For two days straight, COK’s booth at the popular NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo was non-stop busy with people eager to give vegetarian eating a try. Many said they’ve already started to reduce their meat consumption and others asked us how to get started. Their comments confirm what the US Dept. of Agriculture states in a recent report: Americans are eating less and less meat.
Attendees were voracious for more information on vegetarian eating, and our stellar team of over a dozen volunteers shared personal stories, meal ideas, tips, free food samples, video clips of factory farming, and of course lots of printed materials.
At our Pay-Per-View video station, hundreds of people witnessed, for their first time ever, the miseries forced upon animals raised for food. Viewers were shocked and comments included: “I’m definitely not going to eat animals anymore” and “This is the stuff nightmares are made of.” Dozens of people pledged to stop eating meat on the spot with countless more saying they will, at a minimum, eat less meat.