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World Veg Day and Contest

Now in its 34th year, World Vegetarian Day returns on October 1, kicking off Vegetarian Awareness Month and asking omnivores to pledge to go veg.


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This Saturday marks the 34th annual World Vegetarian Day, founded to spread awareness about how veg diets benefit animals, the planet, and our health. For this year’s celebration, the North American Vegetarian Society is giving away three randomly drawn cash prizes of up to $1,000 to lucky omnivorous contestants who pledge to go meat-free for the month of October. Participants can fill out special pledge cards, which list seven major reasons to stop eating meat, or enter online. Throughout the month of October, vegetarians and vegans are encouraged to spread awareness through activities like hanging posters, screening films, and asking libraries and bookstores to set up displays of veg-related literature.

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