semi-vegetarian diet.^ Incidentally, switching to a vegetarian diet would also bring many environmental improvements--less air pollution, water pollution, and destruction of forests, to name a few.
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^ Many of them have stopped calling themselves vegetarians because of the harrassment and stereotypes they get from the veggie community.
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^ It is part of their diet, but not a mainstay like it is for many U.S. vegetarians.
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[13][14] Semi-vegetarian diets include:
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  • Flexitarianism: A diet that consists primarily of vegetarian food, but includes occasional exceptions such as red meat.
  • Pescetarianism: A diet that is mainly vegetarian but also includes fish and sometimes other seafood.
  • Pollotarianism: A diet that is mainly vegetarian but also includes poultry.
  • Macrobiotic diet: A diet of mostly whole grains and beans.^ Should we condemn the Masai diet reliant on staples of goat products, namely blood and milk, but also meat occasionally?
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    ^ It is probably for this reason that Asian cultures that do consume soybeans usually combine them with fish or fish broths (abundant in fat-soluble vitamins) or other fatty foods.
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    ^ Chickens, pigs, reptiles, fish and other commonly eaten animals in the world's diet produce little methane.
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    Not all macrobiotics are vegetarians, as some consume fish.

Etymology

The Vegetarian Society, founded in 1847, claims to have "created the word vegetarian from the Latin 'vegetus' meaning 'lively' (which is how these early vegetarians claimed their diet made them feel) ..."[15] However, the Oxford English Dictionary and other standard dictionaries state that the word was formed from the term "vegetable" and the suffix "-arian".[16]
The Oxford English Dictionary also gives evidence that the word was already in use before the foundation of the Vegetarian Society:
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  • 1839 - "If I had had to be my own cook, I should inevitably become a vegetarian."^ When my son wanted to become vegetarian when he was 16 I forbade him until he was old enough to know what he was doing.
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    (F. A. Kemble, Jrnl. .Residence on Georgian Plantation (1863) 251)
  • 1842 - "To tell a healthy vegetarian that his diet is very uncongenial with the wants of his nature."^ Vegetarian diets can be very healthy.
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    ^ Clearly, modern soy products and isolated isoflavone supplements are not healthy foods for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone else, yet these are the very ones that are most consumed.
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    ^ Based on all of this evidence, it is certain that the diets of our ancestors, the progenitors of humanity, ate a very non-vegetarian diet that was rich in saturated fatty acids.
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    (Healthian, Apr. 34)
but notes that "The general use of the word appears to have been largely due to the formation of the Vegetarian Society at Ramsgate in 1847."

History

.The earliest records of (lacto) [17] vegetarianism as a concept and practice amongst a significant number of people come from ancient India.^ Along with these exhortations have come assertions and studies supposedly proving that vegetarianism is healthier for people and that meat consumption is associated with sickness and death.
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^ Along with the unjustified and unscientific saturated fat and cholesterol scares of the past several decades has come the notion that vegetarianism is a healthier dietary option for people.
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[18] .Vegetarianism was also practiced by the ancient Greek civilisation in Southern Italy and in Greece in the 6th century BCE.[19] In both instances the diet was closely connected with the idea of nonviolence towards animals (called ahimsa in India) and was promoted by religious groups and philosophers.^ And I have to say my experience with animals up-close and personal, and the horrors I have witnessed in the meat animal to-food production process; have caused me to minimize meat in my diet.
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^ In contrast, the largely vegetarian Hindus of southern India have the shortest life-spans in the world, partly because of a lack of food, but also because of a distinct lack of animal protein in their diets (87).
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^ While various vegetarian and vegan authorities like to think that we evolved as a species on a vegan or vegetarian diet, there exists little from the realm of nutritional anthropology to support these ideas.
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[nb 1]
Following the Christianisation of the Roman Empire in late antiquity, vegetarianism practically disappeared from Europe.[21] .Several orders of monks in medieval Europe restricted or banned the consumption of meat for ascetic reasons, but none of them eschewed fish.^ Vegetarians can live by example and present their reasons for eschewing meat but should refrain from trying to convert others.
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^ Several studies have supposedly shown that meat consumption is the cause of various illnesses, but such studies, honestly evaluated, show no such thing as the following discussion will show.
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^ RE: Another reason: meat consumption makes you irrational...
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[22] .Saint Genevieve, the Patron Saint of Paris, is mentioned as having observed a vegetarian diet — but as an act of physical austerity, rather than out of concern for animals.^ Concerns about vitamin D deficiencies in vegetarians and vegans always exist as this nutrient, in its full-complex form, is only found in animal fats (18) which vegans do not consume and more moderate vegetarians only consume in limited quantities due to their meatless diets.
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^ Clearly, for anyone who opposes cruelty to animals and opposes waste (funneling crops through animals), a vegetarian diet is the way to go.
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^ It hasn't yet been pointed out that raising crops is responsible for more desertification than animals ever thought of being.
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Vegetarianism re-emerged somewhat in Europe during the Renaissance.[23] It became a more widespread practice in the 19th and 20th centuries.
.In 1847, the first Vegetarian Society was founded in England;[24] Germany, the Netherlands and other countries followed.^ I first got interested in promoting vegetarianism in mainstream society after reading John Robbins' Diet for a New America (1987).
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.The International Vegetarian Union, a union of the national societies, was founded in 1908. In the Western world, the popularity of vegetarianism grew during the 20th century as a result of nutritional, ethical, and more recently, environmental and economic concerns.^ The first international congress on vegetarian nutrition.
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^ Unless you are a fruitarian, then it is unreasonable to claim vegetarianism is more ethical.
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^ As a recent environmental studies graduate from Western Michigan University, I agree that our diets have a major impact on our footprint on the planet.
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Health benefits and concerns

.Vegetarianism is considered a healthy, viable diet.^ Vegetarian diets can be very healthy.
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^ After a lifetime of enjoying my carnivorous lifestyle, I am seriously considering adopting a vegetarian diet.
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^ If you are lucky enough to be healthy on a vegetarian diet and want to eat that way, I say go for it.
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.The American Dietetic Association and the Dietitians of Canada have found a properly planned vegetarian diet to satisfy the nutritional needs for all stages of life, and large-scale studies have shown that "Mortality from ischemic heart disease was 24% lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians"[7][25][26] Necessary nutrients, proteins, and amino acids for the body's sustenance can be found in vegetables, grains, nuts, soymilk, eggs and dairy.^ It has been shown that animal protein is the main cause of cancers and heart disease.
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^ Totally vegetarian diets and infant nutrition.
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^ It also does not appear that vegetarian diets protect against heart disease.
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[27]
.Vegetarian diets can aid in keeping body weight under control[28][29] and substantially reduce risks of heart disease and osteoporosis.^ It also does not appear that vegetarian diets protect against heart disease.
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^ High-carbohydrate/low-fat diets (which is what vegetarian diets are) can also place one at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer due to their hyperinsulemic effects on the body (73).
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^ With vegetarianism, we have a cure for cancer, heart disease, overpopulation, environmental devastation, etc.
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[30][30][31][31] .Non-lean red meat, in particular, has been found to be directly associated with dramatically increased risk of cancers of the esophagus, liver, colon, and the lungs.^ Meat consumption, however, was not associated with a higher [cancer] risk.
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^ Does red meat cause cancer?
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^ True vitamin A, or retinol and its associated esters, is only found in animal fats and organs like liver (27).
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[32][33] .Other studies, in contrast, have shown no significant differences between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in mortality from cerebrovascular disease, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, or prostate cancer, although the sample of vegetarians was small and included ex-smokers who had switched their diet within the last five years.^ A vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer.
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^ This has been shown in a number of vegetarians and vegans that suffer from higher levels of depression and other mental disorders.
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^ It has been shown that animal protein is the main cause of cancers and heart disease.
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[34]
The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have stated: "Vegetarian diets offer a number of nutritional benefits, including lower levels of saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein as well as higher levels of carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, folate, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and phytochemicals."[7] Vegetarians tend to have lower body mass index, lower levels of cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and less incidence of heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, osteoporosis, dementias such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other disorders.[35][36]

Nutrition

A fruit and vegetable stall in Barcelona
.Western vegetarian diets are typically high in carotenoids, but relatively low in long-chain n-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.^ Vitamin B12 deficiency due to a strictly vegetarian diet in adolescence.
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^ High-carbohydrate/low-fat diets (which is what vegetarian diets are) can also place one at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer due to their hyperinsulemic effects on the body (73).
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^ Vegetarians typically suffer from acid reflux because they do not eat meat.
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.Vegans can have particularly low intake of vitamin B and calcium if they do not eat enough items such as collard greens, leafy greens, tempeh and tofu (soy).^ That vitamin B12 can only be obtained from animal foods is one of the strongest arguments against veganism being a "natural" way of human eating.
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^ Additionally, claims are made in vegan and vegetarian literature that B12 is present in certain algae, tempeh (a fermented soy product) and Brewer's yeast.
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.High levels of dietary fibre, folic acid, vitamins C and E, and magnesium, and low consumption of saturated fat are all considered to be beneficial aspects of a vegetarian diet.^ The low-fat/low cholesterol diet is ineffective.
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^ Since rickets and/or low vitamin D levels has been well-documented in many vegetarians and vegans (26), since animal fats are either lacking or deficient in vegetarian diets (as well as those of the general Western public who routinely try to cut their animal fat intake), since sunlight is only a source of vitamin D at certain times and at certain latitudes, and since current dietary recommendations for vitamin D are too low, this emphasizes the need to have reliable and abundant sources of this nutrient in our daily diets.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ High-carbohydrate/low-fat diets (which is what vegetarian diets are) can also place one at a greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer due to their hyperinsulemic effects on the body (73).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[37][38]

Protein

.Protein intake in vegetarian diets is only slightly lower than in meat diets and can meet daily requirements for any person, including athletes and bodybuilders.^ Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ But vegetarianism isn't the only diet for progressives.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Myth #14: Eating meat or animal products is less "spiritual" than eating only plant foods.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[39] .Studies at Harvard University as well as other studies conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various European countries, have confirmed that vegetarian diets provide sufficient protein intake as long as a variety of plant sources are available and consumed.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ While various vegetarian and vegan authorities like to think that we evolved as a species on a vegan or vegetarian diet, there exists little from the realm of nutritional anthropology to support these ideas.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Long-term effects of a vegetarian diet on the nutritional status of elderly people (Dutch Nutrition Surveillance System).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[40] .Proteins are composed of amino acids, and a common concern with protein acquired from vegetable sources is an adequate intake of the essential amino acids, which cannot be synthesised by the human body.^ Humans are also vegetable eaters and always have been, but plant foods must be supplemented by an ample amount of animal protein to maintain optimal health.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Studies that supposedly proved that excessive protein consumption equaled more bone loss were not done with real meat but with fractionated protein powders and isolated amino acids (32).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ In fact, the body needs saturated fats in order to properly utilize essential fatty acids (63).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

.While dairy and egg products provide complete sources for lacto-ovo vegetarians, the only vegetable sources with significant amounts of all eight types of essential amino acids are lupin, soy, hempseed, chia seed, amaranth, buckwheat, and quinoa.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Nutritional status and phytate: zinc and phytate x calcium:zinc dietary molar ratios of lacto-ovo vegetarian Trappist monks: 10 years later.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ On page 279, Price stated that, "It will be noted that vitamin D, which the human does not readily synthesize in adequate amounts, must be provided by foods of animal tissues or animal products.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

.It is not necessary, however, to obtain protein from these sources—the essential amino acids can also be obtained by eating a variety of complementary plant sources that, in combination, provide all eight essential amino acids (e.g.^ Soy isn't a miracle food that can provide all the protein anyone ever needs--but that's what this article seems to be saying.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Saturated fats do not cause heart disease as was shown above, and our Paleolithic ancestors ate quite a bit of saturated fat from a variety of plant and animal sources.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ In reality, however, animal flesh foods like beef and lamb are excellent sources of a variety of nutrients as any food/nutrient table will show.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

brown rice and beans, or hummus and whole wheat pita, though protein combining in the same meal is not necessary). .A varied intake of such sources can be adequate, a 1994 study found.^ Several studies have supposedly shown that meat consumption is the cause of various illnesses, but such studies, honestly evaluated, show no such thing as the following discussion will show.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[41]

Iron

.Vegetarian diets typically contain similar levels of iron to non-vegetarian diets, but this has lower bioavailability than iron from meat sources, and its absorption can sometimes be inhibited by other dietary constituents.^ Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ This has been shown in a number of vegetarians and vegans that suffer from higher levels of depression and other mental disorders.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Vegetarians typically suffer from acid reflux because they do not eat meat.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

.Vegetarian foods rich in iron include black beans, cashews, hempseed, kidney beans, lentils, oatmeal, raisins, black-eyed peas, soybeans, many breakfast cereals, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, tomato juice, tempeh, molasses, thyme, and whole-wheat bread.^ While the traditionally fermented soy foods of miso, tamari, tempeh and natto are definitely healthful in measured amounts, the hyper-processed soy "foods" that most vegetarians consume are not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ It is true that a limited number of plant foods such as alfalfa, sunflower seeds, and avocado, contain the plant form of vitamin D (ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Tofu is a PROCESSED FOOD. Pounds and pounds of sesame and soybeans and peanuts and sunflower seeds don't just deposit themselves in your pantry--they're just as much a product of factory farming as chickens.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[42] .The related vegan diets can often be higher in iron than vegetarian diets, because dairy products are low in iron.^ This has been shown in a number of vegetarians and vegans that suffer from higher levels of depression and other mental disorders.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ While various vegetarian and vegan authorities like to think that we evolved as a species on a vegan or vegetarian diet, there exists little from the realm of nutritional anthropology to support these ideas.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[38] .Iron stores often tend to be lower in vegetarians than non-vegetarians and iron deficiency is thus more common in vegetarian and vegan women and children (adult males are rarely iron deficient), however, iron deficiency anaemia is rare no matter the diet.^ However, my vegetarian diet was unhealthy.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ While various vegetarian and vegan authorities like to think that we evolved as a species on a vegan or vegetarian diet, there exists little from the realm of nutritional anthropology to support these ideas.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[43][44]

Vitamin B12

.Plants are not generally significant sources of Vitamin B12.^ Vitamin B12: plant sources, requirements, and assay.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Myth #2: Vitamin B12 can be obtained from plant sources.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[45] .However, lacto-ovo vegetarians can obtain B12 from dairy products and eggs, and vegans can obtain it from fortified foods and dietary supplements.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Twice I was lacto-ovo and once I was vegan.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ However, one can avoid these chemicals by taking care to consume range-fed, organic meats, eggs and dairy products which do not contain harmful, man-made toxins.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[46][47] Since the human body preserves B12 and reuses it without destroying the substance, clinical evidence of B12 deficiency is uncommon.[48][49] .The body can preserve stores of the vitamin for up to 30 years without needing its supplies to be replenished.^ Foods also supply other nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D that are necessary for the body to absorb and use calcium.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[45]
.The only reliable vegan sources of B12 are foods fortified with B12 (including some soy products and some breakfast cereals) and B12 supplements.^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The only reliable and absorbable sources of vitamin B12 are animal products, especially organ meats and eggs (17).
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Clearly, modern soy products and isolated isoflavone supplements are not healthy foods for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone else, yet these are the very ones that are most consumed.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

[50][51] The research on vitamin B12 sources has increased in the latest years.[52]

Fatty acids

Fish is a non-vegetarian source of Omega 3 fatty acids. .Plant-based, or vegetarian, sources exist such as soy, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, canola oil and especially hempseed, chia seed, flaxseed, and purslane.^ One thing though;soy, it is a good source of protein, but it is often souced from places that are experiencing environmental catastrophies, such as the amazon.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ I would be happy to hear any replies based on experience, especially on the nutritional aspects of raising vegetarian children.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Purslane contains more Omega 3 than any other known leafy green.^ Some humans are more flatulent than others.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Plant foods can provide alpha-linolenic acid but not the long-chain n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are found in low levels in eggs and dairy products.^ They noted that feeding animals for meat, dairy, and egg production requires growing some ten times as much crops as we'd need if we just ate pasta primavera, faux chicken nuggets, and other plant foods.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Much more water and energy is used for meat production over plant-based food production.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The EPA estimates that nearly 95 percent of the pesticide residue in the typical American diet comes from meat, fish and dairy products.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Vegetarians, and particularly vegans, have lower levels of EPA and DHA than meat-eaters.^ Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ RE: Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ This has been shown in a number of vegetarians and vegans that suffer from higher levels of depression and other mental disorders.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

While the health effects of low levels of EPA and DHA are unknown, it is unlikely that supplementation with alpha-linolenic acid will significantly increase levels.[53] Recently, some companies have begun to market vegetarian DHA supplements containing seaweed extracts. Similar supplements providing both DHA and EPA have also begun to appear.[54] .Whole seaweeds are not suitable for supplementation because their high iodine content limits the amount that may be safely consumed.^ And because whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables are so high in complex carbohydrates, they supply the body with plenty of energizing fuel.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

However, certain algae such as spirulina are good sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid (LA), stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid (AA).[55][56]

Calcium

Calcium intake in vegetarians is similar to non-vegetarians. Some impaired bone mineralisation has been found among vegans who do not consume enough leafy greens, which are sources of abundant calcium.[57] However, this is not found in lacto-ovo vegetarians.[58] .Some sources of calcium include broccoli, cauliflower, beet greens, bok choy, collard greens, kale, watercress, and soy beans.^ But if you avoid dairy altogether, you can still get a healthful dose of calcium from dry beans, tofu, soymilk and dark green vegetables such as broccoli, kale, collards and turnip greens.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

Watercress, and kale are especially high in calcium.[59][60] Collard greens are high in calcium, but the calcium is bound to oxalate and therefore it is poorly absorbed.[61]

Vitamin D

.Vitamin D levels do not appear to be lower in vegetarians (although studies have shown that much of the general population is deficient[62]).^ IMHO, vegetarianism is not the answer - lowered human populations are the only solution to environmental destruction!
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Vitamin D needs can be met via the human body's own generation upon sufficient and sensible UV sun exposure.^ I think with a little education and legislation, we can manage the environmental impact of agriculture while still allowing humans to live and control what happens to their own bodies.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ But what you need to realize is that the adaptable nature of the human body must at all times be governed by human intellect.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Products including milk, soy milk and cereal grains may be fortified to provide a good source of Vitamin D[63] and mushrooms provide over 2700 IU per serving (approx.^ It seems that grain and milk based products are really bad for you.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Especially from those who advocate grain and milk products (especially if they’re paid by the grain and milk product producing industry!
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ If soy is good, then an ALL-SOY (or all fruit, or all raw food, or all grain) diet must be best!"
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.oz or 1/2 cup) of vitamin D2, if exposed to just 5 minutes of UV light after being harvested;[64] for those who do not get adequate sun exposure and/or food sources, Vitamin D supplementation may be necessary.^ Foods also supply other nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D that are necessary for the body to absorb and use calcium.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ You may also buy the children of those who have settled and lodge with you and such of their family as are born in the land.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ We consider ourselves co-producers, not consumers, because by being informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a part of and a partner in the production process."
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

Longevity

A 1999 metastudy[25] combined data from five studies from western countries. .The metastudy reported mortality ratios, where lower numbers indicated fewer deaths, for fish eaters to be .82, vegetarians to be .84, occasional meat eaters to be .84. Regular meat eaters and vegans shared the highest mortality ratio of 1.00. The study reported the numbers of deaths in each category, and expected error ranges for each ratio, and adjustments made to the data.^ Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Every medical authority, from the American Dietetic Association to the AMA agrees that vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.However, the "lower mortality was due largely to the relatively low prevalence of smoking in these [vegetarian] cohorts". Out of the major causes of death studied, only one difference in mortality rate was attributed to the difference in diet, as the conclusion states: "vegetarians had a 24% lower mortality from ischemic heart disease than nonvegetarians, but no associations of a vegetarian diet with other major causes of death were established."^ However, my vegetarian diet was unhealthy.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ But vegetarianism isn't the only diet for progressives.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ But the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians, says Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[25]
In "Mortality in British vegetarians",[26] a similar conclusion is drawn: "British vegetarians have low mortality compared with the general population. .Their death rates are similar to those of comparable non-vegetarians, suggesting that much of this benefit may be attributed to non-dietary lifestyle factors such as a low prevalence of smoking and a generally high socio-economic status, or to aspects of the diet other than the avoidance of meat and fish."^ Vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ So what is the difference between a vegetarian diet and non-vegetarian diet?"
  • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is important for those on strict vegetarian diets which can be low in fats.
  • Acupuncture.Com - Vegetarianism - Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.acupuncture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[65]
The Adventist Health Study is an ongoing study of life expectancy in Seventh-day Adventists. This is the only study among others with similar methodology which had favourable indication for vegetarianism. .The researchers found that a combination of different lifestyle choices could influence life expectancy by as much as 10 years.^ "In the Physicians' Health Study, researcher tracked 20,885 male doctors over 10 years.
  • The Essential of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Life is full of choices, and many years ago, I chose to become a vegetarian, and it was one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Mauritius in 1975, Srila Prabhupada said that the earth could support ten times its population, and modern research has found this to be true.
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.Among the lifestyle choices investigated, a vegetarian diet was estimated to confer an extra 1–1/2 to 2 years of life.^ If you switch from the standard American diet to a vegetarian diet, you can add about 13 healthy years to your life, says Michael F. Roizen, MD, author of The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ After a lifetime of enjoying my carnivorous lifestyle, I am seriously considering adopting a vegetarian diet.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Because menopause is also associated with weight gain and a slowed metabolism, a low-fat, high-fiber vegetarian diet can help ward off extra pounds.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.The researchers concluded that "the life expectancies of California Adventist men and women are higher than those of any other well-described natural population" at 78.5 years for men and 82.3 years for women.^ This appears from the frequent hard-heartedness and cruelty found amongst those persons, whose occupations engage them in destroying animal life, as well as from the uneasiness which others feel in beholding the butchery of animals."
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Environmental groups later concluded that the toxic threat of mercury in seafood was greater than previously thought, especially for children and pregnant women.
  • 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, 2001 Edition 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vivavegie.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seventh-Day Adventists, for example, have an educational health program for their members that advocates a well-balanced diet, including milk and eggs, along with other foods.
  • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

