Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology.
(#4 Feb. 12, 2014; #5 March 12, 2014; #6 April 9, 2014; #7 May 14, 2014; #8, June 11, 2014; July 9, 2014).
What’s at stake: 
The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as now they look upon the murder of men.
—Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519

Towards a Better World that Honors Animals
Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

OMNI Newsletters
See: Animal Cruelty, Animal Friendship, Animal Rights, Empathy/Compassion, Ecology, Gandhi, Health, Global Warming/Causes, St. Francis, Vegetarianism, Violence, Wars for starters.

Nos. 4-9 at end

Contents Vegetarian Action Newsletter #10, August 13, 2014
Nutrition, Health
Mostly Martha, Film About Love and Food
Nutrition Action Health Letter
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine PCRM
Good Medicine, the Magazine of PCRM
“Round-up” vs. Health
Antibiotics in Meat vs. Health
Animal Rights and Protection
Dick’s Letter to AETN
Better World for Animals
Assisi International Animal Institute
Interspecies Friendships
Global Warming, Climate Change
Animals and Climage Change
Endangered Species Day

Contents #9, July 9, 2014
Mostly Martha (2001) Poster
Mostly Martha (2001)
"Bella Martha" (original title)
109 min  -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  - 18 April 2002 (Germany)
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.

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Victory! Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs
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Passion for Compassion: A Benefit in the Hamptons for the Physicians Committee
Special Event | Aug. 9, 2014
Join Neal Barnard, M.D., Physicians Committee president and members in the Hamptons on August 9 to support efforts to create a better future for animals and people.
International Conference on Diabetes   
News Release | July 19, 2014
Diabetes is a worldwide escalating epidemic. Help stop it by sharing information about the International Conference on Diabetes, where leading experts shared the latest insights on the causes of diabetes, the critical role of nutrition, and priorities for research.
Fish is Not a Health Food 
From Boulder to NYC: Meeting and Exceeding School Lunch Requirements
Congressional Briefing | July 7, 2014
On July 1, school lunch leaders from around the country spoke to a packed room of Capitol Hill staffers at a congressional briefing co-hosted by the Physicians Committee and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.
a diet rich in plant-based foods, such as soy beans    
Researchers Unveil Six Dietary Guidelines for Cancer Prevention
News Release| June 9, 2014
Six dietary guidelines - more aggressive than previous cancer prevention advice will be unveiled in the June 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
Processed meat causes colorectal cancer       
Physicians Committee Begins Recruitment for the Had I Known Processed Meat Campaign
News Release | May 29, 2014
Modeled off of the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers, the campaign will feature real people who have or have had colorectal cancer and will alert the public to the health risks associated with processed meat consumption.
7 tips to boost brain health         
International Researchers Identify Seven Dietary and Lifestyle Guidelines for Alzheimer's Prevention
Breaking Medical News | May 16, 2014
Seven dietary and lifestyle guidelines to boost brain health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's are available as an online advance on May 16, 2014, as a special supplement in Neurobiology of Aging.
Physicians Committee Supporter Patricia E 
Remembering Rodney Society Wall of Appreciation
See photos and comments from Remembering Rodney Society members who support PCRM with monthly donations.
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Good Medicine Magazine Summer 2014
PCRM is a nutritional, wellness organization, but it also speaks out against cruelty to animals.  The Summer 2014 number of Good Medicine includes articles on protecting dogs in Taiwan, ending chimpanzee invasive experimentation, and lamb experiments at Texas A&M.
Good Medicine Magazine   Vegetarian Starter Kit
   Healthy Eating for Life: Food Choices for Cancer Prevention and Survival
   Kids Get Healthy
   Nutrition for Kids   Diet and Diabetes: Recipes for Success

Fran Alexander

Thom Hartmann | Government Fails to Protect Americans From Superbug Epidemic
Thom Hartmann, EcoWatch , Reader Supported News, August 8, 2014.
Hartmann reports: "Each year, Big Agriculture feeds millions and millions of pounds of antibiotics to factory farm animals, all to slightly increase their profits by plumping up their meat."

I wrote Mona Dixon of AETN the following letter accompanied by VA #9
Thank you Mona.  I am a long-time contributor to and watcher of AETN--music, science, mysteries, Moyers, Frontline.   A specific program I'll point to with appreciation are those teaching humans to understand and have compassion for other animals, esp. programs in which animals of different species become friends.  The film about the 16 wild turkeys raised by Mr. Hutto was truly exceptional.   One small criticism from my particular point of view--vegetarianism.  You urge us to love and protect animals, but also to kill and eat them!  (Recipe of the month.)  Pay some attention to the consistent vegetarian view that walks its talk about loving animals?  
Thanks, Dick Bennett
[No reply from Mona.  And last week AETN presented another film on cross-species friendship—a man and a seal.  Maybe that was her positive reply!]

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Towards a Better World that Honors Animals
Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." His words speak to a deep truth about humans and our animal brethren – the quality of the relationship mirrors where we are in our collective evolution.
By virtue of superior tools, humans now have an unprecedented level of power in relationship to other animals. What we choose to do with this power reflects how far we’ve grown in compassion and wisdom. Abuse or domination of animals reflects (and reinforces) our own wounds, splits, and disease, whereas loving respect of animals encourages our integration and health.
When we practice communicating with animals, we begin to cultivate a different kind of relationship, one based on honoring their sovereignty, intelligence, and capacity to feel and think. We move beyond being masters of animals into the more enduring joy that is born of communion. And we also shift our worldview towards a deeper appreciation of the inner life of our fellow travelers on planet earth.
Over time, the practice of animal communication can deepen into a love that encompasses all of the inhabitants of our planet. It is this kind of love – a compassionate concern for the whole – that is the ultimate solution to our ecological, political, and spiritual crises. Communicating with animals is thus a practice that contributes to the evolution of human civilization, as well as creating a richer experience of life for each of us that undertake the journey. The better world towards which we are all striving will be one in which humans and animals have a relationship built upon respect and honoring.
Non-human animals have abilities that have often atrophied in humans, which can lead our animal companions to have a healing influence on us. Humans, by virtue of the environments we create, can provide an opportunity for animals to move beyond survival-level challenges and experience a more fully supportive existence. In this way, humans and non-human animals can establish a mutually enriching relationship that moves our world towards greater integration, health, and wholeness.
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Contents Vegetarian Action Newsletter #9, July 9, 2014
Nutrition, Health
Environmental Importance of Vegetarianism: Don’t Eat Meat
     Abel Tomlinson, Boycott Monsanto and Tyson
Animal Rights and Protection
Earthlings Film
Rod Kuipers, Operation Bite Back
Wayne Pacelle, HSUS, The Bond
Friedrich Fustian, Humane Treatment of Food Animals
Warming, Climate Change, Meat,  Forests, Population
Grazing Animals vs. Forests
NASA, Climate Effects on Food Supply
Weisman, Countdown on Exponential Population Growth


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