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earthsave orientation

EarthSave Orientation

Presentation by: Dick Morris: ESIE Chair

EarthSave Inland Empire (ESIE), a Chapter of

EarthSave International, a 501-C3 non-profit

corporation, headqtrs. in Santa Cruz, CA

30 min. – PBS documentary: “Diet for a New America”

15 min. – Computer Presentation by Dick Morris

15 min. – Q & A

Presentation Time: 60 min. (includes PBS documentary)

  • Diet For A New America video
  • Changing Diet is Very Hard
  • What is EarthSave?
  • What Are Vegan Foods?
  • Why Eat More Vegan Foods?
    • Health of Humans & other Animals
    • Ethical & Environmental Reasons
  • Problems from Eating Animals
  • More on EarthSave’s history
  • Joining EarthSave
what is earthsave
What IsEarthSave?

An organization that advocates eating morewholesome vegan foods and less of those foods derived from animals. This change induces (in all life on Earth) healthier, happier, more stress free and longer lives! It reduces air, water and soil pollution! It greatly reduces our use of water and land for growing food and helps to save the Earth's rain forests! We also advocate taking compassionate action towards all life on Earth!

what are vegan foods
What Are Vegan Foods?
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Grains
  • Legumes
  • 100’s of delightful, delicious combinations

(Breads, Soups, Desserts, Smoothies, etc.)

From stores, restaurants and recipe books

vegan food reasons
Vegan Food Reasons

All Lives (Human & non)

  • Healthier
  • Happier
  • Less Pain
  • Longer

Reduce Factory Farm suffering

*(shown only in 60 min. DFNA)

  • *Pigs: Stacked single cages
  • Male Calves: Chained in small veal stalls
  • *Chickens: Debeaked, crammed together, small stacked cages
  • All: Fed grains, antibiotics & ground up animals - TSE
  • Still conscious while being slaughtered
environmental reasons for eating vegan food
Environmental Reasons for Eating Vegan Food

Reduce pollution: Factory Farms & Feedlots

Because no sewage systems

  • Animal Urine, Feces & Nitrates into
    • Soil
    • Water – Fish Kills, Blue Baby Syndrome (death)
    • Sea – 7,000 sq. mile dead zone (FR, p – 243)
  • Air Pollution
    • Methane & ammonia gas rising from manure piles
    • Livestock passing gas: 100 gals./cow/day (Mad Cowboy)

Save the Rain Forests

healthier humans
Healthier Humans

ADA – Thrive on a Healthy Vegan diet (1998?)

  • All nutrition except B-12 (Nutritional Yeast or supplements)
  • Fiber: Easy colon evacuations - only in vegan foods

These don’t eat meat, dairy or eggs

    • Horses
    • Giraffes
    • Elephants
    • Rhinoceros
    • Gorillas

Vegetarian: 7 – 10 yrs. longer life (Press-Enterprise)

Healthy Vegan Diet: ? More Life

eating animal problems
Eating Animal Problems
  • CJD from Cows Eating Cows (FR, p. 144 – 150)
  • Cancer Causing Hormones (FR, p - 142)
  • Factory Farm conditions = diseased livestock (FR, p - 120)
  • Feeding Antibiotics = Resistant bacteria (FR, p - 138)
  • Sped up slaughtering, 1996: HACCP (FR, p. 136 - 138)
  • Food Irradiation (FR, p. 121 - 123)
    • 2.5 million chest X-rays
    • Destroys vitamins (A, B1, C, K and E)
    • Forms potentially cancer causing compounds
  • Food borne diseases (FR, p. 124 - 138)
    • E coli 0157 (FR, p - 124), (NY Times: 7/19/02)
      • 1993: Jack in the Box - 4 children died, hundreds ill.
      • 1997: 25 mil. lbs. of beef recalled
      • July 2002: 19 ill, 19 mil. lbs. of beef recalled
    • Campylobacter (FR, p - 127)
    • Salmonella (FR, p - 130)
    • Listeria (FR, p - 132)
ethics pythagoras
Ethics – Pythagoras

