New England Vegfest is a free festival that brings the local community together to celebrate vegetarianism – an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event (which began as “The Worcester VegFest” back in 2010) is now in its 9th year and will feature socially responsible exhibitors, inspiring national speakers, vegan food court, and complimentary samples of food and product. The event will also include vegan cooking demos, educational exhibits, book-signing, children’s activities, and fundraising raffles.
For the animals. Nearly 10 billion farm animals die each year in the U.S. alone to produce meat, dairy and eggs. Every year globally, the number of animals slaughtered for food exceeds 65 billion and these creatures have very little protection against the well-documented horrors of animal cruelty.
For our health. The American Dietetic Association says that vegetarians are less likely to develop heart disease, diabetes or cancer, and less likely to become obese, than meat-eaters.
For the environment. Animal agriculture is one of the biggest causes of environmental destruction.
For the taste! Eating a vegan diet has never been easier or more delicious, with increasing variety and availability of plant-based foods and vegan alternatives.
VegWorcester is a not-for-profit, community organization that advocates vegetarian living to the population of central Massachusetts. We organize educational events around veganism, animal welfare, and the environmental impact of meat production. VegWorcester is working to create a more peaceful world by encouraging people to think twice about the suffering inherent in eating animals by building a culture of support for vegetarianism.
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