Veganism on the Rise!
January 20, 2014
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
Sobering Reality of Antibiotic Overuse
- Famous Quote: Russell
- Veganism on the Rise
- Bible Verse: Exodus 14:14
- This Week’s Video: Dr. Neal Barnard on Amazing Plant-Powered
1. The Sobering Reality of Antibiotic Overuse
This sobering read exposes the extremely irresponsible practice of
overusing antibiotics in animals raised for food. About 80% of all
antibiotics sold in the world are given to healthy food animals to
help promote growth and allow cheaper production methods, which in
turn leads to the development of antibiotic resistant superbugs.
Public health experts see signs that we are returning to a time when
children died of pneumonia and other illnesses since bacteria mutate
faster than we create new antibiotics.
Please visit Big Ag's big lie: factory farms, your health and
the new politics of antibiotics
As long as we all have cheap, factory-farmed meat,
eggs and dairy, big ag, pharmaceutical companies and the government
don’t seem to care about antibiotic resistant bugs, animal welfare, or
environmental devastation. This is why it’s so important that the
clear message comes from the consumer and a coalition of health,
animal and environment advocacy organizations because the change is
not coming from the top down.
2. Famous Quote
mostly eat healthy. I just do. I'm not a vegan for health reasons -
although obviously I'm 20 pounds lighter than when I started. I stayed
20 pounds lighter. I feel better. My friends say I look better. All
that's true. But I'm a vegan for compassionate reasons.”
3. Veganism on the Rise
winning economist Alvin Roth, professor at Stanford and Harvard,
predicts that “meat eating might become repugnant” to the general
population in the near future. He adds, ““We already don’t eat whale.
We think whales might be smart. The next question is cows.”
Prize Winner Predicts Rise of Veganism in 2014
It’s a matter of
time before humans see cows, chickens, pigs and fish the same way they
look at dogs, cats and whales. Ethics challenges us to include all
sentient beings in our sphere of compassion, which is exactly what
Christ’s teachings ask us to do.
4. Bible Verse
“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only
to be still."
I think this passage stresses the idea of
mindfulness. When we quiet our minds and learn to be mindful, we get
in touch with God’s wisdom, our inner-wisdom, which brings out the
compassion, sensitivity, heartfullness and nurturing instinct in us.
In turn, the way we relate to the world changes and we help change the
world into a better one.
5. This Week’s Video: Dr. Neal
Barnard on Amazing Plant-Powered People
Watch this very short
excerpt from the Squared debate in which Dr. Neal Barnard highlights
great athletes and minds powered by a plant-based diet.
Please visit Dr.
Neal Barnard on the strongest, fastest and smartest men; and an
Einstein quote and share!
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