Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
8Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Compassionate Living Magazine 3

Compassionate Living Magazine 3

Ratings: (0)|Views: 68 |Likes:
Published by Vegan Future
Issue 3 of Compassionate Living, an excellent free magazine from Mercy for Animals - http://www.mercyforanimals.org

Some of the stories in this edition include
Want Some Chicken With that Arsenic?
Which Came First? The Chicken or the Infected Poultry Worker?
Growing up Green
Ask Anva, the dietician
Handled without care - undercover at a factory egg farm
Cooking without eggs
The power of one
Ask Dunkin Donuts to serve soya milk
Interview with author Mark Hawthorne

Please consider making a donation to Mercy for Animals
https://www.charity-pay.com/mfa/donation.asp?f=m
Issue 3 of Compassionate Living, an excellent free magazine from Mercy for Animals - http://www.mercyforanimals.org

Some of the stories in this edition include
Want Some Chicken With that Arsenic?
Which Came First? The Chicken or the Infected Poultry Worker?
Growing up Green
Ask Anva, the dietician
Handled without care - undercover at a factory egg farm
Cooking without eggs
The power of one
Ask Dunkin Donuts to serve soya milk
Interview with author Mark Hawthorne

Please consider making a donation to Mercy for Animals
https://www.charity-pay.com/mfa/donation.asp?f=m

More info:

Published by: Vegan Future on Apr 17, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/05/2014

pdf

text

original

 
CL
THE MAG OF MFA.
 SUMMER/FALL 2008 ISSUE 3
   C  o  m  p  a  s  s   i  o  n  a   t  e   L   i  v   i  n  g
- FREE -
Go ahead, take it.
MercyForAnimals.org
HANDLED
WITHOUT
CARE
Undercover at aCalifornia FactoryEgg Farm
+
Momentum
Veganism GoesMainstream
Striking
at the
Roots
An ExclusiveInterview withMark Hawthorn
Mounting
Tantalizing
Treats
MouthwateringVeg Recipes
 
are not unique to the human species. Among the many residents at Mindy’s sanctuary is arescued duck named Wuddles and his bestfriend Onyx, a chicken. Since the first day  Wuddles and Onyx met they have been abonded pair. Spending nearly every momenttogether, Wuddles and Onyx sleep, eat, drink,play, and enjoy their afternoons and eveningsside-by-side. Where you see Wuddles, Onyx isnot far behind. Though it might be an inconvenient truth,all animals — not just those society views ascompanions, cute, or intriguing — experiencethe joys and pains of life. Great or small,endangered or abundant, purebreds or “mutts,”useful or “nuisances” — no matter how similaror different from us they might be — eachanimal deserves to live his or her life free of cruelty and exploitation. Through the barrier-breaking work of animal behaviorists and ethologists such as Jane Goodall, Marc Beckoff, and JonathanBalcombe, we are only now beginning to gaina more meaningful view of the world throughthe eyes of our fellow earthlings. And as oursocietal understanding and respect for animalsgrows, so too does our moral responsibility toprotect them. We must begin to bring our daily actions into line with the nearly universal values we all share, such as the Golden Rule — treatothers as you’d like to be treated. As Harriet Beecher Stowe once proclaimed,“It’s a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best peoplehave always done.” Choosing to honor andrespect animals by embracing a vegetarianlifestyle is not only a powerful boycott of crueland exploitive industries, but also a statement of ethics, justice, and liberation for the oppressed. Thankfully, recent years have yieldedunprecedented growth in the vegetarian market — yet another sign of society’s evolutiontoward a more peaceful and enlightened time.Industries that profit from the blood and fearof animals are running on borrowed time. Asa growing number of Americans awaken to thecruel truth lurking behind every burger, hotdog, nugget, and omelet, we stride closer andcloser to the day when all beings are treated with the respect and dignity they so rightly deserve.Nathan RunkleExecutive Director
 
