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A Few Words


Universal Declaration of the Rights of Animals


My Visit to A Dairy Farm

  Dairy Cows - Life, Usage, and Sufferings (New York Times)
  Cows� Body Parts � Common Usage � Sale Price
  Recycling of Slaughterhouses Waste (Rendering Plants)
  Milk � Its Impact on Health, Cruelty, and Pollution
  Is Nothing Sacred? - Cruelty towards India�s Holy Animals
  Varakh (Silver Foil)
  Facts about Eggs
  Story of Silk
  Story of Pearls
  The Myth About Milk

Puppy Mills: Breeding Ills

  Alternatives to Animal Abuse

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Vegetarian Definition


Recommended Reading Material

  List of Organizations of Animal care and Nonviolent Activities

Excerpts - How our Diet affects the Environment

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My Visit to A Dairy Farm Article

Subject: Thank you for opening my eyes

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 12:40:23 -1000

From: "h2oMan" <[email protected]>

Your message brought tears to my eyes. Literally. At one time I too felt that there was no way I would give up the burfies, lassies, halwas, and ghee reeking rice dishes etc. After all what was Indian food without the heavenly aroma of satvic ghee? And did not our saints use them? At the same time I knew I was but a liar, and worst, to my own self. Only on making a commitment to a vegan diet and life-style could I find peace. Knowing that cows and other animals suffer as they do on the animal farms, it is not possible to use them or their excretions as guilt free nurture. And now I learn that even in India we are subjecting the cows to the tortures of dairy technology!

You cannot know what inspiration you have given me to hear another Indian take the vegan view on butter, milk, etc. I am saving your post to show others and to use in times I may find myself making excuses.


Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:11:05 -0700From: "Baid, Jyoti" <[email protected]>

That was a very complete and well-written article on the dairy industry in USA. Even after having read numerous articles on the subject its left me extremely disturbed.

I've been almost vegan for over 2 years now, since I first heard this horror story. My husband is gradually converting and our son is born with dairy allergy����

Jyoti Baid


Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 09:15:46 +0500From: Sailu <[email protected]>

Moods are off after I gone through your mail. Actually I have seen your mail two days back. In these two days whenever I take a sip of Tea I am just getting all that matter what you've written. It is really paining to digest the facts. �������������


Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 00:32:55 -0400 (EDT)

From: [email protected]


Many thanks for sharing your tour of the dairy. My stomach curdled with dismay. I am an imperfect vegan. I heard Howard Lyman's speech and a woman animal life right activist came to me in a dream. My father, from Orissa had a heart attack from a meat-centered diet. He is a semi-veg now, and has returned to the plant-based diet of his ancestral past. Your account was moving and I thank you. I will be sharing it, a lot!

Anita Pati @ AOL.com

Date: 25 Aug 98 11:59:27 -0700

From: [email protected]>

Your article was very nice. I don't belong to the Jain community but I am a Tamil vegetarian trying to become a vegan and I am all for non-violence. We have a bunch of animals (dogs, cats, cows, goats.., rats (?)) at home and we try to be as nice as possible to these creatures. I could make sense out of every word you had written.



Date: Thu, 04 Sep 1997 12:13:29 -0700

From: Janak Lalan <[email protected]>

I am thankful to Mr. Pravin Shah for giving such information. I am sure very soon you will realize that you have done very great thing. You are real 'Jain'.

Bina Lalan


Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 16:38:50 -0700From: Deepak Patel <[email protected]>

I like your mail very much. I know that it's not a question of liking or disliking, it's horrible fact. I am vegi ����.

Deepak Patel - Bay Networks Inc.