.The life expectancy of California Adventists surviving to age 30 was 83.3 years for men and 85.7 years for women.^ A 12-year study of 85,900 women indicated that the consumption of animal protein was associated with an increased risk of fracture.
  • The Essential of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After the year was up, Stefansson, who had previously lived for years on the Eskimo diet, continued on it for decades more and enjoyed sound health until his death at age 83.
  • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Residents of Okinawa, Japan, have the longest life expectancy of any Japanese and likely the longest life expectancy of anyone in the world, according to a 30-year study of more than 600 Okinawan centenarians.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[66]
.The Adventist health study is again incorporated into a metastudy titled "Does low meat consumption increase life expectancy in humans?"^ Meat consumption has increased five-fold in the past fifty years, and is expected to double again in the next fifty.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ That means less meat consumption quickly translates into a cooler planet.
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

published in .American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which concluded that low meat eating (less than once per week) and other lifestyle choices significantly increase life expectancy, relative to a group with high meat intake.^ Do Americans really eat that much meat?
  • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Sticking with veggies, fruits and lean meats is far closer to what our ancient ancestors ate, which, by some account, is far better for you than what we eat today.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[67] .The study concluded that "The findings from one cohort of healthy adults raises the possibility that long-term (≥ 2 decades) adherence to a vegetarian diet can further produce a significant 3.6-y increase in life expectancy."^ Vegetarian diets can be very healthy.
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^ If you switch from the standard American diet to a vegetarian diet, you can add about 13 healthy years to your life, says Michael F. Roizen, MD, author of The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat.
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^ Actually, studies prove that one major reason poor people eat, well, poorly, is because fast food is cheaper than healthy food.
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.However, the study also concluded that "Some of the variation in the survival advantage in vegetarians may have been due to marked differences between studies in adjustment for confounders, the definition of vegetarian, measurement error, age distribution, the healthy volunteer effect, and intake of specific plant foods by the vegetarians."^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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^ However, there are ethics in HOW the food, whether it be plant or animal, is raised, as was pointed out in an earlier post.
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.It further states that "This raises the possibility that a low-meat, high plant-food dietary pattern may be the true causal protective factor rather than simply elimination of meat from the diet."^ EarthSave shows people how their food choices affect the environment and their personal health, and supports people in shifting towards a plant based diet.
  • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Although smoking, lack of exercise, heredity, and environmental exposures are other causative factors, these diseases are inexorably linked to diets high in calories (meat), high in saturated fat (meat), and low in fiber (meat).
  • 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, 2001 Edition 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vivavegie.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Myth #14: Eating meat or animal products is less "spiritual" than eating only plant foods.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

.In a recent review of studies relating low-meat diet patterns to all-cause mortality, Singh noted that "5 out of 5 studies indicated that adults who followed a low meat, high plant-food diet pattern experienced significant or marginally significant decreases in mortality risk relative to other patterns of intake."^ Following the flood, meat and cooked foods were added to man's diet.
  • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Association between reported diet and all-cause mortality.
  • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
  • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Antonio Cocchi , The Pythagorean Diet " All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap.
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Statistical studies, such as comparing life expectancy with regional areas and local diets in Europe also have found life expectancy considerably greater in southern France, where a low meat, high plant Mediterranean diet is common, than northern France, where a diet with high meat content is more common.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ "A study by the University of California's Division of Agricultural Science shows that by practicing the best agricultural methods available, the world's farmers could raise enough food to provide a non-meat centered diet for a world population thirty times greater than can presently be fed.
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^ Residents of Okinawa, Japan, have the longest life expectancy of any Japanese and likely the longest life expectancy of anyone in the world, according to a 30-year study of more than 600 Okinawan centenarians.
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[68]
.A study by the Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, and Institute of Physiological Chemistry looked at a group of 19 vegetarians (lacto-ovo) and used as a comparison a group of 19 omnivorous subjects recruited from the same region.^ Perhaps vegetarians, omnivores and carnivores, alike, should look first to root problems rather than pursuing justification for something as personal as dietary causes.
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The study found that this group of vegetarians (lacto-ovo) have a significantly higher amount of plasma carboxymethyllysine and advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) compared to this group of omnivores.[69] Carboxymethyllysine is a glycation product which represents "a general marker of oxidative stress and long-term damage of proteins in aging, atherosclerosis and diabetes." "Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) may play an important adverse role in process of atherosclerosis, diabetes, aging and chronic renal failure."

Food safety

.Libby Sande argued in a blog for USA Today that Vegetarianism reduces E. coli infections,[70] and in a piece for The New York Times linked E. coli contamination in food to industrial scale meat and dairy farms.^ Some people become vegetarians after realizing the devastation that the meat industry is having on the environment.
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^ And stop getting your knickers in a knot every time vegetarians speak a little bit of truth to the power of the meat industry; it's not only revealing, it's also predictable and BORING! [ « Reply to this comment ] [ Post a new comment » ] [Rate this comment: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 ] .
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^ I had a great T0Bone today and a big bowel of mussels and i will continue to eat meat as well as all other food.
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[71] E. coli infections in the US during 2006 were traced to spinach and onions.[72][73]
Transmission of pathogenic E. coli often occurs via fecal-oral transmission.[74][75][76] Common routes of transmission include unhygienic food preparation[75] and farm contamination.[77][78][79] Dairy and beef cattle are primary reservoirs of the E. coli strain O157:H7,[80] and they can carry it asymptomatically and shed it in their feces.[80] Food products associated with E. coli outbreaks include raw ground beef,[81] raw seed sprouts or spinach,[77] raw milk, unpasteurized juice, and foods contaminated by infected food workers via fecal-oral route.[75] .In 2005, some people who had consumed triple-washed, pre-packaged lettuce were infected with E. coli.^ "People who consume saturated, four-legged fat have a shorter life span and more disability at the end of their lives.
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[82] In 2007, packaged lettuce salads were recalled after they were found to be contaminated with E. coli.[83] E. coli outbreaks have been traced to unpasteurised apples,[84] orange juice, milk, alfalfa sprouts,[85] and water.[86]
Salmonella outbreaks have been traced to peanut butter, frozen pot pies & puffed vegetable snacks.[87] .BSE, also known as mad cow disease, is linked by the World Health Organization to Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in humans.^ There’s also evidence that mans general health began to deteriorate, and began to develop diseases, soon after he learned to cultivate plants and milk cows.
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[88]
.There have been reports of fears of foot-and-mouth disease in sheep, PCBs in farmed salmon, mercury in fish, dioxin concentrations in animal products, artificial growth hormones, antibiotics, lead and mercury,[89] pesticide contamination of vegetables and fruits, banned chemicals being used to ripen fruits.^ Fruits and vegetables have chemicals on them too you idiots.
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^ RE: Some livestock can be raised on land that will not support fruit and vegetable farming Posted by: footman .
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^ You can get organically grown, pesticide free, vegetables; however you can also get hormone free meat.
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[90][91][92] .In 2005, fears that "bird flu" could be caused by eating chicken were featured in a PETA call for vegetarian diets.^ When I was a vegetarian eating as many vegetable protiens as I could, I was pale and sick.
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^ I'll say it again, the evangelism by vegetarians is one reason I will remain a flextarian and eat chicken or fish every once in awhile.
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^ Indeed, nearly every benefit that the author attributed to a vegetarian diet would also be a benefit of just eating less.
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[93]

Medical use

In Western medicine, patients are sometimes advised to adhere to a vegetarian diet.[94] .Certain alternative medicines, such as Ayurveda and Siddha, prescribe a vegetarian diet as a normal procedure.^ A vegetarian diet reduces the risk for chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer.
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[nb 2]

Physiology

.The Vegetarian Resource Group, among others, has concluded that humans are naturally omnivores based on the human ability to digest meat, as well as plant foods.^ Vegetarians can live by example and present their reasons for eschewing meat but should refrain from trying to convert others.
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^ If you’re concerned about the environment consider that this natural whole foods based vegan kept every box, bag, wrapper, etc.
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^ "Environmental" vegetarians seem to promote converting whats left of our natural environment into farmland to produce plant-based food when cows and other grazing animals feed us on what is naturally available.
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[96][97] .Other arguments hold that humans are more anatomically similar to herbivores, with long intestinal tracts and blunt teeth, unlike omnivores and carnivores.^ I'm an omnivore, ALL humans are SUPPOSED to be omnivores, or else we wouldn't have CANINE teeth!
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^ While the argument can be made that eating at the bottom of the pyramid is more efficient, that only works when you eat grains and similar products.
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^ Some humans are more flatulent than others.
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[98] .Nutritional experts believe that early hominids evolved into eating meat as a result of huge climatic changes that took place three to four million years ago, when forests and jungles dried up and became open grasslands and opened hunting and scavenging opportunities.^ Human beings are evolved to eat meat.
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^ After six years of eating meat again, I am healthy.
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^ I also think there is huge guilt with meat eating that is telling in these comments.
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[99][100]

Animal-to-human disease transmissions

.The consumption of meat can cause a transmission of a number of diseases from animals to humans.^ It has been shown that animal protein is the main cause of cancers and heart disease.
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^ The mass amount of animals "raised" for meat make a lot of feces which pollute our water causing eutrophication.
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^ So do many other diseases now demonstrably and causally linked to consumption of animal proteins and fats, such as osteoporosis...
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[101] .The connection between infected animal and human illness is well established in the case of salmonella; an estimated one-third to one-half of all chicken meat marketed in the United States is contaminated with salmonella.^ Meat producers, the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.
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^ True, but then again, if we quit eating the meat, we'd have to euthanize all the existing animals that have no place in the wild.
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^ The United States alone slaughters more than 10 billion land animals every year , all to sustain a meat-ravenous culture that can barely conceive of a time not long ago when "a chicken in every pot" was considered a luxury.
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[101] .Only recently, however, have scientists begun to suspect that there is a similar connection between animal meat and human cancer, birth defects, mutations, and many other diseases in humans.^ However, people can be educated about more humane and environmentally friendly methods of meat production.
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^ Meat is not only unnecessary, it gives us colon cancer, heart disease, and is linked to many other lethal diseases in our country.
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^ Our government has decided to allow meat from cloned animals be marketed to you with no special markings, warnings or other labels.
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[101][102][103][104][105][106][107] In 1975, one study found 75 percent of supermarket samples of cow's milk, and 75 percent of egg samples to contain the leukemia (cancer) virus.[102] By 1985, nearly 100 percent of the eggs tested, or the hens they came from, had the cancer virus.[101][102] The rate of disease among chickens is so high that the Department of Labor has ranked the poultry industry as one of the most hazardous occupations.[101] .20 percent of all cows are afflicted with a variety of cancer known as bovine leukemia virus (BLV).^ I have known all along that the cows are out to get us.
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^ And no wonder: An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet.
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[101] Studies have increasingly linked BLV with HTLV-1, the first human retrovirus discovered to cause cancer.[101] Scientists have found that a bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV), the equivalent of the AIDS virus in cows, can also infect human cells.[101] It is supposed that BIV may have a role in the development of a number of malignant or slow viruses in humans.[101]
.The proximity of animals in industrial-scale animal farming leads to an increased rate of disease transmission.^ This means we, as consumers, demand it cheap (think McDonalds) and this leads to large-scale industrial ranching and makes them more competitive than small-scale ranching.
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.Transmission of animal influenza viruses to humans has been documented, but illness from such cases is rare compared to that caused by the now common human-adapted older influenza viruses,[108] transferred from animals to humans in the more distant past.^ Methane and CO2 pollution from the modern factory farms causes health problems such as more severe cases of asthma.
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^ We put animal life above plants, human life above animal and plants because we are predators, unable to photosynthesize, not adapted to scavenging dead food.
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^ What a shame all of humanity can’t enjoy such freedom away from the cares and excesses of animal indulgences.
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[nb 3][110][111][112] The first documented case was in 1959, and in 1998, 18 new human cases of H5N1 influenza were diagnosed, in which six people died. In 1997 more cases of H5N1 avian influenza were found in chickens in Hong Kong.[108]
.Whether tuberculosis originated in cattle and was then transferred to humans, or diverged from a common ancestor infecting a different species, is currently unclear.^ What you don’t understand is that in measurable terms the human species currently exhibits all of the characteristics of a dying species.
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[113] The strongest evidence for a domestic-animal origin exists for measles and pertussis, although the data do not exclude a non-domestic origin.[114]
.According to the 'Hunter Theory', the "simplest and most plausible explanation for the cross-species transmission" the AIDS virus was transmitted from a chimpanzee to a human when a bushmeat hunter was bitten or cut while hunting or butchering an animal.^ True, we probably evolved hunting animals for meat, but we humans have free will and can choose how to live our lives.
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[115]
Historian Norman Cantor suggests the Black Death might have been a combination of pandemics including a form of anthrax, a cattle murrain. .He cites many forms of evidence including the fact that meat from infected cattle was known to have been sold in many rural English areas prior to the onset of the plague.^ In fact, most concerned people have known this for many years, and there are many knowledgeable books and articles on the topic going back to the 1970s.
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^ Allow for the fact that eating meat form grazing animals is a better choice for some people in the world.
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[116]

Eating disorders

.The American Dietetic Association indicates that vegetarian diets may be more common among adolescents with eating disorders but that the evidence suggests that the adoption of a vegetarian diet does not lead to eating disorders, rather that "vegetarian diets may be selected to camouflage an existing eating disorder."^ Every medical authority, from the American Dietetic Association to the AMA agrees that vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters.
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^ A mother may be more worried if her son or daughter becomes a vegetarian than if they take up smoking."
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^ A vegetarian diet of VitaSoy and Silk and "nut loaves" is no more balanced than a diet of Whoppers.
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[117] Other studies and statements by dietitians and counselors support this conclusion.[nb 4][120]

Additional reasons for a vegetarian diet

Childhood IQ and diet choice

.A study published in the British Medical Journal in 2007 compared children's IQ at age 10 with their having a vegetarian diet at age 30. The report did not provide information on whether or not the children were already vegetarian at the time when their IQ measurement was taken.^ DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET was my bible but vegetarianism simply did NOT work for me.
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^ Vegetarianism is Not Necessarily Healthy [ Report this comment ] Posted by: Blueprelude on Oct 25, 2007 9:37 AM Current rating: 3 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] Sorry to burst your bubble, Vegetarian Times, but vegetarianism is not necessarily healthy.
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^ They eat alot of fish, and some meat [ Report this comment ] Posted by: Beck on Oct 25, 2007 1:19 AM Current rating: 5 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] Why is that listed in the article as a vegetarian diet?
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.It also noted that there was no difference in IQ among vegetarians who ate only plants, and people who ate chicken and fish.^ I'll say it again, the evangelism by vegetarians is one reason I will remain a flextarian and eat chicken or fish every once in awhile.
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^ If people actually ate what they grew-there would be far less meat eaters.
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^ There are no structures within plants that are analogs to the pain receptors, neurons, and pain-perceiving portions of the brains of vertebrate animals.
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[121] The BBC summarised part of the results of the study, stating "Men who were vegetarian had an IQ score of 106, compared with 101 for non-vegetarians; while female vegetarians averaged 104, compared with 99 for non-vegetarians."[122] The report concluded that “Higher scores for IQ in childhood are associated with an increased likelihood of being a vegetarian as an adult.”[121] Lead researcher Catharine Gale noted that this link may not be causal, but “may be merely an example of many other lifestyle preferences that might be expected to vary with intelligence.”[122]

Ethics

Various ethical reasons have been suggested for choosing vegetarianism.

Religion

.
Indian cuisine offers a wide range of vegetarian delicacies because Hinduism, practiced by majority of India's populace, encourages vegetarian diet.
^ Typical agricultural practices supporting vegetarian diets amounts to animal genocide Posted by: Rune .
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^ I am an omnivore, because I simply cannot thrive on a vegetarian or vegan diet (this is even more the case now that I am pregnant).
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^ The only "diet" approach was the vegetarian South Beach diet and that stopped working two months in because I was recovering from a ruptured disc in my back.
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Shown here is a vegetarian thali.
Hinduism and Jainism teach vegetarianism as moral conduct. .Buddhism in general does not prohibit meat eating, while Mahayana Buddhism encourages vegetarianism as beneficial for developing compassion.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ There are good health reasons to cut back on red meat, and eat leaner meat in general, but beyond that, the claims made by veggies are bullshit.
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^ Mahayana Buddhism supports the vegetarian way of life.
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.Other denominations that advocate a fully vegetarian diet include the Seventh-day Adventists, the Rastafari movement and the Hare Krishnas.^ Vegetarian diets rich in milk and other dairy products can make you fat also.
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^ Vegetarianism, like every other diet, needs to be done with a real sense of what is being eaten, including caloric intake.
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^ And Inside the Hare Krishna Movement would be an excellent book for congregational members to share with friends, relatives and co-workers on the relevance of Krishna Consciousness to modern life.
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Sikhism[123][124][125] does not equate spirituality with diet and does not specify a vegetarian or meat diet.[126]

Hinduism

Indian Vegetable Salad containing Lemon, Tomato, Radish, Beetroot, Cucumber and Green Chillies
Most major paths of Hinduism hold vegetarianism as an ideal. .There are three main reasons for this: the principle of nonviolence (ahimsa) applied to animals;[127] the intention to offer only "pure" (vegetarian) food to a deity and then to receive it back as prasad;[128] and the conviction that non-vegetarian food is detrimental for the mind and for spiritual development.^ The Dalai Lama once said: "I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.
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^ There are good health reasons to cut back on red meat, and eat leaner meat in general, but beyond that, the claims made by veggies are bullshit.
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^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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.Hindu vegetarians usually eschew eggs but consume milk and dairy products, so they are lacto-vegetarians.^ People who are mildly lactose-intolerant can often enjoy small amounts of dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and lactose-free milk.
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^ Hindus, for example, have a problem with heart disease because of diets rich in ghee (clarified butter) among other dairy products.
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^ Especially from those who advocate grain and milk products (especially if they’re paid by the grain and milk product producing industry!
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However, the food habits of Hindus vary according to their community and according to regional traditions. .Historically and currently, those Hindus who eat meat prescribe Jhatka meat.^ But stop condeming those of us who are unable to exist in any meaningfully healthy way without meat.
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^ We eat too much of everything (except maybe fruits and veggies, but I know people who eat too many of those too).
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^ TOP 10 REASONS TO EAT MEAT (OCCASIONALLY) [ Report this comment ] Posted by: thelostsailor on Oct 25, 2007 8:44 AM Current rating: 3 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] 1.
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Jainism

Followers of Jainism believe that everything from animals to inanimate objects have life in different degree and they go to great lengths to minimise any harm to it. .Most Jains are lacto-vegetarians but more devout Jains do not eat root vegetables because this would involve the killing of plants.^ When I was a vegetarian eating as many vegetable protiens as I could, I was pale and sick.
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^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
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^ Eat vegetarian because it makes you feel better.
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.Instead they focus on eating beans and fruits, whose cultivation do not involve killing of plants.^ I eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans.
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No products obtained from dead animals are allowed. Jains hold self termination from starvation as the ideal state and some dedicated monks do perform this act of self annihilation. This is for them an indispensable condition for spiritual progress.[130][131] Some particularly dedicated individuals are fruitarians.[132] Honey is forbidden, because its collection is seen as violence against the bees. Some Jains do not consume plant parts that grow underground such as roots and bulbs, because tiny animals may be killed when the plants are pulled up.[133]

