World Vegetarian Day

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:

Vegan Society

Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Resource Group

Viva

Vegetarierbund Deutschland (deutsch)

Vegetarische Rezepte (deutsch)