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  • Mark Sutton
    Apr 1 2:23 PM
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      Trying it one more time for now and editing out the "Smelly Fish"
      article... to start with Section 9. Getting this resolved may take some
      time as there's no perceivable pattern. I've sent this back between
      different personal addresses, and things work fine.

      Sorry! Best, Mark

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      TABLE OF CONTENTS:

      09: Article: The Value of/on Human Life
      10: Humor: Velcro Farms in Crisis
      11: Resources
      12: 1st Annual International Humane Education Conf.
      13: Animal Rights 2003
      14: Donations to the Mad Cowboy Documentary
      15: Howard's Schedule
      16: Answer to Last Issue's Question
      17: Next Issue
      18: Closing Thought(s)

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      *09: Article: The Value of/on Human Life
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      BUSH WEIGHS LIFE'S WORTH, COST OF RULES
      03/17/03: Washington: Jim Barnett: "The Bush White House is pushing federal
      agencies to slash the dollar value they place on human life, a move that
      has ignited an ethical debate with administration critics and allies alike.

      To calculate benefits of rule changes, such as cutting power plant
      emissions, agencies typically assign a uniform value to each life saved.
      The Environmental Protection Agency uses $6.1 million, a value set under
      President George H.W. Bush and indexed for inflation.

      But the method is unfair and economically unsound, according to officials
      in the current Bush administration, because it fails to recognize
      differences in quality of life: An elderly person with chronic illness is
      equal in value to a healthy child with decades to live.

      Business and industry stand to gain from the White House initiative.
      Regulators must weigh benefits against costs of regulation, so lower life
      values can limit government's reach in cutting emissions and requiring
      companies to invest in new equipment.

      Indeed, opponents fear that consequences could ripple across the
      bureaucracy as agencies apply the method to an array of laws intended to
      protect human health -- from toxic-waste cleanup to workplace safety and
      food labeling. "

      [Excerpted from the long article at:
      http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/front_page/104790581726
      6650.xml


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      *10: Humor: Velcro Farms in Crisis
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      "California's important Velcro crop, vital to the clothing, footwear, and
      sporting goods industries, has been severely stressed by drought, disease,
      and pests. Three issues have conspired to threaten and diminish the crop
      in California:

      1) Dry and windy conditions have caused hook and loop spores to commingle
      even across widely spaced fields, resulting in tangled Velcro bolls
      combining both strains and unprocessable by any known means.

      2) Invasions of disease and pests have damaged the crop: the flaccidity
      virus has resulted in weakened hooks, unable to hold adequately or even to
      snap through the corresponding loops, and the pest millipedus minisculus,
      or 'tiny thousand-footed creature', has multiplied in the Velcro fields,
      frequently becoming so ensnared in the developing loops as to make the crop
      unharvestable.

      3) Drought has both limited water for the westside Velcro fields and
      exacerbated crop-stunting salinity."

      [Excerpted and edited from:
      http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html


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      *11: Resources
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      [Vegan Recipes:
      http://www.veganmeat.com/recipie.html

      [Several Great and Active Discussion Forums:
      http://www.veganrepresent.com/

      [Dr. Fuhrman's website - lotta useful information
      http://www.drfuhrman.com/

      [Discussion Groups for Veganism, Environment, and School Nutrition
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoFlaVegans/
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoFlaSchools/

      [Don't Go 'Round Hungry! Cookbook - recipes:
      http://kettlecook.tripod.com/links.html

      [Marvelous Disc. Board with cookbook author Bryanna Grogan:
      http://www.vegsource.com/talk/beginner/index.html


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      *12: Animal Rights 2003 West and East Coasts!
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      WHAT: Animal Rights 2003 is the animal rights movement's annual national
      conference. This year it will be held on both the East and West coasts.
      AR2003 provides a forum for teaching skills, sharing knowledge, discussing
      strategies and tactics, networking, and "recharging our batteries." This
      conference will feature 120 presenters from every faction of the animal
      rights movement. There will be in ten Plenary Sessions, 100 Workshops, 50
      Campaign Reports, and 16 Rap Sessions. Other functions include Exhibits,
      Videos, Newcomer Orientation, Employment Clearinghouse, Group Workouts,
      Planning Meetings, Welcome and Networking Receptions, Awards Banquet, and
      the Animal Rights Hall of Fame.

