When I went to my first demonstration against fur I remember the jibes of passers by in particular the oft shouted 'I bet your shoes are leather'!! In fact at the time they were to my own embarrassment. When we stand up for something we need to guard against accusations of complicity otherwise we have no right to stand up at all. I got into animal rights before I gave up all the ingredients of animal abuse. It was a learning curve which all animal rights activists go through. It is entirely different from campaigning against say war or child abuse as it would be more difficult to contribute to those things without actively pursuing them. Having said that we all use the oil that the Iraq war was about. With animal issues though the boundaries seem a lot more blurry to many people on starting out. As children we are brought up in a certain way which becomes 'natural' to us. What we eat, wear, watch are all dictated to us by our parents and our society and we conform (mostly). We are also mostly taught to be kind and sensitive to others yet are surrounded by violence and selfishness. One day though something happens to open your eyes. It may be a film you see, a video, or a song or speech but when it happens there is only one way you can go and stay true to yourself and that is forwards. Wether your cause is world hunger, war, cruelty to humans or animals that cause is the start of your journey. I would suggest that animal rights is the very last and final cause at which many people end up. I know I have been through each and every cause and embraced them all. One cause seems to lead onto another as if they are all interlaced and in fact they are. Child abuse leads to adult prostitution or other forms of abuse. Prostitution is linked with womens rights and feminism, which leads to abuses of women such as female circumcision which leads to religious tyranny which leads to war and terrorism....and on and on. Animals are at the very bottom (or top whichever way you look at it) of this heap of causes and are the most abused beings on the planet (in number) and yet seem to factor high up on most peoples agenda in some from or other be it wolves, wildlife in general, pets, or sometimes just the whole non-human race. So we like to call ourselves 'animal lovers' but what does that entail? Do we only love the animals we can play with or the animals we can find useful or beautiful? We hate the Chinese because they eat our 'ets' and yet we treat other animals just as badly? We are up in arms about one white middle-class child that mysteriously disappears and yet thousands of black, Asian or poor children 'disappear' yearly being sold on the black markets of Europe and America amidst silence. We organize huge money making campaigns to feed the starving Africans after our own corporations have driven them to that point to feed us our fast food. You may deplore the destruction of the Amazon as you munch on your soya fed chicken burger which destroyed it. Maybe it isn't all 'hypocrisy' but still a great deal of ignorance but even then when all the facts are there for you to see there is still the last little bit of stubborn heel digging refusing to acknowledge that we might actually be playing a small part in the very things we fight against. Do some research about your cause and look into the backgrounds and causes. Somewhere along the way you may find your own footprints and when you do if you do not then wipe them out then you truly have arrived at hypocrisy. I always believed I was an 'animal lover' until the day I heard the word hypocrite and vegetarian in the same sentence. It was my wake-up call. The single most influential thing I could do to help animals (ALL animals) was to not eat or use anything which comes from their exploitation. It not only helps the actual animals who are being consumed it also helps the wildlife who are displaced by it or culled, the environment that is polluted by it, the starving people who are deprived of the grains to feed it, the Amazon which is being stripped to feed it and last and very importantly it helps my own peace of mind. I have no more guilt at being complicit in the worlds suffering and can say back to the hecklers with total conviction that 'NO my shoes are NOT leather'. How about you?
This really moved me so I wanted to share it...............
We received this e-mail to the Vegan Outreach Adopt-A-College mailing list last week, and it has been invaluable in maintaining hope and inspiration among activists. I hope you will all read it, and be moved by it, and TAKE ACTION.
For the liberation of ALL beings, jenna ------
02.27.2008 Robert Morris College 175 WV -- Wayne Hsiung
So I witnessed a death two days ago. I am trying my best to get that image out of my mind, but i'm going to write about it here, in the hopes that writing will be a catharsis.
An hour or so before I was planning to head out to leaflet, a friend of mine, dan dunbar, who I hadn't seen in many months, called me up and said that he had spotted a stalled transport truck.... with a downed dairy cow inside. He had a camera and was taking pictures, but a large tow truck had arrived, and he was afraid that they might move to another location to "deal" with the problem. I drove out to meet him.
