Subject: August news from MarinVEG
From: Patti Breitman <>
Date: 2020-07-30, 12:26 PM
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August 2020
Marin VEG

Two new bills from NJ senator Cory Booker cheered me this month. And a 13 year old girl was named a Marvel superhero for her animal advocacy work.  There is good news out there amid the pandemic gloom.  I hope that you and your loved ones are well and coping well.

Bill Introduced to End Factory Farming
I was thrilled to find this good news in July.  Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have introduced a bill to end factory farming. I suspect it will not sail through Congress, but it's encouraging that this Farm System Reform Act continues to add co-signers.  Read more in these two articles:

More Recent Bill to Protect Workers
Just this week Senator Booker introduced another bill to slow down and scale back the kill rate at "processing" plants.  The Safe Line Speeds in Covid-19 bill would protect workers who are especially vulnerable to Covid-19.

Urgent Need to Reduce Meat Eating
Doctors in Britain warn that personal and planetary health are at risk if we don't drastically cut back on eating meat.  The world is beginning to take heed of what vegans have been saying for decades.

Marvel Superhero: 13 year old vegan Genesis Butler
We are never too old and never too young to speak out for animals. Here's one inspiring story.

Vegan Cheesecake at TJs

Trader Joe's is now carrying frozen vegan cheesecake. I'm looking forward to trying these. Here's more:

Avocado Milk Coming Soon
I thought it must be a joke when I saw the headline, but this is for real.  Freeze dried avocados will be a prime ingredient in a new, nondairy milk.

More Vegan Restaurants Open than Close During Pandemic reports that new vegan eateries are opening faster than old ones are closing. So many new adventures to look forward to when we return to dining out!

As always, be sure to look at  and  to find out what's happening in the coming weeks. Also, check out Compassionate Living in Sonoma County. Their web site is   And The San Francisco Veg Society at www. is just over the bridge.


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