CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997
Re "Veganism, It's Not Just a Diet," April 14: I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for many years and a vegan for several months. Contrary to what vegetarian activists fervently believe, there is no one diet that is suitable to all the world's cultures. In our most altruistic desires we may wish it true that everyone could subsist on tofu and carrots, but it is simply not the case. The average Eskimo, for example, cannot remain healthy on a vegetarian diet. It would be safe to assume that they would become ill after changing a diet they have followed for hundreds and thousands of years.
December 17, 1993 |
The Nordstrom shoe salesman approaches. "May I help you?" he asks. "You really don't want to," Sabri na LeBeauf assures him. The actress, best known for her work on "The Cosby Show," is a vegan (VEE-gan) who wants nothing to do with animal products. She believes in "compassionate shopping," a practice that applies to clothing, cosmetics, accessories--even sporting goods and automobile interiors. Although many of the nation's 12.
November 5, 1998 |
When Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" soared up the bestseller charts, I thought it might promote interest in our better vegetarian restaurants. To judge by the sparse crowd at Veggie World, however, this hasn't happened. Admittedly, Veggie World is handicapped by a misleading name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2004 |
Is your car vegan? Actor Michael Bell's is. The 66-year-old Encino resident doesn't eat or wear animal products, and his hybrid car doesn't have a stitch of leather in it. If it had, Bell said, he wouldn't have bought the car, a 2001 Toyota Prius, despite its impeccable green credentials. In raw numbers, vegans such as Bell are so few that they barely register on surveys of consumer habits.
April 14, 1997 |
Milk, they say disdainfully, is liquid meat. Honey means the exploitation and sometimes death of bees. Sugar is processed with charred cattle bones. Leather? Dried flesh of a cow corpse, they say. Wool, down and silk? Ignominious results of the abuse of living creatures. These are not vegetarians, who merely abstain from eating meat and poultry. These are vegans, whose numbers range anywhere from 50,000 to 800,000, depending on which poll you choose to believe.
May 18, 1991 |
Averting an imminent showdown with the United States, the Japanese government bowed Friday to pressure from Washington and announced that it plans to end its trade in endangered hawksbill sea turtles, whose shells are used to make jewelry and eyeglass frames. The action came after months of negotiations and just hours before the Bush Administration planned to impose a products ban on the import of all animal products from Japan.