I arrived to witness a grisly scene. A poor girl was collapsed on the ground inside the truck (which had large holes that we could see through), in a 3-inch-deep cesspool of feces and urine. You could see her wide, terrified eyes staring into nothingness, and her entire body quivering ever so slightly. But she was making no sounds. The other cows had trampled all over her broken body; she had bloody wounds and lesions that were clearly visible, in bright red, through the filth. Her udder was swollen to many times its normal size. We noticed a ghastly sliver of flesh on a gate mechanism above her. (It was later suggested to us that this might have been her tongue. Cows tend to lick the sides of the truck, in search of moisture, but when it's a frozen mechanized gate that you are licking, that can lead to tragic consequences...)
As we stood witnessing this terrifying scene, the truck driver sat in his car, on the phone, no doubt cursing his misfortune, to have two broken "machines" (the truck, and the cow) on the same trip. The other cows had already been removed to another truck, which left our poor friend, perhaps fortunately, alone in her quiet torment....
We all know, in the abstract, about the billions of individuals suffering and dying all around us. We all have seen footage and images from the concentration camps we euphemistically describe as "farms." But nothing is quite so impactful as seeing an innocent die before your eyes. I've witnessed the tortuous death of an innocent victim a few times before, and that is a few times too many.
It simply HAS to stop.
My friends, this is the enemy. The fear, the pain, the utter desolation... our non-human brethren have done nothing to deserve such a terrible fate. And yet that fate is cruelly forced upon them, over and over and over again... an endless procession of torment and death, a procession that sometimes may seem invincible to change or progress.
But whenever i lose hope for this movement, whenever I am feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the oppression all around us, I just look around me a bit more carefully. And when I look a bit more carefully, I see something different and even beautiful. I see the inspired stream of emails coming in from the VO list; I see a few dozen people standing on a frozen chicago street, calling forcefully for animal liberation; I see a passerby's pained expression of empathy when she stops briefly to look at a sign. And when I see these things, I see that our enemy CAN be defeated, that the Holocaust raging all around us CAN be stopped, and that our vision of a just and peaceful world for all animals CAN become a reality.
Our poor friend died that day, on the filthy floor of a bloody transportation truck. We witnessed her body go cold, and her eyes stop moving. Her entire life had been enslaved and twisted by violence and prejudice. But I think that, despite her cruel death, she had moments of peace and joy. The sweet smell of a new and unexpected food, the gentle touch of a rare worker who had not been desensitized to pervasive industrial cruelty, or the fresh taste of cool water on a hot summer day. Of course, much of her life was torment. That cannot be denied. But because of people like you, and because of brave activists all over the world, from chicago to amsterdam to moscow, her torment will not be forgotten. And some day soon, those few moments of peace and joy, that our poor friend experienced ever so fleetingly, will no longer be just moments...
All of these thoughts were sifting through my mind a couple days ago, as I headed out to leaflet, a couple hours later than I had expected. My mood was somber. I could still visualize, and indeed feel, the terror in my poor friend's eyes, as she wallowed, slowly dying, in torment and filth. And when I arrived, I looked around: I was alone on a cold Chicago street.
But I didn't feel alone. Becuase I thought of the hundreds of activists on this very list, the thousands who have come to fur free friday in chicago, and the MILLIONS all over the world who have spoken and stood for the rights of oppressed classes, in a centuries-long struggle for equality, justice, and freedom.
All of you inspire me. All of you give me strength. All of you give me hope. And for all of our superficial disagreements and differences, for all of our human pettiness and peccadilloes, the common vision and passion we share, of a just and peaceful world for ALL of us on this planet, makes me glad and proud to call each and every one of you a friend, a friend in the fight for liberation.
As to the leafleting itself? The traffic was low at Robert Morris College. I don't remember any interactions of note, perhaps because I wasn't my usual town-crier self. But at a moment when I should have been drowning in despair over the suffering i had witnessed, isolated on a cold street, facing an oblivious or outright hostile public, I did not feel despair.
I felt hope and kinship. And I have all of you to thank for that.
