Today kicks off the 26th annual international Meatout event, a grassroots campaign started in 1985 by F.A.R.M.(Farm Animal Rights Movement), with the purpose of educating the masses about the importance of living compassionately, and about how delicious and healthy a vegan diet truly is!
Since it's inception, the Meatout movement has grown like crazy, garnering thousands of new supporters and pledges every year. With the help of volunteers and bloggers (like yours truly), the word spreads like wildfire to every corner of the world, and more and more people get inspired and involved. And that, my friends, is how things get done.
If you can't get on board with Meatout for some reason, F.A.R.M. has started several other equally successful campaigns that might suit your fancy, such as:
- Animal Rights National Conference (July 21-25th)
- Bite Global Warming/Earth Day (April 22nd)
- World Farm Animals Day (October 2nd)
- World Food Day (October 15th)
- Sabina Fund (which grants money to other grassroots movements)
- Gentle Thanksgiving
If you're new to the Meatout movement, go ahead and order your free Veg Starter Kit. It's informative and packed with yummy recipes.
Here are links to some other free and friendly vegetarian starter guides too: