Vegetarian Forums

“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

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Vegan Forums

“I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.” Rai Aren

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Animal Rights

“We know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them -- exploiting animals in the name of science, exploiting animals in the name of sport, exploiting animals in the name of fashion, and yes, exploiting animals in the name of food.” César Chávez

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Environmental Effect

“By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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Marathoning Veggie

Marathoning Veggie

What does it take to run 26.2 miles? A lot of training, fortitude, and the right nutrition. Running gurus stress the importance of protein when training for a marathon, but often suggest animal-based sources as a means of getting it. Living vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to forsake your love of running: it just means you may have …

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Simple Recipes for Vegetarian Comfort Foods

Vegan Burger

Many people switch to the vegetarian diet because they believe it to be a healthier option than the standard American diet. It is true that plant-based diets are associated with reduced cholesterol levels, lower body weights, and a reduced risk for chronic disease, but you can still be unhealthy on a vegetarian diet if you don’t watch what you eat. …

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Be a Resource This Resolution Season

Be a Resource This Resolution Season

The New Year is a time of new beginnings, a time during which many choose to make resolutions to better themselves. Quite often, those resolutions fall flat without a good support network. If one of your friends or family members is thinking of going vegetarian or vegan for the New Year, make every effort to be the support they need. …

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Support Your Cat’s Meat-Eating Ethically

Support Your Cat’s Meat-Eating Ethically

Vegetarian and vegan diets are favored by some people: they offer health benefits, a greater sense of control over what goes into your body and the knowledge that you aren’t killing an innocent being for your next meal. It can be really tempting to want to share those benefits with your cat, but unfortunately, biology just isn’t in favor of …

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Why do people choose to eliminate meat or all animal products from their diets?

Why do people choose to eliminate meat or all animal products from their diets?

Why are you a veg*n? Chances are if you ask that question in a room full of vegans or vegetarians, you’ll get more than a dozen different answers. The reasons people choose to become vegetarian or vegan are varied, and many people cite a combination of reasons. While the decision to switch to a veggie lifestyle is highly personal, not …

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The Ethics of Wine

The Ethics of Wine

Whether you’re mingling at a party or settling in for a night of watching television, wine is the beverage of choice for many. Although the ingredients seem simple – grapes, yeast and a small amount of sulphites – wine isn’t always as straightforward as it seems and vegans and vegetarians need to think twice before downing a glass of vino. …

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Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

7 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Meat Eaters

Thanksgiving is a time where families gather together to catch up, show gratitude and, more often than not, gorge themselves on a giant, roasted hunk of bird. For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving can be a time of stress. Since so many holiday celebrations are food-centric, the day can seem like an endless loop of the phrase “does this have animal …

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Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

Can Vegetarianism Decrease Depression and Anxiety?

What you eat impacts your mood and a study published in the October 2015 issue of the journal “Nutritional Neuroscience” found that there was a very strong correlation between vegetarian and vegan diets and an overall happier mood with less stress, anxiety and depression. The findings, which are not conclusive, are the opposite of previous findings, which found greater feelings …

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Ethics of Beer Drinking

Ethics of Beer Drinking

Beer looks like it’s one of those things that should be vegetarian and vegan friendly. After all, it’s made from mostly plants and grains such as barley, hops, yeast and water. But over the years, different beer brewers have discovered different ways of making their brews – and not all of them are veg-friendly. Some ingredients in non-veggie beers aren’t …

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Decoding Food Labels

Decoding Food Labels

You’re trying to be an informed consumer, reading labels diligently and checking to make sure that the companies you buy from follow practices you consider ethical.. But when it comes to what’s on a product’s packaging, you might be a little surprised at what they really mean to say. Not all terms and labels are regulated by the United States …

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