There will come a day when the animals are all free. I don't know if it will happen sooner or later, but I have no doubt that it will come. And when that day comes, the world will look back on our times, gratefully, for the brave work that you do, for your passion to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves, and most of all, for your hope... your hope in a movement where it was so easy to wallow in despair.
But this email has now gotten much longer than I had anticipated. So let me conclude with a quote by an activist much braver and better than myself:
"I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long...because THE ARC OF THE MORAL UNIVERSE IS LONG, BUT IT BENDS TOWARD JUSTICE."
If you are ever in despair or frustration, remember those words. Dr. King was right about his movement, and he will be right, too, about ours.
There are a lot of interpretations of what a veggie diet is… so let’s set the record straight: A vegetarian simply doesn’t eat any dead animals or bits taken from them. That means no meat, poultry (chicken, turkey, duck), fish or other water animals (prawns, crabs, shrimps) or disgusting things such as gelatine from hooves and bones and animal fat. A strict vegetarian also does not eat dairy, eggs, honey wear or use anything from or tested on animals and these are often referred to as Vegans.
I only eat chicken and fish…
Well done! You’re already thinking along the right lines! But we bet you didn’t know that chickens are the most abused farmed animals? Kept in gross conditions, 850 million of them are killed every year in the UK. And fish have feelings too! It’s not even open to argument that they suffer terribly when they’re caught. And healthy? Only if you think that deadly poisons such as PCBs, dioxin and mercury are healthy because most fish now contain low levels of them from pollution. Overfishing is hoovering the oceans empty and wiping out the animals that depend on fish.
We have animal welfare laws so it can’t be cruel.
Oh yes it can – and is! Most animals raised for meat are kept in disgusting conditions inside factory farms, never seeing daylight, sun or rain. Pigs killed for meat live only five or six months but it takes a battery of drugs to keep them alive. From birth until death they’re given powerful antibiotics in a desperate attempt to control the diseases that run rife in the filth of factory farms – drugs which have helped create superbugs that now threaten us all. Chicken rearing is the most intensified and automated type of animal production there is. Chicks are crammed into foul smelling windowless sheds - often 40,000 in each. The baby birds are bred to grow too fast and are pumped full of drugs to reach slaughter size in just 41 days. When they are killed the birds eyes are still blue and they cheep - chicks in an obese adult body. Most birds become crippled as their legs cannot support their body weight. Turkeys are almost all factory farmed - as are ducks - water birds that never get to swim or fly in their short, sad lives.
Fearne Cotton TV presenter “I have been veggie since the age of 12. I had seen a programme on live animal transportation which made me have the idea initially. Me and my mum started the same day and it's just so easy - Mum cooks amazing veggie food and you wouldn't know the difference between veggie food or meat, my dad hasn't got a clue what he's eating and is practically an involuntary veggie!”
John Feldmann Lead singer and guitarist for US pop punk sensations Goldfinger “I can look at all my companion animals without guilt knowing that my lif e is not dependant on their suffering. And us veggies taste better!” If I turned vegetarian wouldn’t my health suffer? No, it’s likely to improve. A diet packed with animal products is high in cholesterol and saturated fat and can contribute to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes, obesity and other diseases. Doesn’t seem quite so appealing now, does it? ANYONE can be healthy by eating a wide variety of vegetarian foods. Try it and you’ll notice the difference in no time!
My friends will think I’m weird…
Oh come on! They can find a dozen reasons to think you’re weird if they want to. Being veggie is something to be proud of – you don’t need to apologise. Cutting suffering out of your life shows you can think for yourself – and there’s nothing weird about that. That’s strong. Most people who take the mickey out of being vegetarian know nothing about it. Go on, tell ‘em – talk to them. And if you need any help answering the questions they’re bound to throw at you, check out the Viva! website -www.viva.org.uk - with its guide to dealing with dimwits.
I don’t know what to eat!
You can eat all the things you eat now – burgers, bangers, pizzas, fish fingers, chilli, nuggets, curry and so on – but veggie versions without a trace of a dead animal. And there are thousands of new and exciting foods to discover as well! Going veggie opens up a whole world.
