Originally Posted by FooDog
I'm afraid of lacking essential nutrients, such as B12, which I understand can lead to blindness and mental illness, amoung other things.
I just checked outRain Without Thunder
and Animals, Property, and the Law
. I might order his Introduction to Animal Rights
. Anyone have any comments on that title?
all francione books are good (but a little repetitive... which i don't mind that much)
introduction to animalrights is the first book people should read by him (but i believe the last one he wrote, and also the most useful in myopinion, and the best for peopledeciding to go vegan for rights based arguments), rain without thunderis a good red AFTER intro, in my opinion...
reading animalrights philosophy books won't educate you on health issues surrounding veganism, it's best to do your own research in books like becoming vegan, etc. or, just by a course used in a nutrition class andfigure it out yourself
don't worry too much about b12, especially if you're drinking soymilk,i use nutritional yeast too, but mostfortified products DO have b12... ifyou're really scared, take an animalfriendly dietary supplement (ie: amulti vitamin), i haven't had to, but watever works for you... other myths are the calcium and iron myth, don't worry toomuch about those either, there's plenty of info on the web debunking those too