Cheers to Green Menu, an initiative whose sole purpose is to encourage restaurants to offer more vegan foods on their menus. Green Menu offers incentives to participating restaurants by promoting them, and by selling cards that allow members to receive discounts at participating restaurants. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Green Menu is also on Facebook!
Cheers to Ginny Messina , a registered dietician, health expert and Friends of Animals’ contributor, on the publication of her new book Vegan for Life, which was co-authored by Jack Norris.
Vegan for Life is the first comprehensive book written on vegan nutrition based entirely on science that relies solely on human studies. The book covers every imaginable topic, ranging from vegan pregnancy, to raising vegan children, and how to stay healthy on a vegan diet through all stages of life. The book is accessible and chock full of important information.
Vegan for Life can be purchased through Amazon.com or from your local bookseller.
Cheers to U.S. cyclist David Zabriskie , a competitor at the 2011 Tour de France. Zabriskie announced a decision to train and ride the race with a diet nearly free of animal products, but he did eat some salmon. Friends of Animals Canadian Correspondent (and avid bike racer) Dave Shishkoff says, “It’s great that he’s pursuing these changes, and Zabriskie should be encouraged to embrace veganism, full-on.” As Food for Life author Ginny Messina tells us, there is no need to eat fish or any other animals to get iron and the other minerals and nutrients we need.
Zabriskie was not able to complete the race due to a crash in Stage 9; he’s currently in Los Angeles recuperating.
Well wishes (and encouragement to make the full vegan journey can be sent to his website by visiting:
You can follow him on Twitter at:
Cheers to the government of Botswana, for proposing to ban hunting in its national parks and reserves in favor of photographic safaris. The proposal comes at a time when the populations of some free-living animals in the country have been reduced by 90%, according to research by wildlife conservationist Dr. Mike Chase. Hunting of wildlife in the Kgatleng District has remained suspended since 1981.
The proposal is obviously controversial, but it represents the very best chance for other animals who are under constant assault by humans. Please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana and offer words of support for the proposal.
Embassy of Botswana
1531 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., 20036-1203
Phone: (202) 244-4990
Jeers to State Farm Insurance Company , whose recent commercial features both a falcon and a cockatoo. In the commercial, one person jokes about buying a falcon with the money that was saved by using State Farm, while another person — who parades around with a cockatoo — exclaims that he “should have bought a falcon.”
Birds should not be pets, or kept in captivity — let alone be the punch line of pathetic insurance commercials. Tell State Farm Insurance Company to stick to selling insurance, and stop exploiting animals! (Because this is a large company, with agents scattered throughout the United States, we recommend contacting them by hand-writing a letter and sending to the address below).
State Farm Insurance
One State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710
To e-mail comments, visit:https://online2.statefarm.com/b2c/sf/forms/CommentsSuggestions
Phone: (877) 734-2265
Jeers to actor Drew Barrymore, who modeled for a fashion editorial for Neiman Marcus — draped in furs made by animal-hating designers Donna Karan and Oscar De La Renta. Barrymore, in the far-away past, once claimed to care about animals, but somehow ended up eating, wearing and exploiting animals with abandon.
We’d like to see Drew Barrymore come back to her senses. Please remind Drew that the only human trait that never goes out of fashion is compassion. Let’s help get Drew back on track. Drew can be reached through her own production company and through her agent.
Her production office:
Flower Films, Inc.
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank , CA 91522
Phone: (818) 954-5840
Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles , CA 90067
Phone: (424) 288-2000