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World Vegetarian Day

Today, October 1st, is World Vegetarian Day. Not that The Good Times necessarily endorses vegetarianism. But according to the North American Vegetarian Society, the day was first observed in 1977 to “promote the joy, compassion and life enhancing possibilities” of not consuming meat. The practice also includes abstaining from eating poultry, seafood and the flesh of other animals. World Vegetarian Day was established to “bring awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.”

Of particular interest is the fact that another body that promotes vegetarianism, the International Vegetarian Union (IVU), has been in existence since 1908. Find out more at  http://www.ivu.org.

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