Vegan teacher won't return to school until school stops serving...

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A vegan middle school teacher says he's not going back to class until the school stops serving milk and meat.
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Chris Grant

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#125
Sep 13, 2007
 
Good for him. If he chooses not to work in an environment based on murder and exploitation, I think that is within his legal rights to do so.
rudy G

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#126
Sep 13, 2007
 
nightflight wrote:
Why is it the vegans I see at the health food store look so.....unhealthy?
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Just curious do they wear badges that say they are vegans? Just because they are in a health food store does not mean they are vegans. If if did that must mean you are a vegan since you are in the store to see them. Have you considered offering your gift of assessing health to the AMA? Or do you just assume that since they don't carry a lot of extra weight they are sickly. Have you tried taking their blood pressure,heart rate or do you just bite them and do a blood workup?
rudy G

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#127
Sep 13, 2007
 
freedumb2003 wrote:
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LOL -- yes, all the generations that preceded this one were poisoned and thus died out. Oh, wait, we are still here!!! Damn!!! I guess the "meat poison" just isn't what you say.
But thanks for playing -- we have some lovely parting gifts on your way out (if you like mail-order tenderloin).
Most of the generations before yours didnt eat factory farmed,chemically induced growth,and abused animals. The generation also did not have a Mc Donalds on every other corner. Most of them also worked phyically much harder on their jobs. They probably ate a lot less meat than people today eat. When man began to eat meat he had to first catch it, Inuits still eat a diet that would clog your ateries in about a week but live in a climate that makes Chicago look tropical. You have learned the lessons of the American Meat Counsil very well. For your parting gifts we have a Zuccini for extra points guess how to use it.
rudy G

Keller, TX

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#128
Sep 13, 2007
 
Appalling wrote:
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Your spelling is appalling... just thought I'd tell you.
I didnt know we were being graded on these,most of the people who are overly concerned with spelling do so to cover up the fact they cant understand the text. You made no comment on the ideas just the spelling. If I was worried about the spelling I would have used spell check. Is there a program that can think for You?
Proud Berwyn vegan

Chicago, IL

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#129
Sep 13, 2007
 
kvnater wrote:
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You need to do more research on your lactose. It is a trait that is passed down and has been for thousands of years you are more then welcome to shout it from the roof tops because then the people have a right to stop and listen if they WANT to. There has been other groups that force their believes on others they are the Taliban the Nazi's. Im just glad the vegan's dont have a military.
remember the first Americans came here because they were being told what to do and what to think and thats why we have the freedom we do today. hold your rallies shout from the roof tops hold your protests its your right, but its not your right to hold people captive and force them to do what you think is best for them.
stay warm this winter riding your bike because if you really worried about the pollution then you shouldnt drive your car or use your electricity. if you do your just a fake and choose what suits you the best at that moment, and thats your right but dont throw stones.
LOL- guess what? I RIDE A BIKE! Now what?!

I think it's mighty interesting that you use the phrase "hold people captive" in describing this teacher, and yet there apparently is a poster in the school's cafeteria (where this guy taught) promoting milk drinking. Hmm...the dairy industry is subsidized by the government and they get to put up these pieces of propaganda and we are supposed to just accept like good little sheeple, huh?

As for lactose, our bodies produce it when we are very young and then different ethnicities are less capable of breaking it down. Here's a little somfin for you to chew on, though: we are the only mammals who drink the milk of creatures other than our own. Ugh. And if a person IS going to occasionally consume dairy (which I have during most periods of my life, by the way), for God's sake, try to always make it grass-fed organic products and goat's milk products!
Becci

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#131
Sep 14, 2007
 
I think the teacher in question should go back to school if only for the fact that he can subtley educate children. Milk is not good for health. Babies need milk from their mother's when they are born. Humans are the only species who continue to drink milk after infancy. And certainly the only species to drink milk from another species. The hormones found in cow's milk are strongly linked to certain cancers. The dairy industry is extremely powerful and would like you to believe that the only viable way to get enough calcium would be through milk. Whilst milk is a good source of calcium it is also a fattening one. One can gain more than sufficient amounts of calcium from leafy green vegetables amongst many many other things which are far more beneficial for our bodies.
Whilst I think it is unwise for a teacher to take such an abolitionist stand on this I support his actions.
Elena