“As long as humans continue to be ruthless destroyers of lower living beings, we will never know health or peace. For as long as we massacre animals, we will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

ethics albert einstein
Ethics – Albert Einstein

“Nothing will benefit human health or increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”

ethics leonardo da vinci
Ethics – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places. The time will come when we will look upon the murder of animals as we now look on the murdering of humans.”
ethics alice walker
Ethics – Alice Walker
  • Alice Walker – writer
  • “The animalsof the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites, or women created for men.”
ethics george bernard shaw
Ethics – George Bernard Shaw
  • writer, Living Graves

“We are the living gravesof murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious to have?.”

earthsave international
EarthSave International

John Robbins wrote DNA (1987), Nobel Nomination

75,000 letters – Founded EarthSave in 1988

Today: 40 Chapters throughout the world

EarthSave Inland Empire

  • Founded in 1996: Sharron Cordaro & Billie Schwarz
  • Monthly Potluck/Presentations
  • Outreaches
  • Special Presentations
why join earthsave
Why Join EarthSave
  • Connect & Gain support
  • Send a Powerful message that you
    • Do not need animal products!
    • Are a True World HERO!
      • Reducing suffering & pollution!
      • Helping all to live healthier, happier lives!
      • Reducing world hunger!
      • Helping save Rain Forests!
      • Reducing water & land use for food!
      • Spreading EarthSave’s message!
why join earthsave 2
Why Join EarthSave - 2
  • ESI Quarterly
  • Monthly chapter newsletter
  • Reduced admission fee
  • 10% discount on purchases
  • 10% - 20% Health Partners discount
    • Vet, Chiropractic, Cosmetics, Masseuse, Hydrocolonic, Organic Salad Greens, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Sharron’s CD
  • Free copy of “The Food Revolution”

(with each membership or renewal)

earthsave membership
EarthSave Membership
  • Year’s membership
    • $20 – Student or Beyond 55
    • $35 – Individual
    • $50 – Family
    • $100 – Patron
    • $500 – Sustainer
    • $1,000 – Lifetime
  • Free copy of “The Food Revolution”
    • New / renew mbrshp. of $20 or more.
final thought
Final Thought

John Robbins, p-282 of his fantastic new book,

“The Food Revolution,”

“What is at stake today is enormous; it is the destiny of life on Earth. At such a time, walking a path of honoring ourselves and the living planet, is our responsibility as citizens of the planet, but it is something more, as well.”

“It is also a joy, and a privilege.”

open discussion
Open Discussion
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Diet
  • Animal Rights
  • Mad Cow Disease in Humans
  • Food Borne Diseases from eating animals
  • Joining EarthSave
  • Etc., etc., etc.
check out
Check Out
  • Free Diet & Animal Rights Literature
  • Merchandise For Sale
    • Books
    • Bumper stickers
    • Diet for a New America – book & video
  • The Food Revolution – ea. new or renewal
  • Join EarthSave
what else can we do
What Else Can We Do?
  • Use full spectrum fluorescents
  • Drive Cleaner
    • Electric
      • Conversions
        • Ca. Electric Automotive Co. (Temecula)
    • Hybrid (over 1,000 - UCS)
      • Honda Insight
      • Toyota Prius
mad cow disease
Mad Cow Disease?

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

  • Transmitted by taking in prions from animals

(especially from brain, spinal cord and blood)

  • TSE - sheep, cows, mink, deer, cats & humans
  • Symptoms
    • Long incubation period before symptoms – years or decades
    • Attacks central nervous system (Lose control of faculties)
    • Brain Disintegration (little holes - Swiss cheese)
    • Dementia and early death!

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

  • Feeding cows & other animals to cows
  • Dementia & Death!
cjd symptoms
CJD Symptoms

From eating animal parts, blood donations, soaps, sweets, sporting goods, sperm, supplements, vaccines, mother to fetus and human breast milk!

