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Why Embrace Vegetarianism?
Comparative Anatomy 1
Is our body designed to consume meat? Let us compare our body with a carnivore as well as a herbivore
Carnivore
Herbivore
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Well-developed Well-developed Reduced to allow wide mouth gap Facial Muscles Human Herbi...
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Broad, flattened and spade shaped Broad, flattened and spade shaped Short and pointed Te...
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Flattened Flattened Sharp Teeth: Molars Extensive chewing Extensive chewing None; swallo...
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison Alkaline saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes pre...
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating 10 to 11 times body length > 10 times body length 3 to 6 times body length Length of Sma...
The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Perspires through millions of skin pores Perspires through millions of skin pores No ski...
Health & Nutrition 2
Let us look at the nutritional value of a vegetarian diet
Can vegetarian food ensure a balanced diet for good health ?
Most popular myth: If I don’t eat meat, I would suffer from lack of protein!
Most proponents  argue that vegetarian diets do not provide  proper protein.
It is ironic that those who eat meat  get the worst quality of protein available.
Meat protein contain too much of  uric acid to be broken down by liver  and can lead to serious health problems in later l...
Vegetables and dairy products all provide an excellent source of protein and in much higher quality than that found in mea...
The elephant,  rhino & gorilla all survive on  vegetables & fruits. One need only look at the most powerful animals on the...
Researchers at Max Planck Institute, Germany have shown: “ Most vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and grains are excellent ...
Meat is particularly hard to digest and greatly depletes our energy reserves in the digestive process.
Natural foods such as fruits are easily digested, leaving the energy available for more productive pursuits.
Famous Vegetarians 3
<ul><li>Albert  Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Newton </li></ul>
<ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul>
<ul><li>Plato </li></ul><ul><li>Socrates </li></ul>
<ul><li>Pythagoras </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo Da Vinci  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Larry Bird (All-time great basketball player) </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Chappell (Former Australian cricketer) </li><...
<ul><li>Carl Lewis </li></ul>
<ul><li>Edwin Moses (400m hurdles - world record holder) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Billy Jean King (Tennis champion of 70s) </li></ul><ul><li>Martina Navratilova (Tennis champion) </li></ul>
Health Reasons 4
Effects of Meat on Health
Heart Disease The Number One Killer Responsible for approx.  50%  of all deaths  in Britain
As early as 1961, the  Journal of the American Medical Association  had said “ 90% - 97% of heart disease can be prevented...
Cancer The Number Two Killer
Cooked meat and fish contains  carcinogens,  which attack the cell’s DNA, alter it  and develop cancer
Meat contains 14 times more chemicals & pesticides than  plant foods. Harmful Chemicals
World Hunger 5
20 million people die annually as a result of malnutrition.
 
“ ...meat consumption in rich countries is key cause for hunger around the world.” UN Secretary General recently admitted ...
16 kg grain 20 people Access? 1 kg beef 2 people
One hundred million people could be adequately fed using the land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by a mer...
The average American consumes in a 72-year lifetime approx: <ul><li>11 cattles </li></ul><ul><li>3 lambs and sheep </li></...
This may be at the cost of someone dying of malnutrition.
“ If everyone adopted a vegetarian diet, current food production would theoretically feed 10 billion people, more than the...
Cruelty 6
Modern Slaughterhouse Worse than a hell !
Hens are so tightly packed in the battery cages, that they cannot move an inch during their encagement.
Hens are forced to lay up to 200-220 eggs every year, leading to weakened bones, feather loss etc.
This is the reality!
In the U.S. alone 6,60,000 animals are killed for meat  every hour.
 
“ While our bodies are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on earth?” George Ber...
Terrorism
Riots
Wars
Nuclear Threat
It’s a fact that meat eating reduces respect for all kinds of life including that of humans.
 
 
 
Can we deny that brutality  against animals makes  us more  brutal too?
7 Karmic Consequences
All of our actions including our choice of food have karmic consequences.
By inflicting injury, pain and death, one must in the future experience the sufferings caused.
 
 
Srila Prabhupada explains
By killing animals, not only will we be bereft of the human form but we will have to take an animal form and …
… somehow or other be killed by the same type of animal we have killed. This is the law of nature.
 
