Published on July 9, 2007
Vegetarianism in a Nutshell: Vegetarianism in a Nutshell For Animals • For the Hungry • For the Earth • For Your Health Why Adopt a Vegan Diet?: Why Adopt a Vegan Diet? For Animals • For the Hungry For the Earth • For Your Health 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' —Socrates Health: Health Eating for Life Health: Health A Vegetarian Diet Prevents Cancer: A Vegetarian Diet Prevents Cancer The vast majority of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other forms of degenerative illness can be prevented simply by adopting a plant-based diet.' —Dr. T. Colin Campbell, director, The China Study ' Got Cancer?: Got Cancer? In nine separate studies, the strongest and most consistent dietary factor linked with prostate cancer was high consumption of milk or dairy products. —Dr. Walter Willett, chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health ' ' Got Zits?: Got Zits? In a 2005 study of 47,000 high school girls, Harvard researchers found a very strong correlation between the amount of cow’s milk consumed and severe acne. The Obesity Epidemic: The Obesity Epidemic Meat-eaters have three times the obesity rate of vegetarians and nine times the obesity rate of vegans. Vegetarians: Healthy and Sexy: Vegetarians: Healthy and Sexy Since I’ve gone vegetarian, my body has never felt better and my taste buds have been opened up to a whole new world. It’s one of the most rewarding choices I’ve ever made .… —Alicia Silverstone ' ' Andre 3000 • Natalie Portman • Tobey Maguire © STARMAX, Inc. Fish Flesh: Poisoning Your Brain: Fish Flesh: Poisoning Your Brain The mercury and PCBs found in fish flesh cause brain damage and cancer. Environment: Environment Environment: Environment Think You Can Be a Meat-Eating Environmentalist?: Think You Can Be a Meat-Eating Environmentalist? To be an environmentalist who happens to eat meat is like being a philanthropist who doesn’t happen to give to charity.' —Howard Lyman Think again! ' ' Environment: Environment Commercial fishing and fish farms are destroying the oceans. Human Rights: Human Rights Eating meat steals food from the hungry. Human Rights: Human Rights Chicken Factory Farms: Chicken Factory Farms Pig Factory Farms: Pig Factory Farms Trucked to the Slaughterhouse: Trucked to the Slaughterhouse According to the meat industry’s own statistics, more than 1 million pigs and tens of millions of chickens and turkeys die each year during transport to the slaughterhouse alone. ‘A Hunk of Veal in Every Glass of Milk’: ‘A Hunk of Veal in Every Glass of Milk’ Where Dairy Products Come From: Where Dairy Products Come From The Egg Industry: The Worst of the Worst!: The Egg Industry: The Worst of the Worst! According to the United Egg Producers, 98% of hens used by the egg industry are confined to battery cages. Commercial Fishing: Commercial Fishing ‘Aquaculture’: Fish Factory Farms: ‘Aquaculture’: Fish Factory Farms Animal Rights: Extending Our Circle of Compassion: Animal Rights: Extending Our Circle of Compassion They feel pain. Animal Rights: Animal Rights 'There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.' —Isaac Bashevis Singer Animal Rights: Animal Rights 'The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' —Martin Luther King Jr. Animal Rights: Animal Rights 0 No. of Democracies (Universal Voting Rights) 100 Years Ago: 0 No. of Child Protection Laws in the U.S. 100 Years Ago: 0 Animal Rights: Animal Rights Slavery Is Abolished: 1865 (13th Amendment) Women Get the Right to Vote: 1920 (19th Amendment) Animal Rights: Animal Rights Every time you eat, you have a choice. By choosing vegetarian meals, you are helping fight cruelty to animals, environmental degradation, and global hunger. By choosing vegetarian meals, you are making the world a kinder, more just place. Animal Rights: Animal Rights Your Choice So What Do Vegetarians Eat?: So What Do Vegetarians Eat? Visit VegCooking.com for thousands of easy, delicious recipes and product and restaurant recommendations. © Steve Lee © Steve Lee Thank You for Coming!: Thank You for Coming! For a free vegetarian starter kit with great recipes, visit GoVeg.com or call 1-888-VEG-FOOD.