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“Vegan” Is Here to Stay
April 7, 2014

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

  1. Book Recommendation: “Never Too Late To Go Vegan: The Over 50 Guide to Adopting and    Thriving On a Plant Based Diet”
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”
  3. Our Meat Obsession
  4. Bible Verse: James 3:17-18
  5. Vegan” is Here to Stay
  6. This Week’s Video: Story of Healing and Love

1. Book Recommendation

“Never Too Late To Go Vegan: The Over 50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving On a Plant Based Diet” by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, RD, MPh is an excellent book that helps the reader get familiarized with plant-based diets and learn the amazing benefits on their health even after 50. It also comes with delicious, wholesome, easy recipes that are sure to please everyone and helps the reader navigate through restaurant menus. This book empowers people to make dietary changes at an age most people don’t like to make changes.

Please visit Never Too Late To Go Vegan.

2. Famous Quote

“The act of regularly eating foods derived from confined and brutalized animals forces us to become somewhat emotionally desensitized, and this numbing and inner armoring make it possible for us as a culture to devastate the earth, slaughter people in wars, and support oppressive social structures without feeling remorse.

By going vegan, we’re taking responsibility for the effects of our actions on vulnerable beings and we’re resensitizing ourselves. We’re becoming more alive, and more able to feel both grief and joy.

Kahlil Gibran points out in The Prophet that unless we are able to feel our grief and weep our tears, we will not be able to laugh our laughter, either. Turning our pain and outrage into action on behalf of vulnerable beings will bring healing to us and to our world.”

~ Dr. Will Tuttle, “The World Peace Diet”

3. Our Meat Obsession

This is an honest article about our society’s obsession with meat. The author recognizes her love for it but also realizes that many of the health problems common in our society are due to the high intake of animal products. She suggests recognizing the consequences of meat-eating, stop fetishizing it and instead fetishize broccoli.

Please visit We need to quit our obsession with meat.

Indeed, our society is obsessed with meat. We equate it to the only source of protein, to a flourishing economy, to high social status, to manhood and power, etc. The current health crisis shows that we are obviously eating the wrong foods and at the same time scientific studies show that we need to eat more plant-based foods.
Let’s be the salt and the light of the world by showing everyone around us that plant-based diets are healthful, merciful and sustainable.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) James 3:17-18

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

When we follow and practice the wisdom of God we find ourselves acting in compassion, mercy and love; there is no longer room for selfishness, arrogance and tyranny. Instead, we find we act as peacemakers in God's Creation bringing reconciliation to it.

5. “Vegan” is Here to Stay

Many are the signs that more people every day are waking up and realizing that the animal agriculture industry is probably not the right one to provide them with food, and that instead plant-based sources are the way to go.
This excellent article shows that veganism is not a trend on the rise but instead a lifestyle that is here to stay. “There is a steady, clear increase in search volume and nationwide spread for vegan-related terms.”

To learn more please visit One Year Later: Google Proves Vegan “Trend” is Here to Stay.

Veganism is compassion in action! Veganism is the most joyous celebration of life! It is the result of aligning our innermost values and beliefs with our choices. Yes, veganism is here to stay.

6. This Week’s Video: Story of Healing and Love

Animals raised for food are greatly abused by the industry and almost never receive a touch of affection and genuine care. Watch the story of a rescued pig who at a sanctuary is able to heal emotionally and physically thanks to the power of love.

Please visit A rescued pig transforms before your eyes with the help of an animal sanctuary

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