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#132
Sep 17, 2007
 
claims it's wrong to promote animal products as part of healthy diet"

and he is right!
why telling lies?
soy milk a lot more healthy then the regular milk...

this article also showed here btw:
http://www.vegan.com/
yabbiyum

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#133
Sep 18, 2007
 
This teacher is working on a nice little paranoid psychosis. It doesn't matter that his campaign is about veganism, he's taken up 'a cause' and has become extreme and rigid in his thinking about it, and illogical in his expectation that others should conform to that belief. He needs some serious therapy before he shows up for school in a tin foil hat and a shot gun in hand.
Raylon

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#134
Sep 18, 2007
 
::Encouraging everyone to remain open minded::

I am glad to see at least a few posts of moderation in my brief review of those submitted. I cannot imagine that anyone who does fact-based research into this subject could reach any conclusion that the facts Mr. Warwak are promoting are just that - facts.
Yes some may debate his tactics and true motivations. However, I believe that, just as most folks do who realize they've been mislead their entire lives, once you discover truth you are passionate about sharing it.
And if anyone out there thinks "The government says it, so it must be true" all I can say is you're part of the problem, not the solution.
keep posted - http://www.veganteachers.com is coming soon.

And yes, I am vegan.
Warwak

Eau Claire, WI

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#135
Sep 22, 2007
 
Vegan America – Revolt!
Date: 09/20/07
Source: http://inslide.com/respect

Seems we have revolution here in America erupting under our noses and there is not much we can do about it. This revolution pits compassionate children against their uncaring parents. The revolution even has a name,“Vegan America – Revolt!” The revolution was born from incidents surrounding Dave Warwak and his persistent attempts to teach Humane Education at Fox River Grove Middle School in Illinois.

Warwak explains,“The adult meat-eaters in the world no longer have a choice in this matter. This revolution belongs to the children. The children of today are smart and want a better world. They are tired of the shape of things. The children of today deserve better and do not want war, starvation, pollution, death, and destruction. They want and deserve a healthy and loving world. Just ask a child, you will see.” He then instructs those against his ideas to,“Go off in the corner with your roast beef sandwich, while we build a better World. We want the future and we want it now.”

Warwak believes the adults in charge want to hide information from children and that it is the duty of every vegan and animal rights activist in the world to let the children around them know the truth. He proposes telling children wherever they may be and even goes on to give strategies.“It can be as simple as a business card with a message that you slip to children whenever and wherever you see them”. Warwak believes children are the transmission of society and for things to change, we have to be honest with our children.

Vegans, Animal Rights Activist, and Humane Educators have embarked on a major campaign to educate the youth of America. Warwak explains,“We have some of the world’s best minds conferring the connections to Humane Education, the environment, health, wellbeing, truth, school shootings and violence in general, including war and ultimately, our fate”. Warwak might be on to something as we talked with the author of the ‘World Peace Diet’, Dr. William Tuttle, who confirmed,“I think this new idea of giving kids cards with a secret on them is terrific. Let them discover for themselves. That is most empowering. And the ‘secret’ idea is brilliant. Kids love secrets. They know deep down that things are being hidden from them. So much is hidden - not just from the kids, but from the big boys & girls running around calling themselves adults.” Dr. Tuttle goes on to say,“This is the hidden secret root of it all – Warwak has his hand right on it”.

The campaign consists of passing out small business cards to children wherever they may be.“Thanks to compassionate people and their extensive connections all over the world, animal rights groups, vegetarians, vegans, and humane educators will be passing out business cards to children wherever they may be.” Warwak adds,“Groups are hitting the streets, during times when children are most likely to be out and about. Groups are already planning on a full force presence on Halloween. Even vegans who stay home will be passing out vegan candies accompanied by a message of love.” Then Warwak proudly proclaimed,“So far today, I passed out 34 cards!”

