I was wondering today how many vegetarians go to prison, and what they eat when they are there. I have found vegetarians to be less likely to own a gun, and to have a greater desire to solve problems with their brains…I started to think about the standard American diet, and what percentage of those incarcerated in the USA are vegetarian or vegan…or even just trying to maintain their health while imprisoned.
I didn’t search long enough to find a chart with the statistic, but my search did lead me to an article entitled, “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison" with amazing stats about a Private Prison in CA which offered prisoners a choice between a regular CA Prison Diet, or a Vegan Diet. 85% of the prisoners chose the vegan option, and there was a noticeable difference in their behavior and in their health. The private prison had an astoundingly low recidivism rate of 2%, while elsewhere in CA, the rate was 85%!
"In testimonials, inmates asserted that the surprisingly good-tasting food led them to feel better, have greater energy, increased stamina and reduced problems with acne. Indeed the effectiveness of a vegan vegetarian diet in rehabilitation has been scientifically validated."
Pretty amazing, huh?
P.S. Unfortunately, there was another issue involving phone calls that caused California to cancel their contract with the Moreland Prison Facility:
"Once operational, this facility saw remarkable results for seven years, before a dispute over inmate phone revenue led the State of California to cancel their contract with Mooreland."
Read entire article: “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison”
Stephen Colbert asked: Why, why are you so militant about not having meat, and not even SEEING meat?
Morrissey: Animals are nicer than humans, and they’re conscious beings…if you stick your grandmother in an oven, she will probably be tasty…but is that any reason to eat your grandmother?
Hi Folks ~
I just have to try one more time.
I know you may think that the story of the Catholic Schoolteacher getting fired deserved air time, while the plight of our world’s dying bees did not, but I still have to try to get you to cover this story for the SAKE OF THE BEES, and for the FUTURE of LIFE ON EARTH.
We are all connected. We’ve already lost 1/3 of all the bees on our planet. ONE THIRD! If we lose the bees, do you realize how that will screw up the delicate balance of life on our planet?
Luckily, over 700,000 people worldwide disagree with you on the importance of this issue, and, in the last 24 hours have signed the petition to ask Bayer Stockholders to demand that Bayer stop producing neonicotinoids.
Interestingly, almost ALL of the signatures come from the “Western World” - Europe, North America and South America. I have been watching the scroll for hours (when I signed yesterday, there were about 149,000 signatures), and I have not seen any signers from the Middle East, China, Japan or Russia. Not one. I don’t know why.
Anyway, I still think this story WOULD interest your viewers, and apparently people are STILL signing the petition at a tremendous rate. They reached their first goal of 500,000 during the night, and they are now trying to get to 750,000. They’ve gone up 5000 in the time it took me to write this email.
You can watch the scroll of signatures here.
Please reconsider airing this story…you are blessed with a “stage”…people watch your broadcasts…people who care about the health of our planet, people who care about the bees.
Surely a petition that is on its way to being signed by close to 750,000 in less than 24 hours deserves a minute of your air time. No?
I hope so.
P. S. Another 3500 people have signed since I last mentioned it, a few sentences above…at least please check it out and watch the scroll here!
How many animals are slaughtered for food each year in the United States?
1) 2 Billion
2) 768 Million
3) 6.9 Billion
4) 9 billion
What percentage, would you guess, of those animals that are slaughtered, are chickens?