How We Treat God’s Animals Affects Our Health
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weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and
1. USDA Prevents Mad Cow Disease Testing
2. Famous quote – Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (1135 – 1204),
Jewish philosopher and theologian, codifier of the Talmud.
3. 15th Victim in Canada’s Listeriosis Outbreak
4. Bible verse – James 3:13
5. More Benefits to a Plant-based Diet
6. Diet Should Reflect Faith
1. USDA Prevents Mad Cow Disease Testing: On
August 29th, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled against an appeal by
Creekstone Farms to allow the farm to test slaughtered cattle for Bovine
Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE or Mad Cow disease). Creekstone had
proposed to test all its slaughtered cattle as demanded by its Japanese
customers, who had indicated they would be happy to pay the test's ten
cents a pound cost.
To read the full article please search online for: US Court Rules
Against Mad Cow Testing
Humanity needs to realize there are consequences for all Creation,
including to our health, when we exploit God's animals. Consuming animal
products puts one’s health at risk, and as long as profits, interests
and pleasure come first, Creation will see no healing.
2. “It should not be believed that all beings exist
for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other
beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake
of anything else . . . there is no difference between the pain of humans
and the pain of other living beings, since the love and tenderness of
the mother for the young are not produced by reasoning, but by feeling,
and this faculty exists not only in humans but in most living beings.”
~ Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (1135 – 1204), Jewish philosopher and
theologian, codifier of the Talmud.
3. 15th Victim in Canada’s Listeriosis Outbreak:
Canadian officials have confirmed the 15th death due to listeriosis
after deli meat processed by Maple Leaf Foods Inc. had been implicated,
which resulted in one of Canada’s largest ever food recalls. There have
been 42 confirmed listeriosis cases.
To read the full article please search online for: 15th
listeriosis death confirmed
The intensive and massive way animals are raised, and animal products
processed, have not only caused unimaginable misery to God’s animals,
but misery to humans as well. Unless humanity chooses compassion over
indulgence, pleasure, and profit we will keep suffering the consequences
of our poor stewardship of God’s animals.
4. (RSV) James 3:13
"Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him
show his works in the meekness of wisdom."
Jesus showed His wisdom through a loving, humble and compassionate
lifestyle. By doing so, we are showing obedience to God and good
stewardship of Creation.
5. More Benefits to a Plant-based Diet: A group
of researchers led by Dean Ornish, M.D., found that comprehensive
lifestyle changes, including a low-fat vegan diet, increase the body’s
ability to fight premature aging, cancer, heart disease, and other
chronic diseases. The study involved 24 men participating in a prostate
cancer, who adopted a plant-based diet and added daily exercise and
To read the full article please search online for: Plant-based
diet helps reduce premature aging and disease risk
6. Diet Should Reflect Faith: People of Faith
share why they choose a compassionate, eco-friendly diet that reflects
their care for God's Creation. Although not every one of them adopted a
plant-based diet, they all agree that the inherent cruelty of factory
farming goes against the core values of their Faith. From shunning fried
foods, to serving vegetarian dishes and locally-grown foods,
congregations all around the world are tackling the subject of food
production in the midst of an environmental crisis and massive abuse of
To read the full article please search online for: Growing numbers
say diet should reflect the divine.
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