Re: [vegan-29] upsetting article characterizing veganism as mental illness

From: max
Sent on: Friday, April 13, 2012 7:57 PM
i've seen this "kristie rutzel" profiled before. she has been utilized, in various forms, as a cautionary tale subject for years.

if one reads the through the piece, there is no actual indictment of veganism to be found. (if this person actually exists), she apparently developed a behavioral disorder stemming from a psychoneurosis. it is in no way, shape or form germane to veganism.

though, insofar as her stint w/ "veganism" is always cited, it's struck me that this "kristie rutzel" series is indeed intended as an anti-vegan hit piece -- one which has all of the markings of (all-things-evil lobbyist) richard berman. it is his m.o. to underwrite the publishing and dissemination of such duplicitous attacks on veganism, or anything else which may stand to curtail his bottom line.

keep an eye out for more of the same...

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On Apr 13, 2012, at 3:39 PM, Dana  <[address removed]> wrote:

If you are so moved, please post to let the author of this article (and anyone else who reads it) know that there are more than enough healthy foods in the world for someone who wants to eat healthy to not have to weigh 68lbs. I feel badly for those who have suffered with anorexia, but there are many, many vegans in the world who do not have anorexia, just as there are those who eat animal products and have anorexia.
Dana Shaw
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From: Don Robertson <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, March 22,[masked]:02 PM
Subject: [vegan-29] Call Volunteers...

Hi Meetup Member,

Hope that all is well and that you will consider making about 20 calls to let folks on our phone list know about next Saturday's Earthsave Veg Dinner and video of "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". See Mar. 31st event details at

If you can make some calls in the next day or two, please get back to me and I'll send you a phone script and lis

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