Five Reasons to Be Vegetarian

Posted by Vivek Parthasarathi | June 1st, 2016

Some years ago, after visiting a zoo and realizing the relationship between food and fauna, the then eight year old Lisa Simpson , sister of Bart Simpson , turned vegetarian. Paul McCartney, himself a confirmed veggie, appeared on that episode , and even wrote original music for the immensely popular cartoon programme. Lisa’s conversion reflects a trend among young people in the West. A survey done by Teenage Research Unlimited found that a whopping 35% of girls and 18% of boys felt that being a vegetarian was the in thing. The 18 year old founder of Earth 2000, a teenage forum, told Newsweek that the “defining focus” of his generation will be “no animal cruelty, no meat”. In the past fifty years millions of meat-eaters have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures.

 

 

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