Happy World Vegetarian Day!
Yes, today is the day to celebrate those embracing plant-based lifestyles. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or only cut out meat once every week, you’re joining in on the fun and important cause.
The special day was founded by the North American Vegetarian Society and is the annual kick-off for Vegetarian Awareness Month. As the website states, “Make a difference this October by informing others about the benefits of vegetarianism. You will be helping to create a better world because vegetarian diets have proven health benefits, save animals’ lives and help to preserve the Earth.”
Celebs are also participating. Vegan-friendly actress Eliza Dushku showed her support through Twitter , “Be prepared to say AWWW! after watching this video y’all! http://jol.ly/03Tt #WorldVegetarianDay #sp PLS RT.”
Definitely check out the video Dushku posted; not only for its uniqueness, but to hear children sing about vegetarianism set to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”
If you want to get involved, visit the official site. Not vegetarian? Don’t worry, because you can pledge to go meat-free for the entire month of October and win up to $1,000!
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