Food for Thought: Eight Veg Brainiacs –

Life or Lunch?

#1.) Pythagoras

They probably didn’t teach you in math class that in addition to being a brilliant mathematician, Pythagoras was one of the most famous and influential ancient Greek philosophers. He and his followers were also famous for being vegetarians. In fact, the term “Pythagorean diet” was used instead of “vegetarian” for many years.

#2.) Leonardo da Vinci

Like Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian for ethical reasons. The lifelong inventor and artist famously said: “My body will not be a tomb for other creatures.”

#3.) Nikola Tesla

Another prolific and genius veg inventor, Tesla created hundreds of electrical devices and spoke against animal cruelty, declaring: “[E]very effort should be made to stop the wanton, cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.”

#4.) Jane Goodall

The brilliant scientist, activist, and adventurer Jane Goodall says of eating animals: “Thousands of people who say they ‘love’ animals…

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