Tuesday, March 11, 2014


VEGETARIAN NEWSLETTER #5, March 12, 2014.    Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology.   (#4 Feb. 12, 2014).

What is the mission of OMNI? 
With the Quakers we seek:
a world free of war and the threat of war,
a society with equity and justice for all,
a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled,
and an earth restored.
     That is, the Quakers and the entire peace, justice, and ecology movement, of which OMNI is a part, seek to create a better world.   This is no passive: undertaking.     

A Call to the People by George Monbiot
From: Robert McAfee <robertjmca1@gmail.com>
Date: September 19, 2013, 5:36:29 AM CDT
After more than a quarter of a century of environmental campaigning I’ve come to see that the only thing that really works is public mobilisation: the electorate putting so much pressure on governments that they are obliged to take a stand against powerful interests.
OMNI Newsletters
See: Animal Cruelty, Animal Rights, Compassion/Empathy, Ecology, Health, Global Warming/Causes, for starters.

Nos. 1-4 at end

Contents #5 March 12, 2014  Animal Rights, Meat Production, Consumption and C02, Warming, Climate Change
Mission of OMNI
Monbiot, Public Mobilization
Robert Neubecker, Linus the Vegetarian T-Rex
PROTECTING ANIMALS (for more compassionate action organizations or for more information about them see earlier newsletters)
    UUA First Principle Project
    Action for Animals     PETA
    Animal Legal Defense Fund
    In Defense of Animals
    Best Friends Animal Society
    Mercy for Animals
    Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
    Farm Sanctuary
Yeats and Felder on Complicity
Vegetarianism Against Increase of C02 and Global Warming

Arkansas’ Congressional Representatives
Vegetarian Newsletters Nos. 1-4

Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex Hardcover
by Robert Neubecker  (Author, Illustrator)
Meet Linus—a Tyrannosaurus rex who is very brave, very tough, and very…vegetarian?

Ruth Ann Mackenzie knows everything about dinosaurs. She knows their names. She knows when they lived. And she certainly knows what they ate. So when she meets Linus, a towering, toothy T. rex who prefers picking vegetables to preying on his herbivorous neighbors, she’s not sure what to think. Is something wrong with Linus? Or does Ruth Ann maybe, just maybe, not know everything there is to know about dinosaurs?

Dino lovers young and old will delight in this picture book chock-full of prehistoric personality—and don’t forget to search for the naughty velociraptor duo hidden throughout the book!

(For other anti-violence, anti-cruelty organizations see preceding newsletters.}
For financial appraisal of each, see Charity Navigator.)

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION UUA FIRST PRINCIPLE PROJECT,  www.firstprincipleproject.org.  UU Animal Ministry, www.uuam.org
Asks what if the UUA’s First Principle were “the inherent worth and dignity of every being”?   And invites us all to join the discussion.

1.                             Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Legal Defense Fu...
For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal ...

About Us

Meet Our Staff - Contact Us - Litigation Program - ...


For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has ...

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For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has ...


ALDF provides the legal resources necessary for rescuers and ...

Cases & Campaigns

Cases & Campaigns. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is hard at ...

Student Animal Legal Defense ...

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters are law ...

2.                             News for Animal Legal Defense Fund

1.                  Proposed bill protects animals from abusive parents
Morris Daily Herald ‎- 17 hours ago
They worked closely with Chris Green from the Animal Legal Defense Fund to research the steps needed to include Illinois offenders in the ...

3.                             Animal Legal Defense Fund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is an American non-profit law organization that aims to protect the rights and advance the interests of animals through ...

4.                             Animal Legal Defense Fund - Cotati, CA - Law Practice | Facebook

Since 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has fought to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded by ...

5.                             Charity Navigator Rating - Animal Legal Defense Fund

Charity Navigator
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) fights to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys ...

6.                             Animal Legal Defense Fund - Charity Reports - Give.org

www.bbb.org › Home  Reports
Better Business Bureau
Educate yourself on charities and donations with information, reviews, ratings and accreditation of charities and nonprofit organizations in the United States at ...

7.                             HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund - HLS Orgs

Harvard Law School
Feb 3, 2014 - Providing support, education, and work opportunities for students who are interested in animal rights or welfare law. Mission, activities, and ...

