The Viva Vine: vol #3, no #5: November / December 1994
I'd like to obtain a copy of your "101 Reasons..." I am a ballet teacher and a vegetarian for 18
years. I teach my dancers about good nutrition and peace through the arts. Many are now
--Sincerely, Debbie C., Westland, MI 48185
I work for Shoprite. One of the things I really don't like about my job is meats. Sometimes
the meat packages are runny, sticky and bloody. Yek. I immediately put them in another plastic
bag so I don't have to touch them twice. But, sometimes I forget and touch my finger to my
--Vera P., Kearny, NJ
Your "101 Reasons..." was wonderful! Very thorough, to say the least. Please send me the
--Nicole G, Peekskill, NY
I became a vegetarian almost 2 years ago and someone is always asking me why. The sad thing
is the feeling of amazement and even pity I get from other people, that I would deprive myself of
so many good things to eat! Next time someone asks me, I will show them "101 Reasons..." and
then see how they feel about my deprivation!
--Carol H. Mpls., MN
Dear VivaVegie Society,
...I've been a vegetarian for five years and there is absolutely no
--Jaclyn Dee H., Merlin, OR
When I came across your "101 Reasons..." I had been working on a newsletter of my own with
the same idea--to convert people to vegetarianism. Mine was to be more like a newsletter, with
articles on the health/moral/planetary reasons to be vegi as well as excerpts from my favorite
books, recipes, pictures, and even song lyrics, such as Meat is Murder by The Smiths. A graphic
designer by trade, the project was also fun for the design exercise. However, your "101
Reasons..." was so effective that I pretty much halted production immediately after reading it! I
may go back to it at some point.
Otherwise, I loved your vision of a community center. Here's an idea: many of us wanna-be New
York activists would love to come visit and contribute to campaigns, demonstrations, etc., but do
not have friends in New York. The community center could include a bed &
--Stephanie Fitz, San Francisco, CA
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