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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ October 11, 2011

  • Listen to the October 11, 2011 show  (or download the archive):

Animal Activism: Young Juliette West exposes elephant abuses in Thailand; After nearly 30 years, Chris DeRose still inspires a movement


Juliette West

Juliette West

On this show, we bring you goodies back from our weekend at Portland VegFest:

We sat down for a few minutes with 15-year-old Juliette West, star of the riveting documentary, How I Became an Elephant, which was screened at VegFest. Juliette was just 14 years old when she set out to Thailand to see for herself how elephants are mistreated there, to meet Lek, Asia’s famous “Elephant Lady,” and to take part in rescuing one elephant, who becomes a symbol to the world of humanity’s capacity for cruelty… and compassion.

Elephant Nature Park



Chris DeRose

Chris DeRose

We also bring you a talk by Chris DeRose, author, actor, and animal activist, who spoke the weekend of VegFest at Red and Black Cafe. Chris tells the story of how a homeless dog changed his life and transformed him into an animal lover and activist, willing to put his freedom on the line for the animals. Chris is the author of In Your Face: From Actor to Animal Activist and founder of Last Chance for Animals.

Want even more? Listen to our Vegan Spotlight on Chris DeRose from January 2011



Veg Out ‘N About (in Bend)

The Savory Vegetarian Grill (food cart) was started by locals Sheri & Chris with the goal of bringing vegetarian comforts foods to Central Oregon. This new exclusively vegetarian food cart also offers a few vegan items, including a Philly Cheesesteak with vegan patties, onions, peppers, and Daiya cheese sauce, and a Hot Italian sandwich with Tofurky Italian sausage, pizza sauce, grilled onions, and Daiya cheese sauce on a hogie bun.

Savory Vegetarian Grill is parking this month at Skerskaas, 130 SW Century Drive. For more information, stop by or call 541-598-6666.


News from the Vegan Frontier

  • National Conference to End Factory Farming
  • After Online Campaign, Chinese Dog Meat Festival Is Canceled
  • Eating Vegan at Disneyland
  • Wolves still alive in Oregon when orders to hold off killing them issued
  • Death of the bullfight: Last-ever spectacle in Barcelona as Catalonia bans the matadors
  • The city of West Hollywood has approved a ban on the sale of fur clothing, making it the first fur-free city in the nation
  • Denmark imposes ‘fat tax’ on food to curb obesity
  • Bill Clinton continues his vegan diet
  • The FOK companion book, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, has reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Paperback Advice
  • Costco: A Vegan Shopping Staple
  • 7-Eleven Introduces 4 Vegan Meals in Northeast USA


News around Town:

VegNet Bend will have a table at the COCC Campus and Community Resources Information Fair, which will be held at Wille Hall, in the Campus Center, from 11 a.m. – 1 p..m. on October 17 and 18. Stop by the fair to learn more about VegNet, or other college and community services and resources.

VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck, 6p, October 26, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. Bring a vegan dish, your recipe, and a place setting.

The film Forks Over Knives will be shown Saturday, November 12 at 2nd Street Theater in Bend. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn as they examine the country’s three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and a host of other degenerative diseases.

For more information on any of these events, see VegNet Bend on Facebook or vegnetbend.org.



Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul Seymour


All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.



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