news
watch
Not only do consumers have to be concerned with thepossibility that all those chickens and turkeys they eatmight be contaminated, but also if poultry are spreading an antibiotic-resistant
E. coli 
strain to workers.U.S. poultry workers are 32 times more likely to carry 
E.coli 
bacteria resistant to the commonly used antibiotic,gentamicin, than others outside the poultry industry,according to a recent study conducted by researchers atthe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Researchers note that as food animal production shiftedfrom the independent farmer to large-scale, industrializedoperations, the use of antimicrobials in feeds intendedto stimulate growth has increased. Currently 16 differentantimicrobial drugs are approved for use in U.S. poultry production with gentamicin reported to be the most widely used. While drug-resistant bacteria, such as
E. coli 
, are commonin the industrial broiler chicken environment, this is thefirst U.S. research to show exposure occurring at a highlevel among industrial poultry workers.
You Don’t Want to Get to the Headof this ClassWhich Came First? The Chicken orthe Infected Poultry Worker?
2 I
COMPASSIONATE LIVING
I MercyForAnimals.org
dear
friends
CL
   C  o  m  p  a  s  s   i  o  n  a   t  e   L   i  v   i  n  g
Contributors
Derek CoonsMaureen JacobSangeeta KumarAmy MacKenzieBrooke MaysNathan RunklePriya ShankerAnya Todd R.D.Freeman Wicklund
Mercy For Animals (MFA) isa 501(c)(3) non-profit animaladvocacy organization thatbelieves non-human animals areirreplaceable individuals who havemorally significant interests andhence rights, including the right tolive free of unnecessary suffering.MFA is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of allanimals.Given that over 97% of animalcruelty occurs in the production of meat, dairy, and eggs, MFA’s mainfunction is promoting a vegetariandiet. MFA works to be a voice foranimals through public educationand advertisement campaigns,research and investigations, working  with news media, and grassrootsactivism.MFA relies on the generous supportof compassionate individuals tocarry on our life-saving work. Tobecome a member, simply send acontribution of $15 to:Mercy For Animals3712 N. Broadway, Ste. 560Chicago, IL 606131-866-632-6446Info@MercyForAnimals.org  Thank you for your commitment tomaking the world a kinder and morecompassionate place for all beings.
Greetings!
 This issue of 
CL 
isfilled with uplifting, inspiring, and downrightenjoyable cruelty-free lifestyle tips and thought-provoking info. These pages are packed withrecipes for tantalizing treats, an inspiring interview with
Striking at the Roots 
author Mark Hawthorn, and answers to your vegan healthquestions by resident dietitian Anya Todd.In our cover story, you will join a Mercy For Animals undercover investigator as he goesdown the cage aisles of one of the nation’slargest egg producers. Through his daily diary entries and images taken with hidden camera,you will get an eye-opening tour of an egg megafarm — where the true cost of producing cheap eggs becomes painfully clear. As this story yet again illustrates, each time we send investigators into factory farms orslaughterhouses they emerge with heartbreaking evidence of egregious cruelty. Far from being the bad apples of the industry, such appalling conditions are standard practice. Currentfarming systems view and treat animals as merecogs in an out-of-control industrial machine,driven by the bottom line of increasing profits. When corporate representatives from thenation’s agribusiness industries look at cows,pigs, and chickens they see preprocessedproducts - mere meat, egg and dairy producing machines. When we look into the eyes of animals wesee individuals with their own personalities,needs, interests, stories, families, and desires.Quite simply, “modern” farmers’ outdated,callous, and convenience-motivated view of animals — which enables such abuse to occur — is simply out of step with those held by themajority of Americans.Mindy Mallet, a life-long animal protector andfounder of Sunrise Sanctuary, a safe haven forabused and abandoned farmed animals, knowsall too well that lifelong bonds and friendships
More Tofu Please!
 According to a recent investigation there’s a new subclass emerging inthe Carolinas: a disturbing subclass of Latino workers with few, if any,rights. A team of reporters and editors from
The Charlotte Observer 
spent22 months interviewing more than 200 poultry workers throughoutthe Southeast and analyzing industry documents. Their investigationsoon led them to focus on one of the largest Carolinas-based poultry producers, House of Raeford. According to the investigative series titled
“ 
 The Cruelest Cuts: TheHuman Cost of Bringing Poultry to Your Table,
” 
journalists focusedlargely on workplace conditions at the House of Raeford and foundits plants have been cited for 130 serious workplace violations since2000. Slaughterhouse workers’ requests for medical care for seriousinjuries such as broken bones and carpal tunnel syndrome were oftendismissed by the plant because it would cost the company money.Illegal immigrants often take the least desirable jobs, earning low  wages, because those jobs lift them and their families from the poverty they left behind in their homelands. As a group, they are forced by circumstances to be compliant, ever-conscious that one complaintcould lead to their firing, arrest, or deportation.
Want Some Chicken With that Arsenic?
 That’s one of the new food products being offeredunder a major overhaul of the Women, Infants andChildren program. But primarily, the AgricultureDepartment wants more fruits, vegetables and wholegrains on the plates of poor women and children, andless milk, cheese, and eggs. The Department calls the change the first majorrevision of the program in 30 years. The programserves about eight million people.Products such as tofu, soy beverages, tortillasand brown rice are being offered as alternativesto meet the demands of more culturally diversepopulations. Anti-hunger advocates praised the changes. Jim Weill, president of the Food Research and ActionCenter, said the increased number of vegan foodoptions will reduce obesity and “help nutritionally  vulnerable children form healthy eating habitsfrom an early age.” A chicken feed additive containing arsenic and usedto produce pinker, bigger-breasted birds could causehuman disease, according to a study headed by aDuquesne University researcher. The study is the first to link a human health risk tothe feed additive that has been widely used since the1960s by commercial chicken producers.Dr. Partha Basu, the study’s lead author, saidlaboratory analysis revealed that the antibiotic arseniccompound roxarsone, which promotes the growth of blood vessels in chickens to produce pinkermeat, does the same in human cell lines
 — 
a critical firststep in many human diseases, including cancer. Although the effect of roxarsone on those who eat chickenis still undetermined, Dr. Basu said, chicken-farm workersare likely at risk because they could inhale dust containing arsenic from feed and waste. About 70% of the 9 billionchickens raised annually nationwide eat feed containing theadditive, which also is used in turkey and pig feed.Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic has been linkedto cancer, heart disease, diabetes and declines in brainfunctions.
 