8.                             Expose Animal Abusers

Does an animal abuser live in your neighborhood? Communities ... Keep your animals and your families safe. ... Copyright 2010 Contact UsPrivacy Policyaldf.org.

  In Defense of Animals
Nonprofit organization
  In Defense of Animals is an animal rights organization founded in 1983 in San Rafael, California, USA. It has 60,000 members and an annual budget of $650,000. The group's slogan is "working to protect the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals". Wikipedia
    Tax ID68-0008936
  Nonprofit categoryAnimal related Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
  Assets5.276 million USD (2011)
  Income4.365 million USD (2011)
  Tax deductibility code501(c)(3)
IDA's Hope Animal Sanctuary (HAS) investigative team joined law enforcement officers in Panola and Yalobusha Counties to take part in two seizures of ... Feb 17, 2014

  Best Friends Animal Society
  Best Friends Animal Society, founded in its present form in 1984, is an American nonprofit 501 animal welfare organization. Wikipedia
    Founded1984
  Nonprofit categoryAnimal Protection and Welfare
  Assets53.01 million USD (2011)
  Income52.54 million USD (2011)
Pets of the Week: Dottie is a young, silky beauty who's never known what a home is. She loves to climb and play and can live with other felines or as the sole kitty.

1.                             Mercy for Animals
2.                             Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies, founded in October 1999. Nathan Runkle is the group's executive director and founder. Wikipedia
4.                             FounderNathan Runkle
5.                             FoundedOctober 1999
6.                             CEONathan Runkle
7.                             Nonprofit categoryAnimal Protection and Welfare
8.                             Assets1.22 million USD (2011)
9.                             Income1.694 million USD (2011)

  Farm Sanctuary
Nonprofit organization
  Farm Sanctuary is an American animal protection organization, founded in 1986 as an advocate for farm animals. Wikipedia
    FounderGene Baur
  Founded1986
  Nonprofit categoryAnimal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)
  Assets9.703 million USD (2011)
  Income9.732 million USD (2011)
  Tax deductibility code501(c)(3)
For Mother goose and her friends Shawnee and Annabelle, life is a fairy tale. 3 hours ago

  Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., which promotes a vegan diet, preventive medicine, alternatives to animal research, and encourages ... Wikipedia
    FounderNeal D. Barnard
  Founded1985
  Nonprofit categoryHealth—General & Rehabilitative
  Assets6.607 million USD (2011)
  Income24.35 million USD (2011)
  Tax deductibility code501(c)(3)

  American Anti-Vivisection Society
Nonprofit organization
  The American Anti-Vivisection Society is an organization created with the goal of eliminating a number of different procedures done by medical and cosmetic groups in relation to animal cruelty in the United StatesWikipedia
  Founded1883

Yeats and Felder
Yeats, “The Second Coming”:  “The best lack all conviction while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity.” Here Yeats is referring to the constant fight between good and evil, or better and baser human instincts. In these violent times, good unfortunately seems down and out—paralyzed or “drowned” as described in the previous line. Intelligent and decent people fail to act with confidence, while ignorant and malicious people run roughshod over society.

From a poem by Brian Felder, “Watching Fox News at the VA Hospital”:
“the ones who know shit from Shinola
But say nothing; their silence, [is] complicity.”


1.                             Fight Global Warming by Going Vegetarian | Animals Used for Food ...

People for the Ethical Tre...
In addition, the official handbook for Live Earth, the anti–climate change concerts that Al Gore helped organize, says that not eating meat is the “single most ...

2.                             Want To Stop Global Warming? Stop Eating Meat: Reducing ...

Dec 20, 2013 - Ruminant animals, like cows, are a more pressing cause of climate change than CO2 emissions, a new study claims. (Photo: Shutterstock).

3.                             Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions and Global Warming, Say ...

Dec 26, 2013 - One way to mitigate climate change would be a tax on meat, a scientific ... to eat less meat to cut down on the rate at which the earth is warming.

