Years ago, when I was first getting interested in animal issues, I was lucky enough to come upon a pamphlet entitled, “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian.” It contained a wealth of information regarding the health, environmental, and animal suffering costs of meat, dairy and egg production, most of which I was completely unaware of. Once enlightened, I quickly ordered hundreds of the pamphlets to give to friends and family, and anyone else I could convince to take one, knowing that I could more easily hand them something to read than try to get them to listen to me rant on about my new-found reality.
101 Reasons, which is published by the VivaVegie Society, founded by Pam Rice, is not only chock full of vitally important information, but it is written in an incredibly accessible way. Each reason is stated succinctly and compellingly, and, I don’t know why this works, but there is no particular order or arrangement, so that each reason simply stands on its own. Somehow, this just makes it so easy to pick up, read a few bites of information (so to speak), and not get overwhelmed. And the information is so fascinating that you just have to keep taking one more bite.
The 9th edition of 101 Reasons has just been released, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the very first one. It is as valuable, or perhaps more so, than ever. You can just order hard copies or, if you want to check out the product first, you can download one to take a look. I promise you, you will not be sorry.