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The Mentality
of Meat

By Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M

I don’t [think of animals raised for meat as individuals]. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I got that personal with them. When you say “individuals,” you mean as a unique person, as a unique thing with its own name and its own characteristics, its own little games it plays? Yeah? Yeah, I’d really rather not know that. I’m sure it has it, but I’d rather not know it. -31-year-old butcher and meat eater. more>

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Celebrity Vegans in the Media:
the Ups and Downs

by Vance Lehmkuhl

Over the past decade the word "vegan" has gone from an obscure cultural curiosity to a word that's showing up everywhere. Just over the past year this seems to have accelerated, with more attention to the concept as a lifestyle option and more famous people, apparently, adopting it.

Case in point: A year ago few, if any, of us would have connected Bill Clinton with the word "vegan." The former Big Mac aficionado, a man with a "healthy appetite" for many unhealthy things, dramatically overhauled his diet. One of America's premier animal-advocacy groups named Clinton "Person of the Year" amid widespread reports calling him "vegan." more>

A membership business meeting of the North American Vegetarian Society will be held on December 21, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206 in Room B7. The purpose of the meeting is to review the organization’s activities and plans.


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