Written by PETA
Set your TiVo now because you won't want to miss the stunning and articulate Kathy Freston talking to Oprah Winfrey and her legions of fans about living a cruelty-free, healthy vegan lifestyle. Kathy will appear on Oprah tomorrow as part of an hour-long show on being vegan. The last time that Kathy appeared on Oprah, she convinced the talk-show host to try the 21-day vegan cleanse that's included in Kathy's groundbreaking book Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, so there's no telling what kind of meatless magic Freston will work this time. Maybe Oprah will let her audience members be the first to grab a copy of Kathy's new book, Veganist, which comes out the same day.
The full title of the book describes Kathy's life philosophy: Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World. The best-selling author provides the keys to effortless weight loss, saving money, feeding the hungry, reducing climate change, and ending animal suffering. U2 frontman and humanitarian Bono says of Veganist, "Kathy Freston writes so beautifully and convincingly that even this most carnivorous of rock stars finds himself staring at his bleeding protein with new eyes."
Written by Michelle Sherrow
This Oprah show was a huge disappointment, it made me angry! How would any vegan endorse any type of slaughtering!? I couldn't believe it when Kathy said it is okay to eat meat/animal products if they come a humane place. I could go on with the things about this show that were a disgrace to what vegetarianism stands for.
I tuned in to this episode was VERY disappointed. Was she trying to be fair and balanced? Was she afarid of being sued again by the beef industry? I was offended that she kept emphasizing that after Ling's tour of the slughterhouse she still eats meat. Her other guest said that animals only have one really bad day. Really? Oprah missed her chance to make the world a better place.
I have to agree with Meghandove and Nancy. Cargill put on a great show trying to convince people what a caring slaughterhouse they are. When their spokesperson stated they wanted to honor the animals by giving them a quick death and using as much of the animal as possible I wanted to throwup. If it wasn't for groups like Peta, they would still be running those poor terrified animals into the slaughterhouse where the stunning success rate was questionable. Many people don't realize these animals are not dead when they cut their throats. I'm not an Oprah fan but I saw the promo for this show and was not at all surprised how Oprahized it was. Well if one person changes, her sanitized show will have been worth it.
I agree with others. When i heard about the topic of her show today, i thought "YES thank you Oprah" because she has such HUGE influence over viewers opinions and this could help animals everywhere. UNTIL .....she had the slaughterhouse woman go on and on lying about how the "bolt renders the animal unconscious and they feel no pain"....that was about the part of the show when i found myself yelling at my tv ..SO upsetting that her and the guy on the show lied several times making it appear that more farms than not treat animals with dignity and slaughter them humanely when that JUST ISN'T TRUE!!! So disappointing that those lies were permitted on the show..
Oprah has the power to reach millions of people with a powerful message that could end the atrocities that occur in factory farms every minute of every day. The rep from Carhill was very polished and I think that what the general public will take from this show is that factory farming is humane, clean and orderly. I only wish that people will take it upon themselves to look at youtube videos that show typical factory farms and how animals are abused and tortured.
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