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For many years, Pamela Rice authored and produced a pamphlet entitled 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, keeping it updated with six editions over thirteen years. Known to all who have read it as "The Mighty Convincer," the pamphlet offered pointed, bite-sized arguments for choosing the meatless diet from the perspectives of human health, animal welfare/rights, economics, and the environment. Over 180,000 copies of the pamphlet have been put into circulation. The success she gained from the pamphlet grew to the ...
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Overview

For many years, Pamela Rice authored and produced a pamphlet entitled 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, keeping it updated with six editions over thirteen years. Known to all who have read it as "The Mighty Convincer," the pamphlet offered pointed, bite-sized arguments for choosing the meatless diet from the perspectives of human health, animal welfare/rights, economics, and the environment. Over 180,000 copies of the pamphlet have been put into circulation. The success she gained from the pamphlet grew to the point where Ms. Rice was able to open the Vegetarian Center of NYC (the first of its kind in the nation).

Now Ms. Rice has written an expanded and fully resourced book-length version of 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian, filling out the details of her argument and providing up-to-date information, but maintaining her engaging and informed style. She covers everything from the conditions for animals on factory farms to disappearing fish stocks, lagoons of animal waste, high incidences of heart disease, colon cancer and other diseases, and other information from industry periodicals, newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and other less readily available sources.

A work of prodigious scholarship and dedication, written with wit and skill, 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian is sure to become the handy reference work for vegetarians who want to give their meat-eating friends one book that explains why they do what they do, and for meat-eaters who want to understand all the arguments for a meatless diet.

Author Bio: Aside from the Vegetarian Center, Pamela Rice is also the founder of the nonprofit VivaVegie Society and the editor of The VivaVine, both based in New York City. As president of the society, Ms. Rice, and scores of volunteers she managed, has engaged in creative methods of vegetarian outreach. Tens of thousands of copies of her pamphlet, 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, have been distributed to passersby on New York City streets since 1991. Ms. Rice has appeared on television in the United States on several occasions and has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine.

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Expanding on her popular pamphlet of the same title, vegetarian writer/activist Rice thoroughly covers all the practical reasons to go vegetarian, including (in addition to the welfare of animals) social, medical, economic, and-especially-environmental concerns while avoiding spiritual or religious reasons. Examples of her reasons include "The Cancer connection: The `Big C' and meat" and "Fossil fuel alchemy: The oil in your meat." Rice aims to let the facts speak for themselves and not to attack anyone's eating habits or beliefs. She accomplishes this by thoroughly documenting all her 101 reasons, using respected mainstream sources, such as U.S. government reports, major newspapers, peer-reviewed journal articles, and other citations from scientists, doctors, and government officials. Although Rice jumps from topic to topic, intending to give readers the big picture, she includes a page that lists "reasons by category" as well as a comprehensive index for those interested in a specific aspect of vegetarianism. A well-written and -documented indictment of the meat industry and its impact on the world, this is an excellent source for students writing papers on or debating this topic. Recommended for all libraries.-Robert Flatley, Kutztown Univ., PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590560754
  • Publisher: Lantern Books NY
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    101 Reasons that convinced me to continue being vegetarian!

    I have been a vegetarian for about three years, and one day, i decided to read this book. I had been doubting vegetarinism for a while now, considering whether or not to go back to eating meat. But this book, happiliy, convinced me to continue not eating meat. Some of the facts in this book are simple, some very complex. Some of these fact will make you wonder why you ever ate meat in the first place. I would highly recomend this book to anyone who is considering vegetarinism. Read this book, and then recomend it to your all your friends. Everyone should read this book to see the truth about meat eating.

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