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To be absolutely clear up front, John Robbins is not directly associated with this site at all.
I have no idea whether or not he endorses the information on this site, and that really is not the point of this announcement.
I'm using this page to communicate his value to me personally. John Robbins and his work are far too important to let go aground in shallow waters.
We should all do whatever we can to support him at this critical time.
- Doug Hines

You only have to read one of John Robbins' books to clearly understand how important this man is to every one of us.

There is an underlying foundation to our work, both yours and mine, which is seldom seen or spoken about. It has to do with all of the people who came before us and paved the way for us to be who we are today. Our lives, both personal and business, are literally built on the hard work that these people have provided in the past.

John Robbins is one of these people. His work has established the context in which we now exist. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude, and I, for one, want to see his work continue unabated.

Please consider sending John Robbins a financial gift, and please consider sending this page's link to all of your family, friends, and associates.

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Thank You for your consideration.
                     -Doug Hines

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John Robbins,
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The links below take you directly to John Robbins' site. I receive no reimbursement when you order books from this page, nor do I want any. I'm simply suggesting that one way we can support John is by ordering his books.
                           -Doug Hines

The following is reprinted from my home page

A Special Tribute to John Robbins -

   John Robbins is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the dietary link with the environment and health. John is the only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire. He was groomed to follow in his father's footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represents to "pursue a deeper American Dream; A dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms; a dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem." John is "dedicated to creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet."
   I concur with John Robbins, and I dedicate myself to that vision.
   I am convinced that, together, working for the common good, we can change our entire way of life. We can bring about world peace and create a better tomorrow in which each and every one of us thrives and prospers.
                                                                                                                                                         -Doug Hines

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The following is reprinted with permission of John Nelson of (, who published this letter from Patti Breitman.


Note from Jeff & Sabrina of
John Robbins' groundbreaking book, "Diet for a New America," caused us to become vegetarian 18 years ago. John has been an inspiration, mentor, guide, leader, and we dedicated VegSource to him and his wife, Deo, when we opened 12 years ago. Please read the email below, and if you are able to help the Robbins family in this tragic situation involving Bernard Madoff, please follow Patti Breitman's instructions below.

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John Robbins
John Robbins

From: Patti Breitman 
Date: January 7, 2009 3:36:53 PM PST
Subject: Helping John Robbins

Dear friends,

If you have ever been moved by the integrity of John Robbins' life, or if you have opened your heart to animals because of his compassion, now is the time to pay him back.

Stan and I just sent John Robbins the most generous cash gift we could afford. I am writing to ask you to consider doing the same.

Along with hundreds of celebrities, charitable organizations, universities, international banking institutions and even some small towns, John and his family are victims of the criminal, fraudulent Ponzi scheme of Bernard Madoff. The family learned last month that they have lost their entire life savings. John and his wife Deo have always lived frugally. They saved just about every dollar they could. And they thought their money was invested safely. But it turns out that their investments were stolen from them, and there is very little chance they can recover any of these funds upon which they were living. Now the Robbins family is facing a sudden and severe financial crisis.

To economize, the family has rented out every extra room in their house and every spare space on their property. Still, it is not clear if they will be able to pay their mortgage or keep the property they share with their son, his wife and their two grandsons. Both Michelle and Deo have taken on part time jobs, and Deo has also taken over the formerly paid for day care for their special needs grandchildren. John is writing a new book, but it could be many months before any income may come from that effort.

I cannot imagine a man who has had a greater positive influence on the vegetarian movement than John Robbins. Because of his books, countless people around the world have changed their way of eating, dressing, and relating to animals. Because of the integrity he has shown in his life, countless people have found the courage to turn down job opportunities and great financial gain if the work caused harm to others.

John's compassion for all beings, and his ability to share his vision through his speaking and writing, are among the greatest gifts I have witnessed in my life. I offered to send out this appeal for help when I learned of this terrible injustice to a man who has dedicated his life to ending injustice toward others.

If you can help John and his family now, please send a check made out to him. Send it to John Robbins, c/o me, Patti Breitman, 12 Rally Court, Fairfax, CA 94930, and I will send it along to him immediately without opening the envelope. (I do not want his address to be circulating on the internet, and I do hope you will forward this email to everyone you know who knows of John's work and might want to help him.)

I first discovered the truth of all life being connected through John's books. And while I am saddened that this criminal financial loss has happened to him, I am thrilled to be able to pay him back in small measure for all he has given to me through his work and his life choices.Thank you for sending the most generous contribution you can for this extraordinary man of peace whose many contributions have saved countless lives and moved countless more toward peace.

With appreciation and love,
Patti Breitman
12 Rally Ct.
Fairfax, CA 94930

FURTHER COMMENT FROM JEFF NELSON of VegSource: I know Patti Breitman personally and can vouch 100% for her integrity and reliability. If you would prefer to send money directly to John Robbins, please contact me using this form and I will provide you with directions on how to do that.

I would just like to underscore that this was not an "investment loss" for John Robbins. This was not someone buying shares of GE or investing in a venture, and then the company crashes and you lose your investment. This was a criminal fraud, a theft. Someone (figuratively) burned John's house down and destroyed everything he owns. There's no difference. It's not like he went to Vegas and got a bad roll, and now we want people to make him whole again. No... He got mugged, and friends of his just might want to help him out. 

The following is directly from the VegSource site.

If you would rather read about it directly on, please Click Here.

How You Can Help

1) Send a check made out to John Robbins: Send it care of his son, Ocean Robbins, at 420 Bronco Road, Soquel, CA 95073, and it will be delivered to John immediately.
2) Send a gift directly through PayPal. This enables use of credit card donations as well as wire transfers. Click on the icon below to be taken to John's Paypal account:
3) If you are considering a major contribution and need more specifics or ideas, including possible tax-deductible gifts to a non-profit organization in support of an award and/or fellowship for John Robbins, then: CLICK HERE to send a message directly to the Robbins family.

While we are saddened that theft on a grand scale has visited John and his family, we are happy to pay him back in small measure for all he has given to us through his work and his life example. Thank you for making the most generous contribution you can for an extraordinary man.

With appreciation and love,

Marianne Williamson, Dr. Dean Ornish, Joanna Macy,
Van Jones, Paul Hawken, Nina Simons, Tom Gegax, Lynne Twist,
John Steiner and Margo King, Jeff Nelson, and Patti Breitman

Eighteen years ago, in 1991, John Robbins made this video to accompany his book Diet For A New America. The information presented therein is still applicable today. There are eight segments presented here via YouTube. Be sure and see all eight.