Using humor, reason, case studies, and numerous examples, law professor Sherry Colb offers this defense of veganism, showing how vegans and non-vegans can engage in a mutually beneficial conversation and work together to create a more ...
Author: Sherry F. Colb
What about plants? Don't animals eat other animals? There are no perfect vegans, so why bother? If you're vegan, how many times have you been asked these, and other similarly challenging, questions from non-vegans? Using humor and reason, Sherry F. Colb takes these questions at face value and also delves deeply into the motivations behind them, coming up with answers that are not only intelligent but insightful about human nature. Through examples, case studies, and clear-eyed logic, she provides arguments for everything from why veganism is compatible with the world's major religions to why vegetarianism is not enough. In the end, she shows how it is possible for vegans and non-vegans to engage in a mutually beneficial conversation without descending into counterproductive name-calling, and to work together to create a more hospitable world for human animals and non-human animals alike.
Colb, Sherry F. Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans. New York: Lantern Books, 2013. Pg. 53. 6.
Author: Kip Andersen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
This companion to the documentary Cowspiracy explores the devastating environmental impacts of animal agriculture—and new paths to sustainability. The 2014 documentary Cowspiracy presented alarming truths about the effects of animal agriculture on the planet. One of the leading causes of deforestation, greenhouse gas production, water use, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, and a host of other ills, animal agriculture is a major threat to the future of all species, and one of the environmental industry’s best-kept secrets. The Sustainability Secret expands upon Cowspiracy in every way. In this updated volume, the film’s co-creators reveal shocking new facts and interview the leaders of businesses, environmental organizations, and political groups about the disastrous effects of animal agriculture. Extended transcripts, updated statistics, tips on becoming vegan, and comprehensive reading lists provide an in-depth overview of this planetary crisis and demonstrate effective ways to offset the damage.
Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? when they ask those questions).” Sherry's book, Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger?, covers nearly every conceivable ...
Author: Eric C. Lindstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
The definitive handbook to raising vegan children you’ve always wished you had. Is bringing up a vegan baby unhealthy? The Smart Parent's Guide to Raising Vegan Kids is the ultimate vegan parenting manifesto that takes on this myth and answers all the other questions you’ve always wondered about—the vegan way. Raising ethically vegan children, in fact, lays the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent health for your child, the animals, and the planet. Eric C. Lindstrom is in the position to know. Having raised one child on the Standard American Diet (SAD) and four other children on a vegan lifestyle, and being a mid-life vegan convert himself, Lindstrom learned through experience. In this practical and tongue-in-cheek guide, Lindstrom, dishes the real talk and shares the unique challenges vegans face when starting their children from scratch, providing advice, tips, and tricks on how to raise compassionate, vegan children in all areas of life. Learn: How to get your kids to eat vegetables (when it’s all they eat anyway) How to teach your children compassion with visits to sanctuaries and not zoos Advice for dealing with nonvegan social situations and events How to plan for birthday parties and other events Travel and road trip tips with the family Resources for an A to Z of vegan recipes, movies, books, and websites And more! Both informative and hilarious, including expert advice from the world’s leading plant-based physicians and fun recipes for your little vegans, The Smart Parent's Guide to Raising Vegan Kids is the guide every vegan parent needs as choose to bring their kids up in a world that will sustain their children, their grandchildren, and their great-grandchildren.
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Author: Sherry F. Colb
Publisher: Columbia University Press
How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.
An excellent resource for all answers vegan is the book Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger?: And Other Questions People Ask Vegans by Sherry Colb, ...
