Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - March 20, 2020
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Eating Animals Is Killing Us
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

With events being canceled everywhere and with social distancing being the current imperative, we won’t be doing much leafleting in a while. It’s still heartening to hear of recent activities. Rick Hershey writes:

On February 29, Chip and I handed out 2765 CVA booklets, mostly to kids at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City for Winter Jam. It was pleasantly warm but very windy, and that made leafleting challenging. We heard from a few vegans. Several kids asked for a couple extra booklets for family members that hadn’t received one. It was a friendly and polite crowd, and we didn’t have any problems with security.


2. Eating Animals Is Killing Us

I’m taking a detour from my series to mention briefly some of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic relates to animal issues. Evidence indicates that it derived from a live animal market. This is not surprising, since nearly all pandemics derive from interaction between humans and nonhumans. Because humans interact with so many different species in order to kill and eat them, there are many opportunities for infectious organisms to “jump the species barrier.”

The human taste for flesh and other animal products has exacted a huge toll on nonhumans. Reminiscent of karma, humans are also suffering. We’re now experiencing the latest pandemic attributed to killing animals, and others have included AIDS, bird flu, and swine flu. In addition, the massive use of antibiotics to enhance growth and to prevent infections in highly crowded, stressful conditions is generating “super-bugs” – antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which pose grave threats to human health.

The animals’ revenge also involves the heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and other health conditions attributable to consuming animal products. Even those whose hardened hearts have no compassion for animals would be wise to seek the end of animal exploitation for purely selfish reasons.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry


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