February 19 ||||| VivaVegie's news, events, alerts
- VivaVegie's news, events, alerts
Table of Contents:
- Launch of Lantern Books Reading Club
- NYC Vegetarian Meetup Group
- NYC Vegetarians are the people to know
- Check out GoVeganRadio.com
- Carol Adams to speak in NYC in March
- Where do you find the best Vegetarian News?
- Meatout Mondays for scrumptious veggies
- Correspondence: Do I need to become vegan?
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Launch of Lantern Books Reading Club
Jean Thaler, who once ran Big Apple Vegetarians for six years, is
starting a book club which will feature titles from the Lantern Books
collection, and occasional appearances by the authors. The group will
meet quarterly at the Lantern Books office in Union Square, New York
"My purpose in starting this reading club is to have a forum for
informed, participatory discussion on animal rights, vegetarianism,
and environmentalism. I like to support this unique publisher of
titles on these topics, as well as the authors," Jean asserts.
Active participation by the readers will be expected. The moderator
will alternate among Jean, the readers, and the editors. Sessions
will be free of charge, and water and munchies will be provided.
Date of first session, to be announced. Contact Jean at: jeanthaler@...
NYC Vegetarian Meetup Group
Upcoming Group Events
New York City Vegetarian March Meetup
Wednesday, Mar 9, 7:00 PM
Veggie mid-month meetup: Spicy Indian night
Tuesday, Mar 22, 7:00 PM
The New York City Vegetarian April Meetup
Wednesday, Apr 13, 7:00 PM
Location: New York, NY
Members: 543 Vegetarians
Rating: 96% positive
Description: Sharing community, info and experiences and eating in
vegetarian restaurants.All eating lifestyles are welcome to join us.
For those who are curious we welcome you and if we can help inform
you then join us. Vegetarians are open,peaceful people. More about
Their next event is Tuesday, February 22, 7:00 PM. Find out where!
For social outings in the New York metropolitan area, the people to
get to know are NYC Vegetarians. The thing to do is to get on Celia
Harary's E-list. You'll not only learn about NYC Vegetarians events,
but many other events of interest to vegans and vegetarians.
Have you heard of GoVeganRadio.com ? If not you're missing out on
some great radio and a very informed and entertaining host...
"GO VEGAN with BOB LINDEN"...The planet's first and only commercial
vegan radio show!
Each new show is made available Sunday afternoon with more archived
programs being added regularly!
Recent guests on Go Vegan include Ingrid Newkirk and Paul Watson.
Carol Adams to speak in March
Mar. 7 & Mar. 9: Carol Adams
Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol Adams is coming to New York City
in March. Don't miss her incredible Sexual Politics of Meat slide
Co-sponsored by Students for Education on Animal Liberation (SEAL) of NYU
Monday, March 7, 7:00 p.m., New York University, Vanderbilt Hall, 40
Wash. Sq. So., Room 204.
Also MooShoes, March 9th. 7:30 152 Allen Street, LES.
Where do you find the best Yahoo! Group for Vegetarian News?
Vegetarian News of the International Vegetarian Union
Don't miss out another moment. Sign up today...
Meatout Mondays for scrumptious veggie food and recipes
For your meat-eating friends, direct them to Meatout Mondays. A
fabulous treasure trove of food, recipes, and inspiration. This is of
course a great resource for you, too, you died-in-the-synthetic-wool
VivaVegie's Pamela Rice featured on January 31.
VivaVegie recently received the following letter:
Hello there, I have been a vegetarian for many years but never made
the cross over to becoming a vegan. After reading the information
concerning the Animal Welfare Act excluding farm animals I became
quite concerned...Are animals used for their byproducts just as
mistreated? Thanks so much, Anna
Not in all cases, of course, Anna...
But, yes, cows often do not live long happy lives.
Most hens live terrible abysmal lives.
Animals raised for leather may be treated better to preserve their
hides. Then again, leather is not a byproduct in many cases.
All types of animal agriculture are plagued with sporadic mortalies.
The chicken industry assumes 10 percent mortality from disease and
spontaneous death due to high-growth genetics. The carcasses are
rendered into every kind of consumer product, from gelatin, to
pharmaceuticals, to household cleaners, to glues, to solvents, to
asphalt.... the list goes on and on.
Assume a lot of suffering all along the way.
Soybeans are replacing the cow in many cases; this is a good trend.
However, with so much slaughterhouse waste, industry tends to go
where plenty makes cheap.
If you plan to adopt the vegan lifestyle, be sure to take 2000
micrograms of vitamin B12 every week and 2 tablespoons of ground flax
seed every day.
Other than that, eat at least 2-1/2 cups of fresh fruits and veg.
every day - better yet, make that 4-1/2 cups a day. Eat whole grains
primarily (exclusively, even better). Eat beans for other important
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