Author: Eric C. Lindstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
PETA's 2017 Vegan Cookbooks We Can’t Cook Without Vegan Confessions of an Ex-Omnivore and His Survival Guide to Living Fully (Literally and Metaphorically). Growing up in an all-women household and coddled endlessly by his Italian mother and grandmother, Eric Lindstrom was nourished to obesity on meaty sauces, fried eggs, and butter-laden cookies. After spending the first half of his life as an adamant omnivore, Lindstrom went 100% vegan. Reluctantly. Overnight. From burgers to beets, from pork to parsnips. It’s time for a down-to-earth book that proves anyone can go vegan (even someone who once ate sixty-eight chicken wings in a sitting). How can a man adopt a vegan approach? Won’t he die of protein deficiency? What if he is married to a vegan woman? How would he order a salad at a Minnesota steakhouse? What should he bring to a gluten-free, nut-free, macrobiotic, nightshade-free, oil-free, vegan potluck (true story)? Part confession and part survival guide, The Skeptical Vegan explains how simple it really is to be vegan, covering topics from food and nutrition to social challenges and lifestyle. Snarky, witty, and opinionated to a fault, Lindstrom speaks as a male vegan, contesting the notion that “real men” should only eat meat. With twenty original “veganized” recipes including portobello steaks, carrot hot dogs, tofu wings, “meaty” chili, and cauliflower bites (which helped him shed thirty pounds), Lindstrom demonstrates how to take control of your diet while still eating “meatily” and taking into account the ethical considerations of living a better life for the animals, the environment, and yourself.
“Well, at Brian's suggestion, I originally ordered you three burgers, but, if you don't mind, I'd like to have one of those.
Author: Paul Kirk, 3rd
Publisher: Paul R. Kirk
Brian Hawk grows up too fast in the blue-collar steel town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Surprisingly resilient, he withstands numerous traumatic events in the formative years of his life. Alert and analytical, young Brian responds as a jagged path of emotional and intellectual survival unfolds when a seventeen-year-old becomes suddenly bent on his destruction. Caught in a relentless struggle after witnessing a bizarre and wicked incident at an abandoned house, Brian must quickly adapt to stay one step ahead of danger. Fortunately, he has established a powerful friend who offers unique assistance. PIZZA BONES begins with young Brian Hawk nearly asleep in his comfy crib. The Mickey Mouse nightlight casts elongated shadows on the far wall, his last taste of innocence. From there, we track his fiercely developing intellect in response to the environmental stressors placed upon him. Trained to fight by his ex-military father as soon as he could walk, a foundation is provided to face adversity with aggression and composure well beyond his years. A stark coming of age novel, there is a clear descent into hell before finding redemption. PIZZA BONES is a literary effort that takes a comprehensive and thoughtful look at the darker side of human nature and how one extraordinary boy seeks his place in society. To Brian Hawk, the world is a very different place. PIZZA BONES is a full and complete novel of over 90,000 words and is the first in a two-part series. The story is targeted for mainstream readers who enjoy psychological intrigue with intense character development and erotic exploration of the developing human psyche. Aficionados in psychological assessment and counseling or those interested in early childhood development will fully enjoy reading this. Put simply, this is an exploration of nature vs. nurture and what it might take for a very bright boy to effectively survive within a brutal environment thrust upon him.
“Do you mind if I take this?” Holly asked Lucas from the floor ... Don't call yourself a Buddhist and order a cheeseburger! It shouldn't be, you know, if it ...
Author: Sarah Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
Holly Frick just went through the worst kind of divorce: the one where you're still in love with the person divorcing you. Facing up to life on her own, she needs a distraction to keep her mind off her own non-existent love life. Like Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse, Holly is intimately involved in the lives of those closest to her, and now she feels compelled to give advice with unwavering moral certainty. And, like Emma, she is often completely off the mark. Soon she's in over her head, advising her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend while at the same time falling for her married friend's new lover. Until, happiness arrives from a very unexpected source . . . With a contemporary twist on Woody Allen's Manhattan, Secrets to Happiness is a hilarious look at the things people will do to be happy.
You don't mind if I tell people they are, right? ... I order a cheeseburger—well, an Angus burger—with bleu cheese and bacon, a side of truffle fries and a ...
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN Books
A funny, frank and bittersweet look at sisters, marriage and moving on, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Heron series Letting go of her ex-husband is harder than wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate expected…especially since his new wife wants to be Jenny's new best friend. Needing closure, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll start her own business and bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and maybe even find a little romance of her own with Leo, her downstairs neighbor, who's utterly irresistible and annoyingly distant at the same time. Rachel's idyllic marriage, however, is imploding after she discovers what looks like her husband's infidelity. She always thought she'd walk away in this situation but now she's wavering, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' perfect marriage as a shining example of patience and forgiveness; but to protect her sister, Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship—and reveal a family secret she's been keeping since childhood. Both Rachel and Jenny will have to come to terms with the past and the present, and find a way to help each other get what they want most of all.
