Oprah Winfrey recently started a 21-day cleanse diet to "jump start an inner makeover," and the diet involves eliminating all caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal products. In her blog
about this experiment, she writes, "How can you say you're trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?"
We say, Go Oprah! Go Vegan! Oprah Winfrey has the media reach and personal integrity to spread the word about the ethical and environmental reasons to embrace a vegetarian and/or vegan diet and lifestyle. Let's thank Oprah for embarking on this journey and encourage her to continue using her visibility to promote the ethical and environmental benefits of veganism to her audience.
Dear Ms. Winfrey:
We applaud you for exploring a path to conscious eating and spiritual integrity through the 21-day cleanse diet you are promoting on your website and show. We encourage you to further explore the ethical and environmental benefits of a vegan diet with your audience.
There are so many reasons to go vegan:
* A vegan diet can lead to lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
* A plant-based diet uses less water and less land, and produces less pollution and waste, than a meat-based diet.
* Industrial meat production inflicts great suffering on animals.
* A vegan diet is a simple choice anyone can make to help the planet - every time we eat a meal.
Thank you for spreading the word about how delicious and fulfilling, both spiritually and nutritionally, a vegan diet can be!