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Helen Bennett Harvey promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this blog. Vegging Out is a recipe for a new way of life. Or at least a new way of eating. Pull up a chair. Contact me at: hbennettharvey@nhregister.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

Every day can be meatout day

How did you do on Great American Meatout Day?
What? It came and went with no fanfare in your household? The bacon still fried and the chicken was still marsala-ed?
Bummer.
March 20 really was Great American Meatout Day (and the 25th such event) but I do realize that there probably were not a lot of new converts to the vegetarian lifestyle. The day asked everyone to "kick the meat habit” on the first day of spring and “explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains," its Web site says.
That was not so tough for me, though I am fonder of vegetables than I am of fruit.
But try as I might, I could not find any statistics to tell me how many people participated in the meat-free day, or even in any events that organizers across nation held.
Yet, while March 20 has come and gone, and with it the official meatout day, that does not mean that everyone can’t try to give up meat on any given day.
For health and for the planet, it’s worth a try.
As the meatout organizers say: Change your diet, change the world.
For more, visit here

P.S. Everyone, since I wrote this blog, great news: Michael A. Weber, outreach coordinator for Farm Animal Rights Movement, was kind enought to point out that the Meatout database has more than 700 registered events in 50 states and almost 30 countries. He said they also have a Meatout report showing that hundreds of unregistered events also occurred and that it looks like "all in all there were over 1,000 events." GO Meatout!

1 Comments:

Blogger Michael A. Weber said...

Our website http://meatout.org includes a database of over 700 registered events in 50 states and almost 30 countries.

We also have a Meatout report showing that hundreds of unregistered events also occurred.
IT looks like all in all there were over 1,000 events.

Thanks for blogging about Meatout/

Michael A. Weber
Outreach Coordinator
Farm Animal Rights Movement
outreach@meatout.org

March 25, 2009 12:17 PM 

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