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#1 Old 12-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1300420--vegetarian-in-mumbai-welcome-to-the-meat-free-neighbourhood
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NEW DELHI—Militant vegetarians in Mumbai first began keeping meat-eaters out of their apartment blocks a few years ago, pressuring residents’ associations to keep out carnivorous newcomers. Later, the restaurants in these neighbourhoods took meat off their menus for fear of offending vegetarian customers.

Now, the movement has gone a step further with grocery stores and supermarkets keeping meat and eggs off the shelves. Even sandwiches, salads or desserts that might contain egg or meat are not stocked.

Mumbai’s vegetarians aim to turn their neighbourhoods into vegetarian enclaves. In a supermarket in Malabar Hill — home to wealthy families, most of whom are staunchly vegetarian — none of these items is available.

“My customers began complaining,” said Neeraj Gupta, who runs a small supermarket in Malabar Hill. “They didn’t like having to walk past where the eggs were kept so I decided to take everything with eggs in it off my shelves. I’ve got to keep my customers happy.”

Known as India’s most cosmopolitan city, Mumbai has areas where global fast food joints such as Pizza Hut and McDonald’s have taken all meat items off their menus.

I want to go to there!!! This place sounds like heaven, I hope one day there are many many more all vegetarian communities like this. grin.gif

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#2 Old 01-21-2013, 04:42 PM
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I know this was posted a little while ago, but it piqued my interest.

 

I wonder what the policy on having dairy around is? Or fish for that matter?

 

Exclusionism always sets off alarm bells though. For example:

 

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Last month, a controversial new school textbook on hygiene and health provoked a storm for claiming that vegetarians are morally superior to meat eaters.

 

The latter, the book said, “easily cheat, tell lies, forget promises, they are dishonest and tell bad words, steal, fight and turn to violence and commit sex crimes.”

 

In another section, it says: “The strongest argument that meat is not essential food is the fact that the Creator of this Universe did not include meat in the original diet for Adam and Eve. He gave them fruits, nuts and vegetables.”

 

The above was from the article linked in the original post. You know what I mean...?

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