This is definitely the biggest vegan-oriented news of the year, and quite possibly the decade. At her blog, Oprah writes:
I had recently come to the conclusion that after spending weeks reading and rereading A New Earth and being on line with Eckhart Tolle that bringing a higher level of awareness to my eating was the solution I’d been avoiding…
How can you say you’re trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?
So this 21-day cleanse gives me a chance to think about it differently and see what my attachments are to certain kinds of foods—and what I’m willing to do to change.
She’ll be talking more about this on her show today — be sure to Tivo it if you can! The Cattlemen and dairy folks must be crapping their knickers right about now. Link.
Update: We’ve created a complete support page for everyone taking on Oprah’s vegan challenge. Be sure to check it out!