IVU Online News – January 2010

 

Table of Contents

 

Vegetarian Union of Paraguay Launches e-Newsletter

Vegan Life Centre Opens in India

Middle East Veg Group at Natural & Organic Products Exhibition

Updates on IVU World Vegetarian Congress – Oct 2010

Interview with the Founders of Vegan Outreach

New Video from PETA

New Associate Member Society

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Organisations That Have Recently Registered with IVU

Other Online Sources of Veg News

Please Send News to IVU Online News

 

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Vegetarian Union of Paraguay Launches e-Newsletter

The Vegetarian Union of Paraguay - http://www.uvpy.org – has launched an electronic newsletter. The initial issue contains articles on health, animal welfare, the environment, recipes and events. If you’d like to subscribe, please contact pedrolin_py@hotmail.com. And, even if you don’t speak Spanish, UVPY’s colourful homepage will put a smile on your face.

 

 

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Vegan Life Centre Opens in India

The Vegan Life Centre, an international vegan centre for yoga, meditation, relaxation and rejuvenation, was declared open on Sun, 1 Nov (World Vegan Day). The centre is located near Byndoor, Karnataka in a picturesque locality, on the footsteps of Western Ghats, a  world hotspot of bio-diversity. Declaring the Centre open was vegan Dilip Bafna, Managing Trustee, Animal Rights Fund, Bangalore. A number of dignitaries from both India and abroad participated and witnessed the occasion.

 

Full report & photos: http://www.ivu.org/swasia/vegan/

 

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Middle East Veg Group at Natural & Organic Products Exhibition

 

The Middle East Veg Group Stand drew great interest with an attractive photo exhibition at the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Exhibition - held from 7-9 Dec at the World Trade Centre Exhibition Halls in Dubai, UAE.

 

Full report & photos: http://www.ivu.org/swasia/meveg

 

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Updates on IVU World Vegetarian Congress – Oct 2010 

The 39th IVU World Vegetarian Congress, 1-6 Oct, 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an optional event 7-9 October in Bali, is moving forward. Susianto Tseng, IVU Regional Coordinator for East/Southeast Asia and Oceania, informs us that he and other organizers recently met with various Indonesian government officials to enlist their support. Also, Indonesian universities are looking forward to sending students and lecturers to participate in the Congress.

 

For more Congress updates, please join http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/ivu-congress. Send enquiries to info@wvc2010.org

 

Interview with the Founders of Vegan Outreach

Vegan Outreach has been promoting vegetarianism since the 1990s. Their strategy centres on distributing a range of short booklets to people on university campuses. Here, courtesy of Veg News - http://www.vegnews.com - is an interview with the organisation’s founders.

http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsletter/VegNewsInt.pdf

 

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New Video from PETA

PETA’s video ‘Meet Your Meat’ is a well-known tool of veg activists with its graphic description of the horrors of factory farming. Now, PETA has sort of an update of ‘Meet Your Meat’, titled ‘Glass Walls’ and narrated by Paul McCartney, a long-time veg who has recently been promoting Meat Free Mondays – http://www.supportmfm.org

 

The title ‘Glass Walls’ is from a McCartney quote, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian”. Glass Walls extends Meat Your Meat buy adding such topics as fishes and the environment. View and download Glass Wall (also available in 3D), Meet Your Meat and other videos at http://meat.org

 

 

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New Member Society

 

 

 

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To view a listing of international upcoming events online, visit http://www.ivu.org/congress

 

1. Congreso Internacional Crudivegano En Bolivia (International Raw Vegan Congress) – 4-7 Jan, 2010, La Paz, Bolivia.

 

The Congress will be held in a rainforest location approximately two hours drive from La Paz. For more information: http://encuentrocrudo2010.blogspot.com (in Spanish) or contact Victor Maceda at integraarte@yahoo.com.

 

2. Southeast Asia Vegetarian Congress, Tour & Expo, 19-21 Mar 2010 in Medan, Indonesia. Details at http://www.seavc2010.org

 

3. Taipei International Vegetarian & Organic Food Festival, at the Taipei World Trade Center, 7-10 May 2010

 

3. South & West Asia Regional Vegetarian Congress – 13-14 Aug, 2010 (dates to be confirmed – Bangalore, India. Contact the IVU Regional Coordinator for South & West Asia, Shankar Narayan - indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com

 

4. Middle East Natural & Organic Foods Expo 2010 (including an exhibition by the Middle East Vegetarian Group (MEVeg) – 5-7 Dec - Dubai, UAE. Contact IVU International Council member, Sandya Prakash - sandhya@meveg.info

 

5. IVU World Vegetarian Congress – 1-9 Oct, 2010, Jakarta and Bali

http://www.ivu.org/congress/2010/index.html

 

The 39th IVU World Vegetarian Congress will be held in Indonesia in two places, Jakarta, the capital (and the economic centre of the country) and Bali, the country’s most famous tourist destination. An outline of the programme is available at the congress website.

 

6. East Africa Vegetarian Congress – 3-5 Dec, 2010, Nairobi, Kenya. Contact the IVU Regional Coordinator for Africa, Emmanuel Eyoh - nigveganimal@yahoo.com

 

Middle East Natural & Organic Foods Expo 2010 (including an exhibition by the Middle East Vegetarian Group (MEVeg) – 5-7 Dec - Dubai, UAE. Contact IVU International Council member, Sandya Prakash - sandhya@meveg.info

 

7. 13th International Vegan Festival – 2011 (exact dates to be announced) - Turin, Italy

 

7. 5th Asian Vegetarian Congress – Oct, 2011, Hangzhou, China

 

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Welcome to Organisations That Have Recently Registered with IVU

 

 

 

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Other Online Sources of Veg News

In addition to IVU Online News, there are many other places to go online for general veg-related news, rather than news mostly about one country or one organisation. Here are some.

 

1. Dawn Watch

http://www.dawnwatch.com/alerts.htm

2. European Vegetarian Union

http://www.euroveg.eu/lang/en/news/newsletter.php

3. Farmed Animal Net

http://www.farmedanimal.net
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Vegan Outreach

http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsletter

5. VegE-News

http://www.vege-news.com

6. VegNews

www.vegnews.com

7. AnimalConcerns.org doesn't have a newsletter, but they post stories daily at http://www.animalconcerns.org/categories.html?do=shownews

 

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Please Send News to IVU Online News

 

Dear Veg Activist

 

Please use this newsletter as a way to share your knowledge, ideas and experiences with fellow veg activists.

 

Thx. -–george jacobs – george@vegetarian-society.org

 

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