Exposing the truth about vegetarianism in the world religions- the further we go back in religious history, the more respect we find for life in all its forms. Rosen shows that one of the original intents of the world's major religious scriptures was to encourage a meatless diet.
From the Book:
"When eating meat, human beings disguise it in a variety of ways, using ketchup, sauces and gravies. They age it, tenderize it, fry it, boil it, and transform it in a thousand styles. Why the charade? Why all the effort to avoid eating meat raw, as all true carnivorous animals do?"
"Plants can synthesize amino acids from air, earth and water, but animals are dependent on plants for protein, either directly by eating plants or indirectly by eating an animal which has eaten and metabolized plants."
"Cancer and heart disease are nearly epidemic in nations with a high per capita consumption of meat, while they rarely occur in societies where little meat is consumed"
"He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man." - Isaiah 66.3
"Whoever is kind to the lesser creatures is kind to himself." - Prophet Mohammed
"To avoid causing terror to living beings, let the diciple refrain from eating meat." - Lord Buddha
"Steven Rosen takes us on a fascinating journey back in time to explore the essential and often misunderstood roots of the world's major religious traditions, to discover how vegetarianism was a cherished part of their philosophy and practice." - Nathaniel Altman, Author, Animal Liberation