The refrigerator cabinets are stuffed with ground beef, chicken pieces, meatballs, bacon, everything you’d expect to see at the butcher’s shop. Except that there’s no meat in any of them.
How do you categorize whether someone is truly a vegetarian or not? A lot of people call themselves veggies because they “only” eat, say, fish, eggs and dairy … or they eat vegetarian three times a week.
My colleague Laura Wright and I were standing in front of an English class arguing about whether Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian. We were guest speakers in a course on film and literature.
“This vegetarian treat is a beautiful addition to the Thanksgiving holiday table,” writes Christina W. “My family has been making it for years. You won’t even miss the turkey!
When people come to see me all clogged up and on eight different pills, and they’ve got chest pain when they walk half a block, they usually don’t need a whole lot of convincing.
As I write this, we have just reached seven billion humans on the planet. And in the future there will be even more mouths to feed. We’re at a pivotal moment in world history, and there’s no doubt that the Earth can no longer sustain the increase in human population and our over-consuming and destructive ways.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was one of the people honored at a gala dinner last week, put on by the Humane Society of the United States. He was presented with the Humane Public Servant Award.
Several European countries have banned kosher and halal animal slaughter. The Dutch may soon follow. Jews and Muslims are angry. Which is more important: religious tradition or animal protection?
According to a survey, three times as many American adults admit to being “ex-vegetarians” than describe themselves as current vegetarians.
Two years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged to wear a tie, last year to learn Mandarin Chinese … and this year to personally kill the animals who are going to be on his dinner plate.