- New CVA Booklet
- This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
- Commentary from a CVA Member in Cameroon
We’re making significant changes in the CVA
booklet, including a new title: Factory Farms: Would Jesus Approve?
Please contact us at
[email protected] if you’d like to review the text for the
booklet. We welcome feedback!
2. This Week’s Sermon from
Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
Peacemaking Children of God Will Free Creation from Corruption
3. Humorous Cartoon
Now That's a Duck Blind...
4. Commentary from a CVA Member in Cameroon
owe it to yourself to enjoy the long lasting and healthy lifestyle you
desire. You owe it yourself to enable all your loved ones to realize
their dream of health for all, which is one of the United Nation
Millennium Development Goals to be realized by 2015 and also that of
the New Partnership for Africa's Development or NEPAD.
Africa a lot of people don’t realize that a meat-based diet is
responsible for the high rate of various health problems afflicting
children, women, and men of all ages. In Cameroon, we were once taught
that only people in western societies suffered from diseases such as
diabetes, obesity, stroke, and high blood pressure, because they had
the financial means to afford dairy products and meat in their meals.
Today, one or two members of every household in Cameroon are suffering
from the consumption of milk or eating bush meat or red meat.
It can be a challenge to change habits from a lifetime of eating and
using animal products. However, our survival and effective functioning
requires that we become vegans and get the micronutrients our body
greatly depends on from plants.
How do we make the necessary
- Take it one step at a time. It is hard to suddenly
become a vegan overnight and many people find that it is a gradual
- Look for substitutes to dairy products, such as
margarine as a substitute for butter.
- Look for and go to vegan
restaurants that sell vegan foods
- Consult a doctor about
supplements to ease into your new vegan lifestyle.
- Find out
about vegan recipes, for example at
- Familiarize yourself about nutrition.
Remember, God created
us as vegetarians. He provided and ordered that humans should consume
only plants for his survival. He knew that plants contain all the
micronutrients needed by the human body to function well in order for
humans to carry out the sacred duty of taking care of all other
Philip Tah Fon
Catholic Concern for Animals in Cameroon, a British international