Need to promote vegetarianism for a better world

10 Dec, 2018

The PTI government is promoting new ideas to change the life style of the people e.g chicken farming, kitchen farming (growing veggies for own kitchen) etc are good ideas. However it would be worthwhile if the govt considers another idea i.e it promotes the idea of turning the people away from carnivorism and towards vegetarianism.

As it is, the every day cases of inedible and unhealthy meat proliferating the markets is enough to turn any person away from meat eating. Even the poultry has been termed dangerous for health due to artificial steroid laden feeds etc.  Why can’t our population think of  eating vegetables, pulses, beans and grams instead of the dubious meat available in the market. The collateral benefit of this shift would be a mellowing of our temperaments and strengthening of our emotional health. It is an established fact from studying the animal world, that carnivorous animals are ferocious and aggressive while herbivorous ones are more stable in their behaviour.

The dietary benefit of vegetarianism is established worldwide. Nations that are vegetarians are stable emotionally, soft and progressing in technology compared to meat eaters like the US which is always angry and wanting to wage war and show aggression somewhere or the other. In Pakistan itself, the tribal society being avid meat eater are ferocious and aggressive. This is only natural. “You are what you eat”.

Pakistan under Imran Khan should spearhead a worldwide movement to turn towards vegetarianism for a better, easeful and peaceful world.  .. CN report, 10 Dec 2018

2 Comments

  • Arif says:

    @ Ale, there is no relation between being poor and being carnivorous or herbivorous or omnivorous. Proteins can be derived from vegetables and pulses etc. The vegetarians and even vegans are living healthy lives, so killing animals for food is not a must. God has given humans the capability to change their habits, even their genes. We are in an advanced stage of intelligence. We should think out of the box and try to make the world a more liveable place not only for humans but for animals too.

  • Ale says:

    I support eating vegetables and beans but in the country where majority of people suffer protein deficiency and 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty. Majority of people are already eating vegetables, beans etc. And by the way humans are omnivorous. The writer needs to present the facts correctly and provide verifiable references.