Monday, January 28, 2008

I am not a meat eater anymore!

Many of you may be asking, why is she posting about vegetarian? She is not vegetarian or is she? Yes, I have made a change in my life, and would never think of going back.

Sometimes I must admit it was hard. But over all I don't miss it. The reason I find it easy to change my life style was thinking of all the animals...Innocent animals that died, so that I could eat them. Ohhh it makes me sick just thinking of that. I know I took part of taking many lives Innocent lives that die to be eaten by humans. It is so much better for us to eat vegetables and not be a part of killing the innocent. I am so happy that now I am at peace knowing that no animals have to die for me.

Animals have feelings and they do not know what wrong they have done to deserve to die!

Please think about it next time you bite into a hamburger, or a chicken...think about their pain.

Are You a Meat-Guzzler?

Big shocker—raising animals for food is terrible for many reasons, but if you haven't been keeping up with the news, did you know that going vegetarian does more for the environment than switching to a hybrid car? It's true.

I grew up in California, and when I was younger, I would drive from Sacramento to LA with my family several times a year. We would pass a gigantic feed lot on the 5 that always seemed to stretch on forever—as far as the eye could see.

And before you could even see the lot (and long after you passed it), you couldn't escape the smell. I felt like the horrendous stench (methane) was being burned into my nostrils and it would give me a headache each time we passed by.

I can't even imagine actually being stuck there, like so many cows are—and you also don't have to be a genius to know that something that smells that strong and that bad cannot be good for the environment.

Take a look at this article ("Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler") from The New York Times—you can see the feed lot for yourself.The article is awesome, so be sure to read the whole thing. Here's a little quote:If price spikes don't change eating habits, perhaps the combination of deforestation, pollution, climate change, starvation, heart disease and animal cruelty will gradually encourage the simple daily act of eating more plants and fewer animals.

Mr. Rosegrant of the food policy research institute says he foresees "a stronger public relations campaign in the reduction of meat consumption—one like that around cigarettes—emphasizing personal health, compassion for animals, and doing good for the poor and the planet.

"Raising animals for food is bad for the environment, plain and simple. Stop eating meat and you'll help the environment. It's win, win, people.And in other newspaper, uh, news...did anyone see the USA Today article about how the animal rights movement is goin' strong? Check it out. And FYI, those are my girls rocking the Mars Candy Kills demonstration in the top photo in the article—amazing, right?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I am BACK!

I has been a long time...I know. But I am back now, hopefully I will stay longer this time. I have missed blogging though.

So, much has happend that I don't know where to start. But that's a subject for another day.

See you later



Last week, New York City took a giant step forward in the fight against plastic. New York's City Council passed a bill requiring large stores and retail chains to collect and recycle plastic shopping bags. According to a New York Times report: "New York is by far the largest American city to enact so broad a measure to limit the environmental impact of the bags. Altogether, each year the country is estimated to use 86 billion bags, which end up blowing down city streets, or tangled in the stomachs of whales, sea turtles and birds, or buried in landfills where they enjoy free rent for 1,000 years."

Other cities like Melbourne and San Francisco have banned bags outright. San Francisco was the first city in North America to ban non-recyclable and non-biodegradable bags made from petroleum products. Africa has moved toward a continent-wide plastic bag ban, and just last week, China's cabinet issued a directive banning their production, prohibiting stores from handing out free plastic bags after June 1st and imposing fees on their usage. People in China use up to 3 billion plastic bags daily! Help keep the momentum going here in the United States and just say no to plastic bags!