We need meat to feed the world
No – it’s just the opposite! Eating meat helps to cause world starvation because there’s just not enough land for all the animals. Most of what they eat isn’t turned into meat, it’s turned into poo – wasteful or what? To feed everyone on the kind of meat diet we eat in the rich West, we’d need four planet Earths! Livestock take up too much land, use too much water and cause the trashing of rainforests, wildlife, cause acid rain, global warming and water pollution. So if you care about people or the planet - go veggie!
What difference does one person make?
More of a difference than you might think. The average Brit meat eater, throughout their life, chomp their waythrough 4 cattle, 18 pigs, 23 sheep and lambs, 1158 chickens, 39 turkeys, 28 ducks, 1 rabbit, 1 goose and 2750 fish. That is a lot of lives saved by going vegetarian, don’t you reckon?
The only question you should really be asking yourself is ‘why not go veggie!’
The books DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA and THE FOOD REVOLUTION by John Robbins expose the dairy industry's deceit like no other. Robbins, the former heir to the billion dollar Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, walked away from the family business more than 25 years ago. Robbins made a moral decision not to profit off of a product that abuses and kills cows, and makes people sick. Cow milk is a secretion that oozes from the udder. It's filled with a somatic cell count, commonly known as pus, with the national average hovering around 350 million pus cells per liter. A few years ago, The Hoard's Dairyman, a dairy industry trade journal, ran an article about the pus content in milk. When machines are hooked up to the udders three times a day to suck them dry, the machines, countless drugs and myriad injections of Bovine Growth Hormone cause mastitis, and irritate and infect the udders. Pus, mucous and infections are sucked out with the milk, and pasteurization - which cleans the pus, but does not eliminate it from the milk - creates a concoction of sanitized pus. Organic, chemical-free cow milk is not pus-free either. Soy, rice and almond milks - along with human breast milk - are the only pus-free milks. Mother cows make milk for baby cows, not baby humans, adolescents or adults. The human body has no need for cow milk as it has no need for dog milk, giraffe milk, zebra milk or rhinoceros milk. This is why dairy is responsible for most allergies, asthma, Crohn's disease and childhood ear infections. Cows, like every other female mammal, only produce milk during and after pregnancy. Cows, therefore, are artificially impregnated to keep the milk-flow going. Within two days after giving birth, babies are stolen from their mothers. From a business standpoint, the dairy industry can't have calves sucking up milk they want to sell for huge profits. Like male chicks on an egg farm, male calves are useless by-products of the dairy industry. Unlike the chicks who are killed at birth, calves are sent to veal farms and put in tiny crates with ropes and chains around their necks to completely immobilize them. No movement is ever allowed because no muscle development is allowed. They want the calves to grow large but still retain their infant-white flesh. The veal industry is only in existence because of the dairy industry. If you don't eat veal, but still consume dairy, it doesn't alleviate the suffering of enslaved male calves, or mother cows for that matter. When cows no longer produce quality milk, they're killed. There are no cow sanctuaries in the dairy industry. If you think milk builds strong bones, why do Americans - the largest consumer of dairy products worldwide - have astounding rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures, while Vietnamese - who happen to be 100 percent lactose intolerant - have the world's lowest rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures? In Western societies, we're told that calcium is the answer to preventing bone loss. However, it's not a lack of calcium that causes osteoporosis. Excessive, acidic animal-based protein and a lack of exercise cause osteoporosis. The Lancet, The US Department of Health and Harvard University call the link between meat and dairy based diets and osteoporosis "INESCAPABLE". In spite of milk's high calcium content - most of which cannot be absorbed by the human body - animal protein actually contributes to the acceleration of osteoporosis. Keeping blood at a neutral Ph balance always takes priority over keeping calcium in the bones. Bones can hold out for years with insufficient calcium, but blood cannot. If our blood becomes too acidic, the result is fatal. So the body withdraws calcium from the bones and uses that alkaline mineral to keep the blood's Ph level balanced. Animal products have the most excessive amounts of acidic protein. Eastern societies have the lowest rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures because of their low, mostly plant-based protein diets. The best sources of low acid, highly absorbable calcium are kale, collard greens, cooked broccoli, sesame seeds, soy, figs, blackstrap molasses, cooked navy beans and almonds. Rice milk and orange juice have also been fortified with calcium. Plant-based calcium, plant-based protein and exercise build strong bones and nobody gets killed.
