Trader Joe’s grocery store in Shrewsbury has got plenty of vegan options! Earth Balance spread! Soy milk and yummy almond milk, too! pic: R.T.
By Rosalie Tirella
ICT editor Rosalie does lots of her grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s in Shrewsbury because they have a nice selection of vegan foods: food not derived from American farm animals. The animals on American farms do not lead bucolic lives! They lead horrific lives!
Chickens are crammed into cages, pumped with hormones to make their breasts huge, leaving them unable to stand on little legs. Filthy living conditions call for plenty of antibiotics! And to keep the stressed out, crazed birds from pecking at themselves and each other, “farmers” rip their beaks off – without anesthesia.
Pigs and veal calves are kept in pens where they can’t even stretch out or turn around!
The cruelty most STOP! Consumers do NOT want to support a food-production system that many compare to an animal concentration camp!
Here is some great news:
For the Mass folks who want to eat eggs with a lighter conscience, for the folks who are vegan and have been praying for this day – THE CAGE-FREE CHICKEN REFERENDUM and more! comes to Massachusetts! On the Mass ballot this November!
PLEASE VOTE YES!!!!!!!!!
If passed, the proposed laws would prohibit raising Massachusetts farm animals in small pens where they cannot:
fully extend their limbs
We’ve been writing about these INHUMANE “farming” practices for years!
Finally, as with the circus issue, we are moving FORWARD!!!
I am so proud to have pushed these issues in InCity Times for almost 15 YEARS and on this website since its inception.
The law would also prohibit the sale of pork, veal or eggs in Massachusetts if the animals producing the food are raised by these methods on farms outside Massachusetts.
Go, Massachusetts, go!
CLICK HERE to read the Boston Globe article!
But for now, once again:
Soy milk? Earth Balance buttery flavored spread? Vegan pudding?
All at Trader Joe’s! And they have organic (pesticide-free) veggies, too!
AND … their prices are great!
By buying vegan, you opt out of the cruel, cruel agribusiness!
Here is a chart to help you substitute vegan foods for hen, cow and pig when you’re baking/cooking up a storm! etc: