Food for Thought: Specious Science

Want to learn more about animal rights or veganism?

Enjoy reading a thought-provoking book and then discussing it with like-minded people in a friendly, supportive atmosphere?

Then join the Bay Area Vegetarians Food for Thought Book Club.  We typically meet on 5-6 Sundays a year, and discuss the book over vegan food.  Our locations rotate throughout the Bay Area, primarily SF and South Bay/Peninsula.  Books are suggested and decided upon by the group.  Ideally we would like to have 8 people at each discussion, but it’s varied from 4 to 12.  It’s always fun to use this meeting as an opportunity to try different vegan foods at local restaurants or picnic-style at Yerba Buena Gardens.

The FFTBC started in Feb 2006 with Animal Liberation and has since read Dominion, Vegan Freaks, The China Study, Free the Animals, Pleasurable Kingdom, Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter, Living Among Meat Eaters, For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism, Making Burros Fly, and Eternal Treblinka.

The Food for Thought Book Club’s September selection is about the use of animals in medical research.  Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harms Humans by C. Ray Greek, MD and Jean Swingle Greek, DVM

Google Books description: “Arguing that there is a great divide between species that makes extrapolation of biochemical research from one group to another utterly invalid, this book provides the argument’s scientific underpinning in accessible language, examining pediatrics, brain diseases, new surgical techniques and more.”

What: Food For Thought: Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harms Humans
Where: Cupertino
When: 9/14/08 Sunday, 11:30 am
Full Details

There is room for 3 more people to join our September discussion.  Anyways, to receive more information on a regular basis about the book club, or RSVP to attend the next discussion, please see the details link above for more information or to contact Tammy, the book club organizer.

There is another book club within BAVeg, The Vegan Book Club, that is reading general fiction. Their meetings are typically full. However, they do occasionally have openings, so check the event calendar if you are interested. If you’d like to start a new fiction book club with BAVEG, please let us know. We have had several inquiries from interested people, we just need an organizer.