Growing
4 I
COMPASSIONATE LIVING
I MercyForAnimals.org
meet
mfaaction
report
Foie Gras Foes
In July, MFA launched over 600 provocative
pro-vegetarian ads
on theChicago Transit Authority’s bus and subway systems. The ads reveal imagesof abused cows, pigs and chickens confined to tiny cages on factory farms,and asks riders, “How much cruelty can you swallow?”The ads read, “Before being turned into burgers, hot dogs, and nuggets,farm animals suffer painful mutilations, extreme confinement, cruelhandling, and violent deaths.”The campaign ran for two months – with the ads being viewed over 35million times.Veggie travelers and residents of the Garden andKeystone states can breath a sigh of relief thanksto two new MFA-supported websites. The launchof
VegNJ.com
and
VegPA.net
offers consumersresources that make going and staying vegan abreeze. VegPA.net, a joint project with the HumaneLeague of Philadelphia, lists over 300 restaurantsand grocery stores in over 60 cities. VegNJ.com,produced in collaboration with New Jersey AnimalRights Alliance, lists close to 400 establishments inover 115 cities. Both are user-friendly and featuredetailed descriptions of available meatless options,as well as price ranges and business hours.MFA’s sizzling new
ChooseVegBlog.com
website isvegan cooking with a kick. Hosted by the cruelty-freekitchen warrior, Sangeeta Kumar, ChooseVegBlog.comoffers a supportive cyber environment for everyone,whether they are longtime vegans or just beginning toexplore a plant-based diet. Updated regularly, theblog features recipes, cooking tips, profiles of veganproducts, and mouthwatering photos. Sangeeta’scandid commentary and passion for cooking arebound to get readers excited about vegan food!In February, MFA activists held eye-catching public demonstrations following the
largest beef recall in US history
. An undercover investigation of a Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. slaughterhouse in California revealed that “downed” cows,too injured or ill to stand, were tortured into struggling to their feet so they couldpass USDA inspection. Meat from downed cows is more likely to be infected with
E. coli
, salmonella and mad cow disease. The largest beef recall in US historyincluded nearly 40 million pounds of meat sent to school lunch programs.Donning biohazard suits, rubber gloves and face protection masks, MFAdemonstrators urged Chicago Public School officials to prevent animal crueltyand protect students’ health by adding more vegetarian options to school lunchmenus. In Ohio, MFA activists held a similar demo at the annual Ohio Beef Expo.
Total Recall
HOW MUCH CRUELTY
CAN YOU SWALLOW
?
Before being turned intoburgers,hotdogs,and nuggets,farmanimalssufferpainfulmutilations,extreme confinement,cruelhandling,and violentdeaths.
>>Choose Compassion.Choose Vegetarian.
OrderyourFREE
VegetarianStarter Kit 
todayat:
1.866.VEG.TIPSChooseVeg
.com
HOW MUCH CRUELTY
CAN YOU SWALLOW
?
Before being turned intoburgers,hotdogs,and nuggets,farmanimalssufferpainfulmutilations,extreme confinement,cruelhandling,and violentdeaths.
>>Choose Compassion.Choose Vegetarian.
OrderyourFREE
VegetarianStarter Kit 
todayat:
1.866.VEG.TIPSChooseVeg
.com

Activity (8)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
lhouseholder liked this
zelnid4 liked this
zelnid4 liked this
munstro liked this
uchilove liked this
vutrang liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->