Celebrating World Vegetarian Day in the Murphy NC mountains
By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
Happy World Vegetarian Day! World Vegetarian Day was first observed in 1977 and encourages us all to eat our vegetables and fruits and is officially celebrated on October 1st. Countless studies have proven that a diet filled with fruits and vegetables is good for our health. Vegetarians, have taken this path either for their health, or from a conviction that they should not eat, and therefore, kill animals.A vegetarian, by definition, eats no meat. That includes fish and other forms of seafood. Bottom line is, a vegetarian eats no animals. Their diet consists of plants....fruits and vegetables. They are ethically and morally opposed to killing animals for food. They are also against poor treatment of animals at farms and slaughterhouses.There are plenty of groups and organizations ...