Recommended Reading Material


1

The Compassionate Cook

Ingrid Newkirk

Favorite recipes from PETA staff and members. Available from PETA (www.peta-online.org).

2

Cooking with PETA

PETA

In addition to more than 200 recipes, this book includes helpful information on how and why to become vegetarian. Available from PETA (www.peta-online.org).

3

Diet for a New America

John Robbins.

Exposes the cruelty, wastefulness, and ecological impact of mechanized meat production. Available from PETA (www.peta-online.org).

4

Eat More, Weigh Less:

Dr. Dean Ornish.

Dr. Dean Ornish’s Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely Available from PETA (www.peta-online.org).

5

Eat Right, Live Longer:

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Using the Natural Power of Foods to Age-Proof Your Body Available from PCRM (www.pcrm.org) and PETA (www.peta-online.org).

6

Enemies, A Love Story

I. B. Singer.

This farcical comedy is also a subtle exploration of the parallels between Holocaust refugees and non-human victims of persecution.

7

Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey

Karen Davis.

Features vegan alternatives to poultry and eggs.

8

The Jungle

Sinclair.

The classic novel that exposed corrupt conditions in the Chicago meatpacking industry.

9

The McDougall Plan for Super Health

McDougall and McDougall

An easy to understand explanation of how to “look better, feel better, and stay better.”

10

Slaughterhouse

Eisnitz.

The shocking story of greed, neglect, and inhumane treatment inside the U.S. meat industry.

11

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating

Marcus

A thorough and engaging overview of the health, ecological, and ethical issues surrounding the human diet.

12

Vegan Nutrition Pure and Simple

Michael Klaper.

Clarifies the consequences of eating animal products and expounding the benefits of a vegan diet.

 

Additional reading material

 

1

Don't Drink Your Milk

Dr. Frank Oski

2

Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

Dr. Dean Ornish

3

Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet

Dr. Michael Klaper

4

Reclaiming Our Health

John Robbins

5

Diet for a New America the Video

John Robbins

6

A Physician's Slimming Guide for Permanent Weight Control

Dr. Neal Barnard

7

Food for Life

Dr. Neal Barnard

8

Foods That Cause You Lose Weight

Dr. Neal Barnard

9

The Power of Your Plate

Dr. Neal Barnard

10

Milk, A Message to My Patients

Dr. Robert Kradjian

11

Save Yourself from Breast Cancer

Dr. Robert Kradjian

12

Get the Fat Out

Victoria Moran

13

Compassion: The Ultimate Ethic

Victoria Moran

14

The Love Powered Diet

Victoria Moran

15

Why Be a Vegetarian?

Sheth

16

Quit for Good

Ralph C. Cinque

17

Food Allergies Made Simple

Phyllis Austin, Drs. Agatha & Calvin Thrash

18

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Prevention, Treatment, Recovery)

Orthodox Views

19

The Tofu Toll Booth

Dar Williams

20

Let There be Light

Darius Dinshah

21

Conscious Eating

Dr. Gabriel Cousins

22

The Science and Fine Art of Natural Hygiene

Dr. Herbert M. Sheldon

23

Natural Hygience (The Pristine Way of Life)

Dr. Herbert M. Sheldon

24

Fasting and Eating for Health

Dr. Joel Fuhman

25

Medical Drugs on Trial; Verdict Guilty

Dr. K.R. Sidhwa

26

A Race for Life (From Cancer to Ironman)

Dr. Ruth Heidrich

27

Health for All

Dr. Shelton

28

First Aid, the Natural Way

Dr. Sidhwa

29

Diabetes and Hypoglycemic Syndrome

Drs. Agatha & Calvin Thrash

30

Long Life Now (Strategies for Staying Alive)

Lee Hitchcox

 

Most of the above books are commonly available at most health and natural foods stores, and many vegetarian societies also stock them. The easiest way to buy them is by mail order from American Vegan Society, P.O. Box H, Malaga, NJ USA 08328

 

List of Organizations of Animal care and Nonviolent Activities:

 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

501 Front St., Norfolk, VA, USA 23510

757-622-PETA (7382), fax: 757-622-0457

Web Site: www.peta-online.org, e-mail: peta@norfolk.infi.net

Exposes animals abuse and promote respect for animals. Its credo is, “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.” PETA is probably the largest organization of its kind, now has global presence in many countries.

 

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

P.O. Box 6322, Washington DC, USA 20015

202-686-2210, fax: 202-686-2216,

Web site: www.pcrm.org, e-mail: pcrm@pcrm.org

Comprised of physicians and lay members; promotes nutrition, preventive medicine, and ethical research practices; publishers of Good Medicine magazine. PCRM is all pro-animals! Not only they stand for strictly vegetarian diets, but also against using animals in laboratories. They lobby hard in the Congress for eliminating meat and dairy from food pyramid, which is taught in schools and used as a guideline for serving lunches.

