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Animal Group Promotes a Compassionate Lifestyle at Lunchtime with Free Vegan Food Samples

Portland Ore. - Today(March 20th-Press Release), In Defense of Animals (IDA) will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square for a lunchtime outreach to share vegan food samples and let people taste just how yummy compassion can be. Activists will hand out free Lightlife "Smart Dogs" veggie dogs and cupcakes from Sweet Pea Baking Company, a local vegan bakery, during this upbeat event aimed at helping people kick the meat habit.
Meat-Out Banner
Meat-Out Banner
What: Great American Meatout

Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square, corner of SW Yamhill and Broadway

When: Friday, March 20, 2009- 11:00am to 1:00pm

Passersby at the Square will be greeted by a 10 foot banner with pastural images of a cow, pig, chicken and sheep with the message, "Choose compassion with every bite. Go Vegan!" In addition to the vegan fare, activists will be handing out IDA's Vegan Starter Kit, which educates about the health, environmental and humane benefits of a vegan diet, complete with recipes. Volunteers from IDA will be on hand to answer questions about how lifestyles and diet impact our quality of life, and they'll offer recipes and support to people who want to make a change.

"Most people don't realize that cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than all the transportation exhaust around the world." according to Matt Rossell, IDA's NW Outreach Coordinator. "The compassionate, vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly more attractive to people who care about the impact they make on the earth and animals."

March marks the 25th annual observance of the Great American Meatout, the world's largest annual grassroots diet education campaign. Animal and consumer protection advocates in a thousand communities in all 50 states and two dozen other countries welcome spring with educational events asking their friends and neighbors to "kick the meat habit and to explore a healthy, nonviolent plant-based diet."


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homepage: homepage: http://www.meatout.org/ , http://www.meatoutmondays.org/index.php
phone: phone: (503)-249-9996 I.D.A