The C.A.S.H. Courier Newsletter
Fall-Winter 2013 Issue
Letter From the President
Joe and Rikki the pitty
It’s hunting season, that time of year when people who wouldn’t know a
calorie from a can opener suddenly become experts on nutrition, telling us
all that meat from deer and other animals is healthy because it is high in
protein. Despite the opinions of a growing number of nutritional
researchers to the contrary, hunters spread this “protein myth” as
justification for their violent hobby.
Since I am always
interested in factually debunking hunters’ claims I decided to look into the
subject of protein and how much, or how little, the human body needs.
My research led me to a July 19, 2013 lecture given by Dr. Janice Stanger
titled “The Dangerous Truth About Protein” (found on YouTube). In her
lecture Dr. Stanger explained that protein is made of essential and
non-essential amino acids and that we must get essential amino acids from
our food. She said that plant foods contain all the essential amino
acids we need and our bodies make the non-essential amino acids and use them
to form complete proteins. Thus, we do not need to get “complete
protein” from our food.
Since we cannot store protein we must get rid of
the excess that we eat. The body first seeks to rid itself of the complete
proteins found in meat and dairy products, and this overworks our liver and
kidneys. Overworking these organs leads to inflammation and disease
throughout the body.
Dr. Stanger’s research led her, and thus me, to the
conclusion that the excessive amount of protein found in meat – including
the meat of hunted animals – is harmful to our health. While C.A.S.H.
is not a health-oriented organization, we’re interested in understanding the
truth behind the claims often spewed by hunters.
In other news, we’re happy to say that we’ve
taken advantage of many of the outreach opportunities the community and
climate of southern New Mexico affords us. We’ve done more tabling
this year than any since opening our office in the southwest, and we’ve
learned that we’re the only area organization working on wildlife issues
that opposes hunting unconditionally. We were a featured guest on a
recent broadcast of Vegan World Radio out of Houston, TX and our appearance
met with favorable feedback. We’ve spoken to audiences as diverse as
the LGBTQ community and the Pagan community. We’ve tabled at Earth Day
celebrations, salsa festivals, pit bull advocacy marches and other events.
From the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (pop. 6,400) to
the city of Phoenix, AZ (pop. 1.5 million) we’ve connected with more people
than ever before. And we’ve given information to the producers of a
network TV show that boasts millions of viewers.
We thank you, our
supporters, for enabling us to conduct valuable outreach that is needed to
counter the anti-environmental message spread by the moneyed hunting
Please visit our Facebook page and leave a comment on the
articles we post and the issues we discuss. Visit our website and read
our articles to learn the truth about wildlife management as practiced by
the hunting industry. And please support our work with a generous
contribution. We can’t be there for wildlife unless you’re there for
Thank you for your support of C.A.S.H. and for your support and
respect for wildlife and the natural world.
For wildlife everywhere,
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