Tuesday, January 12, 2010

PETA Offers to by new fridge for Michigan jail

Should Macomb County Jail go vegan in exchange for a new freezer from PETA?
By Sheena Harrison | MLive.com
January 05, 2010, 4:41PM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is making an offer that it believes the Macomb County Jail can't refuse. The animal-rights group will replace one of the jail's old, moldy freezers if County Sheriff Mark Hackel agrees to serve prisoners a vegan diet for the next year.

Macomb jail inmates have been surviving on bologna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after mold was found in the jail's 50-year-old freezers in November. Sheriff's department officials told the Associated Press that the freezers can't be replaced right now because the county doesn't have enough money.

In a letter posted on PETA's Web site, Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman offers to provide a new freezer to Macomb jail if it meets two conditions -- serving vegan meals to prisoners for a year, and tracking their health during that time to see if it improves. The organization also offered to help the jail develop a new vegan menu.

"Our proposal is a win-win-win situation: Inmates will get healthier, many animals' lives will be spared, and the jail will get some new equipment," Reiman said in the statement.

The Detroit News was unable reach Hackel for comment.

Considering the jail's current money crunch, PETA's proposal must be somewhat tempting for Macomb County officials. Should Hackel take PETA up on its offer? And which is the worse punishment for prisoners -- daily bologna sandwiches, or no meat for the next year?

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vegetarians throughout history

Some of history's most noted writers, artists and thinkers were vegetarians and vegans.
Leonardo Da Vinci was among them and once said: "I have from an early age adjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men"

Here is just a short list of some that I found interesting:

Siddhartha Gautama(better known as the BUDDHA)
Lord Byron
Mary Shelley (Author of Frankenstein)
Albert Einstein
Susan B. Anthony
Henry David Thoreau
Vincent van Gogh
Thomas Edison
Sir Isaac Newton
Charlotte Bronte
H.G. Wells

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I called BINGO way too many times! HA! Amazing.

Found on the Animal Suffering.com forum

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Website Find

New website find


Found this link on vegvine.com Looks like lot's of great info for new vegetarians/vegans.

Good investigative videos too (not that I can stomach watching them), but it's always good to be reminded why we don't eat animal products!

Don't think I'll ever get sick of this video...

Christian the Lion still brings the tears!

Eating Animals author on Ellen

Jonathan Safran Foer author of Eating Animals...on Ellen a few months ago.
His book is being credited with shedding light on Animal Rights in a way hardcore Vegan activists have been trying to do for many years. As an outsider to the Animal Rights community, many people feel that he will be listened to and accepted more by the public, than an earthy crunchy tree-hugger throwing fake blood on models.

Here he is on Ellen. Just a normal, all american guy...who discovered the truth about factory farming.