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Visual disturbances
  • Tremors
  • Symptoms similar to altzheimer’s disease
  • Destroys human brain cells
  • Dementia & Death!
feed cows to cows
Feed Cows to Cows?

Dead Cow Options

  • $100: Pay Ca. State Diagnostic Lab – Hauled away, checked for disease and destroyed
  • Renderer – Free: Cows eat ground up animals, including cow parts and blood
    • Turns grass eater into:
      • Animal eater
      • Cows eating cow parts are cannibals!
    • BSE – TSE symptoms
    • Dementia & Early Death!
where is mad cow
Where is Mad Cow?

Governments say BSE is there (ES, winter 2001)

  • Azores, Czechoslovakia (?)
  • Belgium (23) (Nat’l. Rendering Assoc. website [NRA])
  • Canada (1)
  • Denmark (3) (NRA)
  • France (249) (NRA)
  • Germany (50) (NRA)
  • Ireland (587) (NRA)
  • Italy (2) (NRA)
  • Japan ( website)
  • Luxembourg (1) (NRA)
  • Netherlands (9) (NRA)
  • Portugal (587) (NRA)
  • Scotland [“Mad Cow Disease” (website)]
  • Spain (32) (NRA)
  • Switzerland (367) (NRA)
  • United Kingdom (180,501) (NRA)
  • USA (formerly of USDA, Dr. Robinson (1/27,500 cows, 39/yr.)
mad cow in the usa
Mad Cow in the USA?

US Government says, “NO”.

Yale University study concluded in 2000 (FR, P-150)

  • 13% Alzheimer autopsies was CJD
  • 4,000,000 alzheimer cases in USA
  • 13% is 520,000 with CJD

Harvard study – 5% or 200,000 CJD

Germany found Mad Cow only after prion testing.

Testing frequency

  • Most other countries – 1 of 60 cows (died or slaughtered)
  • USA – 1 out of 18,000 cows (slaughtered for human food)
bse testing methods
BSE Testing Methods

Mad Cow testing in other countries

Prionics of Switzerland (sells testing eq.)

  • $16 - Rapid response prion detecting tests
  • Two Types
    • Check WESTERN
      • 1 person
      • 100 tests per day
    • LIA – partially automated
      • 1 person
      • 200 tests in 2.5 hours
  • Detect prions even before symptoms arise
  • Testing frequency – 1 in every 60 (died or slaughtered)
bse testing methods 2
BSE Testing Methods- 2

Mad Cow testing in USA

  • Long, expensive and tedious Western Blot analyses
  • Remove portion of dead cow’s brain
  • Section & dye stain portion removed
  • Examine how dye has interacted with brain tissue
  • Does not detect prions (believed to cause BSE)
  • Testing frequency – 1 of every 18,000 cows

(slaughtered for human food)

  • Very fast food production lines
cjd deaths
CJD Deaths

Governments acknowledging CJD deaths

  • Since 1995 – United Kingdom: 100 (CNN, 5/21/01)
  • France (Time, 2001)
  • Hungary (maybe 1)
  • Ireland (Time, 2001)
  • Scotland

Warning Alarms!!!

  • FDA reports cow in feed violations! (Jan. 2001)
  • Meat paste: hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza toppings, and taco filling (CSPI, August 10, 2001)
vegetarian ethical reasons
Vegetarian Ethical Reasons
  • A Cow’s Life
  • Iowa Hunting
  • A Higher Taste
  • India
  • Babe
  • Quotes from Famous Thinkers
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Ethics – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places. The time will come when we will look upon the murder of animals as we now look on the murdering of humans.”
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Ethics – Albert Einstein

“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

ethics mahatma gandhi
Ethics – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I do feel that spiritual progress does demand that we should cease to kill ourfellow creatures for he satisfaction of bodily wants. It ill becomes us to invoke the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn do not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures.”
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Ethics – Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nationand its moral progress canbe judged by the way its animals are treated.”

ethics abraham lincoln
Ethics – Abraham Lincoln
  • “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
ethics plutarch
Ethics – Plutarch