Contact Arkansas Congressional Delegation
Arkansas is represented in Congress by two senators and four representatives. Here is how to reach them. None of the senators or representatives publishes his e-mail address, but each can be contacted by filling in forms offered through his website.
Sen. John Boozman
Republican, first term
320 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4843
Fax: (202) 228-1371
Arkansas offices:
FORT SMITH: (479) 573-0189
JONESBORO: (870) 268-6925
LITTLE ROCK: (501) 372-7153
LOWELL: (479) 725-0400
MOUNTAIN HOME: (870) 424-0129
STUTTGART: (870) 672-6941
EL DORADO: (870) 863-4641
Website: www.boozman.senate.gov
Sen. Mark Pryor
Democrat, second term
255 Dirksen Office Building
Constitution Avenue and
First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2353
Fax: (202) 228-0908
Little Rock office: (501) 324-6336

Rep. Rick Crawford
Republican, second term
1771 Longworth Office Building
New Jersey and
Independence Avenues SE
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4076
Fax: (202) 225-5602
JONESBORO: (870) 203-0540
CABOT: (501) 843-3043
MOUNTAIN HOME: (870) 424-2075
Website: www.crawford.house.gov
Rep. Tim Griffin
Republican, second term
1232 Longworth Office Building
New Jersey and
Independence Avenues SE
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2506
Fax: (202) 225-5903
Arkansas offices:
LITTLE ROCK: (501) 324-5491
Website: www.griffin.house.gov
Rep. Steve Womack
Republican, second term
1119 Longworth Office Building
New Jersey and
Independence Avenues SE
Washington 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4301 
Fax: (202) 225-5713
Arkansas offices:
ROGERS: (479) 464-0446
HARRISON: (870) 741-7741
FORT SMITH: (479) 424-1146
Website: www.womack.house.gov
Rep. Tom Cotton
Republican, first term
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington 20515
Phone: (202) 225-43772
Arkansas offices:
CLARKSVILLE: (479) 754-2120
EL DORADO: (870) 881-0631
HOT SPRINGS: (501) 520-5892
PINE BLUFF: (870) 536-3376
Website: www.cotton.house.gov


Contents #1  Nov. 12, 2013
Vegetarian Organizations, Magazines, Books, Films:
     Vegetarian Voice
     Vegetarian Times
     Vegetarian Living
     VegNews (Vegan)
Organizations, Magazines, Books, Films for Preservation of Animals
   PETA’s Animal Times
Foundations of Vegetarianism
Why People Become Vegetarians
Nutrition, Health
   Moss, Addictive Junk Food
Nutrition and Ethics
   Google Search, Food, Inc.
Food and Climate Change
   Google Search
    Meat vs. Climate
   Tuttle, World Peace Diet, Food, Compassion, Interconnectedness, Harmony
History: Recipes from Famous People
OMNI’s Library 

Contents #2 Nutrition, Ethics of Eating Meat, Climate Change
Declaration for Consideration
Eliz. Renter, Poisons in Meat
Get the Antibiotics Out of Turkeys
Schweitzer, Reverence for Life
Susie Hoeller, Ethical Food
Climate Change and Food
 Google Search

Contents #3 Ethics of Eating Meat:  Factory Farms, Killing
Dick, Vegetarianism Discussion
Vegetarian Times
Early History of Vegetarianism;  Percy Bysshe Shelley
Cahill, Cruelty and Kindness
Schweitzer, Ethics of Vegetarianism
From Rolling Stone, Cruelty of Factory Farms
Google Search:  Cruelty of Meat Eating
Google Search: Factory Farming
Humane Society of the US
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Contents #4 Animal Rights, Meat Production, Global Warming, Climate Change, Feb. 4, 2014

Animal Rights
Christina Sarich, Humane Society and Others Oppose Tyson Factory Raised Pigs
Prof. Steven Best, Strong Advocate of Animal Rights, Google Search
Charles Carnosy, a Christian Perspective Offers Us a Consistent Ethic
Dr. David Katz, a Middle Position, a Vegetable Diet is Better for Health and Ethics

Warming, Climate Change
Nathan Fiala, Meat Production and Consumption Contributes to Global Warming, Climate Change
PETA, Vegetarianism versus Climate Change
Vegetarianism versus Climate Change, Google Search
Stress on Environment: Vegetables vs. Meat

Misc. International Studies of Emissions:  Meat vs. Other Causes

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