Mahabharata <ul><li>The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; </li></ul><ul><li>He who eats flesh does so by...
Mahabharata <ul><li>The killer does  himsa  by actually tying and killing the animal. </li></ul><ul><li>all of these are t...
Srila Prabhupada explains
“ Every living creature is a son of the Supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate even an ant’s being killed. One has to pay ...
In  order to revive the finer tissues of the brain to understand subtle things, one must give up  meat-eating.  -Srila Pra...
8 Quotes From Some World Famous Personalities
“ I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the sa...
“ Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures including animals.” Albert Einstein
“ To say we love God and at the same time exercise cruelty towards a creature moving by life derived from God is a contrad...
Lord Krishna describes in the  Gita…
Foods such as milk products, grains, fruits and vegetables “increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence, and giv...
Foods such as meat & fish are described as “putrid, decomposed, and unclean” On the contrary
FAQ
Plants and the trees also have souls! Isn’t eating them killing?
jivo jivasya jivanam One living entity is food for another in the struggle for existence.
If we eat our designated food in a way prescribed by the Lord we are freed of all sins.
Krishna instructs Arjuna …
“ The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice....
Nourishment of Body Nourishment of Soul Krishna Prasadam Offer Food to Krishna
 
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  • The USDA recommends giving each hen four inches of &apos;feeder space&apos;. In this little space the birds cannot stretch their wings or legs, and cannot fulfill normal behavioral patterns. Constantly rubbing against the wire cages, they suffer from severe feather loss, and their bodies are covered with bruises and abrasions.
  • The USDA recommends giving each hen four inches of &apos;feeder space&apos;. In this little space the birds cannot stretch their wings or legs, and cannot fulfill normal behavioral patterns. Constantly rubbing against the wire cages, they suffer from severe feather loss, and their bodies are covered with bruises and abrasions.
  • The USDA recommends giving each hen four inches of &apos;feeder space&apos;. In this little space the birds cannot stretch their wings or legs, and cannot fulfill normal behavioral patterns. Constantly rubbing against the wire cages, they suffer from severe feather loss, and their bodies are covered with bruises and abrasions.
  • A newborn calf is likely to be taken to a veal factory. There, he will be locked up in a stall and chained by his neck to prevent him from turning around for his entire life. He will be injected with antibiotics and hormones to make him grow.
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    1. 1. Why Embrace Vegetarianism?
    2. 2. Comparative Anatomy 1
    3. 3. Is our body designed to consume meat? Let us compare our body with a carnivore as well as a herbivore
    4. 4. Carnivore
    5. 5. Herbivore
    6. 6. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Well-developed Well-developed Reduced to allow wide mouth gap Facial Muscles Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison good side-to-side motion good side-to-side motion minimal side-to-side motion Jaw Motion
    7. 7. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Broad, flattened and spade shaped Broad, flattened and spade shaped Short and pointed Teeth: Incisors Short and blunted Dull and short (sometimes long for defense), or none Long, sharp and curved to tear flesh Teeth: Canines Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison
    8. 8. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Flattened Flattened Sharp Teeth: Molars Extensive chewing Extensive chewing None; swallows food whole Chewing Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison
    9. 9. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison Alkaline saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes present Alkaline saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes present Acidic saliva: Carbohydrate digesting enzymes not present Saliva pH 4 to 5 pH 4 to 5 < pH 1 (to digest tough animal muscle, bone, etc.) Stomach Acidity with food in it
    10. 10. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating 10 to 11 times body length > 10 times body length 3 to 6 times body length Length of Small Intestine Long, complex Long, complex Simple, short and smooth Colon Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison
    11. 11. The Comparative Anatomy of Eating Perspires through millions of skin pores Perspires through millions of skin pores No skin pores; perspires through tongue to cool body Perspiration Flattened nails Flattened nails or blunt hooves Sharp claws Nails Human Herbivore Carnivore Comparison
    12. 12. Health & Nutrition 2
    13. 13. Let us look at the nutritional value of a vegetarian diet
    14. 14. Can vegetarian food ensure a balanced diet for good health ?
    15. 15. Most popular myth: If I don’t eat meat, I would suffer from lack of protein!
    16. 16. Most proponents argue that vegetarian diets do not provide proper protein.
    17. 17. It is ironic that those who eat meat get the worst quality of protein available.
    18. 18. Meat protein contain too much of uric acid to be broken down by liver and can lead to serious health problems in later life.
    19. 19. Vegetables and dairy products all provide an excellent source of protein and in much higher quality than that found in meat products.
    20. 20. The elephant, rhino & gorilla all survive on vegetables & fruits. One need only look at the most powerful animals on the planet.
    21. 21. Researchers at Max Planck Institute, Germany have shown: “ Most vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and grains are excellent sources of complete proteins.”
