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Letter from Arthur Poletti to the U. S. Congress about Meat Eating and Veganism - 14 May 2007

Dear Members of The United States Congress.

The moral of this message can be summed up with this famous quotation.

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." ~Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel Prize winner 1921

Everyday large numbers of Americans as well as people throughout the world stop eating meat and hundreds of millions of meat eaters are constantly sampling delicious vegetarian alternatives.

A significant percentage of those people will also become vegetarians. Hopefully, one day relatively soon, for everyone's benefit, animal factory farms and slaughterhouses will begin to close in the United States and several other countries because of a dramatic and continuous decline in the consumption of dead animal flesh.

Simply put, if all people can get along perfectly well without eating meat then why not promote and support the obvious transition to vegetarian based foods?

Why torture and kill billions of animals and eat their dead flesh if it is not necessary?

I have posted several web site addresses at the bottom of this message that reveal some of the overwhelming evidence about the hazards related to the livestock industry. The factual statistics are mind boggling and frightening.

To seriously consider the many reasons to remove meat from the food chain, from an entirely different perspective, please take the time to read my book God Does Not Eat Meat "for free online" at: http://www.all-creatures.org/book/gdnem.html 

This thought provoking and controversial story cuts between a violent and bloody present world in which millions of animals are slaughtered daily, to a future America where all meat has been removed from the food chain and animal factory farms and slaughterhouses have all been closed.

When you are finished reading God Does Not Eat Meat please ask yourself which society you would prefer to live in and which society would be best for the health and welfare of people, especially children, and animals, and the economy of the United States?

The first large slaughterhouses could begin to close in Slovenia and adjacent countries before they close in the United States because of the influence and recommendations of Slovenian President Dr. Janez Drnovsek who is a "vegan"

He knows first hand what many of the countless benefits are of being a vegetarian and a vegan and he is not afraid to tell everyone what he knows about how much better off societies everywhere would be by converting to a vegetarian based food supply.

It is important that members of the United States Congress invite "vegan" Slovenian President Drnovsek to Washington, DC to make a presentation to members of Congress explaining why he became a vegetarian and then a vegan and the potential benefits of vegetarianism for people, animals, the environment, and the economy of Slovenia.

http://www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/index.en.php?id=565 

http://www.salemvegan.org/viewpoint.htm

Like President Drnovsek, I hope our political leaders will be brave and bold and always have the courage to check within themselves, to repair and to refine their convictions, their beliefs, and their way of life. In the light of new data gained, in the presence of new ideas accepted, their old beliefs may have to be changed in its form or content.

Please read the reports below about how the livestock industry has affected global warming, and the health and welfare of people and animals.

Respectfully,

Arthur Poletti
Western Springs, Illinois USA

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2007/05/the-warming-globe-and-us/ 

 http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448/index.html 

http://www.vernoncoleman.com/eatingfor.htm 

http://www.pcrm.org/news/082806.html


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