In My View
Friends of Animals Provides Answers to Common Questions
This October, Friends of Animals will co-sponsor the North American Vegetarian Society’s 2005 World Vegetarian Day and Vegetarian Awareness Month. The awareness campaign will advance "the creation of a better world — one forkful at a time." The Society promises extensive mailings of the World Vegetarian Day brochure to a variety of groups, libraries, health food stores, and restaurants. Notably, the brochure publicizes our first cookbook, Dining With Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine. Also, look for a special feature on our cookbook in the Vegan Gourmet column of the November-December issue of Vegetarian Times.
On 20 October, you're invited to attend an exceptionally entertaining event hosted at 583 Art Factory, the gallery named after its address, 583 Pacific Street in Stamford, Connecticut. To benefit Friends of Animals, famed techno rocker and New York City restaurateur Moby will arrive to launch and autograph his new T-shirt line, and to highlight festivities throughout the evening. Vegan refreshments will be available starting at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there.
Speaking of creative people, thanks to the talent and generosity of Atlanta-based advertising agency Ted Nelson Creative, we have three new anti-hunting advertisments to debut inside this Act'ionLine. Your sponsorship of the newspaper placement of these eye-catching ads in your community would be especially helpful during the peak deer hunting months, October through December. Your support will directly counter the propaganda issued by hunter-influenced governmental agencies, which manipulate wild areas to stimulate ever greater populations of hunted animals while claiming that the seasonal blood-letting actually benefits humanity, deer, and other free-living beings.
Only humans kill for pleasure. The killing done by natural hunters such as wolves, coyotes, bears, and cougars is neither gratuitous nor ecologically disruptive. For some practical tips on how to argue against hunting and in support of a more sensible human role in the biocommunity, please refer to the article inside this issue, "How Can I Help My Community Live Safely With Deer?"
As the holidays approach, I hope you’ll consider purchasing copies of Dining With Friends for everyone on your shopping list. Our new cookbook is a wonderful way to inspire delicious and healthful meals, positive thinking, and a peaceful way to live on earth.