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Indian City Becomes First Vegetarian City in the World

October 27, 2014
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Source MFA Blog
By Sarah Von Alt

Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.

Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.
About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban.
Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”
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A city ethically advanced
by kindness,

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

13 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 27, 2014 9:22 am

    A city ethically advanced
    by kindness,

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Diane Easey permalink
    October 27, 2014 9:40 am

    I cant explain how happy this makes me, Gods creatures:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. narhvalur permalink
    October 27, 2014 10:59 am

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 27, 2014 12:35 pm

    Reblogged this on JOY TO THE WORLD and commented:

    Be The Change ❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. izasassyredhead permalink
    October 27, 2014 6:57 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this news ~ When you read an article like this and see it on a public forum where it will be forwarded and shared & it can’t be ignored or forgotten…then the message becomes a state of mind & eventually begins to be incorporated into people’s daily life. collectively, we need to be spreading the message of joy, love & peace for and to ALL BEINGS ~

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 30, 2014 11:10 am

    Reblogged this on WORD WARRIOR DAVIES-TIGHT and commented:
    Thank you to Palitana, India and Jain monks for showing through peaceful means how a city can change for the better by recognizing the right of other species to live.


  7. October 30, 2014 11:11 am

    Reblogged. Thank you.


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