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23 September 2007 Issue

1. Activist Feedback

2. Some responses from CVA members to “I could never be a vegetarian. I love meat.”

1. Activist Feedback
John, who tabled at the 9/07 Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair, writes: Response was excellent. The public was interested, and I was able to answer the vast majority of their questions to their satisfaction and, usually, contentment. Some of the debates I had to get into took a while but they generally went very well; I felt that God was helping me answer. Thank God, no one seemed displeased. The vegetarian community seemed impressed. In fact one of the board of directors of the Toronto Vegetarian Association suggested my starting a CVA chapter here.

Nathan and Priya from Mercy For Animals leafleted at the Revolve Tour concert outside Nationwide arena [in Columbus, OH] on 9/14. It was a great event! We distributed 900 Christian Vegetarian Association leaflets. The audience was nearly all female (girls between 8 – 17 years old with their mothers). Seventy percent of the people took the brochure. We arrived right at 5:30 p.m. Traffic picked up around 6:30 p.m. We heard from a number of people who were already vegetarian, and many people came back to ask for additional copies to give to their friends. This was a terribly worthwhile event.

I hope all is going well with you!

Freeman Wicklund

Some Featured Upcoming Events

9/30 TX Frisco Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/1 MN Rochester The Afters Christian Rock

10/2 AZ Tempe Disciple – Scars Remain Tour

10/2 MN St. Paul The Afters Christian Rock

10/3 AL Cullman Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/3 IL Lake Zurich The Afters Christian Rock

10/4 AZ Flagstaff Disciple – Scars Remain Tour

10/5 CA San Jose Women of Faith Conference

10/5 TN Chattanooga Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/5 MO Joplin The Afters Christian Rock

10/5 NM Albuquerque Disciple – Scars Remain Tour

10/6 KS Wichita The Afters Christian Rock

10/6 OH Cincinnati Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/7 OH Columbus Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/10 TX San Antonio Disciple – Scars Remain Tour

10/11 MA Worcester Toby Mac Christian Rock

10/12 AL Birmingham Acquire the Fire Youth Conference

10/12 MI Jackson Point of Grace Christian Concert

10/12 OR Portland Women of Faith Conference

10/12 ME Portland Toby Mac Christian Rock

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 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

10/25 AZ Phoenix Making All Things New – For for the Hungry Concert

10/27 FL Orlando Central Florida Veg Fest (table)

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 christian_vegetarian@yahoo.com if you might be able to help.

2. Some responses from CVA members to “I could never be a vegetarian. I love meat.”

I have 4 replies for the statement:
"I could never be a vegetarian. I love meat."

1. The more intellectual response:
"As humans, we love many things that are not healthy or good for us. Meat is probably one of them."

2. The more humorous one:
"I love meat, too. But.....on the animal."

3. The most thought provoking:
"Many food items create a craving in our minds for "more and more." Meat may be one of them."

4. The most flippant: (which I only use when someone is clearly wanting to argue the point, just for the sake of arguing):
"I love my children, too. But I'm not going to eat them."


I would respond to the statement by naming all the tasty meat substitutes that are widely available today. I would also say that the sacrifice is worth it by giving a few facts on animal cruelty and health.


I tell people, just give up one animal. In a positive voice, I say that a person does not have to give up all meat cold-turkey - no pun intended. You can make a difference by not eating meat from one animal. Start with your least favorite meat, say pork, and don't eat meat from pigs, but you still have beef and chicken.


In answer to people who say "I could never be vegetarian I love meat" you could say 1 of 2 things:
There are lots of meat alternatives which taste much like meat without the cruelty. Why don't you try some quorn/tofu etc.

If an abattoir had glass walls, meat would never taste the same again.


Your question and comments are welcome

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