10/16/17 A Lecture: The Case for Veganism
On the occasion of World Food Day and the World Day of Poverty, Animal Friends is organizing a public event
- Wednesday, October 18th at 6 P.M., Jurisiceva 25, American public speaker Phil Nicozisis on veganism
On the occasion of World Food Day (October 16th) and the World Day of Poverty (October 17th), Phil Nicozisis will share his famous lecture, "The Case of Veganism," on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, at 6 P.M. in the Animal Friends office (Jurisiceva 25, Zagreb).
Philip Nicozisis is a public speaker from the United States, an accredited educator by the US Hippocrates Health Institute, and an advocate of The World Peace Diet - an internationally acclaimed book by Dr. Will Tuttle, who was likewise Phil's mentor. The World Peace Diet was named one of the most important books of the 21st century, as it explores the deep social and spiritual consequences of our eating habits and the mentality that supports them.
In his speeches, held throughout the United States and around the world, Nicozsis speaks of the strong connection veganism has to a nonviolent and sustainable way of life, emphasizing that we will never have a society in which we relate to each other with empathy, as long as violence is an integral part of our diet. In speaking of eating ethics, he puts the culture of death in contrast to the culture of life, and with the lecture "The Case for Veganism," he will present some of the many advantages of a vegan lifestyle.
This lecture's theme is based around World Food Day and World Poverty Day. During these days, organizations around the world will be warning us about unnecessary meat and dairy production, and their impacts on worldwide hunger and poverty.
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) advises people to eat less meat, as nearly two-thirds of greenhouse gases and 78% of methane emissions are generated due to cattle breeding. It is absurd for the inhabitants of developed countries to stuff themselves with animal products, which bring obesity and heart disease, while more than 900 million people are starving and two billion are malnourished, simply because grains that could be used to feed those people are being used as cattle feed.
Growing more than 60 billion animals - the number of animals slaughtered each year across the meat and animal-product industries - takes enormous amounts of natural resources, causes a great deal of pollution, and affects global warming significantly. All of these problems could be reduced or eliminated if people were to switch to a sustainable vegan diet.
Animal Friends invites everyone to this lecture, and those who cannot attend are invited to try the tasty plant-based diet and watch the short movie "One Mother, One World" and register for the Veggie Challenge at www.veganopolis.net.