Effective Activism and Much More!
October 28, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Will the Meat Industry Take the Challenge? No Way!
Quote: Georges Laraque
- A Tragedy at So Many Levels
verse: (RSV) Psalm 145:9
- Effective Activism
- This Week’s
1. Will the Meat Industry
Take the Challenge? No Way!
Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat,
a company that produces plant-based meat analogs, invites the public
to visit their facilities and learn how their products are made. He
challenges the meat industry to do the same.
The Transparency Challenge from Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat Founder
The meat, dairy or egg industries will not take Ethan Brown’s
challenge because their businesses thrive on secrecy, not
transparency. I suspect that allowing the public to witness animals
being tortured and killed, and workers also being abused in the
unsanitary conditions of factory farms and slaughterhouses might not
be good for their businesses.
2. This Week’s
“After I saw how badly animals were treated to en
up in our plates, how bad it was for our health and for the
environment, I decided to stop this nonsense and educate others. After
all, animals can’t talk and they need people that have notoriety like
me to be their voices.”
~ Georges Laraque
Tragedy at So Many Levels
Tens of thousands of cows and their
calves died terrifying deaths during Atlas, a blizzard that hit South
Dakota earlier this month. This storm, who took farmers by surprise
since it’s not winter yet, has put many of them out of business.
South Dakota's cattle cataclysm: why isn't this horror news?
Sadly, the news of disasters like this one only focuses on the
monetary loss of farmers but rarely, or never, on the suffering of the
animals. The writer of the above article, Ms. Mess, did mention how
torturous and terrifying must have those animals felt while unable to
protect themselves and their babies. I think it’s important to note
that these animals, whose lives seemed to matter simply for their
economic value to the farmers, were ultimately going to die regardless
with much pain and terror at a slaughterhouse.
Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Psalm 145:9
The LORD is good
to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
Psalm reminds us that God is compassionate towards all creatures. By
the same token, we should also have compassion toward all creatures.
Clearly, raising animals for food unnecessarily shows no compassion to
God's farmed animals.
5. Effective Activism
Davidow's excellent book, Uncaged, shares the insight of top animal
activists about what it's the most effective way to advocates for
- Make modest change requests; focus on the
- Good outreach is a two-way conversation
Take a data-driven approach
To learn more, please visit
Three Insights from Uncaged and share!
important to be an effective activist for all of God’s Creation. While
we all strive for a vegan world I think it’s important to celebrate
every small change and to continue to encourage people by our example
to make compassionate, healthy and sustainable choices.
6. This Week’s Video
A Mercy For Animals Canada investigator
documented systemic violence and cruelty to chickens at a “Burnbrae
Farms” egg supplier, which is McDonald's Canada's exclusive egg
provider, in Morinville, Alberta. The shocking and disturbing
undercover footage shows unconscionable and egregious cruelty.
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