Buddhism

A vegetarian dinner at a Japanese Buddhist temple
.Theravadins in general eat meat.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ There are good health reasons to cut back on red meat, and eat leaner meat in general, but beyond that, the claims made by veggies are bullshit.
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If Buddhist monks "see, hear or know" a living animal was killed specifically for them to eat, they must refuse it or else incur an offense. However, this does not include eating meat which was given as alms or commercially purchased. .In the Theravada cannon, Buddha did not make any comment discouraging them to eat meat (except specific types, such as human, elephant, horse, dog, snake, lion, tiger, leopard, bear, and hyena flesh[134]) but he specifically refused to institute vegetarianism in his monastic code when a suggestion had been made.^ I also think there is huge guilt with meat eating that is telling in these comments.
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^ There are good health reasons to cut back on red meat, and eat leaner meat in general, but beyond that, the claims made by veggies are bullshit.
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^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
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In Mahayana Buddhism, there are several Sanskrit texts where the Buddha instructs his followers to avoid meat. .However, each branch of Mahayana Buddhism selects which sutra to follow and some branches of Mahayana Buddhists including the majority of Tibetan and Japanese Buddhists do eat meat while most Chinese Buddhists do not eat meat.^ Sticking with veggies, fruits and lean meats is far closer to what our ancient ancestors ate, which, by some account, is far better for you than what we eat today.
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^ Eat meat if you must: but do so sparingly; and choose meat that you can prove has been treated with some basic consideration for its sentience and ability to feel pain.
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^ According to the Mahaparinirvana Sutra: "The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion."
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Sikhism

.The tenets of Sikhism do not advocate a particular stance on either vegetarianism or the consumption of meat,[135][136][137][138] but rather leave the decision of diet to the individual.^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
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[139] .The tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, however, prohibited "Amritdhari" Sikhs, or those that follow the Sikh Rehat Maryada (the Official Sikh Code of Conduct[140]) from eating Kutha meat, or meat which has been obtained from animals which have been killed in a ritualistic way.^ By the way, I eat meat too.
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^ But stop condeming those of us who are unable to exist in any meaningfully healthy way without meat.
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^ True, but then again, if we quit eating the meat, we'd have to euthanize all the existing animals that have no place in the wild.
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This is understood to have been for the political reason of maintaining independence from the then-new Muslim hegemony, as Muslims largely adhere to the ritualistic halal diet.[135][139]
"Amritdharis" that belong to some Sikh sects (e.g. Akhand Kirtani Jatha, Damdami Taksal, Namdhari,[141] Rarionwalay,[142] etc.) are vehemently against the consumption of meat and eggs (though they do consume and encourage the consumption of milk, butter, and cheese).[143] This vegetarian stance has been traced back to the times of the British Raj, with the advent of many new Vaishnava converts.[139] .In response, to the varying views on diet throughout the Sikh population, Sikh Gurus have sought to clarify the Sikh view on diet, stressing their preference only for simplicity of diet.^ But what about satisfying today's demand for meat--which provides only a fraction of the population with a Western-style diet?
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Guru Nanak said that over-consumption of food (Lobh, Greed) involves a drain on the Earth's resources and thus on life.[144][145] .Passages from the Guru Granth Sahib (the holy book of Sikhs, also known as the Adi Granth) say that it is "foolish" to argue for the superiority of animal life, because though all life is related, only human life carries more importance.^ Humans have advanced physically, mentally and spiritually only because of the seed.
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^ He not only showed respect for gods, humans, and animals, but also for the trees, which were not to be destroyed, unless absolutely necessary.
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^ Grass only animals free up more grain for the starving humans that can not pay for it, or to turn into Ethanol and sell it, too bad starving humans.
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."Only fools argue whether to eat meat or not.^ Humans are only supposed to eat 10% or less meat in their diet.
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^ You're only fooling yourself if you think you're immune to disease eating a meat diet.
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Who can define what is meat and what is not meat? Who knows where the sin lies, being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian?"[139]
.The Sikh langar, or free temple meal, is largely lacto-vegetarian, though this is understood to be a result of efforts to present a meal that is respectful of the diets of any person who would wish to dine, rather than out of dogma.^ Incidentally, switching to a vegetarian diet would also bring many environmental improvements--less air pollution, water pollution, and destruction of forests, to name a few.
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^ I wish that AlterNet would publish food articles that present a variety of leftist/progressive ideas.
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^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
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[138][139]

Judaism

A number of medieval scholars of Jewish religion (e.g. .Joseph Albo) regard vegetarianism as a moral ideal, not just because of a concern for the welfare of animals, but because the slaughter of animals might cause the individual who performs such acts to develop negative character traits.^ Many vegetarians give up meat because of their concern for animals.
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^ Just because we can slaughter an animal and consume it out of sight out of mind doesn’t mean we can absolve ourselves from the consequences of our actions.
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^ You can take my civil rights, my 401K, my freedom, my privacy, and my self-esteem, but if you take my charred bits of dead animal from me, well, I just might have to get mad.
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.Therefore, their concern was with regard to possible harmful effects upon human character rather than with animal welfare.^ Animal wastes cause ten times more water pollution than does the U. S. human population; the meat industry causes three times as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation's industries combined.
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^ Animal wastes cause 10 times more water pollution than does the U.S. human population; the meat industry causes 3 times as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation's industries combined.
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Indeed, Rabbi Joseph Albo maintains that renunciation of the consumption of meat for reasons of concern for animal welfare is not only morally erroneous but even repugnant.[146]
One modern-day scholar who is often cited as in favour of vegetarianism is the late Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the Chief Rabbi of Pre-State Israel. It is indeed the case that in his writings, Rabbi Kook speaks of vegetarianism as an ideal, and points to the fact that Adam did not partake of the flesh of animals. In context, however, Rabbi Kook makes those comments in his portrayal of the eschatological (messianic) era.
.According to some Kabbalists, only a mystic, who is able to sense and elevate the reincarnated human souls and "divine sparks", is permitted to consume meat, though eating the flesh of an animal might still cause spiritual damage to the soul.^ Humans are only supposed to eat 10% or less meat in their diet.
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^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ Sticking with veggies, fruits and lean meats is far closer to what our ancient ancestors ate, which, by some account, is far better for you than what we eat today.
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.A number of Orthodox Jewish vegetarian groups and activists promote such ideas and believe that the halakhic permission to eat meat is a temporary leniency for those who are not ready yet to accept the vegetarian diet.^ Believe me, when the crash comes, vegans will eat meat.
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^ It’s everywhere, yet you have no idea the impact your diet and lifestyle has.
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^ But stop condeming those of us who are unable to exist in any meaningfully healthy way without meat.
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[147]
Having ties with both ancient Judaism and Christianity, members of the ancient Essene religious group practiced strict vegetarianism sharing a similar belief with the Hindus'/Jains' idea of Ahimsa or "harmlessness".[148]
Translation of the Torah's Ten Commandments state "thou shalt not murder."[149][150] Some people argue that this can also be taken as meaning not to kill at all, animals nor humans, or at least "that one shall not kill unnecessarily," in the same manner that onerous restrictions on slavery in the Bible have been interpreted by modern theologians as to suggest banning the practice.[151] The Torah also commands people to ritually slaughter animals when killing them, and goes into precise detail on the rituals of animal sacrifices.
.While it is neither required nor prohibited for Jews to eat meat, the choice must be made in regard to the ethics and ideals of Judaism"The Vegetarian Mitzvah".^ There are good health reasons to cut back on red meat, and eat leaner meat in general, but beyond that, the claims made by veggies are bullshit.
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^ Eat meat if you must: but do so sparingly; and choose meat that you can prove has been treated with some basic consideration for its sentience and ability to feel pain.
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^ Perhaps it's because of the stereotype of vegetarianism (rather than meat-eating) being associated with "cults" that meat-eaters react with apprehension.
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http://www.brook.com/jveg
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Classical Greek and Roman Thought

Ancient Greek philosophy has a long tradition of vegetarianism. Pythagoras was reportedly vegetarian (and studied at Mt. Carmel, where some historians say there was a vegetarian community), as his followers were expected to be. .Socrates was reportedly vegetarian, and in his dialogue of what people, or at least Philosopher-rulers, in an ideal republic should eat, he described only vegetarian food.^ If you really insist on eating corporate produced meat, you should at least be honest enought to visit a slaughterhouse first.
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^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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^ I believe people should eat meat if THEY want to, and not, if not.
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.He specified that if meat-eating was allowed, then society would require more doctors.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ By not eating this 200 lb of meat, he would have cut his annual individual food expenses from $80,000 to $76,000 per year.
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^ Please I would LOVE to hear why lions can eat meat but us humans aren't "allowed" to.
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[152]
.Roman writer Ovid concluded his magnum opus Metamorphoses, in part, with the impassioned argument (uttered by the character of Pythagoras) that in order for humanity to change, or metamorphose, into a better, more harmonious species, it must strive towards more humane tendencies.^ It is said Pythagoras pet an eagle, told an ox not to trample a bean field, and fed a ferocious bear barley and acorns, telling it not to attack humans any more.
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^ Grass only animals free up more grain for the starving humans that can not pay for it, or to turn into Ethanol and sell it, too bad starving humans.
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.He cited vegetarianism as the crucial decision in this metamorphosis, explaining his belief that human life and animal life are so entwined that to kill an animal is virtually the same as killing a fellow human.^ "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
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.Everything changes; nothing dies; the soul roams to and fro, now here, now there, and takes what frame it will, passing from beast to man, from our own form to beast and never dies...Therefore lest appetite and greed destroy the bonds of love and duty, heed my message!^ It's been almost 8 years now, and everything I was told was true, and I'll never go back to eating meat again.
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^ Here's what I have to say to that: Right now I am pregnant, in my third trimester, and have been extremely nauseous for the whole 8 months!
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^ We do eat eggs and goat milk and cheese-from our own well cared for and loved animals.
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Abstain! Never by slaughter dispossess souls that are kin and nourish blood with blood![153]

Christianity

.While vegetarianism is not a common practice in current Christian culture, except by traditional monastics and by other Orthodox at least during 'fast' times,[154] the concept and practice have scriptural and historical support.^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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^ Typical agricultural practices supporting vegetarian diets amounts to animal genocide Posted by: Rune .
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^ During those years, I was a vegetarian 3 times, each for a number of years.
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.There is also a strong association between the Quaker tradition within Christianity and vegetarianism dating back at least to the 18th century.^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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The association grew in prominence during the 19th century, coupled with growing Quaker concerns in connection with alcohol consumption, vivisection and social purity. .The association between the Quaker tradition and vegetarianism, however, becomes most significant with the founding of the Friends' Vegetarian Society in 1902 "to spread a kindlier way of living amongst the Society of Friends."^ A low-fat vegetarian diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely.
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^ However, what I notice about most vegetarians is that they often lack energy and 'animal vitality' to a certain extent.
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Islam

.Followers of Islam, or Muslims, have the freedom of choice to be vegetarian for medical reasons or if they do not personally like the taste of meat.^ Vegetarians can live by example and present their reasons for eschewing meat but should refrain from trying to convert others.
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However, the choice to become vegetarian for non-medical reasons can sometimes be controversial. .Though some more traditional Muslims may keep quiet about their vegetarian diet, the number of vegetarian Muslims is increasing.^ I think there are more important things in this world to be angry about than some preachy vegatarians.
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^ Nothing but diarrhea, GI pain, fatigue, dry skin--which may have to do with my blood type, or maybe because humans weren't made for a completely vegetarian diet any more than they were made for a diet of nothing but Happy Meals.
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^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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[156]
.Vegetarianism has been practiced by some influential Muslims including the Iraqi theologian, female mystic and poet Râbi‘ah al-‘Adawîyah of Basrah, who died in the year 801, and the Sri Lankan sufi master Bawa Muhaiyaddeen who established The Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship of North America in Philadelphia.^ I became a vegetarian about five years back which also meant (in my case at least) that I became conscious of "nutritious" foods not just eating some fast food when hungry.
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^ I am speaking as one who converted to vegetarianism a number of years ago.
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[157]
In January 1996, The International Vegetarian Union announced the formation of the Muslim Vegetarian/Vegan Society.[158]
Many omnivore Muslims will select vegetarian (or seafood) options when dining in non-halal restaurants. However, this is a matter of not having the right kind of meat rather than preferring not to eat meat on the whole.[156]

Rastafari

Within the Afro-Caribbean community, a minority are Rastafarian and follow the dietary regulations with varying degrees of strictness. .The most orthodox eat only Ital or natural foods, in which the matching of herbs or spices with vegetables is the result of long and skillfully laid down tradition originating from the African ancestry and cultural heritage of Rastafari.^ Most health care practitioners recommend that we increase our intake of calcium the way nature intended -- through foods.
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^ Eating locally is arguably as important, especially when a healthy, nature-raised, protein-rich animal is available as a food source.
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[159] Most Rastafarians are vegetarian. Utensils made from natural material such as stone or earthenware are preferred.

Environmental

.Environmental vegetarianism is based on the concern that the production of meat and animal products for mass consumption, especially through factory farming, is environmentally unsustainable.^ Many vegetarians give up meat because of their concern for animals.
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^ As omnivores we need vegetables as well as meat, but environmental arguments for vegetarianism fall flat.
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^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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.According to a 2006 United Nations initiative, the livestock industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental degradation worldwide, and modern practices of raising animals for food contributes on a "massive scale" to air and water pollution, land degradation, climate change, and loss of biodiversity.^ Meat producers, the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.
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^ Meat producers are the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contributing to half the water pollution in the United States.
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^ Half the water consumed in the U.S. goes to irrigate land growing feed and fodder for livestock.
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.The initiative concluded that "the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."^ Tolstoy “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems,” senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld said.
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^ The Institute for Food and Development Policy reports that, "Forty thousand children starve to death on this planet every day," or one child every two seconds.
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^ Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.” One of the most inconvenient truths about our serious damage to the earth is our agricultural system.
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In July 2009 Nike and Timberland stopped buying leather from deforested Amazon Rainforest [161] a few weeks after Greenpeace report demonstrated the destruction caused by Amazon cattle ranchers. According to Arnold Newman every hamburger sold results in destruction of 6.25m2 of rain forest.[162]
In addition, animal agriculture is a large source of greenhouse gases and is responsible for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalents. .By comparison, all of the world's transportation (including all cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships, and planes) emits 13.5 percent of the CO2.^ And no wonder: An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet.
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.Animal farming produces 65 percent of human-related nitrous oxide and 37 percent of all human-induced methane.^ What a shame all of humanity can’t enjoy such freedom away from the cares and excesses of animal indulgences.
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^ About 70 percent of all grain produced in the United States is fed to animals raised for slaughter.
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^ Farmed animals are not protected from cruelty under the law -- in fact, the majority of state anticruelty laws specifically exempt farm animals from basic humane protection.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Methane has about 21 times more Global Warming Potential (GWP) than carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide has 296 times the GWP of CO2.^ I think there are more important things in this world to be angry about than some preachy vegatarians.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Read more about going Veg at Vegetarian Times .
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ My partner and I respect each others' choices, which is more than I can say about most people who have posted here.
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[163]
.Animals fed on grain, and those that rely on grazing, need far more water than grain crops.^ That's more than twice what an average person needs to be healthy!
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Oh, and his cost was far greater and more realistic than it would be today.
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^ About 70 percent of all grain produced in the United States is fed to animals raised for slaughter.
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[164] .According to the USDA, growing the crops necessary to feed farmed animals requires nearly half of the United States' water supply and 80 percent of its agricultural land.^ Half the water consumed in the U.S. goes to irrigate land growing feed and fodder for livestock.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ We feed these animals over 80% of the corn we grow, and over 95% of the oats.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Amounting to only 30 percent of the world's forests, the rainforests contain 80 percent of the earth's land vegetation, and account for a substantial percentage of the earth's oxygen supplies.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Additionally, animals raised for food in the U.S. consume 90 percent of the soy crop, 80 percent of the corn crop, and a total of 70 percent of its grain.^ The number of animals killed for food in the United States is 70 times larger than the number of animals killed in laboratories, 30 times larger than the number killed by hunters and trappers, and 500 times larger than the number of animals killed in pounds.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ About 70 percent of all grain produced in the United States is fed to animals raised for slaughter.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Eating locally is arguably as important, especially when a healthy, nature-raised, protein-rich animal is available as a food source.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[165]
.When tracking food animal production from the feed trough to consumption, the inefficiencies of meat, milk and egg production range from 4:1 up to 54:1 energy input to protein output ratio.^ Animal products clog your arteries, zap your energy and slow down your immune system.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ "The social, ecological, and economic consequences, as we Americans turn away from animal food products, are equally remarkable.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ If the world population triples in the next 100 years, and meat consumption continues, then meat production would have to triple as well.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.This firstly because the feed first needs to be grown before it is eaten by the cattle, and secondly because warm-blooded vertebrates need to use a lot of calories just to stay warm (unlike plants or insects).^ Because the truck with their soyburgers and Silk isn't making deliveries any more, and the peanuts and sunflower seeds are being eaten where they were grown.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ It need be emphasized that this is a new phenomenon, unlike anything ever experienced before.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[166] .An index which can be used as a measure is the efficiency of conversion of ingested food to body substance, which indicates, for example, that only 10% is converted to body substance by beef cattle, versus 19–31% by silkworms and 44% by German cockroaches.^ Foods also supply other nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin D that are necessary for the body to absorb and use calcium.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ That same acre of land, if used to grow cattle feed, can produce less than 165 pounds of beef.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The vast majority of AlterNet food articles seem to promote vegetarianism -- not only that, but they attempt to convert others to vegetarianism as well.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[166] .Ecology professor David Pimentel has claimed, "If all the grain currently fed to livestock in the United States were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million."^ "If all the grain currently fed to livestock were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million," says David Pimentel, professor of ecology at Cornell University.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ About 70 percent of all grain produced in the United States is fed to animals raised for slaughter..."If all the grain currently fed to livestock were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million," Um, there's plenty of grain for the starving, they just can't friggin afford it or get access to it.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The 7 billion livestock animals in the United States consume five times as much grain as is consumed directly by the American population.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[167] .To produce animal based food seems to be, according to these studies, typically much less efficient than the harvesting of grains, vegetables, legumes, seeds and fruits.^ She also claims that substituting vegetables, grains, and fruits for the 200 lb of meat in the average per capita American diet would save $4,000 on each individual's annual food expense.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ It seems that grain and milk based products are really bad for you.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ That same acre of land, if used to grow cattle feed, can produce less than 165 pounds of beef.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.However, this would not apply to animals that are grazed rather than fed, especially those grazed on land that could not be used for other purposes.^ We have, however, found numerous intact populations of rare and/or endangered species coexisting with cattle on grazing lands.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ That same acre of land, if used to grow cattle feed, can produce less than 165 pounds of beef.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Instead of 3.7 billion acres of cropland and 7.5 billion acres of grazing land, we would require 11.1 billion acres of cropland and 22.5 billion acres of grazing land.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Nor would it apply to cultivation of insects for food, which may be more environmentally sustainable than eating food coming from cattle farming.^ Who would even eat insects?
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Factory farming is more of an issue than eating meat.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chemical and animal waste runoff from factory farms is responsible for more than 173,000 miles of polluted rivers and streams.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[166] .Meat produced in a laboratory (called in vitro meat) may be also more environmentally sustainable than regularly produced meat.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ A mother may be more worried if her son or daughter becomes a vegetarian than if they take up smoking."
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Also it is interesting that men crave meat more than most women.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[168]
.According to the theory of trophic dynamics, it requires 10 times as many crops to feed animals being bred for meat production as it would to feed the same number of people on a vegetarian diet.^ One cow will feed many people...
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Many people simply canNOT be vegetarians.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Many vegetarians give up meat because of their concern for animals.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

Currently, 70 percent of all the wheat, corn, and other grain produced is fed to farmed animals.[169] .This has led many proponents of vegetarianism to believe that it is ecologically irresponsible to consume meat.^ Many vegetarians give up meat because of their concern for animals.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[170] Rearing a relatively small number grazing animals is often beneficial, as observed by the Food Climate Research Network at Surrey University, which reports, "A little bit of livestock production is probably a good thing for the environment".[171]
.The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that direct emissions from meat production account for about 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions.^ If the world population triples in the next 100 years, and meat consumption continues, then meat production would have to triple as well.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ According to the UN Food and Agriculture, we Americans eat almost 4,000 calories per day!
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Meat accounts for 10 percent of Americans' food spending.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

So I want to highlight the fact that among options for mitigating climate change, changing diets is something one should consider.
 
