The North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) was founded in 1974 to “promote the joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.”
Members of the North American Vegetarian Society, vegetarians, and others considering a vegetarian diet, celebrated “World Vegetarian Day” on October 1 which kicked off Vegetarian Awareness Month.
World Vegetarian Day advocates the benefits of vegetarianism which has proven health benefits, preserves animal rights, and protects the planet.
Studies from Harvard University indicate that red meat increases the risk of premature death and increases the chance for Type II Diabetes.
UN reports that, “a reduced consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change. A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change.”
Enter the “Vegetarian Pledge” contest online by visiting worldvegetarianday.org.
Photo credit: World Vegetarian Day