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The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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‘The time will come when men will look upon the murder of animals as they look upon the murder of men.’ Leonardo da Vinci

If we can exist and enjoy life without the killing of other creatures, it seems unnecessarily inhumane to do so. Besides, the intensively factory-farmed animal leads a vile existence, often penned in a cramped stall unable to budge more than a few inches, existing on a rich protein and grain feed with added antibiotics and growth hormones which put on bulk but, because of lack of exercise, mostly as fat. If we indulge in the diet that this high-tech farming provides, not only do we connive in brutalizing the life of the animals, but we also harm our own bodies with a multiplicity of toxins.