.In May 2009, Ghent was reported to be "the first [city] in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week" for environmental reasons, when local authorities decided to implement a "weekly meatless day". Civil servants would eat vegetarian meals one day per week, in recognition of the United Nations' report.^ Incidentally, switching to a vegetarian diet would also bring many environmental improvements--less air pollution, water pollution, and destruction of forests, to name a few.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ For health reasons, for reasons of heritage and traditional foods, for environmental reasons, and for the love of a good burger, people conscientiously choose to continue to eat meat.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The Institute for Food and Development Policy reports that, "Forty thousand children starve to death on this planet every day," or one child every two seconds.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Posters were put up by local authorities to encourage the population to take part on vegetarian days, and "veggie street maps" were printed to highlight vegetarian restaurants.^ A mother may be more worried if her son or daughter becomes a vegetarian than if they take up smoking."
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ It's almost effortless these days to find great-tasting and good-for-you vegetarian foods, whether you're strolling the aisles of your local supermarket or walking down the street at lunchtime.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

In September 2009, schools in Ghent are due to have a weekly veggiedag ("vegetarian day") too.[173]

Labour conditions

Some groups, such as PETA, promote vegetarianism as a way to offset poor treatment and working conditions of workers in the contemporary meat industry.[174] .These groups cite studies showing the psychological damage caused by working in the meat industry, especially in factory and industrialised settings, and argue that the meat industry violates its labourers' human rights by assigning difficult and distressing tasks without adequate counselling, training and debriefing.^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
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^ Animal wastes cause ten times more water pollution than does the U. S. human population; the meat industry causes three times as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation's industries combined.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Animal wastes cause 10 times more water pollution than does the U.S. human population; the meat industry causes 3 times as much harmful organic water pollution than the rest of the nation's industries combined.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[175][176][177][178] However, the working conditions of agricultural workers as a whole, particularly non-permanent workers, remain poor and well below conditions prevailing in other economic sectors.[179] Accidents, including pesticide poisoning, among farmers and plantation workers contribute to increased health risks, including increased mortality.[180] .In fact, according to the International Labour Organization, agriculture is one of the three most dangerous jobs in the world.^ Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 billion people, according to the world Health Organization--a statistic all the more striking in a world where one third of all the grain produced is being fed to cattle and other livestock.
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^ Tolstoy “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems,” senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld said.
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^ According to Department of Agriculture statistics, one acre of land can grow 20,000 pounds of potatoes.
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[181]

Economical

Similar to environmental vegetarianism is the concept of economic vegetarianism. .An economic vegetarian is someone who practices vegetarianism from either the philosophical viewpoint concerning issues such as public health and curbing world starvation, the belief that the consumption of meat is economically unsound, part of a conscious simple living strategy or just out of necessity.^ There is just too much tasty meat out there.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ If the world population triples in the next 100 years, and meat consumption continues, then meat production would have to triple as well.
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^ If Americans reduced their meat consumption by just 10 percent, it would release enough grain and soybeans to feed over 60 million people.
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.According to the WorldWatch Institute, "Massive reductions in meat consumption in industrial nations will ease their health care burden while improving public health; declining livestock herds will take pressure off rangelands and grainlands, allowing the agricultural resource base to rejuvenate.^ The burden of subsidizing the California meat industry costs taxpayers $24 billion annually.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Forget about lack of health care, decline of the middle-class, growing economic inequality, increasing corruption in government and loss of civil liberties.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Meat producers, the number one industrial polluters in our nation, contribute to half the water pollution in the United States.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.As populations grow, lowering meat consumption worldwide will allow more efficient use of declining per capita land and water resources, while at the same time making grain more affordable to the world's chronically hungry."^ This same land can be used more productively for growing vegetables, beans and legumes.
  • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Less land, less water, more food for our spiraling population."
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It makes their meat more marketable also.
  • 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, 2001 Edition 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vivavegie.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[182]

Psychological

The "Appeal to nature" logical fallacy invites one to believe that something is good or right because it is natural.[183]
.A metaphor has been presented by Douglas Dunn: that if one gives a young child an apple and a live chicken, the child would instinctively play with the chicken and eat the apple, whereas if a cat were presented with the same choices, its natural impulse would be the opposite.^ I'll say it again, the evangelism by vegetarians is one reason I will remain a flextarian and eat chicken or fish every once in awhile.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Are you feeling guilty about the way stock animals are living now, thanks to the overwhelmingly meat-based diet you eat, at an incredibly low cost, one which earlier generations would not have been able to credit?
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[184] .Omnivorous and comparatively human-like species such as chimpanzees' offspring may not instinctively kill a prey animal, such as a Senegal Bushbaby, when presented with one and a piece of fruit either.^ Never before in human history has such a large percentage of our species--nearly 25 percent--been malnourished.
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^ Some animals are killed because, as natural carnivores, they compete with the human predator for the right to kill other animals for food, including wild game and domesticated species raised by livestock ranchers.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ What a shame all of humanity can’t enjoy such freedom away from the cares and excesses of animal indulgences.
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[185] In a similar assertion, vegetarian Scott Adams wrote humorously: "...a live cow makes a lion salivate, whereas a human just wants to say 'moo' and see if the cow responds."[186]
This same non-predatory inter-species interaction can be seen in adult chimpanzees, which have been seen toying with other animals without regarding them as prey and even occasionally socialising with other species.[187]

Cultural

Taiwanese Buddhist cuisine
.People may choose vegetarianism because they were raised in a vegetarian household or because of a vegetarian partner, family member, or friend.^ Many of them have stopped calling themselves vegetarians because of the harrassment and stereotypes they get from the veggie community.
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^ Nothing but diarrhea, GI pain, fatigue, dry skin--which may have to do with my blood type, or maybe because humans weren't made for a completely vegetarian diet any more than they were made for a diet of nothing but Happy Meals.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, many vegetarians don't understand the concept of needing animal proteins because perhaps they don't need it.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Limited vegetarianism has appeal for some young people in Western societies.^ Some people become vegetarians after realizing the devastation that the meat industry is having on the environment.
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A 2007 University of Michigan Medical School experiment on the diffusion of memes included an attempt to encourage limited vegetarianism.

Demographics

Gender

.A 1992 market research study conducted by the Yankelovich research organisation claimed that "of the 12.4 million people [in the US] who call themselves vegetarian, 68 percent are female while only 32 percent are male."^ A study conducted from 1986 to 1992 by Dean Ornish, MD, president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, found that overweight people who followed a low-fat, vegetarian diet lost an average of 24 pounds in the first year and kept off that weight 5 years later.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Many of them have stopped calling themselves vegetarians because of the harrassment and stereotypes they get from the veggie community.
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^ If Americans reduced their meat consumption by just 10 percent, it would release enough grain and soybeans to feed over 60 million people.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[188]
.At least one study indicates that vegetarian women are more likely to have female babies.^ Remember when chicken on Sunday was a huge treat - and the chicken made meals for at least one more day, and then went into the stock pot?
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Don't get me wrong - overgrazing has detrimental effects also - its one of the causes of the oak tree disappearance in CA. I'd also like to say this - I was a vegetarian for a decade.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.A study of 6,000 pregnant women in 1998 "found that while the national average in Britain is 106 boys born to every 100 girls, for vegetarian mothers the ratio was just 85 boys to 100 girls."^ A 12-year study of 85,900 women indicated that the consumption of animal protein was associated with an increased risk of fracture.
  • The Essential of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The physical condition and diets of nearly 11,000 health-conscious men and women, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, were followed for an average of 13.3 years to investigate dietary determinants of ischemic heart disease.
  • The Essential of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "In Asia, where many people drink no milk whatsoever, among women aged 35 to 64, Campbell found that breast cancer deaths averaged 8.7 per 100,000 as opposed to 44 per 100,000 in the United States....
  • The Essential of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.punkerslut.com [Source type: Original source]

[189] Catherine Collins of the British Dietetic Association has dismissed this as a "statistical fluke".[189]
.There is speculation that diets high in soy, due to high isoflavone content, can have a feminising effect on human infants due to their action as phytoestrogens.^ The Dalai Lama once said: "I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ However, the much smaller portions have been offset by a protein rich diet - and no, there's not a bit of the highly toxic soy protein isolate in my diet either!
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

Proponents of this theory claim that diets high in isoflavones promote earlier onset of female puberty and delayed male puberty.[190] However, a 2001 study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found no significant differences in the later onset of puberty between infants raised on soy-based formula and cow milk formula.[191]

Country-specific information

Labeling used in India to distinguish vegetarian products (left) from non-vegetarian ones (right).
Vegetarianism is viewed in different ways around the world. .In some areas there is cultural and even legal support, but in others the diet is poorly understood or even frowned upon.^ Some even add other reasons.
  • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Plus some other fun stiff—chronic fatigue, anemia, hair loss, diabetes (all of them, mind you, conditions linked to diet).
  • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Still others claim that there is enough b-12 in a diet based primarily on whole grains and beans.
  • Acupuncture.Com - Vegetarianism - Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.acupuncture.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In many countries food labelling is in place that makes it easier for vegetarians to identify foods compatible with their diets.^ The American diet being the worst, which is why so many people in our country are dying.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Vegetarian diets rich in milk and other dairy products can make you fat also.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ A vegetarian diet is beneficial in multiple ways and vegetarian food tastes great too.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.In India, which has more vegetarians than the rest of the world combined (399 million as of 2006),[192] not only is there food labelling, but many restaurants are marketed and signed as being either "Vegetarian" or "Non-Vegetarian". People who are vegetarian in India are usually Lacto-vegetarians, and therefore, to cater for this market, the majority of vegetarian restaurants in India do serve dairy products while eschewing egg products.^ Many people simply canNOT be vegetarians.
  • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ I think there are more important things in this world to be angry about than some preachy vegatarians.
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^ The Dalai Lama once said: "I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.
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Most Western vegetarian restaurants, in comparison, do serve eggs and egg-based products.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Indian emperor Ashoka has asserted protection to fauna , from his edicts we could understand, i.e. "Twenty-six years after my coronation various animals were declared to be protected -- parrots, mainas, //aruna//, ruddy geese, wild ducks, //nandimukhas, gelatas//, bats, queen ants, terrapins, boneless fish, //vedareyaka//, //gangapuputaka//, //sankiya// fish, tortoises, porcupines, squirrels, deer, bulls, //okapinda//, wild asses, wild pigeons, domestic pigeons and all four-footed creatures that are neither useful nor edible. Those nanny goats, ewes and sows which are with young or giving milk to their young are protected, and so are young ones less than six months old. Cocks are not to be caponized, husks hiding living beings are not to be burnt and forests are not to be burnt either without reason or to kill creatures. One animal is not to be fed to another." —Edict of Ashoka on Fifth Pillar[20]
  2. ^ Maya Tiwara notes that Ayurveda recommends small portions of meat for some people, though "the rules of hunting and killing the animal, practiced by the native peoples, were very specific and detailed. Now, that such methods of hunting and killing are not observed, she does not recommend the use of "any animal meat as food, not even for the Vata types."[95]
  3. ^ Sometimes a virus contains both avian adapted genes and human adapted genes. Both the H2N2 and H3N2 pandemic strains contained avian flu virus RNA segments. "While the pandemic human influenza viruses of 1957 (H2N2) and 1968 (H3N2) clearly arose through reassortment between human and avian viruses, the influenza virus causing the 'Spanish flu' in 1918 appears to be entirely derived from an avian source (Belshe 2005)."[109]
  4. ^ Vesanto Melina, a British Columbian registered dietitian and author of Becoming Vegetarian, stresses there is no cause and effect relationship between vegetarianism and eating disorders, although people who have eating disorders may label themselves as vegetarians "so that they won't have to eat."[118] Indeed, research indicates that the large majority of vegetarian or vegan anorexics and bulimics chose their diets after the onset of their disease. The "restricted" eating patterns of vegetarianism and veganism can legitimize the removal of numerous high-fat, energy-dense foods such as meat, eggs, cheese, … However, the eating pattern chosen by those with anorexia or bulimia nervosa is far more restrictive than a healthful vegetarian diet, eliminating nuts, seeds, avocados, and limiting overall caloric intake.[119]

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.Vegetarianism is a practice that consists of a diet that excludes meat (including game and slaughter by-products), fish (including shellfish and other sea animals) and poultry.^ The vegetarian diet is the religious worship of animals.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search Vegetarianism is a practice that consists of a diet that excludes meat (including game and slaughter by-products), fish (including shellfish and other sea animals) and poultry.
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^ Be sure to insist on no fish sauce or other animal products.
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.The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health.^ The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health.
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^ The environment, health, ethics etc.
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^ Manish: What are the health reasons of being a vegetarian?
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  • "You never hear anybody talk about mad tofu disease."^ You ought to be mad about it.
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    ^ "You never hear anybody talk about mad tofu disease."
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    ^ You can talk with others who have bowel diseases or candida about their experiences.
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  • "Consider the biggest animals on the planet: elephants, and buffaloes, and giraffes.^ John Robbins "Consider the biggest animals on the planet: elephants, and buffaloes, and giraffes.
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    .These are vegetarian animals.^ These are vegetarian animals.
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    ^ Some vegetarians do not consume milk or milk products, and do not eat eggs because these foods come from animals.
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    ^ When vegetarian advocates focus on arguments such as these, it just reinforces the attitude that animal suffering is unimportant.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .They grow to thousands of pounds of muscle and bone without ever eating cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas."^ They grow to thousands of pounds of muscle and bone without ever eating cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas."
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    ^ Hard cheeses are very good for the bones because they contain lots of good protein and fat without any lactose.
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    ^ They would grow so numerous they would be prejudicial to us - they would eat us up if we did not kill and eat them!'
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    • Michael Klaper, M.D.
  • "I am a vegetarian for health reasons - the health of the chicken."^ However, we can say that we are vegetarians for health reasons which is very true.
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    ^ Throughout history, many individuals and groups of people realized the importance of the vegetarian diet for spiritual development and also for health reasons.
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    ^ I'll say it again, the evangelism by vegetarians is one reason I will remain a flextarian and eat chicken or fish every once in awhile.
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  • "Some say if animals are not used for food they will overrun the earth.^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
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    ^ Isaac Bashevis Singer , in Judaism and Vegetarianism "Some say if animals are not used for food they will overrun the earth.
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    ^ Some vegetarians, although aware of the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, depend nonetheless on plants for this vitamin, despite the unreliability of such foods as a source.
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    .In India the Hindus do not kill cows, but they are not overrun by them."^ In India the Hindus do not kill cows, but they are not overrun by them."
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    ^ Thus the statement that people in India are starving because they do not kill their cows is misleading.
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    ^ The orthodox Hindus did not have vitamin B12 deficiency while they lived in India, nor after they first emigrated, but developed the deficiency during their residence in England.
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    • An eminent Hindu quoted by Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958) in Every Living Creature, p.^ An eminent Hindu quoted by Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958) in Every Living Creature , p.
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      ^ Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958), Every Living Creature , p.
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  • "[The animals] are now especially bred for eating purposes, and if the demand decreased, the supply would decrease also.^ "[The animals] are now especially bred for eating purposes, and if the demand decreased, the supply would decrease also.
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    ^ Bryan Adams , www.animal-lib.org "We will one day think it is as horrible to eat animals as we now think it horrible to eat each other.
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    ^ Now, I venture to submit that if people want to eat meat, they should kill the animals for themselves, that they have no right to degrade other people by work of that sort.
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    .Further, how is it that we are not overrun by wild animals of all sorts?^ Further, how is it that we are not overrun by wild animals of all sorts?
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    ^ True, but then again, if we quit eating the meat, we'd have to euthanize all the existing animals that have no place in the wild.
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    ^ It is hard to see how cats have a right to eat the flesh of animals such as those listed above, when this flesh would never form a part of a feral or wild cats diet.
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    […] .People need not worry about the future welfare of the bovine race, if they would only be a little more humane in their treatment of its present representatives!"^ As with vitamin D, Dr. Price found that the diets of healthy primitive peoples supplied substantial amounts of vitamin A, again emphasizing the great need humans have for this nutrient in maintaining optimal health now and for future generations.
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    ^ I think if we all look inside some would realize that they could easily take another humans life.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you could tell every Jew only one thing about why you spend your lives working to reduce animal suffering, what would it be?
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    • Hereward Carrington, The Natural Food for Man, p.^ Hereward Carrington , Natural Food of Man , p.
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      ^ Carl Linnaeus , Amaenitates academica, x., 8 "The natural food of man, to judge from his structure, appears to consit principally of the fruits, roots, and other succulent parts of vegetables."
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      ^ "Man lives very well upon flesh, you say, but, if he thinks this food to be natural to him, why does he not use it as it is, as furnished to him by Nature?
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  • "If eating meat why not eat the most highly organised form of meat, which is not beef or mutton, but human flesh?^ Human beings are evolved to eat meat.
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    ^ "If eating meat why not eat the most highly organised form of meat, which is not beef or mutton, but human flesh?
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    ^ The Human Body is not designed to eat meat.
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    .If you still believe in the eating of flesh, then you must admit that at least as far as the fitness of food is concerned the cannibal has the best of the argument."^ If you still believe in the eating of flesh, then you must admit that at least as far as the fitness of food is concerned the cannibal has the best of the argument."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Herman Melville , Moby Dick , chapter 65 "There is not a single argument nor a single fact that can be offered in favour of flesh eating that cannot be offered, with equal strength, in favour of cannibalism."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is some very good vegetarian food that is much better than most meat you will eat on a day-to-day basis, but very few delicacies.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Ha'nish Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha'nish, Mazdaznan Dietetics and Cookery Book, 1913, p.^ Ha'nish Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha'nish , Mazdaznan Dietetics and Cookery Book , 1913, p.
      • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .199
  • "The Animals, you say, were “sent” For man’s free use and nutriment.^ T. Colin Campbell "In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein … is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To say it is “just wood” would be to show the same prejudice toward plants that you decry toward animals.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of men.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Pray, then, inform me, and be candid, Why came they aeons before man did, To spend long centuries on earth Awaiting their Devourer’s birth?^ Pray, then, inform me, and be candid, Why came they aeons before man did, To spend long centuries on earth Awaiting their Devourer’s birth?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Man cannot catch other animals this way, or tear them in pieces, and devour them as they are… Besides he has higher and not merely animal impulses."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But they wake up feeling more refreshed and energetic than they did before.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Those ill-timed chattels, sent from Heaven, Were, sure, the maddest gift e’er given – “Sent” for man’s use (can man believe it?^ Those ill-timed chattels, sent from Heaven, Were, sure, the maddest gift e’er given – “Sent” for man’s use (can man believe it?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The Animals, you say, were “sent” For man’s free use and nutriment.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ) .When there was no man to receive it!"^ When there was no man to receive it!"
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I believe there is no disease known to man but what the right kind of food, fasting, and faith, along with the Word of God, could heal.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then further, when we look at the animal kingdom, except where contaminated by man, there is no sickness."
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

  • "Vegans and vegetarians are commonly baited by nonvegetarians with “what if” scenarios that typically have no relevance to or bearing on most people’s real-life situations."
    • Joanne Stepaniak, M.S. Ed., Being Vegan
  • "I was told that my diet was so poor that I could not repair the bones that were broken and operated on. .So I have just had an Xradiograph taken; and lo!^ So I have just had an Xradiograph taken; and lo!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    perfectly mended solid bone so beautifully white that .I have left instructions that, if I die, a glove stretcher is to be made of me and sent to you as a souvenir."^ I have left instructions that, if I die, a glove stretcher is to be made of me and sent to you as a souvenir."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • "The average age of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever.^ I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw , Letter to Mrs.Patrick Campbell "The average age of a meat-eater is 63.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw , London Daily Chronicle "First, how do you prove that mankind is invested with the right of killing them, and that brutes have been created for the purpose you assert them to be?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it.^ I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We can literally control whether we are going to be sick or not and how long we are going to live by simply choosing how we live our lives."
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A modern chicken wouldn’t live very long in the wild, and modern corn cannot even reproduce without h uman assistance.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .A single beef-steak; would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it.^ A single beef-steak; would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I am oppressed with a dread of living forever.^ I am oppressed with a dread of living forever.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism"
  • "My will contains directions for my funeral which will be followed not by mourning coaches but by oxen, sheep, flocks of poultry, and a small travelling aquarium of live fish, all wearing scarves in honour of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow-creatures.^ After all, man can live without meat."
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I was eating “healthier” than all my friends, but I was less healthy!
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And not only was Hitler vegetarian, but he also banned vivisection whilst allowing medical experiments to be conducted on live humans!
    • Is vegetarianism foolish? - Page 2 - JREF Forum 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: General]

