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Don't cry for me, Argentina

International Vegetarian Union | March 15, 10 at 11:18 AM

Don't cry for me, Argentina

Manuel Alfredo Martí is founder and leader of the Vegetarian Union of Argentina (UVA). Manuel kindly agreed to be interviewed for 'IVU Online News' as part of our series of interviews with leaders of vegetarian organizations. What made you decide...

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Why Hitler Was Not a Vegetarian

Rynn Berry | March 11, 10 at 05:35 AM

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Why Hitler Was Not a Vegetarian

One of the comments often aimed at those such as myself, who write about famous vegetarians of the past--and how many of them were paragons of virtue who practiced non-violence and compassion--is the following: " But wasn't Hitler a vegetarian?'...

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Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

CNN.COM | March 9, 10 at 12:02 PM

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Inside the cat and dog meat market in China

Dogs bark and whine behind high chain-link fences, some of them gnawing the wire so hard they bleed at the mouths while cats packed into crowded cages cower in fear if anyone approaches. This isn't a pet store -- it's...

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UK: Vegans to be given protection against discrimination

timesonline.co.uk | Marie Woolf | March 8, 10 at 06:42 AM

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UK: Vegans to be given protection against discrimination

VEGANS and teetotallers are to be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under legislation championed by Harriet Harman, the equalities minister. Members of cults and "new religions" such as Scientology, whose supporters include the film stars Tom...

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Vegan in Vienna

International Vegetarian Union | March 1, 10 at 11:56 AM

Vegan in Vienna

Mag. Felix Hnat is president of Vegan Society Austria www.vegan.atHe kindly agreed to be interviewed for IVU Online News. What made you decide to become a vegetarian? When did that happen? How old were you at the time? I became...

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Out of Africa - PK Jain in Botswana

International Vegetarian Union | March 1, 10 at 08:57 AM

Out of Africa - PK Jain in Botswana

Professor P K Jain is a member of the IVU International Council, an IVU Fellow and an IVU Patron. Hi, P.K. What made you decide to become a vegetarian? When did that happen? How old were you at the time?...

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Jakarta and Bali - IVU Congress update

International Vegetarian Union | March 1, 10 at 05:00 AM

Jakarta and Bali - IVU Congress update

The 39th IVU World Vegetarian Congress will be held in Indonesia this October: 1-6 Oct in Jakarta with an optional three days, 7-9 Oct, in Bali. Congress organisers would like you to be aware of the following updates: We will...

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Food for Life Global Distributes Veg Food in Haiti

International Vegetarian Union | March 1, 10 at 04:43 AM

Food for Life Global Distributes Veg Food in Haiti

One group which has stepped up to the task and stands out in the area of food relief is Food for Life Global (FFLG) - the emergency coordination division and Headquarters for Food for Life, the world's largest vegan food...

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Italian TV Host: Cat Stew is Delicious

CBSNEWS.COM | February 17, 10 at 02:06 PM

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Italian TV Host: Cat Stew is Delicious

Italian state TV has suspended a cooking show host who shocked the nation by saying cat stew is a Tuscan delicacy he swears he has enjoyed many times. RAI TV confirmed on Wednesday that it had suspended Beppe Bigazzi,...

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Sweden Allows Wolf Hunting After 45 Year Ban

treehugger.com | January 4, 10 at 09:41 AM

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Sweden Allows Wolf Hunting After 45 Year Ban

For the government of Sweden, having 237 wolves in the entire nation is a few too many. The wolves were nearly made extinct by hunting in Scandinavia until the activity was banned in the mid 60s. But now, after 45...

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VegGuide provides locations of vegetarian friendly restaurants worldwide

Daelyn Fortney | December 28, 09 at 04:52 AM

VegGuide provides locations of vegetarian friendly restaurants worldwide

Mercy For Animals teamed up with Compassionate Action for Animals to launch VegGuide.org, a guide which currently lists over 9000 vegetarian-friendly grocers and restaurants worldwide.The site's goal is to "provide a tool that helps make it easier to live a...

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PETA asks Pope Benedict XVI to serve only vegan meals at Vatican

Daelyn Fortney | December 22, 09 at 01:08 PM

PETA asks Pope Benedict XVI to serve only vegan meals at Vatican

In anticipation of World Peace Day, held on January 1st, Pope Benedict XVI has issued a statement connecting world peace with preserving the environment. In response, Bruce Friedrich, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for PETA, penned a letter...

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McCartney calls on leaders in Copenhagen to adjust policies

Daelyn Fortney | December 13, 09 at 11:50 AM

McCartney calls on leaders in Copenhagen to adjust policies

Earlier this month Paul McCartney spoke at the European Parliament's hearing on Global Warming and Food Policy where he promoted his Meat Free Monday campaign. After the hearing McCartney signed a joint statement with European Parliament Vice President Edward McMillan-Scott...

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London named most vegetarian friendly city in the world

Daelyn Fortney | December 7, 09 at 06:30 AM

London named most vegetarian friendly city in the world

London has been named the most vegetarian city in the world. PETA gave London the honors because of the city's abundant vegetarian restaurants and meatless ethnic cuisine. Additionally vegetarians who visit London will find that grocery stores clearly label vegan...

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Paul McCartney promoting Meat Free Mondays to EU

Daelyn Fortney | December 3, 09 at 11:34 AM

Paul McCartney promoting Meat Free Mondays to EU

Paul McCartney spoke at the European Parliament's hearing on Global Warming and Food Policy promoting his Meat Free Mondays campaign which encourages people to try one meatless day per week. McCartney, a long time vegetarian, believes that "less meat equal...

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India offers no-beef climate solution

TheAge.au | November 23, 09 at 11:41 AM

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India offers no-beef climate solution

India's Environment Minister suggests the world adopt vegetarianism if it is to tackle the greenhouse emission problem, writes Matt Wade in Delhi. AS THE international community struggles to come up with a climate change deal, India's Environment Minister, Jairam...

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India Orders All Circus and Zoo Elephants to Be Moved to Wild Life Sanctuaries

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=9073457 | NIRMALA GEORGE | November 18, 09 at 02:06 PM

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India Orders All Circus and Zoo Elephants to Be Moved to Wild Life Sanctuaries

Editor's note: A victory for the elephants! All elephants living in Indian zoos and circuses will be moved to wildlife parks and game sanctuaries where the animals can graze more freely, officials said Friday. The decision affects around 140 elephants...

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Egyptian Mummies Had Clogged Arteries

November 18, 09 at 01:12 PM

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Egyptian Mummies Had Clogged Arteries

VegSource Note: The wealthiest in Ancient Egypt ate the richest food. In a way, they foreshadowed today's culture, except that now even the poorest can eat like a Pharoah. As John McDougall MD often says, we eat like kings and...

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November is national vegan month - in Canada

EXAMINER.COM | Cali Hoffman | November 17, 09 at 09:01 PM

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November is national vegan month - in Canada

November is National Vegan Month. This is a month for celebrating choice. Whether you are a carnivore, flexitarian, vegetarian or full-fledged vegan, take the opportunity this month to learn more about this animal-friendly lifestyle and what it means for your...

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Sweden Labels Foods to Show Global Warming Effects

New York Times | November 5, 09 at 08:29 PM

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Sweden Labels Foods to Show Global Warming Effects

To cut global warming, Swedes study plates STOCKHOLM -- Shopping for oatmeal, Helena Bergstrom, 37, admitted that she was flummoxed by the label on the blue box reading, "Climate declared: .87 kg CO2 per kg of product." "Right now, I...

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