Archive for November, 2009

11,000 Malaysians to go meatless tomorrow

A record number of Malaysians – 10,755 – have pledged to go meatless tomorrow (25 November) to mark International Meatless Day – Animal Rights Day. There is still time for more pledges to reach the organisers; so let’s give it a last-minute push.

This is the highest figure achieved by Malaysians so far, surpassing last year’s 8,563 pledges, since the campaign started in the country in 1996. Last year 84.2 million people all over the world pledged to meatless.

This campaign is important More so with the deteriorating environment, it becomes even more important as livestock farming is a major contributor of global emissions (18 per cent).

The campaign thus far has created new awareness about the need for Malaysians to change their dietary habits and to do their bit to protect the global ecology.

The International Meatless – Animal Rights Day campaign was conceived in India in 1986 by the Sadhu Vaswani Mission – a social service organisation dedicated to serving humanity, especially the poor and downtrodden.

The mission has declared 25 November as an international meatless day in memory of its founder, Sadhu T L Vaswani – philosopher, spiritual leader and educationist who practised and preached the message of non-violence for all beings.

Those who still wish to pledge to go meatless can do so by contacting the organisers:

email your pledge to meatlessday@hotmail.com
fax your to (6)04-2610126
sms to 016-452613
For further details contact:
Pishu Murli Hassaram
Tel/Fax: 04-2610126, 016-4526132
Email: meatlessday@hotmail.com, penangmeatless@yahoo.com

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