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A smidgen of good news in the "Year of the Ox'.

Year-to-date cattle slaughter is down 19.8%.

Year-to-date pig slaughter is down 17.1%.

.........but we still have a long, long way to go - this article is not for the faint-hearted - - 1/16/2009

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    Posted by HM at 01/30/09 03:11:37

    I mean, in our perfect world it would be down 100 percent,
    but progress is progress, and it means a difference is being made.
    Good job to all you fellow vegans out there who have chosen the most compassionate way of eliminating animal cruelty and carbon foot prints from out environment:)
    Not to discount the vegetarians, who also make a huge impact with their choice of diet and strife towards compassionate living:)

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    Posted by Toxiegirl at 02/03/09 16:58:11

    I am vegan so for me this is good news but I can't help but to be a lil pessimistic and think that maybe it is more due to the economy than us vegans and vegetarians:( But I hope I am wrong and that even when the economy continues to get better the number will continue to decline:)

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 02/03/09 22:41:00

    If Financial Tsunami's reduce cow & other animal killing then I am all for them!

    ...... I have a bunch of veggie friends - they all have a bunch of other veggie friends - they all have.........

    I strongly suspect the the published "Veggie Stat's" are heavily underestimating the number of folk who are now totally "off" of meat& hopefully moving towards eating only plants!

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    Posted by Roseanna at 02/03/09 23:36:24

    This is excellent news! I just hope the percentage keeps getting higher in years to come.

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