 

Vegetarian Resource Group

P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD, USA 21203

410-366-8343, fax: 410-366-8804

Web site: www.vrg.org

Dedicated to health, ecology, ethics, and world hunger education; produces and sells books and pamphlets. One also finds vegetarian and vegan recipes, vegetarian and vegan nutrition information, vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, Vegetarian Journal excerpts, vegetarian travel information, vegetarian and vegan brochures, and even a Vegetarian Game. Also their travel guide for restaurants at http://www.veg.org/veg/Guide/USA/ is most useful

 

Beauty Without Cruelty - India

4, Prince of Wales' Drive, Post Box 1518, Wanowrie, PUNE 411 040, INDIA

Web site: www.bwcindia.org

The organization in India, Beauty Without Cruelty, strives to educate the people about various aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle. They define it as “A way of life which causes no creature of land, sea, or air, terror, torture or death.”

 

American Vegan Society

P.O. Box H, Malaga, NJ, USA 08328

609-694-2887

Has an extensive list of available vegetarian books and sponsors annual conferences; oldest American vegetarian organization.

 

Vegan Outreach

10410 Forbes Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15235

Web site: www.veganoutreach.org

Distributes the informative booklet, Why Vegan?

 

EarthSave

600 Distillery Commons, Suite. 200, Louisville, KY, USA 40206

502-589-7676

Web site: www.earthsave.org, e-mail: earthsave@aol.com

An organization committed to environmental and health education; provides materials and support for people who are becoming vegetarian.

 

Vegan Action

P.O. Box 4353, Berkeley, CA, USA 94704-0353

510-654-6297

Web site: www.vegan.org

Distributes information on vegan diets and lifestyles and campaigns for the increased availability of vegan foods.

 

North American Vegetarian Society

P.O. Box 72, Dolgeville, NY, USA 13329

518-568-7970

e-mail: navs@telenet.net

Web site: www.cyberveg.org/navs, - www.navs-online.org,

Dedicated to the promotion of vegetarianism through education, publications, and annual conferences.

 

Humane Farming Association

1550 California St., Suite 6, San Francisco, CA, USA 94109

415-771-2253

Email - hfa@hfa.org

Web - www.hfa.org

Leads a national campaign to stop factory farms from misusing chemicals, abusing farm animals, and misleading the American public. Runs the nation's largest farm animal refuge.

 

Farm Sanctuary

3100 Aikens Rd., Watkins Glen, NY, USA 14891

530-865-4617 fax: 530-865-4622

Web - www.farmsanctuary.org/

Works to prevent the abuses in animal farming through legislation, investigative campaigns, education, and direct rescue programs. Operates shelters for rescued farm animals.

 

Jewish Vegetarians of North America

6938 Reliance Rd., Federalsburg, MD, USA 21632

410-754-5550

e-mail: imossman@skipjack.bluecrab.org

Web - www.orbyss.com/jvna.htm

 

Association of Vegetarian Dieticians & Nutrition Educators

3835 Route 414, Burdett, NY, USA 14818

Tel/fax: 607-546-4091

Offers a home-study course on vegetarian and vegan diets.

 

Plenty International

P.O. Box 394, Summertown, TN, USA 38483

Web site: www.plenty.org, e-mail: plenty1@usit.net

Has worked with villages around the world since 1979 to enhance nutrition and local food self-sufficiency through vegetarianism.

 

The Animals' Voice

420 East South Temple #240

Salt Lake City, UT USA 84111

801-539-8100

www.animalsvoice.com/

This site contains what used to be a hard-printed a complete magazine on web, all dedicated to, as the name says, “Animal’s Voice.” Which is one of the oldest magazines.

 

The Ark Trust, Inc.

P.O. Box 8191, Universal City, CA, USA 91618-8191

Phone (818) 501-2ARK (2275), Fax (818) 501-2226

Web - www.arktrust.org E-mail - genesis@arktrust.org

The Ark Trust organization, honoring Hollywood and multi medica celebrities and authors presenting pro-animal issues. / Their motto is, “Cruelty Cannot Stand Spotlight.” Their annual Genesis Awards are televised on Animal Planet Channel.

 

EnviroLink Network

Web - http://envirolink.netforchange.com

Here is a catchall for all the other sites that you may want to search for. This site provides a huge list of linkages in various areas of environmental issues, including the ones listed above.

