a new mayoral candidate for the capital Seoul, South Korea, former
National Assembly Member Mr. Roh Hoe-chan and the New Progressive Party
that he now heads have made five public pledges.
One is to
provide free eco-friendly school meals throughout the city. Believing
that organic, reduced meat foods are central to this plan, Mr. Roh,
spontaneously invited co-citizens to an informal vegetarian lunch
meeting to hear their views on the plant-based diet.
A supporter of Meatless Mondays, he shared his own thoughts about the importance of eating veg.Roh Hoe-chan – South Korean National Assemblyman, Seoul Mayoral Candidate (M):
Greenhouse gases emitted from the livestock industry are destroying the environment.
of this, I believe the vegetarian diet plays a key role in protecting
the environment and sustaining the ecosystem. In that aspect, while
car-free days are also important, meat-free days may be far more
VOICE: Sharing that he avoids eating meat himself as
much as possible, Mr. Roh further stated that respect for animals is
also an important determinant of a nation’s progress.Roh Hoe-chan (M):
The mistreatment of animals and mistreatment among humans are a
hair-breadth apart. It becomes a habit and if it’s tolerated, eventually
the strong come to abuse the weak among humans as well.
So it’s not merely an animal issue only.
At the end of the conversation, Mr. Roh promised that he would work to
promote the organic plant-based lifestyle, first by bringing vegetarian
options to government and school cafeterias.Roh Hoe-chan (M):
I want more people to know that the vegetarian diet is crucial to creating a good environment.Roh Hoe-chan and co-citizens (M):
Vegetarianism is progress!
We respectfully laud Party leader and mayoral candidate Mr. Roh
Hoe-chan for advocating veg fare as the optimal way to a healthy,
May more wise government leaders act
similarly to improve fellow citizens’ quality of life and save the
planet through the organic vegan diet!
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