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Re: [Suburban-Chicago-Veg-Meetup] A project for our meet-up for 2010

From: melissa
Sent on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:32 PM

can you bring this up on the 7th? i've been overloaded- sorry!!!! see you saturday!!


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From: "Chris" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20,[masked]:24:04 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [Suburban-Chicago-Veg-Meetup] A project for our meet-up for 2010

First ��� too weird ��� the page is in French tonight���pourquoi?


Anyway ��� I belong to Farm Sanctuary and they are starting a new campaign


Here is a quick rundown:


Introducing a Green Foods Resolution in your city is a great way to raise awareness about issues that too often seem disconnected from our everyday lives. Most of us have never seen a factory farm but we are still impacted ��� every single day ��� by how these ���farms��� operate. Industrialized farming is not only detrimental to the health of humans, but also to local and global ecosystems, and even to our economy. The problems range from rising obesity and heart disease rates, pollution of our air and waterways, and the cruel, intensive confinement of billions of farm animals. Many of us address these concerns through our purchasing power ��� opting out of consuming animal-based products and doing our best to purchase food that is grown locally and responsibly. But there is also another powerful way that we can address these concerns, and that is through the power of local government.


I think this would be a great way for our group to do something positive that extends beyond our own personal space ���


Melissa ��� is it possible to get this onto the ���agenda��� for the next potluck?


Thanks all!




���Because animals cannot speak up for themselves, cannot give consent to what is done to them, because they cannot defend themselves, they are more deserving, not less, of our protectiveness. Their very vulnerability and innocence, just like an infant's, as well as their real experience of suffering, merits their gentlest treatment at our hands.���

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