“Does it not shame you to mingle murder and blood with the earth’s beneficent fruits? Other carnivores you call savage and ferocious…yet for them, murder is the only means of sustenance! Whereas to you it is a superfluous luxury and crime.”

ethics pythagorus
Ethics – Pythagorus
  • As long as man continues to be a ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
ethics rousseau
Ethics – Rousseau

“Meat eating animals are generally more cruel and violent then herbivores, therefore a vegetarian diet would produce a more compassionate person.”

ethics carl sagan
Ethics – Carl Sagan

“If chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as ‘human rights’? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder?”

ethics dr albert schweitzer
Ethics – Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Nobel Peace Prize - Acceptance Speech

“The human spirit is not dead....It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all livingcreatures and does not limit itself to mankind.”

ethics leo tolstoy
Ethics – Leo Tolstoy

“The First Step”

“If (we aspire)…toward a righteous life,…(we should not injure)… animals.”

ethics henry thoreau
Ethics – Henry Thoreau

“I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left “off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.”

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Ethics – Alice Walker
  • “The animalsof the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites, or women created for men.”
reduce water need
Reduce Water Need

Massive Ogallala aquifer

  • 1/3 of US irrigation ground water
  • 1950 – No drain on aquifer
  • 2001 - Level dropping
    • 1990’s - ¼ of Texas share gone
      • 1/3 of 1970’s irrigated land: today parched – no food grows!

S - irrigantion circles

World aquifers getting low (Time, 1999)

  • Millions of wells going dry in
    • China
    • India
    • North Africa
    • USA
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Reduce Water Need - 2

Save water [Soil & Water specialists, UCAg. Ext. (1978)]

  • Animal meats
    • # of beef: 5,214 gals. of water
    • # of pork: 1,630 gals. of water
  • Vegan foods
    • # of apples: 49 gals. (most water needed vegan food)
    • # of lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes: 23 gals. of water
livestock lives
Livestock Lives

Cows or “Hooved Locust”

  • Grazing 1,000# animals
    • Almost free on public land
    • Trample & destroy plants
    • Crush soil – heavily compacted
    • Very hard for plants to re-grow
  • Factory Farm: urine, feces, nitrates, stench
  • Pollute rivers & oceans – 7,000 sq. mi. Dead Zone


  • Small, stacked cages
  • Nursing – Small, metal, cement floor crates
  • Factory Farm: urine, feces, nitrates, stench
livestock lives 2
Livestock Lives - 2


  • Crammed together in cages
  • Cannot raise a wing
  • Feet deformed around cage floor mesh
  • Stress - Pecking to death!
  • Debeaked
  • Old Layers sucked into vacuum
    • Rendered
    • Fed back to other livestock, including chickens
  • Baby Chicks & Free Range
biotech food promises
Biotech Food Promises

Atomic Energy:

“Electricity Too Cheap to Meter”

Biotech Promises U.S. Public Believes

  • Healthier foods
  • Increased yields
  • Better tasting foods
  • Reduce pesticide use
  • Help the environment
biotech food results
Biotech Food Results
  • Less Nutritious - More Pesticides
  • Lower Yields
  • Poison Free Organic Foods taste better
  • More Chemical Fertilizer
  • More Pesticides & Herbicides (Poisons)
  • Chemicalized, Sterile Soil
    • No decaying plant matter
    • No worms to make healthy soil
      • Breakdown leaves, grass, etc. into plant food
      • Provide channels to increase air & water flow in soil
      • Worm castings – organic fertilizer
    • No bacteria converting decaying plants into plant food
biotech food statistics
Biotech Food Statistics
  • 1999 – (World Watch Institute)
    • 80%: soy, cotton & canola
      • Genetically Altered to withstand more Roundup (weed killer)
    • 20%: Genetically Altered to have pesticide in each cell
  • Acreage (World Watch Institute)
    • 1995: Negligible acreage
    • 1996: 4 million acres
    • 1997: 27 million acres
    • 1998: 69 million acres
    • 1999: 99 million acres
es baskin robbins
ES & Baskin-Robbins