“Mind if I order real quick?” Melissa seemed distracted, eyeing the burgers, hot dogs, and fries that appeared out the side door by the armful as men made ...
Author: Julie Shigekuni
Publisher: Red Hen Press
From the acclaimed author of A Bridge Between Us: “The beauty of her writing turns the heat and hard times of California into a dreamscape.” —Ann Patchett, New York Times–bestselling author Unending Nora is a love story, though not in the ordinary sense. Having retreated to the streets of the east San Fernando Valley amidst an intense heat wave, Nora Yano, who has lived the first twenty-nine years of her life as a devout Christian and an outcast, strikes up a relationship with a stranger and experiences sexual intimacy for the first time. When Nora mysteriously disappears, her best and only friends Caroline and Melissa, each with their own lives to consider, must decide what they’re willing to risk to find her. The complications that ensue, along with an unexpected arrival home, set this novel in motion. Beneath the stories of four compelling women, Shigekuni creates in Unending Nora a web of ideas concerning the after-effects of wartime internment. Fresh out of the camps, a displaced and emotionally scarred generation clustered together to form a community; they even took on a religion in order to adapt to the society that oppressed them. Now their offspring, four young women coming of age in their thirties, must carve their own path. Unending Nora is a story about finding love through adversity. In an ambitious examination of faith, shame, and desire, Julie Shigekuni takes up where John Okada left off over fifty years ago with his masterpiece No-No Boy—to tell the story of a community ready to mark its place in the larger world. “[A] graceful and compassionate novel.” —Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds
"So where are these cheeseburgers?" Pug said. "I don't care if we just ate," Rita
said. "I'm going to order two burgers and a malt." "I'd even eat a hamburger," Star
said. "Maybe two." Al was looking around as if he was looking for something, ...
Author: Will Hobbs
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sent to an outdoor survival camp for troubled teens, 15-year-old Jessie and her six companions "borrow" their instructor's gear and attempt the dangerous Colorado River through the Grand Canyon on their own.
“They serve breakfast all day, and the burgers are good.” “Thank you. ... “If I'd known I was going to have company, I'd have waited to order.
Author: D. Jackson Leigh
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Veterinarian Trip Beaumont likes being a big fish in a small pond. There’s hardly an animal she can’t heal or a woman she can’t charm within fifty miles of Pine Cone, Georgia—except for the irritating and elusive new cop who keeps leaving parking tickets on her truck. Officer Jamie Grant has never liked rule breakers, but she’s especially incensed when she discovers Trip owns the truck that is constantly parked illegally. She’s searched carefully for a quiet, eclectic community to settle down with her drug-sniffing—albeit gastric-challenged—canine partner, Petunia. Instead, she finds herself on a collision course with the woman who stole her college girlfriend and broke her heart after an ill-conceived threesome.
I am looking at the cheeseburger platter too and it looks delicious. If you are now buying, I hope you don't mind if I order a beer.
Author: D.H. REID
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
In the 16th century, an archeologist discovers an ancient tomb in Damascus. The artifacts are then removed against the wishes of the spirits that were guarding them. As one artifact that can give the owner unusual sight into spiritual things, there is a mystery that unfolds as evil individuals want the artifact for their own benefit. A young couple will be drawn into the scheme that aren't aware that the individual is actually related to them. Nothing is ever as it appears and the couple will be forced to enlist the aid of their friends that aren't immune to the diabolical crimes that will be committed in the name of greed and evil. The group will be thrown into an adventure of a lifetime and it will involve the occult, evil, corruption, and their lives will be in danger around every corner. Their goal is to solve the mystery and restore order again to the universe, so an innocent soul can find peace again inside a tomb in Damascus.
There are cold sandwiches, drinks and snacks on the bus but if you want ... The waitress came over and I ordered a cheese burger and fries as an after ...
Author: Roger L. Brewer
Welcome to Clara Lake, Kentucky: a small town of about 20,000 people. Among these 20,000 lives Alyson Chakrapani who has just found out that her perfect summer vacation is ruined. Three of her best friends are leaving, the love of her life is dating the enemy, and she has been enlisted as an assistant counselor, whatever that is! As if things aren't bad enough, Aly gets the punishment of a lifetime after her brother's party backfires, allowing her more free time to comtemplate the complexties of her ever-so shallow teenage life.
