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World Vegetarian Day - October 1

Author: North American Vegetarian Society

Published: 2010-09-28

Synopsis and Key Points:

World Vegetarian Day is the annual kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month.

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Vegetarians and interested individuals from around the globe will be joining the North American Vegetarian Society on October 1st, 2010, for the annual celebration of World Vegetarian Day. Give Vegetarianism a Try and WIN up to $1,000!

Since its inception in 1977, the event has commemorated the health-supporting and life-affirming benefits of vegetarianism. World Vegetarian Day is the annual kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. There are many reasons people choose a vegetarian diet. It has proven health benefits, saves animals' lives and helps to preserve the Earth.

To encourage non-vegetarians to give meatless eating a try, the North American Vegetarian Society has developed a prize-winning contest. Non-vegetarians who pledge to abstain from all meat, fish and fowl during Vegetarian Awareness Month (October) will be entered in a random drawing for cash prizes. The top winner will get $1000 in cash.

One winner will be chosen in each of the following three categories: One day $250 - One week $500 - One month $1,000.

People can enter the "Give Vegetarianism a Try" contest at

Join us to make the world a better place and we are all winners!

Vegetarian Diets:

Reduce the risk of major killers such as heart disease, stroke and cancer while cutting exposure to foodborne pathogens

Provide a viable answer to feeding the world's hungry through more efficient use of grains and other crops

Save animals from suffering in factory-farm conditions and from the pain and terror of slaughter

Conserve vital but limited freshwater, fertile topsoil and other precious resources

Preserve irreplaceable ecosystems such as rainforests and other wildlife habitats

Decrease greenhouse gases that are accelerating global warming

Mitigate the ever-expanding environmental pollution of animal agriculture

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