AND IF THATS NOT ENOUGH!?
Breast Cancer and MIlk
The following ten references provide converging lines of evidence that focus upon one central point.
There are hundreds of millions of different proteins in nature, and only one hormone that is identical between any two species. That powerful growth hormone is insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-I. IGF-I survives digestion and has been identified as the KEY FACTOR in breast cancer's growth.
IGF-I is identical in human and cow.
If you believe that breast feeding "works" to protect lactoferrins and immunoglobulins from digestion (and benefit the nursing infant), you must also recognize that milk is a hormonal delivery system. By drinking cow's milk, one delivers IGF-I in a bioactive form to the body's cells. When IGF-I from cow's milk alights upon an existing cancer...
"Human Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and bovine IGF-I are identical. Both contain 70 amino acids in the identical sequence."Judith C. Juskevich and C. Greg Guyer. SCIENCE, vol. 249. August 24, 1990.
"IGF-I is critically involved in the aberrant growth of human breast cancer cells." M. Lippman. J. Natl. Inst. Health Res., 1991, 3.
"Estrogen regulation of IGF-I in breast cancer cells would support the hypothesis that IGF-I has a regulatory function in breast cancer." A.V. Lee, Mol-Cell- Endocrinol., March, 99(2).
"IGF-I is a potent growth factor for cellular proliferation in the human breast carcinoma cell line." J.C. Chen, J-Cell-Physiol., January, 1994, 158(1)
"Insulin-like growth factors are key factors for breast cancer growth." J.A. Figueroa, J-Cell-Physiol., Nov., 1993, 157(2)
"IGF-I produces a 10-fold increase in RNA levels of cancer cells. IGF-I appears to be a critical component in cellular proliferation." X.S. Li, Exp-Cell-Res., March, 1994, 211(1)
"IGF-I plays a major role in human breast cancer cell growth."E.A. Musgrove, Eur-J-Cancer, 29A (16), 1993 "IGF-I has been identified as a key factor in breast cancer."Hankinson. The Lancet, vol. 351. May 9, 1998 "Serum IGF-I levels increased significantly in milk drinkers, an increase of about 10% above baseline but was unchanged in the control group."Robert P. Heaney, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 99,
"IGF-1 accelerates the growth of breast cancer cells."M. Lippman Science, Vol. 259, January 29, 1993 Robert Cohen author of: MILK A-Z
I've been on Care2 now for long enough to know that there are many people on here who perport to be 'animal lovers' and yet they are not even vegetarian.
This is Maggie Moo I not only find this baffling I find it dissapointing, unbelievable, unfathomable etc etc...
If we can't even change those people who really DO care what hope is there for us all?
What IS it thats stopping you taking that one small step? Someone please tell me because I don't get it!
This is Colin.
People are on here every day signing petitions, forwarding alerts, noting news
and yet they are still contributing to the very cruelty they are trying to stop.
This is Sue
Why are they with one hand asking the world to stop hurting their furry friends while with the other they are cutting the throat of some poor defenseless creature for the sake of their taste buds?
(Love me don't eat me) Come on people, give it a try! How hard can it be for cripes sake?
I promise every one of you who do this, who take the step towards a cruelty free lifestyle, you WILL feel better for it. You WILL find a new perspective on life and food.
You will NOT drop down dead from malnutrition nor turn into a pastey faced tree-hugger.
Best of all you will be able to look into the eyes of your fur friends with no guilty conscience and find a REAL connection with them and the earth. This I promise you.
