My husband and I became vegetarians about eight months ago. With careful planning and local resources, we’ve adjusted fairly well and are getting used to our new habits. That being said, we’re going on vacation later this summer and would love to hear your suggestions to help us maintain our vegetarian diet.
Believe it or not, there’s a great Web site dedicated to traveling vegetarians. Wherever you’re going, you can locate restaurants, retreats, activities and accommodations worldwide committed to vegetarian cuisine. Visit www.vegetarian-vacations.com to take your vow to vegetables with you, no matter where you are.
Correction: The cruelty-free logo is a leaping bunny between two shooting stars! Thank you to our Green Days reader with the eagle eyes. Here’s what our reader wrote:
Thanks for the info on cruelty-free beauty products in last week’s issue. I just wanted to point out that the column described the leaping bunny logo as a “hopping bunny with a line through it,” which is not accurate. The logo is a leaping bunny within two shooting stars. I work for the Animal Protection Institute in Sacramento, the former administrator of the leaping-bunny program. I’ve provided the proper logo so folks know what to look for, a guarantee that logo specifically implies. I think what you said was perfect. If I could just underscore one thing, it would be to remind people that just because a product says it’s cruelty-free doesn’t mean it is, so be sure to double check that the company is leaping-bunny certified. If not, consumers risk all their good intentions going down the pot! API has a Web site on the issue, called www.compassionateconsumer.com, which has a few “what you can do” ideas, as well.