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The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded in 1990 to promote human health, animal rights, and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. It's among the largest vegetarian/vegan societies in the nation. Join us!

Once a month we present a lecture or cooking demonstration. All lectures are free and open to the public. Your membership and donations help us continue bringing extraordinary and inspiring speakers to you every month. Members also receive a monthly event calendar and discounts at many veg-friendly restaurants and health food stores.

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Drs. Michael Greger, John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell, Jonathan Balcombe, Terry Shintani, and many more.
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Why Be Vegan?

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VEGANS ARE HEALTHY

Vegans have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart disease of any group in the United States. The process of atherosclerosis doesn't just cause heart attacks, it also causes impotence. Meat eaters have a ten times greater risk of breast and colon cancer than do vegans.

On a low fat vegan diet 90% of adult-onset diabetics can reduce or entirely eliminate their insulin injections. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from osteoporosis and kidney failure due to excess animal protein consumption. Meat-eating women have levels of chemical pollution in their breast milk 35 times higher than in the breast milk of pure vegetarians.

VEGANS ARE ECOLOGICAL

75% of our food-growing topsoil in the United States has eroded, almost all of it off farmland and grazing land used for animal agriculture. One acre of land growing broccoli will supply ten times as much protein as an acre of land producing beef. If acreage now being used for grazing cattle and raising feed grains were growing trees or fiber plants to burn for energy, we would have no need to import foreign oil. More than half of the water used for all purposes in the United States is used for livestock production. Water pollution from feedlots and feed grain field runoff (manure, topsoil, pesticides, fertilizer, etc.) contaminates more streams and rivers than do all the wastes from all U.S. cities and industries combined.

VEGANS ARE COMPASSIONATE

In the United States ten billion animals are killed for food every year. Veal calves are chained in crates to prevent movement and fed iron-deficient food to make them anemic in order to keep their flesh pale. Egg-laying hens are painfully de-beaked, then raised in cages so small that they are unable to stretch their wings. Fishing depletes fish populations, disrupting vital food chains and forcing marine mammals and sea birds to extinction through starvation. Vegans do not eat animal products and therefore do not contribute to the suffering and needless death of animals raised for food.

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Sailesh Rao, PhD
Sailesh Rao, PhD

How Not to Go Extinct
Oahu
Tue., September 17, 7 p.m.
Art Building Auditorium, Rm. 132
2535 McCarthy Mall
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Maui
Thursday. September 19, 7 p.m.
J. Walter Cameron Center
95 Mahalani St., Wailuku

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Oahu Dine-out with Sailesh Rao, PhD
Friday, September 20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bodhi Tree Meditation Ctr.
654A Judd St.
Honolulu, HI

How You Can Solve Climate Change TODAY
Dr. Rao’s featured presentation at VegFest Oahu.
2:15-3:15 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21
Frank Fasi Civic Grounds
558 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI
Free pkg & entry.

A Prayer for Compassion
Special free screening of the new documentary
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18
Art Building Auditorium, Rm. 132
2535 McCarthy Mall
UH at Mānoa

Oahu/Maui Tentative Future Events

  • October 2019 - Amanda Smith
  • November 2019 - Laurie Marbas, MD
  • December 2019 - Rizwan Bukhari, MD
  • January 2020 - Joel Kahn, MD
  • Febuary 2020 - Michael Greger, MD
  • March 2020 - Kim Williams, MD

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