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this just in from sangeeta who has returned to canada after a visit to india where she helped some ar groups through her superb photography and media skills:


it's only .6%, but that's huge in actual numbers over 60 000 000!
more importantly, it is a reversal of the trend despite an increase of the pop.

a contributing factor is undoubtedly the veg movement - one shining pinnacle of which is 30bad!

in friendship,

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The movie "Forks over Knives" is great for the more mainstream. My hubby & I went w/my dad to an advance screening last week. It is very convincing. Go see it when it comes out in March, and buy the dvd for everyone you know!

This is a ray of hope. Thanks for posting.
it has always been a small group of people who ever changed the world :)

it has always been a small group of people who ever changed the world :)


yes julie and it is puzzling as why newton's law of inertia seems to apply so universally to the species.


possibly you have come across the famous margaret mead quotation:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

which echoes your sentiments exactly.


in friendship,


Love that quote!


+1  :)

This just warmed my heart. I'm so happy! We'll get this number doubled, tripled, quadrupled... in no time!


Who ever said vegans have no impact on our world? Pssh...nonsense!

continuing the trend:

US Meat Consumption Expected to Plummet in the New Year


article copied below.

the Daily Livestock Reports are uploaded as well.

here is a salient whining from the december issue:

"If the federal government and its agencies decide to wage war on a product and continue that war for long enough, it will eventually have an impact. And the feds have indeed waged war on meat protein consumption for many years. Add in the efforts of a large number of non-governmental agencies that oppose meat consumption for reasons ranging from the environment to animal rights to social justice and one could conclude that it was amazing that consumption held up as long as it did."


what's really amazing is that our society will tolerate

those who destroy the environment

those who imprison, exploit, abuse and murder animals

those who persecute sentient beings


scrap the tolerance of oppression.

in friendship,




December 27, 2011

US Meat Consumption Expected to Plummet in the New Year

fourchickenscolorful1.jpgAccording to a recent Daily Livestock Report, 2010 marked the fourth year in a row that meat consumption declined in the United States and the fifth decline within a six-year period. Now, a new report shows this trend is expected to continue in 2012. Although the biggest drop is expected for beef, poultry and pork consumption are also expected to decline dramatically. All of this despite the fact that the US population continues to grow.

While some people may be switching from beef to chicken, an action that actually causes more animals to suffer since it takes many more chickens to equal the meat from a single cow, it appears that, on average, Americans are eating less meat, including chicken, and cooking more meat-free meals.

What is responsible for this trend? Certainly the ailing economy is prompting many consumers to tighten their belts and look for less expensive vegetarian meal options. After watching the hit documentary Forks Over Knives, or hearing about how former President Bill Clinton has reversed his heart disease, many are also looking to improve their health by adopting a healthy, vegan diet. But some reports also indicate that Americans are ditching meat, dairy and eggs after learning about how animals are raised and killed for food.

Whether to help farmed animals, improve their health, or save money, Americans are slowly but surely losing their taste for meat. Replacing meat with tasty vegetarian dishes is an inexpensive and effective way of reducing suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. Please visit ChooseVeg.com for delicious, cruelty-free recipes and tips on transitioning to a healthy and humane vegan lifestyle.

A step in the right direction - thanks for posting. :)

Excellent to see this.




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