Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - July 18, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Review: How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach by Tobias Leenaert
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

Grace, who leafleted at a Hillsong concert in Seattle, writes:

I provided a total of 900 leaflets to the crowds. I used my vacation time off to do this but worth it. I got there shortly after 5 pm and finished around 7:40 pm.

Thanks,
Grace


2. Review: How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach by Tobias Leenaert

For those of us trying to determine the most effective ways to encourage people to adopt a plant-based diet, this book is most welcomed. Leenaert draws on a wide range of research, much of it done by Faunalytics and other animal advocacy research organizations, to inform his conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of a wide range of possible strategies. While some activists are convinced than an incremental, gradualist approach is most likely to help animals, others maintain that only an absolutist, abolitionist approach will work. Leenaert carefully considers the merits of these and other strategies designed to reduce humanityís mistreatment of nonhumans. Among Leenaertís insights, he notes that people who reduce animal consumption broaden the market for tasty, plant-based foods, which ultimately helps people adopt a vegan or near-vegan diet.

A pragmatic approach is not committed to any one message or concept. While abstract principles such as animal rights, animal liberation, or personhood for animals might be effective strategies to reduce or eliminate animal suffering and abuse, the victims of abuse are much more concerned about relief from their abuse than promotion of principles. I recommend this well-written and thoughtful book.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry


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