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
Once a month we invite a guest speaker to present a lecture
or cooking demonstration. All lectures
are free and open to the public. Members receive our
quarterly newsletter, The
Island Vegetarian, as well as discounts at many
and health food stores.
Watch VSH lectures online:
Dr Michael Greger, Dr John McDougall, T. Colin Campbell,
Jonathan Balcombe, Dr. Terry Shintani, and more.
to learn more about the monthly potluck
lectures on Kauai.
WHY BE VEGETARIAN?
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VEGETARIANS ARE HEALTHY
Vegetarians have the lowest rate of atherosclerotic heart
disease of anygroup 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 pure
On a low fat vegetarian 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.
VEGETARIANS 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
VEGETARIANS 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.
*AKA: Vegan Society of
Terry Shintani, MD, JD,
The Peace Diet:
to Reverse Disease
in 10 Days
Tue, Jan. 13, 7
Ala Wai Golf Course
404 Kapahulu Ave.
Thu., Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
Pilina Building, 2nd floor
under the Banyan
Dr. Shintani at
Wed, Jan. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
about these events
Imagine a Vegan
Vegan Peer Support Group (free)