Our MissionWe hereby pledge to bring about a 21st century in which the human race will finally make peace with the animal kingdom. Human beings will no longer kill, maim, torture or exploit fellow beings for food or other purposes. Animals will have fundamental rights which will be internationally recognised.
It is clear beyond any doubt that the survival of the human race depends upon the survival of the forests and other natural resources and of the animals with whom we share this planet. We pledge to protect all of them. We oppose the introduction of animal genes into human beings and the genetic manipulation of animals and plants.
The human race will reach the pinnacle of civilisation when it extends the hand of friendship and compassion to the animal kingdom and returns to the healthy plant-based diet best suited to the moral and physical needs of our species, thus avoiding the related evils of animal exploitation, human starvation and environmental destruction.
At the close of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, let us make a tryst with destiny to create a world free of violence towards all living beings who are dependent on our love and compassion. Together let us embark on that long journey which will bring about a world in which all animals are treated with compassion and mercy and accorded rights that human beings take for granted.
Channel 4 in the UK asked the question "Is it morally wrong to eat meat every day?" for their programme 4Thought.tv. On March 15th 2013 Young Indian Vegetarians founder, Nitin Mehta, presented his views. See his appearance below.
Read our latest Newsletter, Issue 56 published August 2013, here.
Prominent British politician, Tony Benn - an animal rights actvist and vegetarian passes away. Read details here.
40/40 project achieved ! 1973 to 2013To celebrate the 40 years of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna temple near Watford, we had set a target of getting 40 people to take a pledge to go Vegetarian. At the Diwali celebrations held at the Manor the proud announcement was made that we achieved our target. All 40 persons have been sent a letter of congratulations.
An organization called SPEAK has been campaigning for last 10 years to stop the cruel practice of Vivisection going on at the world famous Oxford University. The group has been tirelessly demonstrating out side the Oxford University Animal Testing Laboratory for 10 years. A Mahaveer Award was presented to the group on 20th February 2014. Read more in the Latest News section.
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