      EAST
      When: June 27- July 1, 2003 (post-conference activities on July 2)
      Where: McLean VA (just outside Washington, D.C.)

      WEST
      When: Aug 1-5, 2003 (post-conference activities on Aug 6)
      Where: Los Angeles, CA

      Contact: info@...
      Website: http://www.animalrights2003.org


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      *13: 1st Annual International Humane Education Conf.
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      1st Annual International Humane Education Conference & Symposium!

      Where: New Roads High School, Santa Monica, CA
      When: Sept. 12-14, 2003

      This groundbreaking event will explore collaborative and training
      opportunities for teachers, administrators, parents, activists,
      organizations, community groups and students in the exciting field of
      holistic Humane Education.

      More description and details, or for details on how you can participate in
      or sponsor event.

      http://www.newworldvision.org/conference.html

      info@...
      310-490-0674

      We are also looking for volunteers and committee members to help stage the
      conference:

      "Creating a compassionate, peaceful, sustainable world through Humane
      Education"

      Sandra Hannen, Executive Director, New World Vision

      http://www.newworldvision.org


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      *14: Donations to the Mad Cowboy Documentary
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      *Both Mooshoes and VeganCats will donate 5% of sales accessed through the
      MadCowboy Home Page to the filming of the Mad Cowboy Feature Documentary.
      Check 'em out! Mooshoes sells much more than shoes, and VeganCats sells
      cruelty-free products for cats AND dogs!


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      *15: Howard's Schedule
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      April 03: Alexandria, VA < 1 - 3pm, Northern VA Community College
      April 09: Kingston, RI < 7:30 pm, Rhode Island Univ. -
      amow8438@...
      April 12: Ann Arbor, MI < 6pm, SASHA Farm 1st Annual Vegan Banquet -
      sashafarm@...
      April 13: Gagetown, MI < Lifestyle Plus, Bill Pieno 989.665.0076
      April 16: Boulder, CO < Univ. of Colorado - stipendous@...
      April 22: Spokane, Wash > Spokane Com. College - ARowan@...
      April 25: New Ashford, MA < Matt Kelly, 6PM - Berkshire Veggie Dinner
      peace@...

      May 16: Worthington, OH < Wellness Forum - Dr. Pamela Popper 614.841.7700
      May 17: SDA, OH
      May 24: Potomac, MD < Potomac SDA - Richard Gonzales - 301.441.2427

      JUN 28 - JUL 01: AR2003 (Wash. DC)

      [More details and contact info at:
      http://www.madcowboy.com/01_SchedCA.000.html


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      *16: Answer to Last Issue's Question
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      "With a use of 1.23 billion pounds [yearly], the U.S. accounts for about
      1/4 of such usage world wide. Annual expenditures by users totaled $11.9
      billion in 1997."

      Usage of what?

      Answer: pesticides
      [Source: EPA: Pesticides - 1996/1997 Pesticide Sales and Usage Report
      http://www.epa.gov/oppbead1/pestsales/97pestsales/overview1997.html


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      *17: Next Issue
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      We'll see those documentary pix promised this issue, maybe a transcript of
      one of the video segments on the Environment Howard taped and are being
      broadcast, more factoids, new nutritional information, and answer to the
      question:

      What two leaders said the following:

      1) "It's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands, when you have spent
      half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment."

      2) "I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs
      treat us as equals."

      (Hint: they were both leaders of the same country, at different times)


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      *18: Closing Thought(s)
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      "The ethics of reverence for life makes no distinction between higher and
      lower, more precious and less precious lives. It has good reasons for this
      omission. For what are we doing, when we establish hard and fast
      gradations in value between living organisms, but judging them in relation
      to ourselves, by whether they seem to stand closer to us or farther from
      us. This is a wholly subjective standard. How can we know what importance
      other living organisms have in themselves and in terms of the universe?"

      - Albert Schweitzer, "Reverence for Life: The Words of Albert Schweitzer,"
      p. 47.


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