Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day!
This day was established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 as an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.
It takes place on October 1st every year and initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day.
I have been a vegetarian for over 17 years now – a decision that I have never regretted and could never reverse. People often ask me why I became vegetarian, and all I can say is; for all the reasons anyone would want to…
Recently I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals”, which had the effect that I have seriously been considering veganism. That is a step I’m not ready to take yet, but I can cook vegan meals more often, and I can go without dairy produce at all once a week. (Bye bye cafe latte!)
If you’ve toyed with the idea of vegetarianism, but aren’t quite sure, read JSF’s book and try cutting out all meat and fish products once a week. It will make a difference. Start tomorrow on World Vegetarian Day!
Here are some useful links for vegetarians/vegans or would-be vegetarians:
Vegetarierbund Deutschland (deutsch)
Vegetarische Rezepte (deutsch)