We 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
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
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
Newsletter of the YIV now available online -Issue No. 55
IVU InterviewInternational Vegetarian Union Interviews Nitin Mehta - October 2008
Recommended Book: Cooking at home with Pedatha
Awarded 'Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World' 2006 by Gourmand
World Cookbook Awards
"This book is very special, with excellent text, world class
photography, clever design, with a focus on local recipes: those are all the
ingredients needed to make one of the best cookbooks in the world!"
(The Gourmand Yearbook 2007)
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Jain Monks and Nuns travel by foot to different
parts of India. There have many accidents involving passing vehicles in which
the Monks and Nuns have died. If you agree to do the prayers please sign your
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