... 2011 (today), is celebrated World Vegetarian Day. Established by the North American Vegetarian Society, the day's celebrated elsewhere, too, as this post from Ireland indicates. (photo credit) The date launches the annual Vegetarian Awareness Month, aimed at, according to the North American group's site,
helping to create a better world because vegetarian diets have proven health benefits, save animals’ lives and help to preserve the Earth.
(Prior October 1 posts are here, here, here, and here.)