The business card’s front reads:
Remember the Santa Claus lie?
One lie is so bad, some people prefer to keep it hidden.
So hidden, some never find out!
Do you want to live a lie?

The back reads:
Go to your favorite search engine.
Look-up “Factory Farming” Look-up “Vegan”
“Naming a rock, a banana, does not make it food”
Warwak

Eau Claire, WI

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#136
Sep 22, 2007
 
The Animal Liberation Front has joined in and devoted a full page on their site promoting the campaign. When asked, to explain why he is so passionate about telling children the truth and changing his school into a vegan school, Warwak responded,“I can’t understand why they are fighting so hard against something so good. The World is behind us and prepared to help. There is every reason in the world for the school to go vegan and not one single reason to do otherwise” PETA’s Vice President, Bruce Friedberg is offering to help Fox River Grove Middle School with its transition to a vegan diet “We'll pay for food for a week, get vegan chefs in to help and consult, whatever”. The “Chicago Animal Rights Meetup Group”,“Mercy for Animals”, and other groups around the world are prepared to step in and help in hopes FRGMS becomes the first vegan public school in America. Could this revolution be inevitable, whether, we wanted change or not?
Warwak

Eau Claire, WI

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Sep 22, 2007
 
Vegan America – Revolt!
Date: 09/20/07
Source: http://inslide.com
Seems we have revolution here in America erupting under our noses and there is not much we can do about it. This revolution pits compassionate children against their uncaring parents. The revolution even has a name,“Vegan America – Revolt!” The revolution was born from incidents surrounding Dave Warwak and his persistent attempts to teach Humane Education at Fox River Grove Middle School in Illinois.
Warwak explains,“The adult meat-eaters in the world no longer have a choice in this matter. This revolution belongs to the children. The children of today are smart and want a better world. They are tired of the shape of things. The children of today deserve better and do not want war, starvation, pollution, death, and destruction. They want and deserve a healthy and loving world. Just ask a child, you will see.” He then instructs those against his ideas to,“Go off in the corner with your roast beef sandwich, while we build a better World. We want the future and we want it now.”
Warwak believes the adults in charge want to hide information from children and that it is the duty of every vegan and animal rights activist in the world to let the children around them know the truth. He proposes telling children wherever they may be and even goes on to give strategies.“It can be as simple as a business card with a message that you slip to children whenever and wherever you see them”. Warwak believes children are the transmission of society and for things to change, we have to be honest with our children.
Vegans, Animal Rights Activist, and Humane Educators have embarked on a major campaign to educate the youth of America. Warwak explains,“We have some of the world’s best minds conferring the connections to Humane Education, the environment, health, wellbeing, truth, school shootings and violence in general, including war and ultimately, our fate”. Warwak might be on to something as we talked with the author of the ‘World Peace Diet’, Dr. William Tuttle, who confirmed,“I think this new idea of giving kids cards with a secret on them is terrific. Let them discover for themselves. That is most empowering. And the ‘secret’ idea is brilliant. Kids love secrets. They know deep down that things are being hidden from them. So much is hidden - not just from the kids, but from the big boys & girls running around calling themselves adults.” Dr. Tuttle goes on to say,“This is the hidden secret root of it all – Warwak has his hand right on it”.
The campaign consists of passing out small business cards to children wherever they may be.“Thanks to compassionate people and their extensive connections all over the world, animal rights groups, vegetarians, vegans, and humane educators will be passing out business cards to children wherever they may be.” Warwak adds,“Groups are hitting the streets, during times when children are most likely to be out and about. Groups are already planning on a full force presence on Halloween. Even vegans who stay home will be passing out vegan candies accompanied by a message of love.” Then Warwak proudly proclaimed,“So far today, I passed out 34 cards!”
The business card’s front reads:
Remember the Santa Claus lie?
One lie is so bad, some people prefer to keep it hidden.
So hidden, some never find out!
Do you want to live a lie?
The back reads:
Go to your favorite search engine.
Look-up “Factory Farming” Look-up “Vegan”
“Naming a rock, a banana, does not make it food”

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