John Robbins

  • Heir to ice cream fortune
  • Sickly as a child

Irv Robbins, father

  • High blood pressure
  • Serious diabetes

Burt Baskin, uncle

  • Weighed 220
  • Died at 53 of first heart attack
conserving resources
Conserving Resources

British group Vegfam

10-acre farmcan support

  • 60 people growing soybeans
  • 24 people growing wheat
  • 10 people growing corn
  • 2 people producing cattle


john robbins health
John Robbins’ Health

John observed while in his teens

  • Father: diabetic, high blood pressure
  • Uncle Burt: Dead at 53
  • Himself: Sick a lot

Pondered and researched

  • Was eating a lot of ice cream a health risk?
  • How does what we eat affect
    • Our health? (Heart Disease, Cancer, etc.)
    • The other animals?
    • World resources?
    • Air, Water and Soil Pollution?
heart attack stroke
Heart Attack & Stroke

Clogged blood vessels

  • Millions of autopsies
  • Looks like rubber cement
  • Saturated fat & cholesterol
  • Vegan foods remove arterial plaque

Sidney Silverson - testimony

john earthsave
John & EarthSave

Decided: no Baskin-Robbins money

Wrote Diet for a New America

  • Nobel Prize nomination
  • 75,000 letters – read or heard
    • We need an organization to promote ahimsa
  • 1988 – founded EarthSave
  • Today
    • Chapters in many states & several countries
    • Total of 40 Chapters – 5,000 members
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John & EarthSave - 2

John’s other publications

  • Videos
    • Diet for a New America – PBS (1991)
    • Take A Stand – P / V Chapter (April 2001)
  • Books
    • Diet for a New America
    • May All Be Fed
    • Reclaiming Our Health
    • The Food Revolution (2001 – 3 best seller lists)

(Read: P-136)

vegan conferences
Vegan Conferences

AR2001 – by FARM

North American Vegan Society

i m a vegetarian
“I’m a Vegetarian”

CHORUS: I’m a vegetarian. My life, the killing transcends.

The animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.


1. Long ago when my daddy was young, he’d hunt and fish with his brothers.

They brought home food for the family, and often shared it with others.

2. When Daddy brought home the bodies of all those creatures who used to run, swim or fly,

Cut out their guts and fried ‘em in a skillet, I just wanted to cry. That’s why….CHORUS

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“I’m a Vegetarian” - 2

3. Now I’ve learned many other reasons why I should not eat my animal friends.

It harms my body and it hurts Mother Earth, and on her all life depends.

4. For every sixteen pounds of grain you feed a cow, one pound of beef is all you take away.

It’s inefficient, and it’s inhumane, when 40,000 starve to death each day. That’s why…CHORUS

5. Salmonella and e coli, the animals contaminate. They say we must irradiate.

Mountains of manure pollute the water and the land. The solution is on my plate.

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“I’m a Vegetarian” - 3

6. Diabetes and osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer –

You can get them all from eating animals. A plant-based diet is the answer. That’s why…CHORUS

7. Most of the corn and soy that’s grown is used to feed the animals humans eat.

Pesticided land could be returned to native forest if people would stop eating meat. 

8. Factory farming features crowding and cruelty, sickness, filth and misery.

I cannot be a part of all that suffering. They are sentient beings just like you and me.

That’s why..CHORUS

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“I’m a Vegetarian” - 4

9. What if aliens came from space and regarded humans as inferior?

Would you like it if they farmed us for food because they thought they were superior?

10. And did you ever have a special pet? Don’t you think every animal wants to live

A life of freedom and choice, and to them, that is the gift I can give, because …CHORUS

11. You know the power of one committed person. You know the reasons for a veggie diet.

Have the courage to make the change. Follow your heart and really try it.

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“I’m a Vegetarian” - 5

Let’s sing together:

CHORUS: We are vegetarians. Our lives, the killing transcends.

The animals are our friends, and we don’t eat our friends.

Yes, the animals are our friends, and we don’t eat our friends.