    .It will be, with the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of the kind ever seen."^ It will be, with the exception of Noah's Ark, the most remarkable thing of the kind ever seen."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • "First, how do you prove that mankind is invested with the right of killing them, and that brutes have been created for the purpose you assert them to be?^ George Bernard Shaw , London Daily Chronicle "First, how do you prove that mankind is invested with the right of killing them, and that brutes have been created for the purpose you assert them to be?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If not, then how are you not creating a hierarchy of needs with humans at the top?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Secondly, it is to be observed that the flesh of man himself possesses the same nourishing and palatable qualities?^ Secondly, it is to be observed that the flesh of man himself possesses the same nourishing and palatable qualities?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Are we then to become cannibals for that reason?^ Are we then to become cannibals for that reason?
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    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ."
    • Lewis Gompertz (1779-1861), Moral Inquiries
  • "O impudence of power and might,/ Thus to condemn a hawk or kite,/When thou, perhaps, carniv'rous sinner,/Hadst pullets yesterday for dinner!'."
    • John Gay, The Fables, Volume 1 (1727), Pythagoras and the Countryman
  • "Here's a test you can try at home: put a two-year-old in a playpen with an apple and a rabbit.^ Lewis Gompertz (1779-1861), Moral Inquiries "O impudence of power and might,/ Thus to condemn a hawk or kite,/When thou, perhaps, carniv'rous sinner,/Hadst pullets yesterday for dinner!'."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ John Gay , The Fables, Volume 1 (1727), Pythagoras and the Countryman "Here's a test you can try at home: put a two-year-old in a playpen with an apple and a rabbit.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean, he had to be about 80 years old, and he was a nutritionist, but he was a holistic nutritionist, and he was talking to us about how you shouldn’t really eat animals and things of that nature ...
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If it plays with the apple and eats the rabbit, you've got a carnivore."^ If it plays with the apple and eats the rabbit, you've got a carnivore."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That peach, apple, blueberries you're eating right now most likely came from South America.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Then one day my brother - a definite carnivore - said to me, "if you have to take a vitamin to get all your nutrients, are you really eating the right diet for yourself?"
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Dan Piraro
  • "A pitiful fellow!^ Dan Piraro "A pitiful fellow!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Such a ridiculous kind of pity his, as those silly souls have, who would not kill an innocent chicken for the world; but when killed to their hands, are always the most greedy devourers of it."^ Such a ridiculous kind of pity his, as those silly souls have, who would not kill an innocent chicken for the world; but when killed to their hands, are always the most greedy devourers of it."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Last time I checked, most people weren't up and in arms about those who dared not to eat meat.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would sooner kill a cow than chop down such a tree.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

  • "Sooner or later, we'll all be on the menu."
  • "When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that. .But I’ll eat Linda’s veggie bacon.^ But I’ll eat Linda’s veggie bacon.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All her food was so good.^ All her food was so good.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I also tell them it's not good to kill other animals for food, and that vegetarianism is healthier for all.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If soy is good, then an ALL-SOY (or all fruit, or all raw food, or all grain) diet must be best!"
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Steve Martin came around for a barbecue once.^ Steve Martin came around for a barbecue once.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I was grilling and he said, “Oh, no, I can’t have any of that.” I asked why not and he said, “Sorry, I’m vegetarian.” I said, “You didn’t know we are?!^ They inevitably ask me why I am a vegetarian.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People ask me, "Well, why don't you drink coffee, tea, or soft drinks?"
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Unless someone asks why you're giving up vegetarianism, assume they don't care and keep it to yourself.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Everything on the grill is veggie!” He said, “Ahhh” and ate three veggie burgers and then asked where he could buy them.^ Everything on the grill is veggie!” He said, “Ahhh” and ate three veggie burgers and then asked where he could buy them.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Daddy said that we could buy some cookies.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I was grilling and he said, “Oh, no, I can’t have any of that.” I asked why not and he said, “Sorry, I’m vegetarian.” I said, “You didn’t know we are?!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ."
  • "So then Mom decided my father ought to do a vegan diet, too.^ Paul McCartney , Animal Times interview, Fall, 1998 "So then Mom decided my father ought to do a vegan diet, too.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I decided to change my diet and keep my gall bladder instead of getting it cut out and continuing my bad eating habits.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Being Vegan "I was told that my diet was so poor that I could not repair the bones that were broken and operated on.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Well, my father grew up on a cattle ranch, but the nice thing is, my dad’s been sitting at the same dinner table for fifty-one years, and he can’t find his way around the kitchen!^ Well, my father grew up on a cattle ranch, but the nice thing is, my dad’s been sitting at the same dinner table for fifty-one years, and he can’t find his way around the kitchen!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And this went on for about 2 solid years between all of the kids around my age who went to one of the two synagogues in the area.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ T. Colin Campbell "In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein … is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He’s been reying my Mom for fifty-one years to put the plate in front of him.^ He’s been reying my Mom for fifty-one years to put the plate in front of him.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And this went on for about 2 solid years between all of the kids around my age who went to one of the two synagogues in the area.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I still had the problem for a few weeks, because I had to have all the items of food on my plate including meat, but after a while my mom talked to them and I did not have to.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So Mom went to the local health food store and bought hot dogs that are called “Not Dogs” and veggie burgers – which used to taste like cardboard, but now they’re really good.^ Located in health food store.
    • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Wellspring - Gourmet/health food store.
    • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So Mom went to the local health food store and bought hot dogs that are called “Not Dogs” and veggie burgers – which used to taste like cardboard, but now they’re really good.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .She can get Canadian bacon made of a wheat derivative.^ She can get Canadian bacon made of a wheat derivative.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It’s all vegetarian. .Instead of cow’s milk, it’s soy milk, rice milk, fake eggs – all that stuff!^ Soy milk as a substitute for cows' milk.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Instead of cow’s milk, it’s soy milk, rice milk, fake eggs – all that stuff!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just as a cow gives milk to the calf, the mother hen who lays eggs does not feed her eggs to her infants.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Dad just keeps cleaning his plate.^ Dad just keeps cleaning his plate.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Now I’ve got two vegetarian parents, and only one of them know it!"^ Now I’ve got two vegetarian parents, and only one of them know it!"
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The author knows only two vegetarians by name.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I've lived with two vegetarians, and I loved it.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Neal Barnard, M. D, Wramc Us Too, Inc Newsletter, 2003
  • " For all we know that English people are/ Fed upon beef - I won't say much of beer/ Because 'tis liquor only, /and being far/ From this my subject, has no business here; / We know too, they are very fond of war,/ A pleasure - like all pleasures - rather dear;/ So were the Cretans - from which I infer/ That beef and battle both were owing her."^ Neal Barnard, M. D , Wramc Us Too, Inc Newsletter, 2003 " For all we know that English people are/ Fed upon beef - I won't say much of beer/ Because 'tis liquor only, /and being far/ From this my subject, has no business here; / We know too, they are very fond of war,/ A pleasure - like all pleasures - rather dear;/ So were the Cretans - from which I infer/ That beef and battle both were owing her."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's my choice, and I have no intention of condemning or criticising anyone, for whatever choices they make, in turn....
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ John Wesley "I believe my dear Master has been pleased to try my faith and obedience by teaching me that I ought no longer to partake of anything that had life."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • "Opposers of compassion urge: 'If we should live on vegetable food, what shall we do with our cattle?^ Lord Byron , Don Juan "Opposers of compassion urge: 'If we should live on vegetable food, what shall we do with our cattle?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We should not kill any living being for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "The most extraordinary workers I ever saw, the labourers in the mines of Chili, Live exclusively on vegetable food, including manny seeds of leguminous plants."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    What would become of them? .They would grow so numerous they would be prejudicial to us - they would eat us up if we did not kill and eat them!'^ They would grow so numerous they would be prejudicial to us - they would eat us up if we did not kill and eat them!'
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rubashkin's Glatt Kosher Products: also glatt illegal Did you grow up keeping kosher?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They grow to thousands of pounds of muscle and bone without ever eating cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizzas."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But there is abundance of animals in the world whom men do not kill and eat; and yet we hear not of their injuring mankind, and sufficient room is found for their abode.^ But there is abundance of animals in the world whom men do not kill and eat; and yet we hear not of their injuring mankind, and sufficient room is found for their abode.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So to Theravadan Buddhists, eating meat offered to you by a householder, who has prepared a meal for you, but has not killed the animal for you specifically, is acceptable.
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We distinguish, indeed; but the unwillingness of many nations to eat the dog, an animal with whom we live on terms of the next intimacy, shows how precariously the distinction is grounded."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Horses are not usually killed to be eaten, and yet we have not heard of any country overstocked with them.^ Horses are not usually killed to be eaten, and yet we have not heard of any country overstocked with them.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [...] .Because some [animals] have no compassion, feeling, or reason, are we to possess no compassion, feeling, or reason?"^ Because some [animals] have no compassion, feeling, or reason, are we to possess no compassion, feeling, or reason?"
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is often said that the body makes enough cholesterol to get by and that there is no reason to consume foods that contain it (animal foods).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ And no one has ever given me a good reason to believe that non-human animals should be exempt from this.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • George Nicholson (1760 - 1825), Remarks on defenses of flesh-eating
  • "And yet (would you believe it?^ Is this how you eat, or is it how you would like to eat?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Nicholson (1760 - 1825), Remarks on defenses of flesh-eating "And yet (would you believe it?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, I would remind you that one animal killing another in order to eat is a fact of biology.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ) .I have seen the very men who have thus boasted of their tenderness, at the same time devouring the flesh of six different animals tossed up in a fricassee.^ I have seen the very men who have thus boasted of their tenderness, at the same time devouring the flesh of six different animals tossed up in a fricassee.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The animals are overfed to build up their flesh.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PETA is at the vanguard of the animal rights movement, so I was very gratified to get a job where I could make a real difference.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Strange contrariety of conduct!^ Strange contrariety of conduct!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They pity, and they eat the objects of their compassion!"^ They pity, and they eat the objects of their compassion!"
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • "I believe I have omitted mentioning that, in my first voyage from Boston, being becalm'd off Block Island, our people set about catching cod, and hauled up a great many.^ Oliver Goldsmith , On The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith "I believe I have omitted mentioning that, in my first voyage from Boston, being becalm'd off Block Island, our people set about catching cod, and hauled up a great many.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The American diet being the worst, which is why so many people in our country are dying.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ However, I think the "ascetic" reason may be truer - I suspect many people give up meat to obtain a sense of virtue from self-denial.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Hitherto I had stuck to my resolution of not eating animal food, and on this occasion consider'd, with my [vegetarian] master Tryon, the taking every fish as a kind of unprovoked murder, since none of them had, or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter.^ I eat vegetables and all kinds of vegetarian food.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hitherto I had stuck to my resolution of not eating animal food, and on this occasion consider'd, with my [vegetarian] master Tryon , the taking every fish as a kind of unprovoked murder, since none of them had, or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For us, we can choose to eat either: what kind of animal do you want to be?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .All this seemed very reasonable.^ All this seemed very reasonable.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But I had formerly been a great lover of fish, and, when this came hot out of the frying-pan, it smelt admirably well.^ But I had formerly been a great lover of fish, and, when this came hot out of the frying-pan, it smelt admirably well.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Maybe that is where the "bird and fish isn't meat" came from - someone thinking, well, they are not RED meat.
    • Is vegetarianism foolish? - Page 2 - JREF Forum 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: General]

    .I balanc'd some time between principle and inclination, till I recollected that, when the fish were opened, I saw smaller fish taken out of their stomachs; then thought I, "If you eat one another, I don't see why we mayn't eat you."^ Hem: Why don't you eat meat, Shalin?
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She said, "Why don't you have any meat, fish or eggs for lunch?"
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And then- Why don't you try it---see if you lose the craving.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .So I din'd upon cod very heartily, and continued to eat with other people, returning only now and then occasionally to a vegetable diet.^ So I din'd upon cod very heartily, and continued to eat with other people, returning only now and then occasionally to a vegetable diet.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The National Academy of Sciences reported in 1983 that "people may be able to prevent many common cancers by eating less fatty meats and more vegetables and grains."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When I go out to eat with other people, I just order something that doesn't have meat in it, and nobody pays any attention at all.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do."
  • "Quite rightly, we do not normally take the behaviour of animals as a model for how we may treat them.^ Sweta: One reason is that animals are killed to make meat.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Benjamin Franklin , Autobiography " Quite rightly, we do not normally take the behaviour of animals as a model for how we may treat them.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature , since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We would not, for example, justify tearing a cat to pieces because we had observed the cat tearing a mouse to pieces.
    Carnivorous fishes don’t have a choice about whether to kill other fish or not.^ Carnivorous fishes don’t have a choice about whether to kill other fish or not.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We would not, for example, justify tearing a cat to pieces because we had observed the cat tearing a mouse to pieces.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What choices would I have to have made in my life to bring it about?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They kill as a matter of instinct.^ They kill as a matter of instinct.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Meanwhile, humans can choose to abstain from killing or eating fish and other animals.^ Meanwhile, humans can choose to abstain from killing or eating fish and other animals.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tiruvalluvar , Tirukkural: 251 "I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So to Theravadan Buddhists, eating meat offered to you by a householder, who has prepared a meal for you, but has not killed the animal for you specifically, is acceptable.
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Vegetarianism in Buddhism - BellaOnline Forums 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC forums.bellaonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Alternatively, the argument could be made that is part of natural order that there are predators and prey, and so it cannot be wrong for us to play our part in this order.^ Alternatively, the argument could be made that is part of natural order that there are predators and prey, and so it cannot be wrong for us to play our part in this order.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What alternative ethical principles could there be, then?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There’s a natural order to the earth!
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But this “argument from nature” can justify all kinds of inequities, including the rule of men over women and leaving the weak and the sick to fall by the wayside.^ But this “argument from nature” can justify all kinds of inequities, including the rule of men over women and leaving the weak and the sick to fall by the wayside.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we were natural carnivorous animals, we should delight in bloodshed and gore of all kind!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    "
    • Peter Singer, The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
  • "Perhaps a man hitched to the cart of a Martian or roasted on the spit by inhabitants of the Milky Way will recall the veal cutlet he used to slice on his dinner plate and apologize (belatedly) to the cow."
  • "I was born a vegetarian. .I wanted to do the shoot because I feel there is no need to cause another living thing pain or harm.^ I wanted to do the shoot because I feel there is no need to cause another living thing pain or harm.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Hindu ideal of doing no harm to any living thing is impossible.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Though nature has given sensibility to pain to such living organisms as have the power of movement, in order thereby to preserve the members which in this movement are liable to diminish and be destroyed, the living organisms which have no power of movement do not have to encounter opposing objects, and plants consequently do not need to have a sensibility to pain, and so it comes about that if you break them they do not feel anguish in their members as do the animals."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There are so many other things we can eat.^ There are so many other things we can eat.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many things besides meat that one can eat and enjoy.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All right, Lisa, if you don't want lamb chops, there are lots of other things I can make.
    • [3F03] Lisa the Vegetarian 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I have never eaten meat in my life, and I'm 5 foot 10 and not exactly wasting away.^ I have never eaten meat in my life, and I'm 5 foot 10 and not exactly wasting away.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Other parts of their life are questionable, but growing up I could never imagine why someone would not eat meat.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If there is no attachment, or someone finds this food taxing, he can try it and may convince himself, or not; but as for me, I'll never be able to do that and I will never waste my time trying.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A wise man once said, 'Animals are my friends, and I'm not in the habit of eating my friends' – that is exactly how I feel"."
    • Joss Stone, in a PETA vegetarian ad
  • "Nobody can come up with a good argument for eating animals — nobody can.^ A wise man once said, 'Animals are my friends, and I'm not in the habit of eating my friends' – that is exactly how I feel"."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All my friends eat everything.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't eat my friends."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .People as some kind of a joke say, well, 'It's tasty', but it's only tasty once you garnish it and you put salt and pepper, and you cook it, and you have to do 300 things to it to disguise its true taste.^ People as some kind of a joke say, well, 'It's tasty', but it's only tasty once you garnish it and you put salt and pepper, and you cook it, and you have to do 300 things to it to disguise its true taste.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And some people look at you strange.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bring em on - you only get one go round so it may as well be a wing dinger.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you put garnishes on a chair or fabric, it would probably taste quite nice."^ If you put garnishes on a chair or fabric, it would probably taste quite nice."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People as some kind of a joke say, well, 'It's tasty', but it's only tasty once you garnish it and you put salt and pepper, and you cook it, and you have to do 300 things to it to disguise its true taste.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you could look inside my thoughts you would probably be glad I don't eat meat as you would not sleep well if you saw me suddenly start eating it.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

  • " [When asked what he would eat if he was in a desert with no food in sight except a cow ] I'd find out what the cow was eating and join it."
    • Benjamin Zephaniah
  • " If beef is your idea of `real food for real people,' you'd better live real close to a real good hospital." .
    • Neal Barnard, M. D
  • "A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.^ Neal Barnard, M. D "A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butchers stall passes as food."^ The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butchers stall passes as food."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • John Harvey Kellogg, quoted by Gail Davis in Vegetarian Food for Thought
  • "Animals are my friends...^ John Harvey Kellogg , quoted by Gail Davis in Vegetarian Food for Thought "Animals are my friends...
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dennis Weaver , quoted by Gail Davis in Vegetarian Food for Thought "The too obvious fact that a large portion of animals are carnivorous neither proves nor justifies the carnivorousness of the human species."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It is interesting to note that scientific men all over the world are awakened to the fact that the flesh of animals as food is not a pure nutriment, but is mixed with poisonous substances, excrementitious in character, which are the natural results of animal life."– Dr.John Harvey Kellogg , quoted by C.W. Leadbeater in Vegetarianism and Occultism , 1913, p.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    and .I don't eat my friends."^ All my friends eat everything.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't eat my friends."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mohandas Gandhi Animals are my friends-and I don't eat my friends.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • "I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals.^ Many great men like Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Leo Tolstoy, George Bernard Shaw and Mahatma Gandhi, were originally vegetarians or adopted a vegetarian diet.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Cookbook For People Who Love Animals offers 300+ totally vegetarian recipes (no meat, eggs, dairy, sugar, cholesterol).
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."^ I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Finally, it is simply not possible for our prehistoric ancestors to have been vegetarian because they would not have been able to get enough calories or nutrients to survive on the plant foods that were available.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ It is sometimes argued that the basic human diet should be plant food because closely related species of primates such as monkeys and apes are vegetarian.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

  • " ‘Steak’ just sounds better than carcass."
    • Imar Hutchins
  • "I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk." .
  • "There's no such thing as soy milk.^ Jack LaLanne , Interview by Dennis Hughes, Share Guide "There's no such thing as soy milk.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is not superior to be vegetarian, there's no such thing as superior person.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, the much smaller portions have been offset by a protein rich diet - and no, there's not a bit of the highly toxic soy protein isolate in my diet either!
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    It's soy juice."

Health

.
  • "My best performances were when I was 30 years old, and I was a vegan."^ And I had my best year as an athlete ever!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "My best performances were when I was 30 years old, and I was a vegan."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My oldest son is 20 years old.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Carl Lewis, retired American track and field olympic athlete [1]
  • "Showing meat eaters that you can get bigger and stronger on a vegan diet is the best thing about being a vegan strength coach." – Mike Mahler, in www.veganbodybuilding.com
  • "I’m 44 years old. .My oldest son is 20 years old.^ My oldest son is 20 years old.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I just found documentation that my oldest recorded relatives in the 1700s were actually father-and-son shochtim .
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When my son wanted to become vegetarian when he was 16 I forbade him until he was old enough to know what he was doing.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Most people who don’t know us think I’m his girlfriend or sister rather than his mom.^ Most people who don’t know us think I’m his girlfriend or sister rather than his mom.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't browbeat those of us who choose to eat animal protien.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ People know it would be wrong to kill a dog, yet don't extend their empathy to a cow.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    How’s that for motivation!" – .Lisa Koehn , in www.veganbodybuilding.com
  • "I look my age; and I am my age.^ Lisa Koehn , in www.veganbodybuilding.com "I look my age; and I am my age.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I am a vegetarian because I saw people who were my age, and who were taking responsibility for what they put in their bodies- and they looked great, had tremendous energy.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mike Mahler , in www.veganbodybuilding.com "I’m 44 years old.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is the other people who look older than they are.^ It is the other people who look older than they are.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I look at the work I'm doing now as the culmination of all the work I did working with marginalized, vulnerable "others"—those who are full beings but falsely characterized as being deficient.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I am a vegetarian because I saw people who were my age, and who were taking responsibility for what they put in their bodies- and they looked great, had tremendous energy.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What can you expect from people who eat corpses and drink spirits?"^ What can you expect from people who eat corpses and drink spirits?"
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And what kind of lousy family is it that expects you to eat meat with them if you're a vegetarian?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The kind who don't eat honey because you're raping/exploiting the bees to get it.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .George Bernard Shaw, in a conversation with him Archibald Henderson in 1924
  • "[W]e were selling books, and right next to us was an old man.^ George Bernard Shaw , in a conversation with him Archibald Henderson in 1924 "[W]e were selling books, and right next to us was an old man.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw , London Daily Chronicle "First, how do you prove that mankind is invested with the right of killing them, and that brutes have been created for the purpose you assert them to be?
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I mean, he had to be about 80 years old, and he was a nutritionist, but he was a holistic nutritionist, and he was talking to us about how you shouldn’t really eat animals and things of that nature ...^ Is this how you eat, or is it how you would like to eat?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For us, we can choose to eat either: what kind of animal do you want to be?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean, he had to be about 80 years old, and he was a nutritionist, but he was a holistic nutritionist, and he was talking to us about how you shouldn’t really eat animals and things of that nature ...
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    and he pulled up his shirt and the man had the abs of a 15-year-old. .He says to us, "Touch ’em.^ He says to us, "Touch ’em.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Punch me,"—whatever—and he’s like, "How old do you think I am?"^ Perhaps you like to think that you are alternative, and don't like to find out you have your own blind spots and places where your mind is so slammed closed you are dysfunctional?
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Is this how you eat, or is it how you would like to eat?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Honestly, how can you run articles about preachy Christian fundamentalists in the military (rightly so) in the same breath as prosletysing articles like this?
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .And we thought he was about 50 years old, and he’s like, "I’m 86 years old."^ Dave is about 50 years of age.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And we thought he was about 50 years old, and he’s like, "I’m 86 years old."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean, he had to be about 80 years old, and he was a nutritionist, but he was a holistic nutritionist, and he was talking to us about how you shouldn’t really eat animals and things of that nature ...
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ... .We looked at each other, me and my friends, and we were, like, when we’re 86, we want to be like that ....^ Well, no wonder, my friend, the liver and the heart and all the other organs are still hammering away at what you ate at midnight.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It made me look at my own life, and the changes I could make to create the world I want to live in.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    So that’s what started it." – .Jeru the Damaja, in a peta2 interview
  • "They say that vegetable food is not sufficiently nutritious.^ Much of the food value in your vegetables lies just under the skin and is lost if they are peeled.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But chemistry proves the contrary.^ But chemistry proves the contrary.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    So does physiology. So does experience. […] .And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind-the elephant and the rhinoceros."^ His prescribed food is animal flesh.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And again: the largest and strongest animals in the world are those which eat no flesh-food of any kind-the elephant and the rhinoceros."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We receive it by eating the flesh of the animal.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    - Dr. Russel Trall, Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, p. .20
  • "No chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein."^ It has been shown that animal protein is the main cause of cancers and heart disease.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "No chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The truth is animal protein causes cancer.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Dr. T. Colin Campbell
  • "In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein … is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered." - Dr. T. Colin Campbell
  • "We found that many animal-based nutrients … are strongly associated with risk of developing these types of cancers." – Dr. Susan Mayne
  • "In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. .Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look.^ Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My hope was to eat a healthier diet.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like any african restaurant, the best way to go is to bring many friends and eat family style off of one of their massive platters.
    • SF San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC daveola.com [Source type: General]

