Andrew Zollman 
Member since Mar 20, 2012


Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.


  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “The Veg Hub in Oakland Cooks Fake Meat for the People

For ethical vegans (and anyone else who supports social justice), the fact that they are Seventh-Day Adventists (who are against LGBTs/marriage equality, and don't allow women to be ordained) could be an issue. I'm not comfortable patronizing them because of that, which is unfortunate because of the other positive aspects. There are many other vegan restaurants in the area who don't have oppressive beliefs (to my knowledge), who I'd rather support.

I've reached out to them, and they don't denounce these aspects of their religion (although they curiously claim they don't believe LGBTs or women are "inferior").

Posted by Andrew Zollman on 03/08/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Farewell to Foie Gras

These few restaurant owners are making things up in order to attempt to portray compassionate persons as violent, and themselves as victims (though the only victims are the birds being tortured for them). Just as the activists promote compassion and non-violence toward non-human animals, they want the same for humans. The only conflicts are when customers, passers-by, or security personnel harass or assault the protestors (interfering with their free speech rights under federal and state constitutions).

Foie gras is so obviously horrifically cruel that a state ban was necessary to protect these animals. It's disturbing that a few people would try to fight and defy the law, and even seem to relish and celebrate the extreme cruelty involved in its manufacture.

8 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Zollman on 03/20/2012 at 11:32 AM

Readers' Favorites

Most Popular Stories

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation