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Tashi Choden


Current place:
Sherubtse College


Student, final semester

Do you observe JANGSEM Mondays?:

What do you think about Jangsem Monday movement?
Having known about Jangsem Monday feels right because it's not easy to convince people to give up meat but if they can do away with meat atleast for a day, it could make a huge difference.

Why do you think it's important to go meatless?:
Eating meat has its advantages too, but at the cost of innocent lives. Going meatless, as everyone knows, has physical/health benefits but more importantly, in a Buddhist society like ours, we believe that every being was once our parents and you really can't imagine having feast over your parent's flesh, can you? And moreover we have many other options besides meat.

Are you a vegetarian or vegan? If yes for how long and why?:

I am a vegetarian and it has been almost 8 years now. Its not that i didn't like meat but the thought of having someone's flesh on my plate didn't seem right.

Has it benefited you and how?:
It really has benefitted me a great deal. First off, I feel great being a vegetarian and doing my part, even if it's small, in saving lives. Scientifically, being veg helps your skin and in living a healthy long life in a long run. Switching from meat to vegetables has helped me eat a lot of vegetables and increased my knowledge on various types of vegetables giving me a wider range of choice.

What are your Favorite veggies and fruits?:
I eat almost all the vegetables but my favourite would be broccoli and eggplant.

Your Favorite animals? Domestic or wild?:

Dogs are my favourite animal.

What do you believe in or should we say your motto in life?:

If you expect no harm, do no harm.

What is your message to everyone on going meatless?:

No one force you to go meatless but least you can do is atleast give it a try on Mondays. One may think it would not make a difference but if all get into it, it will make a huge difference.

Tashi Choden saved at least 16 chicken(s) till date.
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