Win a chance for a free copy — See PETA link below the video.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It’s not surprising that they like our book; that’s because it promotes the end of the 100 year era when human beings inflicted incalculable pain and suffering on hundreds of billions of innocent animals. And once we dispel the protein myth, caring people everywhere will realize that we can end much of that unnecessary suffering by simply adopting a plant-based diet.
I have concluded that we humans are responsible for over 90% of ALL animal suffering in the world. That’s because, for the millions of species of creatures living in nature, I simply don’t believe there is that much suffering. They are all part of the all-important biodiversity of our planet and they all live in harmony with nature. And while living in harmony, they only suffer for that brief moment at the time when their natural predator does what he is supposed to do.
Unlike all those creatures, we’re not living in harmony and we are not the natural predator of the 60 billion animals that we kill worldwide for our dinner tables.
In our book, there is only one chapter dedicated to animal suffering; Chapter 7 and it is appropriately titled “Hell On Earth.” Many people tell me that they have trouble reading that chapter; that’s because 98% of people everywhere really do care about animals—and the revelations in that chapter are disturbing for them.
Not wanting my audiences to be uncomfortable, when I lecture, I only devote one brief slide to this topic. It is a picture of an adorable baby chick standing beside it’s shell. Then, I talk about what happens to male chicks in an egg factory. Since only females can produce eggs, the baby male chick is, shall we say, disposable. And that’s exactly what happens to them—without any thought whatsoever that they are sentient beings.
Here’s what happens to 250 million baby male chicks every year in just the United States. There are two methods of “disposition” reported in our book—the plastic bag or the macerator. In the former, the newborn male chicks are just dropped in the bag where they smother to death with hundreds of their brothers. In the latter, they are thrown into a macerator—well, you know what happens then (Think wood-chipper).
What about pigs? How is the life of our future pizza toppings? Do you really want to know? Take a look at this video. It is difficult to watch, but if everyone who continues to eat meat was forced to watch it, the meat consumption would drop sharply. I was unable to make it all the way through–with the sound on; maybe it would help if I had turned off the squealing. It’s less than 3 minutes.
Warning. This is not the idyllic Old Macdonald’s Farm.
Back to the book giveaway. I am pleased to announce that PETA is offering a giveaway of Healthy Eating, Healthy World on their site this week (through January 23), and they are promoting the book in their PETA Living newsletter…in an article by Ashley Palmer:
It’s not too late to commit to a new year’s resolution for 2012! May I suggest that you include eating healthier, improving the lives of animals, and helping the environment? If those resolutions are up your alley, then we’ve got just the book for you.
Healthy Eating, Healthy World: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Nutrition, brought to you by J. Morris Hicks, is a new plant-based nutrition guide that gives you everything you need to start eating right for your body andyour planet. And now, three readers can win their very own copy!
This book is chockfull of information, including information on reversing disease and the devastating effect of animal agriculture on our planet, as well as tips from medical professionals. With a foreword by Dr. T. Colin Campbell (of “Forks Over Knives” fame) and Nelson Campbell, this book will have you eating and feeling better than you ever have before.
Click here for a chance to: Win a Copy of ‘Healthy Eating, Healthy World’! | PETA.org
Dedication. This post is dedicated to my friends at the Gardner Animal Care Center in Massachusetts. Tomorrow, they begin Week #3 of their seven-week 4Leaf Challenge. These are 18 animal-loving people who are committed to eating plant-based for the rest of their lives. Congratulations to you Brian and your entire team.
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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