(US) Crazy cows? Flu birds? Time to enter the vegan
- [opinion from Chicago Sun-Times]
It may be time.
Time for what?
To become a vegetarian.
Mad cow disease.
I don't like hyphens. Let's just stay clear of anything that has to do
Then you are a vegan. It is pronounced VEE-gun, not VEH-jun. You live
lightly on the Earth. You do not consume meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs
or even honey.
OK. I'm a vegan. So how many of me are there?
According to Zogby and Roper surveys, your numbers have doubled in the
last 10 years, especially with the mad cow and other scares.
About 2.5 percent of Americans are vegetarian. About a third of those are
Not quite as impressive.
These surveys have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.
Wait. So I could be nonexistent statistically. I could be less than
Modern polling methods raise many philosophical questions. But you do have
some company. There is a vegan running for president. You have seen him at
I've been a vegan for five minutes now. Is that long enough?
You will want to meet with other vegans. As it happens, next Saturday is
International Vegan Meetup Day, during which you can meet up with other
vegans where you live. The details are at http://vegan.meetup.com
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