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Vegetarianism &Veganism

Bringing Social Justice to the Table

Speech presented by Lee Hall on July 22, 2004
North American Vegetarian Society Vegetarian SummerFest
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown, Pennsylvania Campus

More and More Teens are Becoming Vegetarian, and Better Yet, Healthy Adults

In the last 15 years vegetarianism has become more popular, with younger generations embracing its ethics and healthy lifestyle in increasing numbers. According to a study published in the May 2002 issue of Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine, 6% of the teens in the study self-reported as vegetarian. A 2001 Roper poll placed the U.S. population of teen vegetarians at about 2% (roughly one million school-aged kids!). A national Zogby poll conducted in 2000 found that 6% of young adults, ages 18-29, are vegetarian.

The Burger King "Veggie Burger" -- To the Supporters of Animal Rights, Social Justice, and a Healthier Environment

Much has been said about supporting Burger King because they now offer a product erroneously dubbed the "BK Veggie Burger".

The burger is cooked on the same grill as the meat, unless one knows to ask for a special order microwave-heated burger. The strict or religious vegetarian will have to request special treatment; she must feel comfortable with microwaved food; and, of course, she will have to know to ask.

Even if all these factors are met, the vegan will have to bring her own bread: Burger King's buns contain butter.