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Vegan Education in Animal Farming Country

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Vegan Education in Animal Farming Country

In an area of New Zealand that is better known for the farming of sheep and cows than vegan education, Gentle World volunteers shook things up recently, by inviting the residents of the small town of Kaitaia to an all-day educational event, complete with a vegan feast extraordinaire!

Dr. Cornelius Van Dorp (who also gave a presentation about the health benefits of a plant-based diet), and his wife Crystal, kindly offered the use of The Herb Shack (vegan café and herbal medicine shop) for the occasion.  Thanks to the use of this venue, we were able to offer over 100 interested individuals the opportunity to sample free, incredibly delicious vegan food and to learn about the whys and hows of vegan living.

Guests were greeted with iced tea, tasty hors-d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to sign up for free classes in cooking and veganic gardening.

After taking a look through Gentle World’s vegan resource materials, and signing up for a chance to win a deluxe raffle prize, attendees made their way through to the outdoor gazebo, where they had the opportunity to watch educational videos, and listen to our speakers exploring the reasons for being vegan, the many benefits of vegan living, and how to make the transition.

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.


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6:22AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011


2:40AM PDT on Apr 23, 2011

good article.

8:25AM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

why stop there! I've seen how determined people are to win this "good fight" why stop here and there? send vegan missionaries eveywhere where they dine on flesh.
everyone, everywhere.

you love them so much, tell Eskimos to start eating tofu.

5:04PM PDT on Mar 17, 2011

Wonderful article. Thanks.

4:40PM PST on Mar 8, 2011

Awesome, change their mindset!

3:14PM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Great to read about this!

9:09PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

how nice!

8:51PM PST on Feb 20, 2011

thank you

7:51PM PST on Feb 16, 2011

Thank you for posting.

6:12AM PST on Feb 12, 2011

shouldn't these people, also go to Alaska, Subsavana Africa, Iceland,.

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