|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA
Bangor Daily News, August 20, 1975
Vegetarian presses for all animals
ORONO - There is little doubt that animals benefit from vegetarianisms.
But there are those meeting at the World Vegetarian Congress this week at the University of Maine who believe more animals would benefit of more emphasis were placed on the aspect of animal welfare and vegetariansim.
"Stomach vegetarians" are those who care more for the health aspect of the movement according to an indignant woman who attended the animal welfare rights workshop Tuesday.
Rukmini Devi Arundale directed the workshop and contained the sometimes heated discussion by saying that the value of vegetarianism might be lessened by the more selfish "health" vegetarians but those people would not be convinced by fanaticism and intolerance. Mrs. Arundale is a leader in animal welfare rights in India.
As for those people who are not vegetarians, the former member of the Indian Parliament advised those assembled to "dislike meat-eating not meat eaters." Mrs. Arundale said education of both the educated and uneducated is needed to change animal - killing attitudes.
The concern of those at the workshop extended beyond meat consumption to what was termed the cruel use of animals in such areas as scientific experimentation and [unfortunately the last line of text is missing from our photocopy of the original....]