The
Great American Meatout is coordinated nationally by FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement), a national public-interest non-profit organization. Individual events are planned and conducted by local consumer, environment, and animal protection groups.
Join VSSJ as we celebrate this great event with two of our own events: Sunday March 18th with a buffet dinner at Singapore and Wednesday, March 28th at Fresh Fields. See enclosed calendar for details or call our toll free number  1-877-999-8775.

49 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian
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Personal Finances                                                 Health care costs  Being healthier on a vegetarian diet means spending less on health care.                                 Food costs  Vegetarian foods tend to cost less than meat based items.                                                                       Ethics                                                                                Love of animals  I love animals as I love myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm.                             Stance against Factory Farming  I cannot make a statement against factory farming if I myself eat animals.            Respect for Sentient Life  I show gratitude to my Creator by eating as low on the food chain as possible.     "Economic Vote"  By not purchasing products from the meat industry I show that I do not support the way they    operate their business.                                                               Small sacrifice  The sacrifice I make is nothing compared to the animals'.                                                                        Natural diet  Our hands, teeth, feet, intestinal tract...even our body chemistry is that of an herbivore.                         Reciprocity  If I partake in the slaughter of animals, I will have to repay my contribution to that act.                   "Protecting the Temple" "Whatever affects the body has a corresponding effect on the mind and soul" (E.G. White)       I believe in nonviolence. Slaughter isn't.                         World Peace  There can never be peace among men while men are declaring war on other highly developed life forms. Clear conscience  I know what I'm doing is right. I feel good inside about my decision to remain "meatless"                   Example  To live this way is to protect the underlying values of those around me.                                                              Easy substitutes  There are vegetable based substitutes for every meat product imaginable.