Make the Connection!
April 21, 2014
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- The Reality of the Meat Market
- Famous Quote: Native
- Global Warming Affects Humans, Too
Verse: 1 Peter 1:3
- Amazon Forest in Danger
- This Week’s
Video: Earth Day: Make the Connection
1. The Reality of
the Meat Market
Kristof writes an excellent piece on the
devastating consequences of raising chickens, cows and pigs for food.
He exposes the massive production of meat by a handful of corporations
who have managed to make much profit from the abuse of animals,
unhealthy meats and environmental devastation.
Please visit The
Unhealthy Meat Market.
Eating animals comes with
devastating consequences for all of God’s Creation. Eating animals
must become a thing of the past. The present must be lived mindfully
taking into account the future of those who come after us.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we
borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb
Global Warming Affects Humans, Too
Many people think that global
warming affects mainly species of animals that live in cold regions
where the ice is melting; however, the danger of climate change is
very real for humans as well. Scientists predict we’ll suffer
increased violence, water shortages, more diseases and bigger wealth
gap (poor will be poorer).
Please visit Big
climate report: warming is big risk for people.
is a threat we can no longer ignore. And animal agriculture being a
greater producer of greenhouse gases than the entire transportation
sector is an industry that needs to go away and be replaced with a
compassionate, sustainable one. However, the animal agriculture
industry is going to stay put unless consumers stop supporting it.
Change begins with each of us.
4. Bible Verse
(RSV) 1 Peter
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his
great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,…
On Sunday we
celebrated the good news of the resurrection of Jesus. Easter, a
season of hope and joy should encourage us to partaking of meals that
symbolize exactly that: hope and joy, not desperation and suffering.
Let’s all spread the good news by sharing plant-based, compassionate,
joyous and peaceful meals.
5. Amazon Forest in Danger
results of a study carried out by the University of Maryland, Google
and the United States government indicates that we are losing the
equivalent of 50 soccer fields of forest every minute. Very sadly, the
rate of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest increased 28% between
2012 and 2013, mainly for growing crops in its place.
Please visit Losing
Ground in the Amazon.
Forests are the lungs of our planet and
home to innumerable species of fauna and flora. Factory farming helps
drive deforestation worldwide, including the Amazon rain forest,
because of the need for space for cattle grazing and also to grow
crops for cattle feed. Therefore, taking a stand against deforestation
requires a commitment to eat sustainable foods and to avoid animal
6. This Week’s Video - Earth Day: Make the
This short video shows the need we all recognize that
our choices affect the whole planet. Please visit
Vegan Earth Day
Earthlings: We Are the Change.
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