as a vegetarian
By Kim B
What is a vegetarian? A vegetarian
is a "blanket" term for a variety of diets that exclude meat poultry and
fish. There are a few different types a vegetarianism including being what
is called a vegan , this means they only eat only foods that come from
plants. There is also "lacto ˇ ovo vegetarian"
They eat both dairy and eggs.
On of the biggest vegetarian myth is
"all vegetarians are animal ˇ rights activists". The truth is their not.
Most people become vegetarians for health reasons. Animal rights is the
second most common reason. "we may not all be out there marching against
fur but every one of us still saves a lot of hides.
There are a lot of foods with animal
products that we donÝt all know about. gelatin which is in Jell-o and used
in a number of things for a thickening agent is made from boiled bones,
skins, and tendons of animals. MargarineÝs can contain fish and other marine
oils. Animal fats are used in some pastries.
Here is my interview with a vegetarian
Q:"why did you become a vegetarian?"
A:"I felt bad about eating animals."
Q: "how do you get all of your nutrition?"
A: "a lot of milk 3-4 fruits and vegetables
a day and corbo hydrates."
Q: "what are you favorite foods?"
A: "manicotti, chocolate, and ice-cream."
Q: "what does a basic meal consist
A: "a glass of milk, a salad and pasta
and or bread."
Her are some famous vegetarians
(just incase you didnÝt think there were any:
Note: this list is presented
in good faith - we cannot guarantee that any of these people still are,
or ever were vegetarian. If you
have further information please fill in the form below.
Aherne, Caroline Star and writer
of BBC's The Royle Family source: Radio Times
Christmas 2000 edition
Anderson, Gillian actor on X-Files,
other movies source: Details Magazine, In
Anglehart, Raynald Actor Studio
Hollywood,Castel TV source: Actors¨Magazine;
Arthurpeta, Bea actress source:
Bach, Richard & Leslie
Baldwin, Alec actor source: veganissimo
Barrymore, Drew - Source: Jane
Magazine, Premiere Issue
Basinger, Kim actress
Baxter, Meredith - Source: Teen's
Guide to Going Vegetarian
Benedict, Dirk actor, played
in a few hit-series in 70-80s and in movies source:
"Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy"
Berkley, Elizabeth actress [showgirls]
source: vegetarisch fit 5.july [germany]
Bingham, Traci Baywatch Source:
BBC Vegetarian Good Food mag, Nov1997
Bogdanovich, Peter director,
vegan - Source: NEXP
Briers, Lucy played Mary Bennet
in 1995 "Pride & Prejudice" Source: "The
Making of Pride and Prejudice"
Brown, "Downtown" Julie
This article was written By Erik
" If you've ever asked a meat
eater to explain why he or she eats meat, the answers you
get back are usually pretty unimpressive.
The most common reasons I hear are either "it
tastes good," or some health-related
answer that's typically based on a profound
misunderstanding of nutrition.
I've often wondered if a clear and articulate case for
eating meat can even be made.
Turns out I'm not the only one
who wonders what a well-thought-out case for meat
eating would sound like. The
UK Vegetarian Society has issued a challenge to the
public to identify the fifty
best reasons for eating meat. The call to create this
pro-meat-eating list is part
of the UK society's publicity for World Vegetarian Day.
"The Society is confident that
there is not a single justifiable reason to continue to eat
meat and that producing a list
of 50 reasons to eat meat is unachievable."
According to the Society, this
is not some kind of publicity stunt:
"This is a genuine challenge.
We want meat eaters to find good reasons to eat meat and
we will even publicize these
reasons in our own magazine! This is an indication of how
confident we are that the vegetarian
diet makes perfect sense.
I think the Vegetarian Society's
call to create this list is worthwhile and important. And I
very much hope that the list
they put together is as clearly worded, thoughtfully
researched, and articulate as
possible. Why is this challenge so important? In order to
make the case for vegetarianism,
it's useful to have on hand the best possible case for
eating meat. By putting these
two arguments side-by-side, people will be best able to
choose a diet that fits within
It would be great if members
of the meat industry would contribute their expertise to
this list. But given that America's
National Dairy Council refuses to directly answer
basic questions about their health
claims, it's likely that England's meat interests will
similarly duck this challenge.
This winter, the UK Vegetarian
Society will run the fifty best reasons to eat meat
side-by-side with the fifty best
reasons to be vegetarian. Comparing the two lists should
be an eye-opening experience.
Expect to see either a reprinting of the lists on
Vegan.com when they become available,
or a link to the relevant site."