To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
"Outsmart him. Outrun him. Outlive him." -- Dave Scott
The Hunger Argument
Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 100 million Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by people: 20 Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 80 Percentage of oats grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 95 Percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock: 90 How frequently a child dies as a result of malnutrition: every 2.3 seconds Pounds of potatoes that can be grown on an acre: 40,000 Pounds of beef produced on an acre: 250 Percentage of U.S. farmland devoted to beef production: 56 Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce a pound of edible flesh from feedlot beef: 16
The Environmental Argument
Cause of global warming: greenhouse effect Primary cause of greenhouse effect: carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels Fossil fuels needed to produce meat-centered diet vs. a meat-free diet: 3 times more Percentage of U.S. topsoil lost to date: 75 Percentage of U.S. topsoil loss directly related to livestock raising: 85 Number of acres of U.S. forest cleared for cropland to produce meat-centered diet: 260 million Amount of meat imported to U.S. annually from Central and South America: 300,000,000 pounds Percentage of Central American children under the age of five who are undernourished: 75 Area of tropical rainforest consumed in every quarter-pound of rainforest beef: 55 square feet Current rate of species extinction due to destruction of tropical rainforests for meat grazing and other uses: 1,000 per year
The Cancer Argument
Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to less than once a week: 3.8 times For women who eat eggs daily compared to once a week: 2.8 times For women who eat butter and cheese 2-4 times a week: 3.25 times Increased risk of fatal ovarian cancer for women who eat eggs 3 or more times a week vs. less than once a week: 3 times Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meat, cheese, eggs and milk daily vs. sparingly or not at all: 3.6 times.
The Cholesterol Argument
Number of U.S. medical schools: 125 Number requiring a course in nutrition: 30 Nutrition training received by average U.S. physician during four years in medical school: 2.5 hours Most common cause of death in the U.S.: heart attack How frequently a heart attack kills in the U.S.: every 45 seconds Average U.S. man's risk of death from heart attack: 50 percent Risk of average U.S. man who eats no meat: 15 percent Risk of average U.S. man who eats no meat, dairy or eggs: 4 percent Amount you reduce risk of heart attack if you reduce consumption of meat, dairy and eggs by 10 percent: 9 percent Amount you reduce risk of heart attack if you reduce consumption by 50 percent: 45 percent Amount you reduce risk if you eliminate meat, dairy and eggs from your diet: 90 percent Average cholesterol level of people eating meat-centered-diet: 210 mg/dl Chance of dying from heart disease if you are male and your blood cholesterol level is 210 mg/dl: greater than 50 percent
The Natural Resources Argument
User of more than half of all water used for all purposes in the U.S.: livestock production Amount of water used in production of the average cow: sufficient to float a destroyer Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of wheat: 25 Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of California beef: 5,000 Years the world's known oil reserves would last if every human ate a meat-centered diet: 13 Years they would last if human beings no longer ate meat: 260 Calories of fossil fuel expended to get 1 calorie of protein from beef: 78 To get 1 calorie of protein from soybeans: 2 Percentage of all raw materials (base products of farming, forestry and mining, including fossil fuels) consumed by U.S. that is devoted to the production of livestock: 33 Percentage of all raw materials consumed by the U.S. needed to produce a complete vegetarian diet: 2
The Antibiotic Argument
Percentage of U.S. antibiotics fed to livestock: 55 Percentage of staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960: 13 Percentage resistant in 1988: 91 Response of European Economic Community to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: ban Response of U.S. meat and pharmaceutical industries to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: full and complete support
The Pesticide Argument
Common belief: U.S. Department of Agriculture protects our health through meat inspection Reality: fewer than 1 out of every 250,000 slaughtered animals is tested for toxic chemical residues Percentage of U.S. mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 99 Percentage of U.S. vegetarian mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 8 Contamination of breast milk, due to chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides in animal products, found in meat-eating mothers vs. non-meat eating mothers: 35 times higher Amount of Dieldrin ingested by the average breast-fed American infant: 9 times the permissible level
The Ethical Argument
Number of animals killed for meat per hour in the U.S.: 660,000 Occupation with highest turnover rate in U.S.: slaughterhouse worker Occupation with highest rate of on-the-job-injury in U.S.: slaughterhouse worker
The Survival Argument
Athlete to win Ironman Triathlon more than twice: Dave Scott (6 time winner) Food choice of Dave Scott: Vegetarian Largest meat eater that ever lived: Tyrannosaurus Rex (Where is he today?)
Source = "Diet For A New America" by John Robbins Please Visit EarthSave.
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