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” In the last fifteen years, I have seen vegetarianism go from fringe to fashion to fact of life because it’s a healthy and worthy way to live. The hippie connotation, which kept many people away, is a thing of the past. Today the American vegetarian is not just the health nut, it’s the stay-at-home mom, the computer engineer, the veterinarian, the nurse, the store clerk, the neighbor across the street, and the teenager next door. They are familiar, individuals, and students. They live in urban areas and in suburbia, and together they represent 16 million people. You can see how health-conscious our culture has become just by taking a trip to the local grocery store where the words “natural,” “organic,” and “meatless” jump out at you in every aisle. ”

– Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

” When we bring mindfulness to the dinner table, it suffuses the rest of our life as well. We become more sensitive to the well-being of animals, of the environment, and of ourselves and our families. We are more aware of the choices we make in all areas of our life. We enjoy food more, know that, while the obtaining of even plant foods necessitates some suffering, the amount and kind of suffering is dramatically reduced when we leave meat off our shopping lists and out of our kitchens. We become more aware of how meat consumption feeds violence and anger. ”

– Kate Lawrence

” We all love animals. Why do we call some ” pets ” and others ” dinner “? “

” If you knew how meat was made, you’d probably lose your lunch. “

” I grew up in cattle country, that’s why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health. “

– K.D. Lang

” If you could see or feel the suffering you wouldn’t think twice. Give back life. Don’t eat meat. “

– Kim Basinger

” I became a vegetarian after I became aware of factory farming and slaughterhouses and the torture and inhumane handling of all these animals. “

– Kevin Nealon


” Meditation ” means ” Observation of One’s Normal-Natural Breath “

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