Mind if I dump them?” She got up, basket in hand. ... She wouldn't be wearing pants that tight if it did, or ordering loaded cheeseburgers.
Author: Bill Loehfelm
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
An audacious thriller from a major new talent Life isn't panning out for Maureen Coughlin. At twenty-nine, the tough-skinned Staten Island native's only excitement comes from . . . well, not much. A fresh pack of American Spirits, maybe, or a discreet dash of coke before work. If something doesn't change soon, she'll end up a "lifer" at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she works one long night after another. But just like the island, the Narrows has its seamy side. After work one night, Maureen walks in on a tryst between her co-worker Dennis and Frank Sebastian, a silver-haired politico. When Sebastian demands her silence, Maureen is more than happy to forget what she's seen—until Dennis turns up dead on the train tracks the next morning. The murder sends Maureen careening out of her stultifying routine and into fast-deepening trouble. Soon she's on the run through the seedy underbelly of the borough, desperate to stop Sebastian before Dennis's fate becomes her own. With The Devil She Knows, Bill Loehfelm has written a pitch-black thriller in a fresh, compulsively readable voice, with pages that turn themselves. This is the real deal: a breakout novel by a writer whom Publishers Weekly has praised for his "superb prose and psychological insights."
Maybe we can go get a burger and shake someplace.” “I'm gettin' real hungry ... “I want a double cheeseburger, a large order of fries and a chocolate shake.
Author: Carol Randy
What is the common thread that links fraud, assault, extortion, murder and a twelve-year-old boy on the brink of incarceration in a Juvenile Detention Center? Doctor John Knight is helping the widow of an old friend save her home after a mysterious email pops up on her computer from a man claiming to be her deceased husband's son. This is just the beginning of a series of events and crimes that will have an effect on his own household.The perilous summer brings permanent changes into the lives of those it touches...some good and some bad. Evil and greed are the driving forces behind the crimes. It is Tony, a kid with a rap sheet, who brings about the biggest changes in John and Kathy's loves and who unwittingly draws danger right into their backyard.Who is really behind it all and how many are there? These are the questions that plague John as he works to protect his family, unravel the mysteries and help the police put a stop to the crime wave.
If I wanted to talk about religions , we talked about religions . But then one day ,
when he'd missed lunch and ordered a cheeseburger , he glanced at me
casually before he started to eat . " Mind if I pray ? " he asked offhandedly . " I ain't
How Luca would have ordered exactly what I wanted, even a cheeseburger from down the street. He wouldn't have care if I ordered red wine even though we were ...
Author: Ella Miles
Publisher: Ella Miles
This collection includes: Heart of a Thief, Heart of a Liar, and Heart of a Prick. I'm the villain in most romances. I'm a thief that steals happily ever afters. Except unlike most romances, love doesn't conquer me, I conquer it. I've stolen countless women from unsuspecting men. Gotten my one night with them. And then watched the heartbreak that occurs in my wake. Love doesn't survive once I enter the picture, if it ever existed at all. Although, stealing Sloane might be my greatest challenge of all. Asher is a villain trying to a put a horrible life behind him by doing the only two things he knows to do: surf and steal. Sloane is an angel that runs a charity helping children needing a fresh start. Asher will do anything to have her. There is just one problem...she's about to marry another man.
Do you mind if we talk about this later? ... Caroline noted with interest when Slade ordered a double cheeseburger, extra mayo, no onions and a large root ...
Author: Candace E. Salima
Publisher: Salima Enterprises, LLC
Wyoming rancher Caroline Duncan has spent the past few years fighting two difficult battles-maintaining the ranch her family has owned for more than a century, and dealing with the absence of her son Patrick, kidnapped by her ex-husband Todd.
“Would you mind if I order for the both of us? ... “We'll have two bacon cheeseburgers with guacamole, two fries, and two Cokes,” he said without thinking ...
Author: Cris Gutierrez
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Abram knew Julian still loved him, but why he disappeared without a trace when he needed him the most was a puzzle he couldn’t piece together. Discarded like yesterday’s newspaper and forced to live on his own at the age of eighteen, Abram vows to leave San Antonio, and forget about Julian, forever. But what happens when Julian reappears in Abram’s life more than a year later ready to reclaim his love?