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"Vegans Take America" on NPR's On Point

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  • Carolyn
    Subject: DawnWatch: Vegans Take America on NPR s On Point -- 1/14/11
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2011
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      Subject: DawnWatch: "Vegans Take America" on NPR's On Point -- 1/14/11


      > If you have been vegan for a few years and have sometimes felt like you are all alone -- especially at those family holiday dinners -- boy will you enjoy this hour from the National Public Radio show On Point:
      > http://www.onpointradio.org/2011/01/vegans-america
      > It aired on Friday, January 14, but can still be heard in full on line.
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      > It opens with a chat with Kim O'Donnel, a food writer who is not vegan but is watching the vegan explosion across America. Cookbook writers Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Mollie Katzen are also interviewed. The host mentions many now famous vegans and closes with a song from Moby, before which he reads a quote from Moby:
      > "Could you look an animal in the eye and say my appetite is more important than your suffering?"
      >
      > Many interesting points were made. I found of particular interest a comment from a reader who said she went vegan after seeing the superb, Oscar nominated, documentary Food Inc. That supports the research that shows that media does not have to have a blatant "Go Vegan" message in order to inspire a change to a vegan diet. Any coverage of the horror of factory farming reminds people that their hamburgers used to be living, feeling beings; that reminder often leads folks to decide that the veggie burger is a better choice.
      >
      > Under the "contact us" tab On Point tells us:
      > "Because of the volume of communications we receive, the best way to ensure that we see messages about show content or programming is to post them at the bottom of the day's show at our Web site, in the listener comment thread."
      >
      > So please join the conversation at the bottom of the page linked above. Post a quick, appreciative, pro veggie comment. An enthusiastic listener response will encourage similar coverage in the future.
      >
      > I send thanks to activist Laura Slitt for letting us know about the coverage.
      >
      > Yours and the animals',
      > Karen Dawn
      >
      > (DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts only if you do so unedited -- leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line.)
      >
      > Please go to http://tinyurl.com/254ulkx to check out Karen Dawn's book, "Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way we Treat Animals," which in 2008 was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of The Year!"
      >
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