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24 February 2008 Issue

1. Where to Leave Booklets

2. Chocolates Made by CVA Member Available

3. Largest Beef Recall in US History

1. Where to Leave Booklets

Many people have been introduced to the CVA’s ministry after seeing our booklets at libraries, health food stores, and other locations. We strongly encourage people to request local libraries and animal- or environment-friendly establishments to permit us to place booklets there. However, we discourage people from leaving booklets without permission, because they are likely to be discarded. For example, this week we got a message from the owner of an exercise and fitness establishment in Chico, CA that someone keeps leaving our booklets there, and they are promptly thrown out.

Also, we strongly discourage leaving booklets under windshield-wipers, which tends to be wasteful and is generally not appreciated by the car owners. If you have questions or suggestions about outreach, please contact the CVA.

2. Chocolates Made by CVA Member Available

Christine D’Amico’s Pure Delights Organic Raw Cacao Handmade Chocolates are now available at The Vegetarian Store

Ms. D’Amico writes, “I passed a ‘Boar’s Head’ truck one day, and I felt so sad. I love pigs and my heart was breaking for them. They are so sensitive and intelligent. I thought, ‘That's blood money. That company is built on blood money,’ and I swore I would build a company on good food, with kindness to all animals and our planet.

“I am happy I'm directing people to buy other things. We vote with our dollars, and the less we spend on animal products, the better off these animals will be.”

3. Largest Beef Recall in US History

Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. voluntarily recalled all of its beef produced since Feb. 1, 2006 (143 million lbs.) after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released videotapes on Jan. 30 showing workers at the plant using several abusive techniques, including ramming cattle with forklift blades and using a hose to simulate the feeling of drowning, in order to make "downer" cows stand up and pass a pre-slaughter inspection.

To read the full article please visit California Packers Makes Largest US Beef Recall

The extent of cruelty inflicted on these cows is unimaginable for most of us, and clearly shows the callousness of the meat industry in order to squeeze as much profit as possible from God's animals who are treated as mere commodities. This kind of exploitation will not end until compassionate consumers refuse to support the meat industry. Adopting a plant-based diet certainly is an important and effective way to prevent harm and cruelty to God's animals. 

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