    (...)I regained my energy. .I was drinking 24 to 32 ounces of juice a day.^ I was drinking 24 to 32 ounces of juice a day.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would be a wonderful start for you to take one day a week just to fast and, if necessary, drink a little unsweetened fruit juice or eat a piece of fruit.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I ate no dairy products.^ I ate no dairy products.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Among them is the view that Eden was the state-of-being that God desired for humanity, and in this state, Adam and Eve ate no animal products.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .And I had my best year as an athlete ever!^ And I had my best year as an athlete ever!
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Susan Mayne "In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "My best performances were when I was 30 years old, and I was a vegan."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    (...) .I know that many people think that eating a vegetarian diet - and especially a vegan diet – will require sacrifice and denial.^ Many American people we know are vegetarians.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So many people are switching to vegetarianism.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People who have adopted a vegetarian diet experience many benefits.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Jannequin Bennett demonstrates in this book that eating vegan does not have to be tasteless and boring."^ Jannequin Bennett demonstrates in this book that eating vegan does not have to be tasteless and boring."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Carl Lewis, Excerpt from Carl Lewis’ introduction to Very Vegetarian, by Jannequin Bennett
  • "The cow doesn't grow fast enough for man / So through his greed he makes a faster plan / He has drugs to make the cow grow quicker / Through the stress the cow gets sicker / Twenty-one different drugs are pumped / Into the cow in one big lump / So just before it dies, it cries / In the slaughterhouse full of germs and flies / Off with the head, they pack it, drain it, and cart it / And there it is, in your local supermarket / Red and bloody, a corpse, neatly packed / And you wonder about heart attacks?^ You are VERY wrong about the Abkhaz...
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Wonderful" about accommodating vegetarians, will make special items.
    • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Cholesterol - is just one heart threat.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ." - KRS-One, Boogie Down Productions, 1990, Edutainment, Beef
  • "Vegetarians have the best diet.^ KRS-One , Boogie Down Productions, 1990, Edutainment , Beef "Vegetarians have the best diet.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pork, beef, eggs, liver, shrimp, lobster, etc., have very high levels of cholesterol while in a vegetarians diet the cholesterol levels are very low.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While lacto and lacto-ovo vegetarians have sources of vitamin B12 in their diets (from dairy products and eggs), vegans (total vegetarians) do not.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    .They have the lowest rates of coronary disease of any group in the country ...^ A recent study showed that Indians, despite being vegetarians, have very high rates of coronary artery disease (72).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Yet they were found to have the lowest incidence of death from cardiovascular disease in all of France.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ In a study, the risk of fatal coronary heart disease among the non-vegetarian members of a group was found to be three tines greater than that for the vegetarian members of the group.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    they have a fraction of our heart attack rate, and they have only 40 percent of our cancer rate." — .William Castelli, M.D., director of the Framingham Heart Study, the longest-running clinical study in medical history
  • "The link between animal products and heart disease is now very well documented.^ William Castelli, M.D. , director of the Framingham Heart Study, the longest-running clinical study in medical history "The link between animal products and heart disease is now very well documented.
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Population studies show an association between moderate consumption of coffee and a lower incidence of common illnesses like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, cancer, and possibly even alcohol and drug addiction.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The belief that animal protein contributes to heart disease is a popular one that has no foundation in nutritional science.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    .It’s no surprise that half of all Americans develop heart disease, because the typical U.S. diet puts almost everyone at risk."^ Diet and development of coronary heart disease.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The vegetarian diet will not prevent heart disease.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Diet-coronary heart disease relationships reconnoitered.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    .Dean Ornish, MD, head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California
  • "Insecticides, pesticides, products that are used in paint and preservation of wood, hormones, and animal drugs all turn up in meat."^ Dean Ornish, MD , head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California "You don’t have to give antibiotics to broccoli."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dean Ornish, MD , head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California "Insecticides, pesticides, products that are used in paint and preservation of wood, hormones, and animal drugs all turn up in meat."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that most meat is not healthy to eat, with all the hormones and drugs used during production.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    - .Carol Tucker Foreman , Former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
  • "I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it’s medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives."^ They inevitably ask me why I am a vegetarian.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A balanced vegetarian diet is good for health.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People ask me, "Well, why don't you drink coffee, tea, or soft drinks?"
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Dean Ornish, MD, head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California
  • "You don’t have to give antibiotics to broccoli."^ Dean Ornish, MD , head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California "You don’t have to give antibiotics to broccoli."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dean Ornish, MD , head of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California "Insecticides, pesticides, products that are used in paint and preservation of wood, hormones, and animal drugs all turn up in meat."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A study conducted from 1986 to 1992 by Dean Ornish, MD, president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, found that overweight people who followed a low-fat, vegetarian diet lost an average of 24 pounds in the first year and kept off that weight 5 years later.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    - .Michael Klamper, MD
  • "[Vegetarianism] will produce very significant metabolic advantages for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications."^ Michael Klamper, MD "[Vegetarianism] will produce very significant metabolic advantages for the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications."
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Vegetarianism - Wikiquote 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Additionally, infants and people with hypothyroidism, gall bladder problems or diabetes (altogether, a significant portion of the population) either cannot make the conversion, or do so very poorly.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The vegetarian diet will not prevent diabetes but is most likely a contributing fact.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • "My endurance has gone up, and I haven’t gotten tired at all during the whole season.^ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2: 853-62.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 51: 977-89.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 31: 757-37.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    .I don’t think you should eat something that had a mother."^ You think I just don't get it.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't have to eat meat!
    • [3F03] Lisa the Vegetarian 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you don't want to eat them, don't eat them.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    - Salim Stoudmire, Animal Times, Spring, 2008, p. .17
  • "The most extraordinary workers I ever saw, the labourers in the mines of Chili, Live exclusively on vegetable food, including manny seeds of leguminous plants."^ The basic foods in a vegetarian diet are: cereals, grains, bread, nuts, beans, seeds, fruits and vegetables.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Brother Roloff emphasizes, 'The secret of a live, clean body is live, clean food - fresh vegetables, juices, fruit, and nice green salads.'
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Inspection of published food tables reveals that grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables provide more than nine percent calories in the form of proteins.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Charles Darwin, quoted by C.W. Leadbeater in Vegetarianism and Occultism, 1913, p. 20
  • "People sometimes forget that there are vegetables and vegetables. .There are vegetables that have not so much nutriment in them; but there are others – all the farinaceous foods such as wheat and barley – which contain a greater amount of nutriment than beef or any other animal meat."^ Our physiology definitely indicates a mixed feeder, or an omnivore, much the same as our relatives, the mountain gorilla and chimpanzee who all have been observed eating small animals and, in some cases, other primates (124).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Raised by Georges and Margaret Westbeau in the 1950s with a menagerie of other rescued animals, including a lamb, deer and swan, all of whom became her friends, Little Tyke resisted all attempts by the Westbeaus to feed her meat.
    • Vegetarian Feline Diets 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vegepets.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ As much as half of all food is wasted today.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Professor Francis William Newman (1805-1897), President of the Vegetarian Society, quoted in the International Vegetarian Union website
  • "After looking carefully into the matter, and after some years’ experience in its non-use, I can state without hesitancy that, contrary to the prevailing opinion, the flesh of animals is not necessary as an article of food.^ First Edition of this condensation by Francis William Newman, who seeks to simplify some of Smith’s chemical arguments.
    • William Dailey Rare Books, Ltd. - Health & Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.daileyrarebooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On page 279, Price stated that, "It will be noted that vitamin D, which the human does not readily synthesize in adequate amounts, must be provided by foods of animal tissues or animal products.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Report this comment ] Posted by: anthroman on Feb 7, 2007 9:32 AM Current rating: Not yet rated [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] Below is a excerpt from the Slow Food International website.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    […] .We shall find numerous articles of food, as we study the matter, that, so far as body nourishing, building, and sustaining qualities are concerned, contain twice, and in some cases over twice, as much as any flesh food that can be mentioned."^ For example, some foods may have too much salt.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He reported that the people of Northern India near the Himalayas were much healthier without finding a single case of cancer.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ How does the society at large matter at all as far as one's own principles are concerned?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    - Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958), Every Living Creature, p. .25-26
  • "It is interesting to note that scientific men all over the world are awakened to the fact that the flesh of animals as food is not a pure nutriment, but is mixed with poisonous substances, excrementitious in character, which are the natural results of animal life."– Dr.John Harvey Kellogg, quoted by C.W. Leadbeater in Vegetarianism and Occultism, 1913, p.^ Vegetarian food is definitely pure.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Vegetarian food can provide all necessary nutrients.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dogs may be biologically classified as omnivores, due to their ability to subsist on a mixed diet of animal and plant-based material in their natural environments.
    • Vegetarian Feline Diets 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vegepets.info [Source type: Academic]

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  • "The superiority of the diet I recommend is established beyond the possibility of debate." – Dr. William A. Alcott, The Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men and by Experience in All Ages
  • "It is incredible how much prejudice has been allowed to operate in favor of meat, while so many facts are opposed to the pretended necessity of its use." – .Phillip Hecquet
  • " [O]ne of the objections frequently brought against vegetarianism is that it is a beautiful theory, but on the working of which is impracticable, since it is supposed that a man cannot live without devoring dead flesh.^ The high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diet of the vegetarian continually works against a normal, healthy mineral balance.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Again, since grains are a major feature of vegetarian diets, such people cannot thrive on them.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ A modern chicken wouldn’t live very long in the wild, and modern corn cannot even reproduce without h uman assistance.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    That objection is irrational, and is founded upon ignorance or preversion of facts. .I am myself an example of its falsity; for I have lived without the pollution of flesh food-without meat, fish or fowl-for the last thirty-eight years, and I not only still survive, but have been during all the time in remarkably good health.^ After all, man can live without meat."
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Health food and meat substitutes were prepared.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is clear that meat has not been a component of the food of all human beings since prehistoric times.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nor am I in any way peculiar in this, for I know some thousands of others who have done the same thing.^ Our physiology definitely indicates a mixed feeder, or an omnivore, much the same as our relatives, the mountain gorilla and chimpanzee who all have been observed eating small animals and, in some cases, other primates (124).
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ When the hunting-and-gathering way of life gave way to stable agriculture, though, the switch led, among other things, to increased tooth decay.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ My family knows one other family who is vegetarian.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ." – C.W. Leadbeater, Vegetarianism and Occultism, 1913, p. .3
  • "Man lives very well upon flesh, you say, but, if he thinks this food to be natural to him, why does he not use it as it is, as furnished to him by Nature?^ Steve Wyrostok says: On the raw food side, very very clean.
    • SF San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC daveola.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Well, God created man, and He designed man to run on only one kind of fuel...RAW FOOD!!!"
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why do you think this rabbinic reaction happens so infrequently?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But, in fact, be shrinks in horror from seizing and rending living or even raw flesh with his teeth, and lights a fire to change its natural and proper condition .^ In the present article, the learned scholar has presented some convincing scientific facts to show that even an unfertilized egg is a living entity.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    . . .What is clearer than that man is not furnished for hunting, much less for eating, other animals?^ People in Gascony consume goose and duck fat liberally snack on dried duck skin, and eat more than twice as much foie gras as other French people and 50 times as much as Americans.
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Other than by gulls and petrels, who drink elephant seal milk, and humans, who drink cow and goat milk, the drinking of milk by adults, much less of another species, is virtually unknown in nature, and is certainly unknown to cats.
    • Vegetarian Feline Diets 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vegepets.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Our physiology definitely indicates a mixed feeder, or an omnivore, much the same as our relatives, the mountain gorilla and chimpanzee who all have been observed eating small animals and, in some cases, other primates (124).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    .In one word, we seem to be admirably admonished by Cicero that man was destined for other things than for seizing and cutting the throats of other animals.^ Aristotle defined man as not merely an animal but as a social and rational animal because man is conscious of other's rights while other animals are not.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In other words, it seems that the union with the sperm cell or the chemical or mechanical factors employed in artificial parthenogenesis release the potential energy already present in the egg.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Editor: Watch out for a man who gets his health from another women other than his wife.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If you answer, "that may be said to be an industry ordered by Nature, by which such weapons are invented," then, behold, it is by the very same artificial instrument that men make weapons for mutual slaughter.^ Such slaves as you have, male or female, shall come from the nations round about you; from them you may buy slaves.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You may also buy the children of those who have settled and lodge with you and such of their family as are born in the land.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Largely debunked are the claims made by extremist groups such as PETA that it is not in the natural order for humans to consume dairy.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    Do they this at the instigation of Nature? Can a use so noxious be called natural? .Faculty is given by Nature, but it is our own fault that we make a perverse use of it."^ Our technologies of self-control mirror the material technologies we use to control nature.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Vegetables as we know them are produced by making plants grow in places they never have in unnatural populations by using technology that nature never intended.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ To make the most of our life, we should try to strike a balance between nature and machines.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Pierre Gassendi, Letter to Van Helmont
  • "The peoples living upon vegetable foods, are, of all men, the handsomest, the most vigorous, the least exposed to diseases and to passions, and they whose lives last longest" – Bernardin de Saint-Pierre , Etudes
  • "Give up animal foods for two months, or even for a week, and I promise you will look and feel better, and you’ll want to do it forever!^ You'll spare animals.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Why do they not live forever?
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    " - Alicia Silverstone, Animal Times, Spring, 2008, p 3
  • "Comparative anatomy, therefore, proves that man is naturally a frugivorous animal, formed to subsist upon fruits, seeds, and farinaceous vegetables." – Sylvester Graham, The Science of Human Life
  • "Strange spectacle! To see a mother giving her daughter, whom but yesterday she was suckling at her breast, this gross aliment of bloody meats, and the dangerous excitant wine!" - Jules Michelet, La Femme, vi. Onzième Edition, Paris, 1879
  • "I am experiencing an unprecedented surge of health and my energy has soared." – .Ilya Repin, in Vegetarianskoe obozrenie (after he became a vegetarian)
  • "Vegetarianism is necessary to the very rich and the very poor.^ Based on all of this evidence, it is certain that the diets of our ancestors, the progenitors of humanity, ate a very non-vegetarian diet that was rich in saturated fatty acids.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I was a very sickly child, but since I became a vegetarian I don't think I've been sick one day in my life.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The poor need it because it is cheap and nourishing, the rich to cleanse all the poisons from the corpses that have accumulated in their overfed organism." – Natalia Borissowna Nordman, Povarennaia kneiga dlia golodaiushchikh
  • "For the last month I have been a strict vegetarian. The moral effects of this regime are immense, owing to the voluntary subjugation of the flesh and the resulting absence of desires. .You will appreciate how full I am of this idea when I tell you that I expect it to work the regeneration of mankind.^ If you could tell every Jew only one thing about why you spend your lives working to reduce animal suffering, what would it be?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Note: The report below tell how this diet program works where other diets have failed.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • Vegetarianism: Another View by H. Leon Abrams, Jr. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ How would you feel about a society in which we all lived short, beautiful lives but were expected to accept death once we grew too old to contribute to society?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I advise you to change over to a natural way of life, with proper nourishment (wholemeal bread), and you will soon feel the benefit."^ What do you feel are the worst misconceptions about vegans/veganism, and do you think they're changing?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Proper food preparation, though, will be of great benefit to you and your family.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "What Hallelujah Acres teaches is a radical, yet simple change in the way mankind nourishes the body.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Gustav Mahler, on a 1880 letter
  • "I drink soy milk, and that’s the right thing.^ I still eat an occasional piece of fish and, while I drink soy milk, I don't make a special effort to avoid cheese or bother with reading labels.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    " - Howard Stern, Animal Times, Spring, 2008, p. 17
  • "Don´t live to eat, eat to live" – Antoni Gaudi, (Gaudi was a vegetarian), Juan Bergós Massó, Gaudí, el hombre y la obra, Barcelona : Universidad Politécnica, 1974
  • "The table was well spread with all manner of fruit, beans, greenstuff and good pies...but of flesh and fish there was never a sign." – Shmuel Yosef Agnon, The Bridal Canopy
  • "Since I stopped eating meat, I have noticed that my digestion is better, my thoughts are better, and I run instead of walking. […] .I eat vegetables and all kinds of vegetarian food.^ The problem is all in the food we eat!
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In order to transition some cats onto a vegetarian diet, it may first be necessary to withhold all food (not water!
    • Vegetarian Feline Diets 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.vegepets.info [Source type: Academic]

