Over twenty years ago, the author anunced that she had decided to longer eat meat, fish or poultry. This was complicated decision for her and she hadn't struggled or pondered it with a great deal of thought. She simply decided that with her view and love of animals, it was longer possible to eat them and made a vow to never again eat meat. The focus of the author is that the vegetarian way of life is a good thing: that when we sit down to eat, we symbolically stand up for animals. We celebrate kindness and compassion, and offer support for the cruelty and misery that animals endure as they are fattened and prepared for our tables. Janice Kolb firmly believes that if done thoughtfully, a vegetarian life style is fully satisfying, fully healthy and a strong statement of social concerns on how we should treat the animals with whom we share this planet . and that there are healthy, wonderful, and abundant alternative choices of fruits and vegetables with which to make delicious meals.
Janice Kolb along with her husband Bob are the parents of six grown children and have nineteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Their life has revolved around raising a loving family with religious values. In addition to raising their family,