(A quick note to thank all who wrote yesterday and today to NY1 about their circus coverage. The station manager has put together and sent out a reply letting us know that the station was unaware of the controversy surrounding the Cole Bros. Circus, is sensitive to the issue of animal cruelty, and is looking into doing a follow up story on that issue.)
Tonight, Tuesday July 31, Washington DC's NBC affiliate ran a fantastically positive story on vegetarianism. It was part of reporter Wendy Rigger's "Going Green" series. You'll find it on line at
The story shows delicious looking platters of food at DC's Java Green restaurant and notes that not one animal was killed for the dishes. It discusses how easy it is to be vegetarian in the DC area. Then Rieger notes "Factory farming and slaughter is a horrific reality of our food chain. It is also bad for our environment. The United Nations report on climate change says that livestock produces more greenhouse gasses than cars, pollutes water with waste run-off, and contributes to deforestation so that animals can have grazing lands."
She ends with "The menu at Java Green takes vegetables to a mouth-watering extreme. If this is vegetarianism today, you may never crave a hamburger again."
Please rate the story as it plays on the web page -- there is a star rating system. And please add a comment. The station's fast food advertisers will not pleased with it, so those of who are pleased should flood the station with praise.
Please take just a moment to thank Wendy Rieger and "Going Green" at firstname.lastname@example.org
Positive feedback will encourage similar coverage in the future.
Yours and the animals',
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Date: Tue Jul 31 20:32:38 2007
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