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Being a vegetarian means making the choice to eat no meat, poultry or fish
(posted:10/5/05, 3:16:06 PM)

Most people choose to become vegetarian because they believe it is wrong to slaughter animals for food and because they are opposed to the cruelty and suffering inflicted upon the billions of animals reared for food. The effect of meat production on the environment, such as the destruction of vast areas of rain forest for cattle ranching, is another reason commonly cited for becoming vegetarian. Others may become vegetarian because of the links between meat production and poverty and famine in developing countries. The health advantages of a vegetarian diet are another commonly cited reason to become vegetarian, particularly among adults. A dislike of the taste of meat and religious reasons may also be a factor. To some people, Vegetarianism can seem confusing and complicated. This next series of paragraphs will hopefully answer some of the common questions about vegetarianism and it's terms. A vegetarian is someone living on a diet of grains, nuts, seeds, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with or without the use of dairy products and eggs (preferably free-range). A vegetarian does not eat any meat, game, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products such as gelatin or animal fats. When in doubt, Dr. Michael Klapper, a long time supporter of a vegetarian lifestyle, has a handy rule to follow: "If it had a face or parents, don't eat it!" DETAILS - CLICK HERE

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