    22. 22. Meat is particularly hard to digest and greatly depletes our energy reserves in the digestive process.
    23. 23. Natural foods such as fruits are easily digested, leaving the energy available for more productive pursuits.
    24. 24. Famous Vegetarians 3
    25. 25. <ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Newton </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>Plato </li></ul><ul><li>Socrates </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Pythagoras </li></ul><ul><li>Leonardo Da Vinci </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Larry Bird (All-time great basketball player) </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Chappell (Former Australian cricketer) </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>Carl Lewis </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>Edwin Moses (400m hurdles - world record holder) </li></ul>
    32. 32. <ul><li>Billy Jean King (Tennis champion of 70s) </li></ul><ul><li>Martina Navratilova (Tennis champion) </li></ul>
    33. 33. Health Reasons 4
    34. 34. Effects of Meat on Health
    35. 35. Heart Disease The Number One Killer Responsible for approx. 50% of all deaths in Britain
    36. 36. As early as 1961, the Journal of the American Medical Association had said “ 90% - 97% of heart disease can be prevented by a vegetarian diet.”
    37. 37. Cancer The Number Two Killer
    38. 38. Cooked meat and fish contains carcinogens, which attack the cell’s DNA, alter it and develop cancer
    39. 39. Meat contains 14 times more chemicals & pesticides than plant foods. Harmful Chemicals
    40. 40. World Hunger 5
    41. 41. 20 million people die annually as a result of malnutrition.
    42. 43. “ ...meat consumption in rich countries is key cause for hunger around the world.” UN Secretary General recently admitted that
    43. 44. 16 kg grain 20 people Access? 1 kg beef 2 people
    44. 45. One hundred million people could be adequately fed using the land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by a mere 10%.”
    45. 46. The average American consumes in a 72-year lifetime approx: <ul><li>11 cattles </li></ul><ul><li>3 lambs and sheep </li></ul><ul><li>23 pigs </li></ul><ul><li>45 turkeys </li></ul><ul><li>1100 chickens & </li></ul><ul><li>862 pounds of fish! </li></ul>
    46. 47. This may be at the cost of someone dying of malnutrition.
    47. 48. “ If everyone adopted a vegetarian diet, current food production would theoretically feed 10 billion people, more than the projected population for the year 2050.” According to the Population Reference Bureau
    48. 49. Cruelty 6
    49. 50. Modern Slaughterhouse Worse than a hell !
    50. 51. Hens are so tightly packed in the battery cages, that they cannot move an inch during their encagement.
    51. 52. Hens are forced to lay up to 200-220 eggs every year, leading to weakened bones, feather loss etc.
    52. 53. This is the reality!
    53. 54. In the U.S. alone 6,60,000 animals are killed for meat every hour.
    54. 56. “ While our bodies are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on earth?” George Bernard Shaw
    55. 57. Terrorism
    56. 58. Riots
    57. 59. Wars
    58. 60. Nuclear Threat
    59. 61. It’s a fact that meat eating reduces respect for all kinds of life including that of humans.
    60. 65. Can we deny that brutality against animals makes us more brutal too?
    61. 66. 7 Karmic Consequences
    62. 67. All of our actions including our choice of food have karmic consequences.
    63. 68. By inflicting injury, pain and death, one must in the future experience the sufferings caused.
    64. 71. Srila Prabhupada explains
    65. 72. By killing animals, not only will we be bereft of the human form but we will have to take an animal form and …
    66. 73. … somehow or other be killed by the same type of animal we have killed. This is the law of nature.
    67. 75. Mahabharata <ul><li>The purchaser of flesh performs violence by his wealth; </li></ul><ul><li>He who eats flesh does so by enjoying its taste; </li></ul>
    68. 76. Mahabharata <ul><li>The killer does himsa by actually tying and killing the animal. </li></ul><ul><li>all of these are to be considered meat-eaters. </li></ul>
    69. 77. Srila Prabhupada explains
    70. 78. “ Every living creature is a son of the Supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate even an ant’s being killed. One has to pay for it.”
    71. 79. In order to revive the finer tissues of the brain to understand subtle things, one must give up meat-eating. -Srila Prabhupada
    72. 80. 8 Quotes From Some World Famous Personalities
    73. 81. “ I do feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.” Mahatma Gandhi
    74. 82. “ Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures including animals.” Albert Einstein
    75. 83. “ To say we love God and at the same time exercise cruelty towards a creature moving by life derived from God is a contradiction in itself.” John Woolman
    76. 84. Lord Krishna describes in the Gita…
    77. 85. Foods such as milk products, grains, fruits and vegetables “increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence, and give strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction.”
    78. 86. Foods such as meat & fish are described as “putrid, decomposed, and unclean” On the contrary
    79. 87. FAQ
    80. 88. Plants and the trees also have souls! Isn’t eating them killing?
    81. 89. jivo jivasya jivanam One living entity is food for another in the struggle for existence.
    82. 90. If we eat our designated food in a way prescribed by the Lord we are freed of all sins.
    83. 91. Krishna instructs Arjuna …
    84. 92. “ The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. ( Bhagavad-gita 3.13)
    85. 93. Nourishment of Body Nourishment of Soul Krishna Prasadam Offer Food to Krishna
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