Why Jews should be vegetarians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Schwartz
    • 09.12.12 | 03:49 (IST)

    As president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America, I believe that this scandal provides an important reason for Jews to shift to meat-free diets. It is very important that we consider how the production and consumption of meat and other animal products violate basic Jewish mandates to preserve human health, treat animals with compassion, protect the environment, conserve natural resources and help hungry people. Also, animal -based diets and agriculture are causing an epidemic of diseases in the Jewish and other communities, and contributing significantly to climate change and other environmental problems that threaten all of humanity. It is essential that the Jewish community move toward plant-based diets to help shift our imperiled planet to a sustainable path. For further information about Jewish teachings on vegetarianism, please see my over 150 articles and 25 podcasts and my complete book, "Judaism and Vegetarianism," at JewishVeg.com/schwartz and please see our acclaimed documentary "A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values to Help Heal the World" at ASacedDuty.com.

    from the article: Israeli dairy giant Tnuva faces criminal probe for alleged animal abuse
    First published 02:22 09.12.12 | Last updated 01:04 09.12.12
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