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It seems that Vegan Outreach has struck a nerve with cattle ranchers. I'm guessing they are starting to realize that veg*nism may just be a real threat after all, otherwise why waste the time and space to even acknowledge it.<br><br>
Apparently we are all following a diet that is preposterous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> Honestly I'm impressed that they even knew a word with that many syllables.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Fifteen million is a pretty big number.<br><br>
That’s how many leaflets that the Vegan Outreach activist group claims to have put into the hands of college students and others in an effort to inspire those who might be currently following, oh, I don’t know—USDA’s Dietary Guidelines or a program recommended by a licensed nutritionist—and convince them that they should forego any of that nonsense for the “purity” of a diet (and lifestyle) that is totally divorced from any connection with animals.<br><br>
Except as companion animals that get to substitute for children or as objects of wonder seen only in the fictionalized majesty of cable TV shows, of course.<br>
My first question is, Who’s handing out the leaflets talking about proper nutrition and agricultural diversity and economic opportunity represented by livestock producers to those 15 million impressionable young people?<br><br>
My second question is even shorter: Why? Why would 15 million people decide that veganism is worth a serious look-see?<br><br>
Because the premise of that lifestyle is preposterous. Don’t believe me? Here’s the opening sentence of the “bestselling” (by their own accounting) book titled, “The Ultimate Vegan Guide,” by Erik Marcus:<br>
“The practice of avoiding meat dates back thousands of years, but it was not until the 1800s that the word vegetarianism was coined...</div>
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Desperate times call for desperate measures.
 

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I took the time to the whole article and found it hilarious!! They must feel threatened to publish that piece of creative writing. Obviously some of those pamphlets worked, and boy are they mad about it. Serves them right if you ask me.
 

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I guess if no one buys his animal products anymore, he'll just have to start selling veggie burgers, won't he?
 

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I really enjoyed that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
They are indeed beginning to feel threatened, nice.
 

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"Vegan Outrage" would be a great name for a group or band.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mrs. T</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2946390"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I guess if no one buys his animal products anymore, he'll just have to start selling veggie burgers, won't he?</div>
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Seriously though, I do think that's going to become an issue one day for people in the animal industry. As more and more people figure out how awesome a plant based diet is sales of meat, dairy and eggs are going to go way down, and at that point all those cattle ranchers and slaughterhouse workers and farmers will need support to transition to a new way of life.<br><br>
It's just like when slavery ended, a lot of people fought giving slaves freedom really hard because it meant an end to their profitable way of life. It's only natural to feel defensive when your whole world as you know it is being threatened, but if the community supports them and helps them change the idea might go down easier.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2946414"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
"Vegan Outrage" would be a great name for a group or band.</div>
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Yep!<br><br><br>
I agree with Werewolf Girl; the times, they are a changin'!
 

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I just posted this comment on the Vegan Outrage article, I decided to see if he had posted the article other places and found this post in the process, so I thought I would share it here as well.<br><br>
Interestingly Dan Murphy in writing this hit piece for the beef industry, continues in a long line of industry hacks and dupes who shill for the producers of disease causing products. For the last quarter century more and more clinical research has found links between meat consumption and diseases like cancer heart disease diabetes and other degenerative diseases. Research around the world has found that in places where certain animal foods are not consumed the incidence of cancers those foods are linked with are virtually nonexistent. For instance, researchers have found that in places like israel where pork is not eaten the incidence of cervical cancer is extremely low. In places like Japan where dairy foods are not eaten, breast cancer rates are among the lowest in the world. For more information about the meat cancer link. Place the words; cancer meat study, into your favorite search engine.<br><br>
So just as the tobacco industry did 60 years ago. The meat industry today is using hacks, shills and dupes like Dan Murphy to convince people to continue consuming their unhealthy disease causing products.<br><br>
Like the oil industry and the tobacco industry, the meat industry receives huge subsidies and tax breaks from the Government, As a result a portion of every tax dollar is used to fund these unhealthy foods. The result is that meat shows up at markets across this country at artificially low prices. The the required course of action action is clear. Contact your legislators and push for the elimination of these tax breaks and subsidies and require the placing of warning labels on these disease causing foods. The result will be a healthier America and lower medical costs for everyone.
 

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Here's to 30 million by 2020, and I'll be a part of this important work. I'd love to have you join me and my friends as well.
 

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Keep handing out those booklets--looks like VO's got the right idea!
 

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I love how pretty much all comments call him out. I have been seeing so much more of this lately. It is so exciting to see so many people standing up against this crap in an educated manner. Makes me proud!
 

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Here's a link to the Vegan Outreach website if anyone wants more information on the group.<br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=5f8379007bb379723096ce0abbf899c0&attachmentid=16185" title="">Attachment 16185</a> <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=5f8379007bb379723096ce0abbf899c0&attachmentid=16186" title="">Attachment 16186</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c0/c0d64da7_vbattach16185.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c0/525x525px-LL-c0d64da7_vbattach16185.jpeg" style="width:90px;height:140px;"></a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/e/e1/e1584b0f_vbattach16186.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/e/e1/525x525px-LL-e1584b0f_vbattach16186.jpeg" style="width:120px;height:187px;"></a>
 
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