City in India does not allow meat

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There is also Palitana which we´ve discussed before, also in India


I said in the previous thread that I also would like to see Bhutan, and that perhaps you could travel between Palitana and Bhutan.

Well the city you mentioned is in between the two places I already wanted to visit.

Hmmm....

I spy a few interesting places on the way:

Here´s my plan so far....From West to East: Palitana - Jaipur - Agra (Taj Mahal) - Varanasi - Kathmandu (I´ll take a side trip to Everest base camp) - Darjeeling - Bhutan

Only 3,300 kilometers or 2050 miles

Road trip, obviously

1 - 2 months trip....
 

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Indian city to remove non-vegetarian food stalls from main roads​

Authorities in Ahmedabad order removal of non-vegetarian food stalls from main roads – the fourth city in Gujarat state to do so in recent days.

Indian city to remove non-vegetarian food stalls from main roads

That´s good. In Western countries we can only dream of such enlightened measures. :)

However, there may be a dark side to this. Modi´s BJP government is a Hindu nationalist government that seems to have given a boost to anti-Muslim bigotry. There might be a connection here, as Hinduism is more of a veggie culture, whereas Islamic cultures are arguably even slightly more pro meat than the West.
 
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I'm not sure of this. Its just what I presumed:
I think its a religious/political thing. Hindu has a vegetarian component. And the government is Hindu. And the government sort of sucks. So think there might be an ulterior motive.
I think its a "win" for vegetarians/vegans.
 

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This sounds great but... In 675 A.D., Emperor Tenmu banned the consumption of meat in Japan... Say again? This is information that many vegans don't know about (wait a few weeks after I post this) and the information came straight from my mind... Okay, I google it, maybe, not really. I can create past, present, and future, it happens all the time in the now. Don't ask me how, because you will say I am not a God. Anyways...
 

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It’s very common in India to have high rise accomodation we’re the requirement is a vegetarian diet to live there
 
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I put into a search engine "In 675 A.D., Emperor Tenmu banned the consumption of meat in Japan."

There is a short article here:

It looks like the Japanese mostly didn't eat meat for about 1,000 years

Here is a more detailed article: That talks about the return to meat eating over recent centuries

(I'm not familiar with either of these websites, I haven't verified the info)
 
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An interesting question is what is higher

The total number of vegetarians in India
or the total number in the rest of the world combined

It looks like about 20%-30% of Indians are vegetarians which is about 280-420 million out of a 1.4 billion population

Of the rest of the world's population of 6.4 billion, 280-420 million would require 4.4%-6.6% which might be reasonably close to the truth.

Vegetarianism by country - Wikipedia can help to shed some light on this question, although there is no definite answer to this.
 

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Thanks for sharing this article. It's nice to see some proper journalism, someone actually went and talked to people and found out what was really going on. It looks like these measures and being put through quite suddenly and perhaps handled fairly badly.
 

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From that first article I posted:
in 2019, the Hindu-nationalist BJP government banned the sale and consumption of meat within a 250m radius of all Varanasi temples and heritage sites
 
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