 

1

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Www.peta-online.org

2

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Www.pcrm.org

3

Vegetarian Resource Group

Www.vrg.org

4

Beauty Without Cruelty - India

www.bwcindia.org

5

North American Vegan Society

www.cyberveg.org/navs

6

Vegan Outreach

Www.veganoutreach.org

7

EarthSave

Www.earthsave.org

8

Vegan Action

Www.vegan.org

9

North American Vegetarian Society

Www.cyberveg.org/navs

10

Humane Farming Association

www.hfa.org/

11

Farm Sanctuary

www.farmsanctuary.org/

12

Jewish Vegetarians of North America

www.orbyss.com/jvna.htm

13

Plenty International

www.plenty.org

14

Animal’s Voice

www.animalsvoice.com/home.html

15

The Ark Trust organization

www.arktrust.org/

16

EnviroLink Network

http://envirolink.netforchange.com/

17

PETA for India

www.petaindia.org

18

The Animal Law Project

www.animal-law.org

19

Veggie Pets:

www.meatstinks.com/lpals.html

20

Animal Health, Well-being, and Rights

www.tiac.net/users/sbr/animals.html

21

Animals' Agenda

www.animalsagenda.org

22

Jainism and Animal Issues

www.yja.org/JivDaya

23

Charity Birds Hospital

www.exciteasia.com/birds.htm

24

Animal Rights Resource Site

http://arrs.envirolink.org

25

Raising Healthy Vegetarian Dogs and Cats

 

26

Shri Mandal Mahajan Panjarapol

www.spaceclub.com/panjarapol/index.html

27

Vegetarian/Vegan Resource

www.vegsource.org

28

The International Vegetarian Union

www.ivu.org

29

Tofutti(tm) Brand Non-Dairy Food Products

www.koshermall.com/tofutti/index.html

30

How to Become a Fruitarian

www.islandnet.com/~arton/fruit.html

31

Vegetarian Society of the UK

www.vegsoc.org

32

Toronto Vegetarian Association

www.veg.on.ca

33

Young Indian Vegetarians of the UK

www.indian-vegetarians.org

34

Veggie Sports Association

www.veggie.org

35

Vegie World

www.ozemail.com.au/~vego (Useful guidance on renewable energy and organic agriculture.)

36

Veggie Shoes

www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk

37

Vegan Wares Shoe Company

www.veganwares.com

38

Vegetarian Books for Children

http://gate.cruzio.com/~cns/veg

39

The Vegetarian Youth Network

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/4482/

40

Teen Vegetarian

www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2657

41

Just for Youth

www.vegsoc.org/youth

42

Famous Vegetarians

http://veggie.org/veggie/famous.veg.shtml

43

Towards Freedom

www.towardsfreedom.com

44

Young Indian Americans Reflect. Led by Sangeeta Kumar of San Diego

 

45

The Ahimsa Coffeehouse

www.ahimsa.net/vegetarian

46

Vegetarian Pages

www.veg.org/veg

47

101 Reasons

www.geocities.com/RainForest/2062/101.html

48

Alternative Therapies and Vegetarian Diets

www.nursing.upenn.edu/nutritionsites/alt.htm

49

Vegetarianism in World Religions

www.vsc.org/page41.html

50

All-Creatures: A Biblical Supersite

www.all-creatures.org

51

Vegetarianism and Islamic Thought

www.islamveg.com

52

Islamic Vegetarian Recipes

www.veg.on.ca/newsletr/janfeb96/Islam_recipes.html

53

Buddhism and Biotechnology

http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/

54

Sister Clara Muhammad's Vegetarian Cookery

www.seventhfam.com/scmhwc/ourfamily/vegetarian.htm

 

 

 

Excerpts - How our Diet affects the Environment

 

Excerpts from Environmental News

Recycling department of IBM, Raleigh, NC

October 20, 1998

 

We don't think anyone should tell us what to eat - that's too personal. But we do think you should know some facts about how your diet affects the environment.

 

·    Believe it or not, cows may be contributing to the greenhouse effect. According to one estimate, the world's 1.3 billion cows annually produce nearly 100 million tons of methane - a powerful greenhouse gas that, molecule for molecule, traps 25 times as much solar heat as CO2.

·    Livestock (Cattle, Calves, Hogs, Pigs etc) production accounts for more than half of all the water consumed (for all purposes) in the USA.

·    A third of the surface of North America is devoted to grazing. Half of American croplands grow livestock feed (mostly for cattle) for meat and dairy products.

·    220 million acres of land in the USA have been deforested for livestock production.

·    25 million acres (an area the size of Austria) in Brazil, and half the forests in Central America, have been cleared for beef production.

·    The value of raw materials consumed to produce food from livestock is greater than the value of all oil, gas and coal consumed in America.

·    Growing grains, vegetables and fruits uses less than 5% as much raw materials as does meat and dairy production.

 

According to DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA: If Americans reduced their meat intake by just 10%, the savings in grains and soybeans could adequately feed 60 million people - the number of people who starve to death, worldwide, each year.