January 3, 2010
I quit eating land animals in 2001 at the news of hoof & mouth disease in the UK and the millions of cattle/sheep slaughtered. Once I took a closer look at the factory farming industry I had to do what I could to make a difference. In November of 2013 I read Peter Singer's Animal Liberation and the following statement got me to quit eating sea animals as well: "Surely it is only because fish do not yelp or whimper in a way that we can hear that otherwise decent people can think it a pleasant way of spending an afternoon to sit by the water dangling a hook while previously caught fish die slowly beside them."
Artichokes! Though since buying a Super Peeler, I must say eggplant is coming up as a close second. Then of course there's soybeans with their endless possibilities . . .
I am a strongly vegan-leaning vegetarian. My family has a plethora of dietary limitations so I am interested in GF/YF foods too.
Keep up the good work in convincing local restaurants to serve special vegan dinners and/or add more options to their menus. Do this in a positive manner that does not send the message that we expect them to be 100% vegan. We are, after all, still a niche market. But my heart beats a little faster when I see even just one full meal vegan option on a menu!
Hoping to find some vegetarian potlucks, share ideas for successful vegan baking and participate in political activism in the Cleveland area with others who share a similar lifestyle, esp. as a result of their concern for animal welfare.