Thursday, July 2, 2009

Help a Brother Out?


I'm a regular columnist for VegNews magazine, writing a column in each issue about the humorous side of vegetarianism and veganism called "Plant-Based Piraro." Once each year, the magazine sponsors a vote for readers' favorite this-and-that.

If you want to help a great cause, go to this page and vote for the following two nominees in these two categories:
Best Animal Sanctuary....Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Best Column...Plant-Based Piraro (sample article from last year here)

You have to cycle through the categories to find those two, along the way you can vote for whatever you wish, of course, or nothing. Whatever suits you. At the end, they'll ask for your email address and name, if you provide it you'll be entered to win some prizes, but it isn't necessary if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Thanks, kids. You're "phat," "stoopid" and "sick."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hummm the 1st time I didnt 'get' your comic.

Pagani said...

I LOVE this one.

Crazy Vegan Mom said...

I voted for both, (and that was even before I read todays blog.)

kerrikoo said...

I absolutely love this cartoon... How creative!!... Kudo's!

Penny said...

Voted! I also plugged this very blog in the "favorite blog" category.

And while we're talking about animals, here's a letter to the editor I submitted to the Denver Post. I got a call from them today saying they are considering printing it. I pray they do, and I pray this IDIOT sees it:


To the owner of the gray Ford F250 double cab who was parked in the parking lot at the corner of Chester and County Line road on Wednesday, July 1st, I want to confirm that yes, I was waiting for you when you came out. I didn't say anything to you even though you were clearly wondering why I was standing by myself in the corner of a hellishly hot parking lot in 92 degree weather, but I was waiting to flag down the police officer who was en route, responding to my 911 call. I was quite convinced that your chocolate lab puppy was going to die in your parked truck. He was in your blast furnace of a truck for at least the 20 minutes I waited for the police; who knows how long he had been in there before his cries caught my attention. I make it a policy to not engage my 135 pounds with people like you, especially when I'm by myself, so I didn't say anything to you. What I would LIKE to say to you, and what I hope you read is this: you don't deserve that dog. You don't deserve to be around living creatures, period. Please make yourself into the kind of person who is deserving of the companionship of a dog, before you end up killing the one you have.

Josh said...

Dan: This might be a bit of bad news, but a new study says that vegetarians and vegans have weaker bone structures and are at a higher risk for osteoporosis. Have you had any bone problems in the past? Do you take calcium supplements or other agents to prevent this from potentially happening?

Sadie Potts said...

Hey Dan, just looked at your magazine article, and fyi, international adoption starts at $20,000 (bare minimum) but is generally closer to $40,000. Easy to be socially responsible with that kind of cash

Catalina said...

I love the cartoon and already voted for you. Its the first column I read when I see a new issue.

Deisy said...

Which new study Josh? A new study also says that vegans are less likely to have cancer.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31681809/ns/us_news-msnbc_wire_services

PIRARO said...

@JOSH...As they mention in the article I saw, the study was small and not particularly telling of anything. More important, they don't say what TYPE of vegan diet. A person can eat nothing but potato chips and Sweet Tarts and be a vegan, but they won't be healthy.

There is more calcium in leafy greens than in milk so if you're eating a bit of that daily, you're good. Numerous longterm studies show that the societies that consume the most dairy also have the highest incidence of osteoporosis. This is because those societies also tend to overload their bodies with animal protein in general, and your body uses calcium to process it, thus sapping your bones of their supply.