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The practice of vegetarianism as part of a religious principle of non-violence towards animals dates back to the Jain and Buddhist religions of ancient India.
This practice was established by the 6th century BC in these religions, though one of the first promoters of vegetarianism was Buddhist emperor Ashoka the Great, who died in 232 BC.

History of vegetarianism - Wikipedia

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Vegetarianism has its roots in the civilizations of ancient India and ancient Greece. Vegetarianism is the theory and practice of voluntary non-consumption of the ...

Vegetarian Society - History - World History of Vegetarianism

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World history of vegetarianism, from the Egyptians and Pythagoras to the 21st century.

History of Vegetarianism

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This gives a brief description of the where and when of vegetarianism history. Early Times of Vegetarianism. The term "vegetarian" was coined by the British ...

Beans and Greens: The History of Vegetarianism - Hungry History

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Apr 4, 2014 ... This week, we're looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.

Evolution of Vegetarianism | The History Kitchen | PBS Food

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Jan 28, 2014 ... Discover the evolution of vegetarianism. Ben Franklin was a vegetarian, and early American vegetarian cookbooks emerged in the late 1800's.

Vegetarian Guide: History of Vegetarianism in the U.S.

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Vegetarianism dates back to a time before recorded history. Many anthropologists believe that most early humans ate primarily plant foods, being more ...

Pythagoras' Other Theorem: A Short History of Vegetarianism | The ...

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Apr 29, 2013 ... Recently, on her weekly Heritage Radio Network program, “A Taste of the Past,” Linda Pellacio interviewed Rynn Berry, an author and ...

The History of Vegetarianism: From Plant-Eating Neanderthals to ...

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Aug 22, 2016 ... According to a 2012 Gallup poll, 5% of Americans consider themselves vegetarians. That number may be small, but the number of actual ...

A Brief History of Vegetarianism - Animal Liberation Front

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A Brief History about Vegetarianism. From People for Animals (Dehli India) From N. Ajay Simha. Vegetarianism may have been common in the Indian ...