Thursday, May 22, 2008

Oprah Goes Vegan

Apparently, Oprah is going vegan for 21 days.  Sweet.  Veganism is getting more and more mainstream.  Even though she's calling it a "cleanse" and hasn't, to my knowledge, addressed animal rights outside the recent episode on puppy mills, she's still planting the idea of eating vegan in the minds of millions and millions of viewers.


jessy said...

i agree - it's good that she's planting the seeds - i'm just a bit sad because some people in the audience, and i believe even Oprah, said it was "extreme" or something. i bet she's gonna feel so good after this though (hopefully). i'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is good for veganism! think of all animals, people, the earth, etc. that she could help here! fingers crossed! :)

Marni said...

Agreed. The "extreme" idea is strange. What's more extreme? Eating fresh fruit and veg and whole grains, beans, and legumes or eating the byproducts of tortured animals and their long-dead carcasses? Americans, in general, are seriously lacking perspective. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.