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Honoring Our Bodies with a Plant-Based DietHonoring Our Bodies with a Plant-Based Diet
April 8, 2013

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

  1. Another Pro-Athlete Goes VEGAN
  2. Famous Quote: Gary L. Francione, legal scholar an animal advocate
  3. Vegilicious!
  4. Bible verse: Luke 24:42-43
  5. MRSA from Livestock to Humans
  6. Map of Factory Farms

1. Another Pro-Athlete Goes VEGAN
 
Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis has adopted a plant-based diet!  After fracturing a bone in his left foot five weeks ago, Davis is sticking to a vegan diet as he tries to lose weight and lessen the strain on his joints.

Please visit Glen 'Big Baby' Davis has gone vegan, and is talkin' tofu:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/glen-big-baby-davis-gone-vegan-talkin-tofu-172455207--nba.html

A plant-based diet does a body good! If well-balanced, it helps maintain a healthy weight and reduce one’s risk of many chronic conditions including osteoporosis (weakening of the bones).
 
It’s great to learn that more professional athletes are getting educated on the benefits of plant-based diets!


2. This Week’s Famous Quote

Once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan.
 
~ Gary L. Francione, legal scholar an animal advocate 


3.  Vegilicious!
 
Germany is the place where the first supermarket in Europe opened. Vegilicious carries over 1500 products including chocolate bars, cereals, veggie meats and 30 different cheese alternatives. According to Kalkowski, who co-owns Vegilicious with wife Kim, "You can have anything you think you might be missing, so there's no need to eat animal products anymore."

Please visit Europe's first vegan supermarket opens in Dortmund:
http://www.dw.de/europes-first-vegan-supermarket-opens-in-dortmund/a-14903137
 
The world is changing! Just a decade ago, the word “vegan” was fairly unknown. Today, veganism is becoming popular and well-accepted because the benefits of a plant-based diet are too numerous and too great to ignore. Vegan supermarkets are the result of the demand of vegan products because veganism is good for all of God’s Creation: humans, animals and the environment.


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) Luke 24:42-43
 
They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.
 
This passage describes Jesus eating fish after the Resurrection. However, Jesus’ diet 2,000 years ago in a Mediterranean fishing community does not mandate what Christians should eat today. Similarly, what Jesus wore does not dictate how we should dress today. We are blessed with a wide range of healthful, tasty, convenient plant foods, much like in Eden. Meanwhile, we believe that the way animals are treated today makes a mockery of God’s love for them.


5. MRSA from Livestock to Humans
 
Scientists at the University of Cambridge claim to have found evidence that confirms animal-to-human transfer of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a serious public health issue that can have fatal consequences. MRSA can lead to debilitating skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremia, pneumonia and endocarditis.

Please visit Study claims livestock to human MRSA transfer:
http://www.meatpoultry.com/News/News Home/Food Safety/2013/4/Study claims livestock to human MRSA transfer.aspx?e=MaryFinelli@Comcast.net&cck=1
 
When we cause misery to God’s animals, we cause misery to ourselves. The catastrophic consequences of raising animals for food are evident everywhere in the planet. Profit and taste must not trump our innermost essence of love, which is the same we share we all beings on Earth. After all, we are all God’s creations! 


6. Map of Factory Farms
 
Take a look at the number and location of factory farms in the United States where 9 billion land animals are victimized every year unnecessarily. These farms cause much environmental devastation as well.

Please visit www.factoryfarmmap.org:
http://www.factoryfarmmap.org/


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