World Vegetarian Day 2017 is on Sunday, October 1, 2017: Is today World Vegetarian Day?
Sunday, October 1, 2017 is World Vegetarian Day 2017. World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the [http://www.NAVS-Online.org North American Vegetarian Society] in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the [http://www.NAVS-Online.org North American Vegetarian Society] in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
Whether it's a moral, nutritional, wellness or way of life selection, Vegetarian Day embraces and encourages respect for those which eschew consuming meat.
It's World Aids Day.
World Food Day... Calling all vegetarians... I need help!?
I would tell him that no, picking the meat out does not make a dish vegetarian, so no, I will not eat it.
I would also ask him: "This effort to do this exercise for World Food Day, doesn't that revolve around knowing more about others and respecting them? If I were to pick the meat out of dishes, I would not only grossly violate my own morals, I would feed my classmates the misinformation that it is okay to feed vegetarians food they have to pick the meat out of. And that is not okay.
Also I think that teaching us to respect others is impossible if we don't recieve the same respect you want us to grant others. Expecting me to go against my personal ethics or get a bad grade does not show that respect. Quite the opposite. Expecting me to eat food I have to pick the meat out of is like expecting a muslim to be okay with picking pieces of pork out of his food, or expecting you to be okay with picking pieces of human flesh out of the dish lovingly prepared for you by cannibals."
If he still won't budge, I would simply say "Well, I know your position and you know mine. I have tried being polite about informing you of this. I hope you will rethink your position."
Come the day of the exercize I would make sure to act interested in the foods my classmates brought, asking them questions about it and taking notes, but NOT eat even a single bite of anything with meat in it. If a bad grade resulted from that, I would fight it all the way to the school board and further if necessary. Go over his head. You may have to answer to your teacher, but HE has a whole bunch of OTHER people he has to answer to.
By the way, even though you may feel like that, do NOT bring up the fact that you would gag and get sick. You are right, nobody will understand. They will think you are just a picky eater making a fuss. Instead make it about personal morals and personal beliefs. Stress the PERSONAL part. Nobody will like you if you basically tell them that their diet is morally wrong, you are far more likely to get support if you say eating meat or food cooked with meat is against YOUR personal beliefs.
World Vegetarian Day is coming up!?
This is great, it seems to be just the initiative of vegdining though, only about 20 resturants in the world...not much chance of living near one but thanks for the link
here is the text of those taking part:
The following vegetarian restaurants are participating in World Vegetarian Restaurant Month:
Avanti Cafe (Costa Mesa, CA)
The Ravens (Mendocino, CA)
Mineral (Murphys, CA)
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant (Boulder, CO)
Blossoming Lotus (Kauai, HI)
Red Avocado (Iowa City, IA)
Lake Side Cafe (Chicago, IL)
Annapurna (Albuquerque, NM)
Annapurna (Santa Fe, NM)
Candle Cafe (New York, NY)
Candle 79 (New York, NY)
Zen Palate (New York, NY)
SuTao Cafe (Malvern, PA)
Saran Cuisine (Arlington, VA)
Padmanadi (Edmonton, Canada)
Restaurant Bambu Vegetariano (Valparaiso, Chile)
Padmanadi (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Country House Montali (Umbria, Italy)
Revive Cafe (Auckland, New Zealand)
Bliss Cafe (Baguio City, Philippines)
Its more "NA Plus a couple" but its a start eh ?