Philosophy and Ethics

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Faith-Based Veg Diets

At this time of year, many turn their thoughts to the various faith-based communities. Here are just a few new developments of veg-interest that have caught our notice. This adds to the already rich veg-offerings of many faith communities, both East and West, which are already well established. Israeli PM Joins Meatless Mondays Vegetarian food choices … Continue reading

Interview with Dan Paul – WA State Director for the Humane Society of the US

Tell us something about yourself. How did you first become interested in animals in general and farm animals in particular?   My fascination with animals seems to have been hardwired from birth, but it took many years and many nuggets of exposure for me to finally get that ‘aha’ moment. I grew up in the suburbs … Continue reading

Caving In to the Cattle Industry

Recently, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) made a recommendation in its regular newsletter to its employees, to consider participating in the Meatless Mondays initiative, which advocates going vegetarian one day a week, citing the health and environmental benefits. The advisory explained that the USDA cafeterias now contain plenty of meatless options to enjoy.  The … Continue reading

What’s Yoga Got To Do With It?

The answer is plenty when it comes to vegetarian food choices.  The most important part of the yoga practice is eating a vegetarian diet. -Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Yoga has hit the mainstream. With yoga studios popping up all over, offering everything from traditional forms of yoga to new forms aimed at special groups ranging from prenatal moms … Continue reading

No Meat in Public!

A growing number of people want the president to stop eating meat in public. As Health Educator in Chief, many people expect President Obama to set a good example by eating healthier food in public and at the many official photo opportunities. Now let’s be clear: it’s no-one’s business what a political leader eats in … Continue reading

The Gift of Life

For many people, the holiday season is a time for gift giving.  We consider following a vegetarian diet a profound way of giving the most precious gift of all, the gift of life.  Consider that, on average, vegetarians live longer and healthier lives than non-vegetarians. In fact, those who have followed a vegetarian diet for … Continue reading

France Bans Vegetarian Options in Schools

France has taken a bold step in the wrong direction and it’s one that, if not overturned, could hurt every vegetarian student in the country. A decree and bylaw, published in the “Journal Officiel” on October 2nd, forces school canteens to respect a set of standards meant to guarantee the nutritional balance of the meals. … Continue reading

Animals – Those Who Care Are Not Alone

If you care about the animals and value their lives, you’re not alone. Caring about animals has never been more popular in America. For instance, a study published in the Congressional Quarterly found that two thirds of Americans believe that an animal has a right to live free of suffering. In addition, a third of … Continue reading

Why is it important for America to change the food it eats?

The following is an extract from our latest book, Say No to Meat, by Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose. You can learn more about our book, and buy a copy online, at http://www.vegofwa.org/books/SayNotoMeat.aspx Raising meat is weakening America and threatening our future. That burger at McDonald’s may cost only a dollar but it’s really very … Continue reading

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