Veggie and Proud of it

I was born and raised a vegetarian.But, I am a vegetarian by choice. It is not about a religion, its just out of personal choice. And while I am pro-choice about this one and believe that people should feel free to whatever they want to eat,I couldn'thelp but think back at some reasons why people eat meat. My guess is, as societies evolved in different parts of the world, the idea was to eat whatever was available.Like, for instance, where are you going to find fresh, green leafy vegetables in the middle of the Arabian desert ? That , also explains why different religions have different rules about meat eating.

But, in today's world,any kind of food is ready available,regardless of seasons,geography or climate.There is absolutely no dearth or difficultly in procuring food.So my idea is, I am not living near the Arctic Circle, so why should I stop being a vegetarian ?

Oh, and for those people who ridiculously argue that meat helps you build muscle/strength and that everyone *should* eat meat to be "strong", I have only one thing to say : Ever seen an Elephant ? Weighs about 13,000 pounds, and is about 12 feet high?Strength, yes. Guess what an elephant is : A pure vegetarian. So stop being silly and go home.


Courtesy :

Franz Kafka
Charlotte Bronte
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Sir Isaac Newton
Mahatma Gandhi
George Bernard Shaw
Leo Tolstoy
Mark Twain
H.G. Wells
Henry Ford
Leonardo Da Vinci
Charles Darwin
William Wordsworth
Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla (Inventor)
Albert Schweitzer

Vincent Van Gogh
Susan B. Anthony
Martin Luther
Clara Barton
Elvis Costello
Dave Davies (Kinks)
Bob Dylan
Peter Gabriel
Joan Armatrading
Davey Havok (AFI)
Siouxsie Sioux
Joe Jackson
Billy Idol
Kate Bush
Chrissie Hynde
Brad Pitt
Alec Baldwin
Pamela Anderson
Steve Martin
Christie Brinkley
Cathy Dennis

Desmond Howard
Edwin Moses
Martina Navratilova
Kathy Johnson
(1980 Gymnast of Year)
Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder)
Alicia Silverstone
Eric Stolz
Jennie Garth
Liv Tyler
Dennis Weaver
Michael J. Fox
Jerry Seinfeld
Brigitte Bardot
Dustin Hoffman
Virginia Madsen
Anthony Perkins
Woody Harrelson
David Duchovny
Richard Gere
Natalie Portman
Ricki Lake
Ted Danson
William Shatner

Tommy LaRussa
Anthony Peeler (NBA)
Bill Walton (NBA)
Robert Parish (NBA)
Billie Jean King
Joe Namath
Peter Buck (REM)
Martin Gore (Depeche)
Fiona Apple
Sinead O'Connor
Boy George
Steve Howe (Yes)
Scott Adams (Dilbert)
Clive Barker
Berke Breathed
(Bloom County comic strip)
Richard Bach
Henry Heimlich M.D.
Donnie LaLonde
(Light Heavyweight Champ)
Dave Scott
(5x Ironman Triathlon winner)
Killer Kowalski
Jack LaLanne

k.d. Lang
Richard Thompson
Lene Lovich
Annie Lennox
Julian Cope
Lenny Kravitz
Prince (the symbol guy)
Captain Sensible
James (whole band)
Belinda Carlisle
Emmylou Harris
Joaquin Phoenix
River Phoenix
Candice Bergen
Larry Hagman
Charlotte Ross
Olivia Newton John
Christy Turlington
Vanessa Williams
Rosanna Arquette
Kevin Eubanks (Leno)
Kim Basinger
Orlando Bloom

Johnny Marr (Smiths)
Meatloaf (?yes!)
Natalie Merchant
Wendy O' Williams
Shania Twain
Jeff Beck
John Lennon
& Yoko Ono
Paul McCartney
& Linda McCartney
Ringo Starr
& Barbara Bach
Princess Diana
Todd Oldham
(fashion designer)
Leonard Cohen
Steven Jobs (Apple)
Chelsea Clinton
Ziggy Marley
Kraftwerk (whole band)
Sarah McLachlan
Eddie Vedder
Robert Smith (Cure)

Amy Ray (Indigo Girls)
Grace Slick
Steve Vai
Paula Cole
Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
Bob Barker
(The Price is Right)
Tobey Maguire
Rhea Perlman (Cheers)
Sara Gilbert
Lisa Rinna (Melrose)
Captain & Tennille
Consolidated (the band)
Don McLean
(wrote "American Pie" song)
Michael Bolton
Lisa Loeb
Marina Sirtis (Star Trek)
Mary Tyler Moore
Marilu Henner
Meredith Baxter
Peter Cushing
Reese Witherspoon

Don Imus
Peter Bogdanovich
Anthony Robbins
(Motivational Coach)
Cesar Chavez
(United Farm Workers) Cassandra Peterson
(the "Elvira" character)
Thora Birch
(Ghost World creator)
Susannah Hoffs
(from The Bangles) Carter Beauford (DMB)
Boyd Tinsley (DMB)
Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
Bryan Adams
Andre 3000 (OutKast)
Steve Morse (Deep Purple)
Lisa Simpson & Apu
"Weird" Al Yankovic
Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
Johnny Rotten
The Roots (whole band)
Minor Threat (whole band)

George Harrison (Beatles)
Jon Anderson (Yes)
Larry Mullen (U2)
Carl Lewis
(Winner of 17 Gold Medals)
Erykah Badu
Bonnie Hunt
Lindsay Wagner
(The Bionic Woman)
Keenan Ivory Wayans
Linda Blair (Exorcist)
Drew Barrymore
Matt Groening
(creator of The Simpsons)
Susan Powter
Traci Bingham (baywatch)
Milo Ventimiglia [GG]
Mike Farrell
RZA [Wu Tang]
Raekwon [Wu Tang]
Ghostface [WT]
Prodigy [Mobb Deep]
Russell Simmons
Spice Williams (stuntman)

Marv Levy (Buffalo Bills)
Gillian Anderson (X-Files)
Demi Moore
Betty White (Golden Girls)
Rue McClanahan
(Golden Girls) Jane Goodall
Dwight Yoakum
Naomi Watts
Michael Tsarion
Don Piraro
(created Bizarro cartoon)
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