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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:30 am 
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Check out this proclamation from my Michigan governor:

Michigan Meatout Day
http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-16 ... --,00.html

So full of misinformation and half-truths, ugh. I can't believe this is government-sponsored.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:31 am 
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Michigan Meatout Day

Whereas, A wholesome diet of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains promotes good health and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, which take the lives of approximately 1.3 million Americans each year; and,

Whereas, The number of those who choose to live the lifestyle of a vegan or vegetarian has increased and so has the availability and selection of meat and dairy alternatives in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations; and,

Whereas, Reducing the consumption of meat or not eating meat at all can significantly decrease the exposure to infectious pathogens such as salmonella, E. coli, and campylobacter, which take the lives of several thousand Americans and sicken millions more each year; and,

Whereas, The benefits of a plant-based diet can consist of increased energy levels, lower food budget costs, and simplified food preparation and cleanup; and,

Whereas, It is encouraged that the residents of this state get into the habit of healthy living by consuming a diet that is rich with vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, and by staying active;

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 20, 2010, Michigan Meatout Day in Michigan. In observance of this day, I encourage the residents of this state to choose not to eat meat. Eating a healthy diet can be fun. Explore the different recipes that can be created by using fresh ingredients and by having a sense of adventure.


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haha, theres not a chance in hell that I will be participating in this.


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jtw, just go downtown, bring a bunch of ground beef and just start eating it as a protest lol.


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Maybe we need a "Eat a Vegan" day.


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stuward wrote:
Maybe we need a "Eat a Vegan" day.


But there will probably be no nutritional value hahah.


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A wholesome diet of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains

sounds like the diet i feet my gerbils, only with less fat and protein.

stuward wrote:
Maybe we need a "Eat a Vegan" day.

too many phyto-estrogens?

oh well. more steak and bacon for me.

edit: here's the meatout website :( http://www.meatout.org/


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Science always was a weak point for government.....


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Jebus wrote:
stuward wrote:
Maybe we need a "Eat a Vegan" day.


But there will probably be no nutritional value hahah.
Well, free-range vegans are much better for you than grain-fed vegans.


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Well that's not a scientific organization, that's a political organization - the sponsors include Peta so you know it's just a bunch of loonies.

Most of the claims in that original statement are either really misleading in their context or totally irrelevant, but the funniest is "simplified food preparation and cleanup" is a benefit of a plant-based diet. Really? It seems usually the messiest cleanup is the olive oil / paprika / garlic sludge that sticks to the bottom of veggie pans. Meat cleanup is trivial by comparison.


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PETA "Puppy, Euthanised, Tasted Awesome"


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frogbyte wrote:
the sponsors include Peta so you know it's just a bunch of loonies.


Ain't that the truth! Check out the Penn and Teller's "bull$h1t!" episode about Peta. It's like some kind of a freaky cult.


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Isn't there a reasonable animal rights group which name escapes me at the moment? One vegan day a year wouldn't be all that bad...perhaps you could go and eat a dish that you wouldn't normally have discovered otherwise (unless its processed soy crap made to resemble meat- cause that's definitely not healthy). It might be a good bean dish or something.


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Yes, the "Humane Society" is quite normal - they just want to prevent abuse and reckless breeding. The only charity I've donated more to is Red Cross I think.


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The difference is that the Humane Society is interested in the humane treatment of animals. This is quite different that what PETA and it's kind are after. http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

If PETA has it's way there would be no more pets, zoos, meat animals or animals for experiments or clothing. Of course since most pets, domesticated animals and animals in zoos and labs depend on people to survive, they would all have to be killed, leading to the extinction of the animals that have brought us civilization as we know it.

I'm hoping we'll be able to buy seal meat locally soon.

http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/canada/ ... n-the-menu


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