Again with the milk....
[Sent to another group; forwarded to us.]
I actually just started being a vegan again yesterday. I [had quit
veganism], so I didn't go to any of the concerts out here [to leaflet].
I would've kinda felt like a fraud, or something, handing out [information]
on being a vegan when I wasn't one.
But then I read that thing ... the Why Vegan? thing. I'd never
looked at it before. It was so sad. It made me cry.
I know this other girl in Stockton now that's a vegan and she wants
to help me pass out stuff ... and when I go to school on Friday I'm
gonna give some of the kids stuff.
JA, Stockton, CA
I think that it's really cool that you guys have this site up. I
try to spread awareness as much as possible and this site really
helped me a bunch.
I really like the article "The
Vegan Outreach Approach to a Better World." Matt Ball is
so right about staying with a vegan diet if you are doing it to save
animals. There have been times when I would have been tempted to
eat meat and dairy products (especially when I first became a vegan),
but I just pictured in my mind the plight of so many animals and
it was easy to stay vegan.
I have been a vegetarian for one year now and a vegan for about 8
months. I have never in my life had this much will power when it
comes to food. I also feel a big burden of guilt has been lifted
off me, as I can now walk past the meat counter at the super market
knowing that I have not contributed to the suffering of the poor
animals that are packaged in the bins. Also, I have suffered with
fibromyalgia for ten years and it just disappeared after I became
a vegan. (Now if someone would just tell me that every time I ate
something sweet I was hurting an animal that would be great, I would
be eating a truly healthy diet!)
GB, Swartz Creek, MI
I'd just like to say thank you for your very informative website.
I intend to make the transition to vegan next week. Sites like yours
have been particularly helpful in allowing me to plan how I'm going
to do this, and my main reason for it, like many others, is the belief
in the sanctity of life, and respect for living creatures. I hope
your site continues to inform and influence others.
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On the continuing subject of vegan cheese, has anyone tried this?
News Milk, milk, and more milk!
Prof Claims Misuse of Data To Push Anti-Milk Agenda
Of course, those who have an agenda can be expected to disagree,
making it very difficult to know (and advocate) what is supported
by the facts. This is why it is of great importance to understand
the possible agenda of those involved. Reading all sides can help
identify the frauds and charlatans.
In other news, the recent study showing a "protective"
effect against milk for breast cancer (referenced
here recently) has been denounced by Robert Cohen, but Dr.
Stephen Walsh of the UK Vegan Society disputed Cohen's analysis,
adding, "The strength of veganism lies in compassion and in
exposing the truth about the suffering, environmental damage and
health risks associated with abusing animals for food. If leading
vegan propagandists disregard truth, it greatly weakens the vegan
Dr. Walsh has been very busy on the dairy front. In addition to
and the previously mentioned study of dairy
and breast cancer, he has recently completed a review of dairy
and bone health. All of these are recommended reading for staying
In nondairy news:
Slate takes on speciesism.
on the lighter side
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