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Woodstock Animal Rights Movement

A Store For Life

P. O. Box 746
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA

Our Mission

The mission of the MeatFreeZone campaign is to convey the message of health and compassion for all humans, the environment and animals via establishing �meat free zones� in individual houses, restaurants, food stores, picnic areas and other places of business. It is our intention to launch a campaign that will eventually set meat free zone (MFZ) as the standard of living rather than the exception. We see our mission and goals as a threefold process:

1�To have the meat free zone (MFZ) signs in all vegetarian and Vegan households and places of work. The signs are a statement of our lifestyle. Now we will have a symbol or logo with which we can all identify.

2�To have the signs in all vegetarian and Vegan restaurant windows and interiors. Again, the sign is a symbol and logo of the restaurant�s food selection and style. By having it in the window it will be a recognizable image for all to see.

3�Most importantly and most difficult, we eventually want to see the creation of real meat free zones within conventional meat serving establishments. We would like to see restaurants, airlines, etc. set aside tables and areas for people who want to dine without the sight of smell of meat around them-much like the early days of Smoke Free Zones. There was tremendous opposition to the smoke free zone. It was often ridiculed and fought over until laws had to be passed to enforce it. We hope to have the same effect and success in the long run with the meat free zone (MFZ) campaign.

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The Meat Free Zone (MFZ) campaign is intended to make the MeatFreeZone logo as recognizable a symbol as the "Smoke Free Zone". The idea was originally conceived  when The WARM Store in Woodstock, NY, was in operation throughout the '90's (Woodstock Animal Rights Movement).  The store was truly a meat free zone as it was the first cruelty-free, Vegan, socially conscious animal rights store in the United States.  Now  that  the Vegan and Vegetarian movements have been growing so rapidly, more and more people are showing concern about the food in their diet and their overall  health and nutrition.  Many people are giving up eating fish, chicken, beef, pork (pigs ), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream) and eggs.  Headlines of Mad Cow disease, E-coli and salmonella are in the news with greater frequency.  Vegan and vegetarian recipe cookbooks are standard now  in all bookstores and many restaurants have added Vegan and Vegetarian options to their menus. We hope you will help us with the Meat Free Zone campaign by putting the signs up in your homes and workplaces and by spreading them to all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants that you know and frequent.  And someday we will have true "meat free zones" in establishments that serve meat.

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