    ^ And what kind of lousy family is it that expects you to eat meat with them if you're a vegetarian?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    I am a vegetarian. I am not a meat-eater." - Vaslav Nijinsky , The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky
  • "O wretched and unhappy Italy! .Can you not see that gluttony murders every year more of your inhabitants than you could lose by the most cruel plague or by fire and sword in many battles?"^ I doubt if you travel more than I do.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mentioned the child because she is more directly analogous than you or me: I am asking you if you would take your ethical foundation to its logical conclusion and kill the redwood, the seat of ancient and wise life, or the child.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many more microorganisms in the atmosphere at night than at daylight.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - .Luigi Cornaro, Discorsi della Vita Sobria
  • "Go veg—for animals, for your health, for life.^ I hear your exasperation, but when I question your moral differentiation between plant and animal life, it’s not because I’ve failed to understand your points.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you make one change with your diet, go veg Posted by: ECtek .
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ RE: If you make one change with your diet, go veg Posted by: hartsmart .
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ." – Masta Killa from Wu-Tang Clan, from the pro-vegetarian add he did for PETA
  • "It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.^ A balanced vegetarian diet is good for health.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The vegetarian diet is therefore a pro-inflammatory diet.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The vegetarian diet will not prevent heart disease.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ." - American Dietetic Association, (from their website www.eatright.org)
  • "The meat industry spends hundreds of millions of dollars lying to the public about their product.^ However, people can be educated about more humane and environmentally friendly methods of meat production.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There is also confusion about how there could be such a disconnect between Jewish principles about treatment of animals and the reality as it is practiced in the kosher meat industry.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Check out the environmental section of www.GoVeg.com for a lot more information about the harmful effect of meat-eating on the environment.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    But no amount of false propaganda can sanitize meat. .The facts are absolutely clear: Eating meat is bad for human health, catastrophic for the environment, and a living nightmare for animals" – Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders, in the PETA website
  • "I think and speak clearer since I cut the dairy out.^ Human beings are evolved to eat meat.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I do this not because I think eating meat is wrong or bad, but for other reasons.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I have issues with the fact that animals die for me to eat them.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    I can breathe better and perform at a better rate, and my voice is clearer. .I can explore different things with my voice that I couldn't do because of my meat and dairy ingestion.^ I still had the problem for a few weeks, because I had to have all the items of food on my plate including meat, but after a while my mom talked to them and I did not have to.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Within 6 months of my husband and I bringing meat and full fat dairy foods back into our home and back into our daily meals, we were Blessed with Conception!
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I tried the vegetarian option (tno sure if it was dairy-free though), and o my suprise it was way better than meat option.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    I am proud and blessed to be a vegetarian. Everything became clear. - Common, interview for PETA
  • "It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind." - Albert Einstein, letter to Vegetarian Watch-Tower, December 27, 1930
  • "True and constant vigor of the body is the effect of health, which is much better preserved with watery, herbaceous, frugal, and tender food, than with vinous, abundant, hard, and gross flesh. […] the vulgar opinion, then which, on health reasons condemns vegetable food and so much praises animal food, being so ill-founded, .I have always thought it well to oppose myself to it, moved both by experience and by that refined knowledge of natural things which some study and conversation with great men have given me."^ It seems that because of circumstances over the past several thousand years of man's history, some men deviated from their natural diet and be came omnivores who eat both meat and plants.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Some people argue that the weaker and smaller animals are always the food of the stronger and bigger animals and that this is in accord with nature's law.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Some of the men who do and say the most insane things are excused and praised.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    - .Antonio Cocchi, The Pythagorean Diet
  • " All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap.^ Similarly, Dr Francis Pottenger, in his experiments with cats, demonstrated that the healthiest, happiest cats were the ones on the all-raw-food diet.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I made an all out effort to include brans, grains and seeds in my diet, and I try not to eat any processed foods.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The macrobiotic diet replaces these disease-causing foods with ones that are organic, wholesome, and readily assimilated by the body.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ." – William Blake, on The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • "As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace.^ Those who have sympathy at heart and those who do not want to destroy their health never eat eggs.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Also, the end of his life was never reached, so we do not know the long term effects of his food doctrine.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As long as a soul resides in the body of a living being, it lives.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.^ George Bernard Shaw "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Animals, on the other hand, feel pain and suffering just as we do, and they value their lives just as much as we value ours.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."^ Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    - Pythagoras
  • "It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit. .That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact.^ Food also helps define our ethnic and even religious identities.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She says, "Our anatomical equipment-teeth, jaws, digestive system-favors a diet that emphasizes plant food."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The appearance of farming and the increased dependence on plant foods for our subsistence was clearly harmful to our health.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. .There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance.^ I doubt if you travel more than I do.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is not superior to be vegetarian, there's no such thing as superior person.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.^ Eating such food may make us sick.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Moreover, the majority of the content was cardboard, which might have been recycled except that my area didn’t have such a program.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Personally, I'd like to see more free range food and less end-of-the-day waste.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .In view of these facts every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.^ And environmentalists, impotently, cite the economic costs of global warming or rainforest destruction as reasons why we should stop.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact is that for every 16 pounds of grain and soy fed to meat animals, only one pound of meat is obtained.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Each person should make every effort, then, to purchase organically raised livestock (and plant foods).
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ." - Nikola Tesla (Century Illustrated Magazine, June 1900)
  • "It is not my purpose here to discuss the question of vegetarianism, or to meet the objections that may be urged against it; though it must be admitted that of these objections not one can withstand a loyal and scrupulous inquiry.^ Clearly, modern soy products and isolated isoflavone supplements are not healthy foods for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone else, yet these are the very ones that are most consumed.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Several authorities, however, have questioned these data, but their objections have been largely ignored.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ If people become aware of these facts, they may give up eating non-vegetarian food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I, for my part, can affirm that those whom I have known to submit themselves to this regimen have found its result to be improved or restored health, marked addition of strength, and the acquisition by the mind of a clearness, brightness, well-being, such as might follow the release from some secular, loathsome, detestable dungeon."^ And my health rapidly improved.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Moreover, the majority of the content was cardboard, which might have been recycled except that my area didn’t have such a program.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ So I thought, if I need to have a following to get booked anywhere, and here's this community I would join anyway that's presenting all sorts of DJing opportunities, I might as well work that.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    - .Maurice Maeterlinck, on The Buried Temple (le Temple Enseveli), III - The kingdoom of Matter, 5
  • "Until the age of twelve, then, I only lived on bread, milk-food, vegetables, and fruit.^ We should eat fruits, vegetables, grain, milk, and milk products.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A vegetarian diet which contains foods such as grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and fruit, is an important means to maintain one's health.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Others who call themselves lacto-ovo-vegetarians, include eggs along with milk and milk products in their diet, lacto-vegetarians include milk and milk products but no eggs in their diet while fruitarians live on fruits, seeds, grains and vegetables only.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .My health was not less robust on this account, nor my growth less rapid, and it was to this diet, perhaps, that I was indebted for that purity of feature, that exquisite sensibility of feeling, and that quiet gentleness of humor and character which I had preserved up to that period."^ Without exception, he found a strong correlation between diets rich in animal fats, robust health and athletic ability.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I am kind and gentle in my relationships because it feels good.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As people become more conscious of their health problems, they are looking for newer, less pharmaceutical means of preserving and maintaining their health.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - Alphonse de Lamartine, On Les confidences
  • "In the next ten years, one of the things you're bound to hear is that animal protein … is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered." – Dr. T. Colin Campbell
  • " Like my friend the Doctor, I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an ailment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principle diet" - Thomas Jefferson, letter written on March 21, 1819 to Dr. Vine Utley
  • "When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, 'Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry." - .Casey Affleck, in a PETA video
  • "Every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice.^ We have learned to make easy, fast, nutritious and very tasty meals over time and eat better than most people I know.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I eat meat a few times a week, I ensure that it is ethically raised, I buy it as often as possible from local farms, and I donate to the Humane Farming Association every year.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for … animals. Do it for the environment, and do it for your health." - .Alec Baldwin, in the PETA website, he worked with PETA.
  • "Linda McCartney sausages were my favorite.^ Hannah started working at PETA first, in the Investigations Department, while I was working on my dissertation, and I saw how everything she was doing was making such a difference for the animals.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They’re much better than eating real sausages and you don’t have to contemplate half way through exactly what s inside them.^ You don't need much else.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Do Americans really eat that much meat?
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You really don't know much of anything about all this, do you?
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ... You can have them, a bit of fried bread, tinned tomatoes. Delicious. ." – Simon Cowell
  • "I never really liked meat.^ Sometimes, they leer at my plate, and launch into tirades about how much they like meat and how they could never "do it".
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I never really cared about meat...it was just another food.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I started off by not eating beef, as many meat-eaters do anyway, and then realized after awhile that I didn't like many other kinds of meats.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I was a child that had to be forced to eat my meat.^ And my mommy tells me not to eat meat.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I didn't want their deadbeat asses eating my food, I just had to make sure there was meat in it.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Telling humans that they shouldn't eat meat is like telling me to deny my human instinct.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Whatever you ate before [going vegetarian] that you loved—like turkey slices—they've got a substitute now that's not hard to find."^ Or you can say you just ate or whatever.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've lived with two vegetarians, and I loved it.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They also carry some raw foods/desserts, the owner is trying to figure out his menu, so now would be a good time to go in with suggestions.
    • SF San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC daveola.com [Source type: General]

    .Masta Killa, from Wu-Tang Clan
  • ”The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.” – Neal Barnard, M. D
  • "I am a vegan now, and it was a conscious decision.^ Furthermore, at the present time, there is more than enough food grown in the world to feed all people on the planet.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ This means we, as consumers, demand it cheap (think McDonalds) and this leads to large-scale industrial ranching and makes them more competitive than small-scale ranching.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All I can hope is that someday you will extend some of your feelings towards our animal brothers and sisters, they need it more than the rocks do.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I studied a lot about African culture and health and the best way to take care of the body.^ Forget about lack of health care, decline of the middle-class, growing economic inequality, increasing corruption in government and loss of civil liberties.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Most health care practitioners recommend that we increase our intake of calcium the way nature intended -- through foods.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ We carry a great selection of bulk foods, herbs, organic produce, cruelty-free body-care items, and lots more.
    • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    … I really wanted to be healthy. .I found out a lot about the body and what drugs they put in meat.^ The intestinal tract of a meat eater is only three times his body length so that rapidly decaying meat can pass out quickly.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I am a vegetarian because I saw people who were my age, and who were taking responsibility for what they put in their bodies- and they looked great, had tremendous energy.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They cause water to be drawn out of blood cells, creating dehydration of tissues and result in the problem of water retention in the body.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .My taste buds started changing, and I didn't crave meat and dairy products anymore" – Brandy
  • "I don't eat meat, fish, or eggs.^ I've lost my cravings for meat.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She said, "Why don't you have any meat, fish or eggs for lunch?"
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In general, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I was never a big meat-eater, but I've got more energy now.^ I have now been a vegetarian for 12 years, and I've never felt better."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's been almost 8 years now, and everything I was told was true, and I'll never go back to eating meat again.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I’ve never been a big fan of the Rubashkin family.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I eat a lot of tofu, and I drink soy shakes with fruit every morning.^ I often drink milk and eat fruits.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eating a lot of factory-produced soymilk and soy burgers and soy dogs and soy fake this or that is not going to contribute to my health.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I still eat an occasional piece of fish and, while I drink soy milk, I don't make a special effort to avoid cheese or bother with reading labels.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .I always have soybeans, black beans, or chickpeas for lunch or dinner" – Shania Twain
  • "It was a lot easier for me to lose the weight rather than putting it back on when I had to start shooting Spider-Man 2 because I'm a vegetarian, and it feels uncomfortable if you feel you're eating too much."^ Eat vegetarian because it makes you feel better.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If you're fortunate to be able to sustain a vegetarian lifestyle, I envy you.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Vegetarians typically suffer from acid reflux because they do not eat meat.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    .Toby McGuire
  • "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."^ A balanced vegetarian diet is good for health.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Could I survive on a vegetarian diet?
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    - .Albert Einstein
  • "Answer me, machinist, has nature arranged all the means of feeling in this animal, so that it may not feel?^ We don’t need shamans to detect [animal suffering].” We don’t need shamans to detect plant suffering either, or the sentience and spirited quality of all nature.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My father taught me that it was natural to feel bad about killing the animals, but made me feel like we had to do it to survive.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Man is classified as an animal and is ridiculed for not being as wise as the beasts: "God provided the raw materials needed to sustain life all around us in nature.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    has it nerves in order to be impassible? Do not suppose this impertinent contradiction in nature." - Voltaire
  • "I'm on a vegan diet, I do yoga every day, I work out, I'm totally spiritual ..." -Avril Lavigne
  • "When John Coltrane came to me, he looked different from his contemporaries: so clean, well-mannered and humble. .About six months earlier he had apparently given up drugs and drink, become a vegetarian and taken to reading Ramakrishna's book's."^ She has been saying words for several months, sings/dances, "reads" books, has been walking since her 10th month and tries to lift every (heavy) thing she finds interesting!
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People become vegetarians and land is taken out of agricultural use and returns to forest or grasslands.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If people become aware of these facts, they may give up eating non-vegetarian food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - .Ravi Shankar, Raga Mala
  • "I do not eat meat, I do not smoke, and I do not drink, and therefore, I do not feel the cold.^ While it is true that most members of this Christian denomination do not eat meat, they also do not smoke or drink alcohol, coffee or tea, all of which are likely factors in promoting cancer (44).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: .
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He is not against eating meat, drinking cow's milk and eating butter.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    " - Percy Grainger , J. Bird, Percy Grainger, 1998, p. 253

Anatomical and Physiological

.
  • "Though nature has given sensibility to pain to such living organisms as have the power of movement, in order thereby to preserve the members which in this movement are liable to diminish and be destroyed, the living organisms which have no power of movement do not have to encounter opposing objects, and plants consequently do not need to have a sensibility to pain, and so it comes about that if you break them they do not feel anguish in their members as do the animals."^ What do you feel are the worst misconceptions about vegans/veganism, and do you think they're changing?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Animals, on the other hand, feel pain and suffering just as we do, and they value their lives just as much as we value ours.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I feel silly even addressing the difference between plant life and animal life.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci's Note-Books, Arranged and rendered into English by Edward McCurdy, 1923, p. .130
  • "Today it is generally accepted that although the earliest humans probably ate some meat, it was unlikely to have played a major role in their diet.^ I ate a very good diet, and we could not have much meat but ate lots of fish and avocados and other good food.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Based on all of this evidence, it is certain that the diets of our ancestors, the progenitors of humanity, ate a very non-vegetarian diet that was rich in saturated fatty acids.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ This means that it is likely that other factors besides meat are playing roles in some cases of cancer.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    .Plants would have been a much more important source of food."^ How you combine and consume these foods is perhaps more important than what you take.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is true that it is more efficient for humans to eat plant products directly rather than to allow animals to convert them to human food.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Finally, it is simply not possible for our prehistoric ancestors to have been vegetarian because they would not have been able to get enough calories or nutrients to survive on the plant foods that were available.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    Dr. Jane Goodall, Harvest for Hope
  • "Fruits, nuts, cereal, and vegetation were the basis of the human diet over the millennia. .Our modern diet is really an anathema to our whole historical evolution."^ The reason for this is simple evolution: humanity evolved eating animal foods and fats as part of its diet, and our bodies are suited and accustomed to them.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The price tag for our modern diet and lifestyle is massive health care crisis beyond compare with any time in history.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A smaller distribution system would also lower the need for preservatives, another unhealthy factor in our modern diet.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Oliver Alabaster, MD
  • "Based on the fossil record one big spurt in hominid cranial capacity seems to have occurred with the appearance of Homo erectus approximately 1.75 million years ago, long before red meat could have been a regular part of hominid diets."^ Other parts of their life are questionable, but growing up I could never imagine why someone would not eat meat.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Adrenal exhaustion and hypothyroidism occur quickly, usually before the vegetarians reach the fifth-year anniversary of their religious diet.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The 'neat' packing of meat hides the pain that occurred before.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Donna Hart and Robert W. Sussman, Man the Hunted, expanded edition, p. 256
  • "Further, it should be clear that meat in itself as protein is not much superior to eggs or nuts and could not alter the evolution of the brain; if this were so this miracle food would have continued to enlarge humans’ brain size in succeeding years when much greater amounts of meat were consumed " – Colin Spencer, The Heretic's Feast
  • "None, so far as I know, will affirm or at least with any show of reason maintain, that anatomy, so far as that goes, is in favour of flesh eating " – Dr. William A. Alcott, The Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men and by Experience in All Ages
  • " [A]lthough we think we are one and we act as if we are one, human beings are not natural carnivores. .When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores."^ Human beings are evolved to eat meat.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Other parts of their life are questionable, but growing up I could never imagine why someone would not eat meat.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    - Dr. William C. Roberts, M.D., editor of the authoritative American Journal of Cardiology
  • "Were one to stop and think of what meat is, and what it was, it is doubtful if one could eat it. It is merely dead and decaying flesh - flesh from the body of an animal. […] .Only by the fact that hey are covered up, and their true nature concealed by cooking, and basting, and pickling, and peppering and salting can we eat them at all.^ Cooking by color is a good way to ensure you're eating a variety of naturally occurring substances that boost immunity and prevent a range of illnesses.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All man's problems stem from eating meat and cooking his food, it seems.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If people become aware of these facts, they may give up eating non-vegetarian food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If we were natural carnivorous animals, we should delight in bloodshed and gore of all kind!^ We don’t need shamans to detect [animal suffering].” We don’t need shamans to detect plant suffering either, or the sentience and spirited quality of all nature.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Man is classified as an animal and is ridiculed for not being as wise as the beasts: "God provided the raw materials needed to sustain life all around us in nature.
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    […] .We should eat our flesh warm and quivering - just as it comes from the cow!"^ The Lankavatara Sutra says: "For the sake of love of purity, the bodhisattva should refrain from eating flesh, which is born from semen, blood, etc.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I thought it weird that society should come into the author's decision to eat meat again.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As someone posted above, fruits and veggies can be just as guilty in contributing to global warming as livestock; its all about where it is coming from.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    - .Hereward Carrington, The Natural Food for Man, p.^ Man is vegetarian by nature, vegetarian food is better suited to the human body.
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  • "He who has ever turned with abhorrence from the skeleton of a beast which has been picked whole by birds or vermin, must confess that habit alone could have enabled him to endure the sight of the mangled bones and flesh of a dead carcase which every day cover his table." - John Hawkesworth, in his edition of Swift’s Works
  • "This species of food [fruits and farinacea] is that which is most suited to man..." – Carl Linnaeus, Amaenitates academica, x., 8
  • "The natural food of man, to judge from his structure, appears to consit principally of the fruits, roots, and other succulent parts of vegetables." – Georges Cuvier, Le Régne Animal
  • "It is, i think, not going to far to say that every fact connected with the human organization goes to prove that man was originally formed a frugivorous animal. This opinion is principally derived from the formation of his teeth and of his digestive organs, as well as from the character of his skin, and the general structure of his limbs." – .Thomas Bell, Anatomy, physiology, and Diseases of the teeth
  • "It is only by softening and disguising, dead flesh by culinary preparation, that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror, does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.^ If this only means no dead meat, does that mean you're breaking the rules if you die there?
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Let the advocate of animal food, force himself to a decisive experiment on its fitness, and as Plutarch recommends, tear a living lamb with his teeth, and plunging his head into its vitals, slake his thirst with the steaming blood; when fresh from the deed ofhorror let him revert to the irresistible instincts of nature that would rise in judgment against it, and say, Nature formed me for such work as this.^ Thus he who consumes meat in any form commits violence against a large number of living beings."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Animal fat and cholesterol have been linked to some forms of cancer such as the cancer of colon, breast and uterus.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is true that a limited number of plant foods such as alfalfa, sunflower seeds, and avocado, contain the plant form of vitamin D (ergocalciferol, or vitamin D2).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    Then, and then only, would he be consistent." - .Percy Bysshe Shelley , A Vindication of Natural Diet, 1813
  • "The Tiger, the Lion, in short, all flesh-eating animals seized their prey, running, swimming, or flying, and tore it in pieces with their teeth or talons, devouring it there and then upon the spot.^ We've all seen the nature shows with the lions attacking a zebra herd.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ This website will prove that eating red meat and animal natural fats while restricting carbohydrates is not only healthy but will prevent and cure many diseases.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ We don’t need shamans to detect [animal suffering].” We don’t need shamans to detect plant suffering either, or the sentience and spirited quality of all nature.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Man cannot catch other animals this way, or tear them in pieces, and devour them as they are… Besides he has higher and not merely animal impulses."^ Animals, on the other hand, feel pain and suffering just as we do, and they value their lives just as much as we value ours.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ George Bernard Shaw "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Aristotle defined man as not merely an animal but as a social and rational animal because man is conscious of other's rights while other animals are not.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - Gustav von Struve, Mandaras’ Wanderungen
  • "How would our society women like to spend the morning in a slaughterhouse, before they could procure their meat for evening dinner?" - Hereward Carrington, Natural Food of Man, p. .161
  • "It is a specious but false reason to allege that, since man has acquired this taste, he ought to be permitted to indulge it – in the first place because Nature has not given him cooked flesh, and because several ages must have rolled away before fire was used.^ It seems that because of circumstances over the past several thousand years of man's history, some men deviated from their natural diet and be came omnivores who eat both meat and plants.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Vegetables as we know them are produced by making plants grow in places they never have in unnatural populations by using technology that nature never intended.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ His "reasons" for being a vegetarian in the first place are vaguely described as "having them read somewhere in a book", duh.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    […] .Nature, then, could have given man only raw or living flesh, and we know that it is repugnant to him over the whole extent of the earth."^ "Well, God created man, and He designed man to run on only one kind of fuel...RAW FOOD!!!"
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If man could delight in pouncing upon a bird, tear its still living limbs apart with his teeth, and suck the warm blood, one might conclude that nature provided him with meat-eating instinct.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ May God help each of us as we seek to bring this world back to Him who created it all and Back to the Garden where man's life on earth began!"
    • Vegetarianism in the Church, vegetables, new age, Ellen G. White 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.blessedquietness.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Jean Antoine Gleizes, Thalysie, 1840
  • " Man came before the axe and fire so he couldn't be carnivorous.The length of mans digestive tube is 5-8 meters and the distance between the mouth and the coccyx is 50 to 80 centimetres, which gives us a result of 10 as in other frugivorous animals and not 3 as in the carnivorous or 20 as in the herbivorous animals.The only animal with probable omnivorous morphology that exists, is the bear, which has some pointed teeth and others that are flat."^ Our physiology definitely indicates a mixed feeder, or an omnivore, much the same as our relatives, the mountain gorilla and chimpanzee who all have been observed eating small animals and, in some cases, other primates (124).
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ The UN says that 20% of CO2 is from farmed animals, and the U. of Chicago makes a similar point.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Aristotle defined man as not merely an animal but as a social and rational animal because man is conscious of other's rights while other animals are not.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - .Thomas Henry Huxley
  • "Humankind does not show the mixed structural features one expects and finds in anatomical omnivores such as bears and raccoons.^ The study also shows that by the time a non-vegetarian woman reaches the age of sixty-five, she has lost over one-third of her skeletal structure.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Thus, from comparing the gastrointestinal tract of humans to that of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores we must conclude that humankind's GI tract is designed for a purely plant-food diet."^ Thus, by their ability to convert inedible plant materials to human food, animals not only do not compete with the human rather they aid greatly in improving both the quantity and the quality of the diets of human societies.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Despite these startling admissions, the studies nevertheless concluded the exact opposite and urged people to reduce animal foods from their diets.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ In the following table, the anatomies of herbivores, carnivores and human are compared which shows that man is vegetarian by nature: .
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - .Milton R. Mills, M.D., The Comparative Anatomy of Eating
  • "Most eminent physiologists declare that fruit is the natural food for man, and… we have the example of Buddha, Pythagoras, Plato, Porphyry, Ray, Daniel, Wesley, Howard, Shelley, Sir Isaac Pitman, Edison, Sir W. B. Richardson, and a host of other eminent men as vegetarians."^ From the above comparison, it is evident that man is vegetarian by nature.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Man is vegetarian by nature.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Man seems to be vegetarian by nature.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Mohandas Gandhi, Religious Vegetarianism from Hesiod to the Dalai Lama
  • "How many times, for instance, have we not heard people speak with all the assurance of conviction about canine teeth and “simple stomach” of man as certain evidence of his natural adaptation for a flesh diet!^ From the above comparison, it is evident that man is vegetarian by nature.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Man is vegetarian by nature.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Many people are vegetarians because of their religious beliefs.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .At least we have demonstrated one fact – that if such arguments are valid, they apply with even greater force to the anthropoid apes, whose “canine teeth" are much longer and more powerful then those of man.^ Presented with these facts, the table becomes much more sparse and localized.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My chickens do give me eggs, but just as important..even more important..is the rich manure and the bug eating they do for my organic garden.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Most restaurants in my neck of the woods now have at least one or more vegan/vegetarian choices on the menu.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    [...] and yet, with the solitary exception of man, there is not one of these last that does not, in a natural condition, absolutely refuse to feed on flesh! .M. pouchet observes that all the details of the digestive apparatus in man, as well as his dentition, constitute so many proofs of his frugivorous origin; an opinion shared by Owen, who remarks that the anthropoids and all quadrumana drive all their alimentation from fruits, grains, and other succulent and nutritive vegetable substances; and that the strict analogy which exists between the structure of the animals and that of man clearly demonstrates his frugivorous nature.^ The natural diet of man consists of fruits, nuts and grains, not meat.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Nutritional quality of organic versus conventional fruits, vegetables, and grains.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Carnivores such as lions, dogs, cats, live mostly on meat; herbivores such as cows, sheep, and elephants eat grass and leaves; and frugivores such as anthropoid apes live on fruits, nuts, and grains.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This is, also, the view taken by Gassendi, Cuvier, Linné, Professor Lawrence, Charles Bell, Flourens, and a great number of other eminent writers." – .Anna Kingsford, M.D. , The Perfect way of Diet
  • "You can't tear flesh by hand, you can't tear hide by hand.^ If you are lucky enough to be healthy on a vegetarian diet and want to eat that way, I say go for it.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Our anterior teeth are not suited for tearing flesh or hide. We don't have large canine teeth, and we wouldn't have been able to deal with food sources that require those large canines" – Dr. Richard Leakey
  • "There is no doubt, that man is not built to be a carnivorous animal. .What a sweet, pleasing and innocent sight is the spectacle of a table served that way and what a difference to a make up of fuming animal meat, slaughtered and dead!^ The mass amount of animals "raised" for meat make a lot of feces which pollute our water causing eutrophication.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ No one needs to be a vegetarian, but restricting yourself to meat 5 times a week instead of 25 would make a huge difference.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Dalai Lama once said: "I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet when there are so many substitutes.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    Man in no way has the constitution of a carnivorous being. Hunt and voracity are unnatural to him. .Man has neither the sharp pointed teeth or claws to slaughter his prey.^ A man has no claws, perspires through skin pores, has no sharp front teeth and has flat rear molars.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On the contrary his hands are made to pick fruits, berries and vegetables and teeth appropriate to chew them."^ However, it is much less violent to obtain grains from dried up plants and to pick fruits and vegetables without destroying the entire plants.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Further, in most cases, plants do not have to be summarily killed (destroyed) in picking fruits and vegetables."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One group argues for a high-fat and animal-based diet supplemented with seasonal fruits, berries, nuts, root vegetables and wild grasses.
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    .John Ray
  • "Although most of us conduct our lives as omnivores, in that we eat flesh as well as vegetables and fruits, human beings have characteristics of herbivores, not carnivores .^ Human beings are evolved to eat meat.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Carnivores such as lions, dogs, cats, live mostly on meat; herbivores such as cows, sheep, and elephants eat grass and leaves; and frugivores such as anthropoid apes live on fruits, nuts, and grains.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Most of us are omnivores, and praise be Bob Marley is you are a healthy vegetarian.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    The appendages of carnivores are claws; those of herbivores are hands or hooves. .The teeth of carnivores are sharp; those of herbivores are mainly flat (for grinding).^ Some vegetarian groups claim that since humans possess grinding teeth like herbivorous animals and longer intestines than carnivorous animals, this proves the human body is better suited for vegetarianism (122).
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ A man has no claws, perspires through skin pores, has no sharp front teeth and has flat rear molars.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He does not have sharp front teeth and has flat rear molars.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The intestinal tract of carnivores is short (3 times body length); that of herbivores, long (12 times body length).^ While humans may have longer intestines than animal carnivores, they are not as long as herbivores; nor do we possess multiple stomachs like many herbivores, nor do we chew cud.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Another important fact is that our intestinal tract is too long where food is further digested and nutrients are passed into the blood.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The putrefaction of meat in our long intestinal tract produces poisonous wastes .
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Body cooling of carnivores is done by panting; herbivores, by sweating.^ In addition to these differences, carnivores have no pores and they perspire through the tongue to cool their bodies, while humans, herbivores and frugivores perspire through millions of pores on the skin.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Carnivores drink fluids by lapping; herbivores, by sipping. .Carnivores produce their own vitamin C, whereas herbivores obtain it from their diet.^ Then one day my brother - a definite carnivore - said to me, "if you have to take a vitamin to get all your nutrients, are you really eating the right diet for yourself?"
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Thus, humans have characteristics of herbivores, not carnivores."^ While humans may have longer intestines than animal carnivores, they are not as long as herbivores; nor do we possess multiple stomachs like many herbivores, nor do we chew cud.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Further, Dr. Walter Voegtlin's in-depth comparison of the human digestive system with that of the dog, a carnivore, and a sheep, a herbivore, clearly shows that we are closer in anatomy to the carnivorous dog than the herbivorous sheep.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ In addition to these differences, carnivores have no pores and they perspire through the tongue to cool their bodies, while humans, herbivores and frugivores perspire through millions of pores on the skin.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - .William C. Roberts, M.D.,, Twenty questions on atherosclerosis
  • "There is no biological need for milk."^ Animals, being mobile, benefit from their ability to sense pain; but plants simply have no biological or evolutionary need for the experience of pain.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The etiquette is simple: unless the vegetarian is telling you how bad you are for eating meat—or how virtuous they are for not doing so, there's no need to dwell on the topic.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The etiquette is simple: unless the vegetarian is telling you how bad you are for eating meat - or how virtuous they are for not doing so, there's no need to dwell on the topic.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    - Suzanne r. .Havala, MS, RD
  • "Do we have the right to rear animals in order to kill them so that we may feed appetites in which we have been artificially conditioned from childhood?"^ However, I would remind you that one animal killing another in order to eat is a fact of biology.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ More plants are killed in non-vegan diets, as more plants must be harvested to feed animals."
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Your main point seems to be: “I feel in my heart that it is right to kill animals and so it is right to kill animals.” But ethical systems don’t work that way.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    - Ashley Montagu

