Compassion and contamination. Cultural differences in vegetarianism

@article{Ruby2013CompassionAC,
  title={Compassion and contamination. Cultural differences in vegetarianism},
  author={M. B. Ruby and S. Heine and S. Kamble and T. Cheng and M. Waddar},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2013},
  volume={71},
  pages={340-348}
}
A growing body of research has shown that Western vegetarians report more concern for animal welfare and environmental sustainability, and endorse more liberal values than do Western omnivores. However, despite the prevalence of Indian vegetarianism, its psychological associations and underpinnings remain largely unexamined. In Study 1, we find that Euro-American vegetarians are more concerned than omnivores with the impact of their daily food choices on the environment and animal welfare, show… Expand
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