If Trees Could Scream

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
Jack Handey

A friend forwarded me a provocatively-titled article by Natalie Angier in the science section of The New York Times: Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too. The premise is that plants are sophisticated organisms with complex defense mechanisms, and therefore have as much of a right to life as any other organism.

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Veg-Table.net Vegetarian Restaurant and Travel Guide

Update, 30 August 2011: Veg-Table is no longer available at veg-table.net, but is still accessible at http://veg-table.wikidot.com/. As far as I know, it isn’t being actively maintained by anyone, but it is still possible to sign up and contribute.

My original post about Veg-Table follows, but much of it is no longer up to date.

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