Re: [animalrights-177] Fwd: Blog post that may be of interest

From: Debbie E.
Sent on: Friday, July 13, 2012 11:36 AM
On 7/13/12 11:20 AM, Nikki wrote:
Might be useful to mention this in the next "why don't you work to help humans?" discussion :)

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From: Nick Cooney <[address removed]>
Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM
Subject: Blog post that may be of interest
To: Nick Cooney <[address removed]>

The latest Compassionate Communities blog post may be entertaining to you:  it's about an fMRI study (and other studies) showing that vegetarians and vegans are more empathetic to both animal AND human suffering, compared to omnivores. Here's the post (with pictures): 

Not covered in the post: Interestingly, vegans and vegetarians have different neural response patterns from one another. And both have more of an empathetic response to pictures of animal suffering than human suffering.


Nick Cooney

Compassionate Communities Manager



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I also think that most people take working for animals as a personal reproach, because we all know continuously at a subconscious level that people exploit and hurt animals - it's background dissonance  that is ignored. If we only work on human issues, then we're not accusing the entire human species by our actions....

Nikki Benoit
Southern California Outreach Coordinator
Vegan Outreach

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Why vegan?

Cruelty: 10 billion land animals raised for food every year in egregious conditions

Environment: animal agriculture contributes more to climate change than transportation

World hunger: 70% of all US grains feed livestock

Health: plant based diets have limitless benefits

Delicious Creativity: Trying new veg foods is an endless adventure - at home or on the town

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