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

Not Eating God’s Animals Does Our Bodies Good
February 23, 2015

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

  1. How to Replace Dairy in One’s Diet
  2. Famous Quote: Henry Beston, from “The Outermost House”
  3. More People Say “No” to Cow’s Milk
  4. Reflections on Lectionaries
  5. New USDA Pork Inspection Program a Failure
  6. Featured Video: Why We Are Vegan -- Nina and Randa

1. How to Replace Dairy in One’s Diet

Cow’s milk is for calves, and when we consume dairy it may cause many health problems. Also, the dairy industry is associated with much cruelty to cows and much devastation to the environment. These reasons are prompting people to ditch dairy, which sometimes they find somewhat hard.

However, it doesn’t have to be hard with the tips and tricks in this article: Clear the Milk and Cheese From Your Fridge: Here's What to Use Instead.


2. Famous Quote

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves.
And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
~ Henry Beston, from “The Outermost House”


3. More People Say “No” to Cow’s Milk

Cow’s milk is being replaced by plant-based milks (almond, soy, rice, coconut, etc.) by more families. Of course, the dairy industry worries about this trend that seems is here to stay. After all, Rosemary Hochberg, a mother of two, rightly states, “We're the only mammals that consume milk as an adult, and the milk is from another mammal. That in itself as a concept, it's a little strange."

Please visit More families say no to cow's milk.

Cow’s milk is the perfect food for calves. Not even adult cows! The more people realize this simple fact, the sooner we’ll liberate cows from the dreadful dairy industry and the sooner we may becomehealthierby avoiding dairy products.


4. Reflections on Lectionaries

There are now more than 100 essays at Reflection on the Lectionary. Check them out and share them!


5. New USDA Pork Inspection Program a Failure

USDA inspectors are speaking up and condemning the new USDA pork inspection program, known as HIMP, which features new sped-up line and fewer inspectors. The problem is that at the high speed the lines move, there’s just not enough time to inspect carcasses correctly. Of course, this is a move by pork producers so they regulate themselves without outside interference. In the words of an inspector, “It’s not whether or not people are going to eat shit — they are. It’s just how much.”

Please visit USDA pork inspectors speak out: "People are going to eat sh*t".

It’s all about the dollar. Not about the dollar and animal welfare, not about the dollar and public health, and certainly not about the dollar and environmental health. This industry’s true colors represent darkness, suffering and death. Let’s not support it by not consuming their products.


6. Featured Video: Why We Are Vegan -- Nina and Randa

Watch these adorable twin teenagers, Randa and Nina, explain why they are vegan and how it feels to have been raised this way. Please visit Why We Are Vegan -- Nina and Randa.


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