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Less an introduction to vegetarianism than a list of reasons not to eat meat, this expansion of a self-published pamphlet Rice hands out on New York streets (she claims to have distributed nearly 200,000 copies since 1991) offers already committed vegetarians back-up for their decision and gives diehard carnivores a surprising look at some of the problems associated with meat eating. Rice's "attempt to investigate every good reason to become a vegetarian" can feel unnervingly strident, even for those inclined to agree with her, but her sources are primarily mainstream newspaper and magazine articles-not small, fiery anti-carnivore Web sites. Some of Rice's reasons we should all go veggie include: vegetables' high concentrations of beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants; the stomach-turning odor of pork "mega-farms"; costly government subsidies for livestock producers; and studies that show animal protein is linked to heart disease, hormonal cancers and diabetes. This isn't a book to read cover-to-cover, but it will provide interested parties with a wealth of information about health and social issues connected to meat consumption.
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Pamela Rice is the founder and president of the Vivavegie Society and the editor of the Viva Vine, both based in New York City. Over 140,000 copies of the pamphlet 101 Reasons Why Im a Vegetarian have been distributed over the last ten years. Using creative costumes and billboards, Pamela has taken to the streets of New York City for many years advocating vegetarianism and distributing "The Mighty Convincer." She has appeared on television in the United States on several occasions and has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine.
Pamela Rice founded the magazine VitaVine (now defunct), and is the organizer of the Veggie Pride Parade in New York City. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Steven H Propp
Actually, I was already a vegetarian, writing a paper about vegetarianism for college, when I got this book. Read morePublished on May 2, 2010 by S. Ingles
This one of the best vegetarian advocacy books available. As the title suggests the book is divided into 101 individual sections. Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by Erehwon
If you care about either your Health, the Planet or the lives of living conscious beings that share the same senses we have then please read the great book by Pamela Rice, "101... Read morePublished on January 10, 2009 by Joseph Puentes
PAMELA, DID YOU HAVE TO PUT you picture on the cover? If you're trying to galvanize those who are already vegetarians, I'm sure you'll succeed. Read morePublished on November 27, 2008 by M. Miklas
To my surprise, this book is very well written, not preachy or ideological, but rather is a "laundry list" of facts and well documented research on the topic of vegetarianism, why... Read morePublished on June 12, 2008 by Health Conscious
I loved this book! It was candy to my soul. I read it twice and probably will again. I highly recommend it to everyone that wants the facts, the whole facts and nothing but facts. Read morePublished on February 29, 2008 by Santos Lopez