"The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."(Mahatma Gandhi Quotes) Gandhi said this in his book, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism, this belief is still valid in today's modern society.
At the present time in the United States, the concern for the health and well being of animals is drastically increasing. And one of the most substantial indications of this is the increasing number of s and vegetarians in our nation. Today there are over half a million s and countless millions of vegetarians in the United States alone. There are several different kinds of vegetarians following this practice. A consumes no foods of any kind produced ...

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from the body parts of an animal such as leather, ivory, fur, and even pearls. They also cannot use products which have been tested on animals. s are sometimes referred to as an animal's greatest ally.
ism originally started in India in the first century A.D.. Hindus did not become because of deep religious reasons or for personal health reasons, "but because of environmental pressures. It became both uneconomical and unsanitary to raise
animals in so crowded an environment". (Seamen p. 5). Through the centuries ism never really caught on due to lack of modern medicine and improper understanding of the functions of the human body. Around the beginning of the twentieth century, it is thought that the discovery of vitamins and minerals gave birth to the idea of eating for optimum health and fitness, and thus, the rediscovery of ism. Up through the 1900's, more and more people started to say stop to the unfair torture of animals.
Since the dawn of man, humans have used animals to ...

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a nutritional standpoint, "animal food does have its advantages. For one thing it is nutrient-dense; it is a concentrated source of calories, protein, iron, zinc, copper, and in the case of dairy products, calcium." (Seameons p.4)
Veganism is actually much healthier than consuming meat and dairy products. Most people who become vegans use improper supplementation and will eventually make themselves sick. It is not denying the body meat that vegetarians and vegans have
problems with, but instead a lack of calories. The human body needs a certain balance of vitamins and minerals to sustain proper health. Usually, when a person decides to become a vegan, they make the transfer ...

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