Ethical

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  • "If we each had to butcher our own meat, there would be a great increase in the number of vegetarians."^ There is still a paranoid mentality that we should never speak out publicly against our own community.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Vegetarians falsely claim that eating meat increases the body's acid level.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one needs to be a vegetarian, but restricting yourself to meat 5 times a week instead of 25 would make a huge difference.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

  • "The butcher with his bloody apron incites bloodshed, murder. Why not? .From cutting the throat of a young calf to cutting the throat of our brothers and sisters is but a step.^ All I can hope is that someday you will extend some of your feelings towards our animal brothers and sisters, they need it more than the rocks do.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .While we are ourselves the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on the earth?"^ How would you feel about a society in which we all lived short, beautiful lives but were expected to accept death once we grew too old to contribute to society?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How can an animal, so seemingly insignificant against the vastness of the earth, give off so much greenhouse gas as to change the global climate?
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ True, we probably evolved hunting animals for meat, but we humans have free will and can choose how to live our lives.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

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  • "Go to the meat-market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds.^ I'm living my life and leading by example.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When my parents go out to buy food at the market, they read the ingredients first to make sure there is no meat in the food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It made me look at my own life, and the changes I could make to create the world I want to live in.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    Does not that sight take a tooth out of the cannibal’s jaw? Cannibals? who is not a cannibal? .I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feasted on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras."^ Several points were more of a cause against factory farming than against meat eating in general.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There is some very good vegetarian food that is much better than most meat you will eat on a day-to-day basis, but very few delicacies.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I mean the foods you eat will give you more energy and weigh you down less.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

  • "There is not a single argument nor a single fact that can be offered in favour of flesh eating that cannot be offered, with equal strength, in favour of cannibalism."
  • "People of the future will say, “meat-eaters!” in disgust and regard us in the same way that we regard cannibals and cannibalism."
    • Dennis Weaver, quoted by Gail Davis in Vegetarian Food for Thought
  • "The too obvious fact that a large portion of animals are carnivorous neither proves nor justifies the carnivorousness of the human species."
    • Howard Williams (1837-1931), The Ethics of Diet
  • "I completely stopped eating dead creatures in 1989. "
  • "We will one day think it is as horrible to eat animals as we now think it horrible to eat each other. "
  • "The time will come in the world’s history, and a movement is setting in that direction even now, when it will be deemed as strange a thing to find a man or a woman who eats flesh as food, as it is now to find a man or woman who refrains from eating it."
    • Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958), Every Living Creature, p. .34
  • "Just as, in our days, exposure of children, combats of gladiators, torture of prisioners, and other atrocities are held to be scandalous and shameful, while in earlier times they were thought quite justifiable and right, so in the future will be the murder of animals, to feed upon their corpses, be pronounced to be immoral and indefensible."^ Autism in United Kingdom children is '10 times higher' than first thought - July 17, 2006.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Aristotle defined man as not merely an animal but as a social and rational animal because man is conscious of other's rights while other animals are not.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just as we try to avoid pain and suffering, and wish to maintain our independence, so do other living beings.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Wilhelm Zimmermann(1819-1885), The Way to Paradise
  • "As human sacrifices were a natural effect of that superstitious cruelty which first produced the slaughter of animals, so is it equally natural that those accustomed to eat the brute, should not long abstain from the man : more especially as; when toasted or broiled on the altar, the appearance, savour, and taste of both would be nearly, if not entirely, the same."^ Priya: Those animals feel the same way.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you really insist on eating corporate produced meat, you should at least be honest enought to visit a slaughterhouse first.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Cooking by color is a good way to ensure you're eating a variety of naturally occurring substances that boost immunity and prevent a range of illnesses.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

  • "The man who shed the blood of an Ox or a Sheep will be habituated more easily than another to witness the effusion of that of his fellow-creatures."
  • "Would the delicate ladies who devour sanguinary beef-steaks like to see their sons working as slaughtermen? .If not, then they have no right to put this task upon some other woman’s son."^ No one escapes these simple rules no matter how much they rewire their brains with TV and other mush.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Some animals are killed because, as natural carnivores, they compete with the human predator for the right to kill other animals for food, including wild game and domesticated species raised by livestock ranchers.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

  • "Yes; the stain rests upon the flesh-eaters, not upon the flesh providers!" .
    • Hereward Carrington, The Natural Food for Man, p.^ Man is vegetarian by nature, vegetarian food is better suited to the human body.
      • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • "As I cannot kill, I cannot authorize others to kill. Do you see? .If you are buying from a butcher you are authorizing him to kill – to kill helpless, dumb creatures which neither you nor I could kill ourselves."^ Manish, how would we feel if a huge creature comes down from space and says, 'all people line up, I am going to kill you' ?
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Would it So Happy You Could Kill Him?: A good life does not justify a quick death be of any comfort to her that the dog had a happy life?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • "I presume that very few men and very few women would be willing to go and catch hold either sheep or of oxen and themselves slaughter the creatures in order that they may eat.^ I will eat animals if I have to but I would have to be so hungry that I would be willing to gladly kill an animal for food.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They also carry some raw foods/desserts, the owner is trying to figure out his menu, so now would be a good time to go in with suggestions.
    • SF San Francisco Vegetarian Restaurants 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC daveola.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As was pointed out in an above comment, eating vegetarian can be very eco-friendly if products are grown locally and organically.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    […] .Now, I venture to submit that if people want to eat meat, they should kill the animals for themselves, that they have no right to degrade other people by work of that sort.^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They do not want to be killed just as we do not want to be killed.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We do not want other persons to kill animals for our food either."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nor should they say that if they did not do it the slaughter would still go on.^ Not saying we should feed grain to ruminants (we shouldn't) but, if we weren't feeding them to cows we would be feeding them to an even more polluting animal.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They may be better, but they are still wasteful, polluting, and engage in practices that, if done to a dog or cat, would warrant felony cruelty charges.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Manish, how would we feel if a huge creature comes down from space and says, 'all people line up, I am going to kill you' ?
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    […] Every person who eats meat takes a share in that degradation of his fellow-men; on him and on her personally lies the share, and personally lies the responsibility".
    • Annie Besant, Vegetarianism in the Light of Theosophy, 1913, P. 18-20
  • "Thousands of people who say they 'love' animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been utterly deprived of everything that could make their lives worth living and who endured the awful suffering and the terror of the abattoirs."
  • "It is strange to hear people talk on humanitarianism, who are members of societies for prevention of cruelty to children and animals, and who claim to be God-loving men and women, but who, nevertheless, encourage by their patronage the killing of animals merely to gratify the cravings of appetite."
  • "Even if man were created a carnivorous animal, is there no way for him to outgrow it as he becomes more intelligent?"^ It is often said that the body makes enough cholesterol to get by and that there is no reason to consume foods that contain it (animal foods).
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ There is no way I'm eating meat and that is the main reason.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ As to animals dying for man, even if you aren't religious and don't believe in man being given dominion over animals by God, there is still IMO quite good reason not to bother eschewing meat.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]

  • " The destruction of animals for food, in its details and tendencies, involves so much cruelty as to cause every reflecting individual – not destitude of the ordinary sensibilities of nature – to shudder."^ As soon as an animal is killed, self-destruct enzymes are released, causing the formation of denatured substances called ptyloamines, which cause cancer.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ VRG Natural Foods Stores: Daily Groceries, 197 Prince Avenue, 548-1732 - Co-op.
    • rec.food.veg World Guide to Vegetarianism - USA7 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Most of our plant and animal food species are in a sense no longer "natural."
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

  • "Cruelty stares at me from the butcher’s face. I tread amidst carcasses. I am in the presence of the slain. The death-set eyes of beasts peer at me and accuse me of belonging to the race of murderers. "
  • "Only by discarding a diet based on rotting corpses could men become sane. ."
  • "The butcher with his bloody apron incites bloodshed, murder. Why not? .From cutting the throat of a young calf to cutting the throat of our brothers and sisters is but a step.^ All I can hope is that someday you will extend some of your feelings towards our animal brothers and sisters, they need it more than the rocks do.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .While we are ourselves the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on the earth?^ How would you feel about a society in which we all lived short, beautiful lives but were expected to accept death once we grew too old to contribute to society?
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ." – Isadora Duncan, My Life
  • "Thousands-millions and billions-of animals are killed for food.^ They do not believe in killing animals for food.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Q: What are the reasons for not killing animals for food?
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Herbivorous animals that inhabit rangeland areas are also killed by the livestock industry because they compete with cattle arid sheep for food.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    That is very sad. .We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world.^ After all, man can live without meat."
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It is clear that meat has not been a component of the food of all human beings since prehistoric times.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thus he who consumes meat in any form commits violence against a large number of living beings."
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary foods, so we have the capacity and the responsibility to save billions of lives.^ I had a great T0Bone today and a big bowel of mussels and i will continue to eat meat as well as all other food.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Further, the human pancreas manufactures a full range of digestive enzymes to handle a wide variety of foods, both animal and vegetable.
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ When our family goes for a long trip, we have to pack food, maybe more than other people so we can have enough variety.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I have seen many individuals and groups promoting animal rights and following a vegetarian diet.^ The vegetarian diet is the religious worship of animals.
    • Vegetarian Diet Deficiencies Are a Proven Fact. 16 January 2010 8:43 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Throughout history, many individuals and groups of people realized the importance of the vegetarian diet for spiritual development and also for health reasons.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Many great Greek scholars including Plato, Socrates and Pythagorus supported a vegetarian diet.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This is excellent."
  • "It is frightful wrong that other species are tortured, worried, flayed, and devored by us, in spite of the fact that we are not obliged to this by necessity; while in sinning against the defenceless and helpless, just claimants as they are upon our reasonable conscience and upon our compassion, we succeed only in brutalising ourselves."
  • "I was in a sushi bar and it dawned on me – how could I discriminate between a cow and a fish?"
  • "There is no logical basis to support the theory that plants feel pain.^ No one can deny that an animal feels pain like a human being.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The dubious possibility that they might, however, is no justification for killing obviously sentient beings.^ Jains are vegetarians because they believe in nonviolence, which involves not hurting or killing any living being.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty."
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Any rational person understands the striking difference between slitting the throat of a sentient animal and plucking a fruit or a vegetable."^ Hormones, nitrates and pesticides are present in commercially raised animal products (as well as commercially raised fruits, grains and vegetables) and are definitely things to be concerned about.
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I feel silly even addressing the difference between plant life and animal life.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I hear your exasperation, but when I question your moral differentiation between plant and animal life, it’s not because I’ve failed to understand your points.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Joanne Stepaniak, M.S. Ed., Being Vegan
  • "Simply let those, like him of Samos, live!^ Killing any living being causes him/her emotional pain, physical pain or both.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Let herbs to them a bloodless banquet give.
    In beechen goblets let their beverage shine,
    Cool from the crystal spring their sober wine!
    Their youth should pass in innocence secure
    From stain licentious, and in manners pure."
  • "Animal life, sombre mystery. All nature protests against the barbarity of man, who misapprehends, who humiliates, who tortures his inferior brethren."
  • "Nothing can be more shocking and horrid than one of our kitchens sprinkled with blood, and abounding with the cries of expiring victims or with the limbs of dead animals scattered or hung up here and there."
  • "We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do."
  • "To any thinking person, it must be obvious that there is something badly wrong in relations between human beings and the animals that human beings rely on for food; and that in the past 100 or 150 years whatever is wrong has become wrong on a huge scale, as traditional animal husbandry has been turned into an industry using industrial methods of production. [...] .It would be a mistake to idealise traditional animal husbandry as the standard by which the animal-products industry falls short: traditional animal husbandry is brutal enough, just on a smaller scale.^ What would actually happen, however, if animal husbandry were abandoned in favor of mass agriculture, brought about by humanity turning towards vegetarianism?
    • Bible Life Ministries - The Myths of Vegetarianism. 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.biblelife.org [Source type: Academic]
    • The Myths of Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC chetday.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ To say it is “just wood” would be to show the same prejudice toward plants that you decry toward animals.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Americans reduced their meat consumption by just 10 percent, it would release enough grain and soybeans to feed over 60 million people.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .A better standard by which to judge both practices would be the simple standard of humanity: is this truly the best that human beings are capable of?^ They may be better, but they are still wasteful, polluting, and engage in practices that, if done to a dog or cat, would warrant felony cruelty charges.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ."
    • J.M. Coetzee, Animals can't speak for themselves - it's up to us to do it, February 22, 2007
  • "[Isaac Newton] thought it a very frightful inconsistency to believe that animals feel and at the same time to cause them to suffer.^ Animals, on the other hand, feel pain and suffering just as we do, and they value their lives just as much as we value ours.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Animal behaviorists say that blinking is a sign of consciousness—she was, very likely, still feeling the pain of being skinned alive.
    • Vegetarianism | Jewcy.com 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Report this comment ] Posted by: nubbsgalore on Oct 25, 2007 8:22 AM Current rating: 3 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] i agree that eating animals should be largely avoided, BUT 1.
    • 15 Reasons to Stop Hiding from Vegetarianism | | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    On this point his morality was in accord with is philosophy. […] .This compassion, which he felt for no other animals, culminated in true charity for men.^ George Bernard Shaw "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ On the other hand, men like other vegetarian animals have well developed salivary glands which are needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
    • Articles on Vegetarianism 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.jainstudy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our government has decided to allow meat from cloned animals be marketed to you with no special markings, warnings or other labels.
    • Vegetarian Is the New Prius | Environment | AlterNet 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .In truth, without humanity, a virtue which comprehends all virtues, the name of philosopher would be little deserved."^ I think if we all look inside some would realize that they could easily take another humans life.
    • Why I'm giving up vegetarianism after 8 years || kuro5hin.org 14 January 2010 15:26 UTC www.kuro5hin.org [Source type: Original source]