Posts tagged animal rights
Posts tagged animal rights
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
Leonardo da Vinci
Vegetarians Petition for In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu. Would you eat it?
Full article: http://bit.ly/RuyVgG
Sign the petition: http://chn.ge/Obxero
Our own Laura Pierson had the great pleasure of interviewing Jane Goodall for Entertainment Tonight at The Los Angeles Zoo to celebrate the theatrical release of Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee.” For every purchase of the movie through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will make a donation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to the Jane Goodall Institute to conserve chimpanzee habitat, educate the next generation, and provide care for orphaned chimpanzees.
Jane Goodall is the former president of Advocates for Animals, an organization that campaigns against the use of animals in medical experiments. Ms. Goodall is an advocate for vegetarianism for health, ethical, and environmental reasons. She has been quoted in The Inner World of Farm Animals, indicating farm animals are “far more aware and intelligent than we ever imagined and, despite having been bred as domestic slaves, they are individual beings in their own right. As such, they deserve our respect. And our help. Who will plead for them if we are silent?” Goodall has also said, “Thousands of people who say they ‘love’ animals sit down once or twice a day to enjoy the flesh of creatures who have been treated so with little respect and kindness just to make more meat.” Jane Goodall is truly a role model for vegetarianism/veganism and animal rights.
Breaking News! Kale is the New Beef??
Move over Popeye and make some room for the new guy in town, drum roll please…KALE. Yes, you read that right! Kale is one of our favorite sexy veggies. It is incredibly nutritious and it is ranked as a top superfood. Kale has more iron per calorie than beef and more calcium per calorie than milk. WOW! That is one super green veggie! Maybe the infamous “Milk does the Body Good” slogan should be changed to “Kale does the Body Good.” We think there’s a ring to it!
One beautifully nutritious cup of this super green contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of minerals potassium, iron and manganese.
Wait! There is more, what about the environment?? Well, glad you asked. Environmentalists cite meat production as one of the biggest contributors to global warming. Did you hear that one?! We are literally ruining our planet, our beautiful home by eating meat.
These seven reasons are why Kale is the new beef! Some of them we are sure will surprise you.
1. Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is the number one cause of arthritis, heart disease and a number of autoimmune diseases, and is triggered by the consumption of animal products. Kale is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory food, potentially preventing and even reversing these illnesses.
2. Iron: Despite the myth that vegetarians are anemic, the number of non-vegetarians with iron-deficiencies is on the rise. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef.
3. Calcium: Dairy and beef both contain calcium, but the U.S. still has some of the highest rates of bone loss and osteoporosis in the world. Kale contains more calcium per calorie than milk (90 grams per serving) and is also better absorbed by the body than dairy.
4. Fiber: Like protein, fiber is a macronutrient, which means we need it every day. But many Americans don’t eat nearly enough and the deficiency is linked to heart disease, digestive disorders and cancer. Protein-rich foods, like meat, contain little to no fiber. One serving of kale not only contains 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber, but it also provides 2 grams of protein.
5. Omega fatty acids: Essential Omega fats play an important role in our health, unlike the saturated fats in meat. A serving of kale contains 121 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 mg of omega-6 fatty acids.
6. Immunity: Superbugs and bacteria are a serious risk to our health. Many of these come as a result of factory farm meat, eggs and dairy products. Kale is an incredibly rich source of immune-boosting carotenoid and flavanoid antioxidants including vitamins A and C.
7. Sustainable: Kale grows to maturity in 55 to 60 days versus a cow raised for beef for an average of 18-24 months. Kale can grow in most climates and is relatively easy and low impact to grow at home or on a farm. To raise one pound of beef requires 16 pounds of grain, 11 times as much fossil fuel and more than 2,400 gallons of water.
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TWO SEXY VEGGIES ARE JOINING THE PETA PACK! JOIN US AND THE PACK!!!
JOIN THE PETA PACK!
Whether you’re a couch potato or a die-hard runner, there’s a place for you in the PETA Pack!
The PETA Pack is an international team of passionate individuals who want to protect animals and do something great for their health. PETA Pack members come in all ages, shapes, and sizes and participate in several weeks of team training for a half-marathon (13.1 miles) or another race of their choice this fall to benefit animals. Some of us are new to running, while others are experienced marathoners, but we all have one thing in common: a desire to make this world a kinder place for all animals!
We’re thrilled that vegan triathlete Brendan Brazier is returning this year as the PETA Pack spokesperson! PETA Pack participants are sure to be motivated and inspired by this professional Ironman triathlete, who is the author of the bestselling book Thrive, a performance nutrition expert, the creator of the Vega line of nutrition products, and the developer of Thrive Foods Direct.
PETA Pack participants receive 14 weeks of training with the support of weekly coaching e-mails to help get them in peak condition before racing in November. It’s a great chance for you to achieve your personal fitness goals while asking for support from friends, family members, and colleagues to help PETA stop animal abuse.
Don’t miss this opportunity to save lives, get in shape, meet compassionate people, and have fun! Click here to learn more and to sign up to join the PETA Pack.
From PETA.org “Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year in outdated product tests for cosmetics, personal-care products, household-cleaning products, and even fruit juices.”
Please visit this site for a list of products that do not test on animals: http://bit.ly/9ZulOI