I’m Daryl Hannah, and Other Good News
Bea wanted some good news today, and here it is: I'm Daryl Hannah. That's good news for me, and your good news is that maybe you're Woody Harrelson or Paul Watson.
This is all according to "What's Your Green Personality?" at TheDailyGreen, which is a minute-long quiz that has a space for comments and that doesn't ever mention veganism. Funny thing, as I'm all three of the aforementioned celebrity-types, and they're all vegans. Strange omission. But mainstream enviros are loathe to mention animals without the word "sustainable," followed of course by their rationale for continuing to eat their "tasty" steak.
Wow, this is getting cynical for a good news day.
Let me start over.
Did you hear that 1 in 200 children is a vegetarian? (That's about 367,000 kids.) And that the rate could be four to six times higher for older kids who have more control over what they eat? (Here's more on the study.) The less-good news is that the number of vegetarian adults is not on the rise. Furthermore, vegetarian doesn't mean vegan (though it doesn't not mean vegan, either).
Wait, good news, only good news.
Let me start over, one more time.
Those Stella McCartney running shoes? They're vegan. That's great news. But I suppose it doesn't count as you already knew that. The less-great news? They were $135. And even less-great? My heels are killing me, my shins hurt as well, and I'm going back to Asics.
Damn. Did it again.
One last time.
Charles doesn't have cancer! How's that for good news? He has some kind of soft-tissue damage in his back right leg, but no broken bones or cancer (50% of middle-aged greyhounds who go to the vet lame will have osteosarcoma). And he must be mildly tranquilized because he is so frustrated from not being allowed to run that he's going crazy and can easily aggravate his injury.
But he doesn't have cancer. And that makes at least the running shoes a lot less of a big deal.