1. Activist Feedback
October Issue of The Peaceable Table
More Responses to “I love meat”
1. Activist Feedback
Ginger Carter at the Morgan County Fair in Alabama writes: Thank you
for sending the materials for this event. The Fair organizers were kind
enough to allow me to have an indoor exhibit table this year, so I was
able to keep the table set up with the materials available, even at the
times when I couldn't be there. In total, probably about a box full of
pamphlets were distributed. I am going to create events myself, such as
after-church distributions, so that I can distribute all the pamphlets
that you sent.
Sue, leafleting at Women of Faith in San Jose, writes: I wore my
Sunday Best, but I got off to a slow start, trying different opening
lines before settling on "Compassion for Animals." I was beginning to
think it was going to be a long night, when I realized the women thought
I was with the guy behind me who had a sign that read, "WOF Will Go
Straight to Hell!" As soon as I figured this out, I started saying, "I'm
not with him. Compassion for animals." This got a lot of laughs and all
of a sudden they were lining up waiting for leaflets like Halloween
candy. Not the ideal college demographic, but a good night nonetheless.
10/13 NJ East Rutherford Toby Mac Christian Rock
10/14 NY Albany Toby Mac Christian Rock
10/18 IN Fort Wayne Toby Mac Christian Rock
10/18 TN Murfreesboro The Afters Christian Rock
10/19 WI Madison Acquire the Fire Youth Conference
10/19-20 MN St. Paul Women of Faith Conference
10/19 VA Troutville The Afters Christian Rock
10/20 MA Boston 12th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival (table)
10/20 SC Beaufort The Afters Christian Rock
10/20 WA Kent Katina’s Christian Rock
10/21 SC Simpsonville The Afters Christian Rock
10/21 NE Alliance Lifelight Christian Rock
10/21 WA Kirkland Katina’s Christian Rock
10/23 MO Flowood The Afters Christian Rock
10/25 AZ Phoenix Making All Things New – For for the Hungry Concert
10/26 NC Charlotte Women of Faith
10/26 TX Katy The Afters Christian Rock
10/27 FL Orlando Central Florida Veg Fest (table)
11/2 PA Philadelphia Revolve Tour
11/4 NY Jamestown Natalie Grant Christian Concert
11/7 KS Overland Park Natalie Grant Christian Concert
11/9 MN Minneapolis Revolve Tour
11/10 PA Philadelphia Katina’s Christian Rock Concert
To find out about all upcoming leafleting and tabling opportunities
in your area, join the CVA Calendar Group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group.christian_vegetarian/. Read the home page,
and then join. You will then be able to log in anytime to identify
upcoming events in your region. Contact Paris at
[email protected] if you might be able to help.
2. Thanksgiving Leafleting
A lot of people attend churches on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a great
opportunity to introduce people to the CVA’s ministry. We emphasize that
we do not leaflet on private church property without permission, but we
encourage leafleting on public property. If interested, please contact
the CVA at [email protected]..
3. October Issue of The Peaceable Table
Contents include: * The Editorial, "There . . . Go I," suggests that the
widespread human inclination to blame the victim may have a significant
part in people's resistance to the message of compassion for farmed
animals. * The Book Review-Essay finds a theme of animal liberation in
the Harry Potter stories. * One of Angela's Recipes is for Black Bean
and Brown Rice Burgers-- a solid and tasty entrée. * The October Pioneer
is Anna Sewell, whose one book, BLACK BEAUTY, has sold thirty million
copies and been in print for 130 years spreading the word that horses
are sensitive beings with a rich psychological life.
To read this issue, go to
Toward the Peaceable Kingdom,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor
4. More Responses to “I love meat”
“Those were my thoughts at first, then quickly
realized that a plant diet is fantastic, and that I love animals and
don’t want to eat them."
"I loved meat too. And, I am now a vegetarian."
-Daniel Salomon, n/OEF
"I love meat too. That's why I enjoy the many mock
meats available at Whole Foods."
"I love meat too -- but I love live animals even more,
so it was painless to make the transition to plant-based fare. The soy
products that imitate meat taste, look, and feel just like the real
deal. To tell you the truth, I now enjoy eating mock meats more than I
ever did animal flesh. You should see the wide selection in the
refrigerated and frozen sections at Whole Foods."
"Personally I love the taste of "meat" too. But I decided for myself a
long time ago that it was not about my likes and dislikes at all."
"It is about obeying Gods plan to be kind and not harm any of His
creatures. Animal factory farming, not only is harming Gods creatures,
but it does so in the most heinous and cruelest of ways."
"It is about caring for my health."
"It is about the well-being of the planet, & human kind."
"As far as my liking "meat", with so many amazingly delicious "meat"
substitutes, and the huge array of other healthy foods...I do not miss
it at all."
"Humans can be perfectly healthy on a
vegan diet (as evidenced by all the thriving vegans in the world). So
why should an animal suffer and die simply to satisfy your taste