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      the latest IVU Online News is now at:

      http://www.ivu.org/news/online/2009-01

      for the plain text version read below

      happy new year!

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      IVU ONLINE NEWS  JANUARY 2009

      TABLE OF CONTENTS

      UPDATE FROM AUSTRIA
      VUNA ADVOCATES FOR VEGAN DIETS AND AGAINST GMO FOODS
      NEWS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC: GOOD AND BAD
      INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDERS OF VEGSOURCE
      NEW WEBSITE FOR IVU MEMBER SOCIETY
      VEG HISTORY
      A DELICATE BALANCE: THE TRUTH - NEW VIDEO ON THE MANY ILLS OF
      PROCESSED
      PEOPLE: WHAT ARE WE BECOMING?
      WHATS FEEDING OUR FOOD: NEW BOOKLET ONLINE
      EATING LESS MEAT MAKES READERS DIGEST
      ONE WORLD, MANY MINDS: INTELLIGENCE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
      UPCOMING EVENTS
      VEGANS AND CALCIUM
      VEGAQUARIAN???
      WELCOME TO ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE RECENTLY REGISTERED WITH IVU
      OTHER ONLINE SOURCES OF VEG NEWS
      PLEASE WRITE FOR IVU ONLINE NEWS

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      UPDATE FROM AUSTRIA

      In May, 2008, 10 Austrian animal protection activists were imprisoned by
      the
      government of their country. In Sep, they were released, but their freedom
      may
      be temporary. Heres an update from our friends in Austria:

      At the end of Oct, the Austrian Supreme Court made its ruling on the
      appeals
      against the remand custody of the 10 animal protection prisoners held for
      over
      three months this summer. Despite the authorities serious misuses of
      power and
      the absence of any evidence against any of the suspects resulting from the
      intensive and protracted surveillance, the verdict says that the remand
      custody
      was justified! The Supreme Court ruling states that there is clearly a
      large
      criminal organisation active and that those who were on remand must be
      suspected
      of being part of it.

      As yet there is no date set for a trial. Of course, it is hoped that the
      case
      will be dropped, but it is feared that the authorities cannot allow
      themselves
      to lose face.

      The positive news is that Austria is buzzing with debate about the case and
      the
      threat of state repression against NGOs and freedom of speech. Public
      debates
      are taking place every week in different cities with politicians,
      representatives of NGOs and law academics leading the discussion. The only
      ones
      unwilling to engage in debate are the conservative party politicians, whose
      continued absence puts them in an increasingly bad light.

      Media coverage is also strong with an Austrian womens glossy magazine
      making
      the female prisoner from the repression wave "woman of the year"!

      For regular updates, www.vgt.at

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      VUNA ADVOCATES FOR VEGAN DIETS AND AGAINST GMO FOODS

      In October and November of 2008, the Vegetarian Union of North America
      (VUNA)
      submitted formal, public comments on two separate issues to different US
      government agencies. The first was to the US Department of Agriculture
      (USDA)
      regarding various federal nutrition assistance programs scheduled to be
      reauthorized in 2009. The second was to the US Food and Drug Administration
      (FDA) on genetically engineered animals being brought further to market.

      VUNAs comments strongly encouraged the USDA to offer fully plant-based,
      vegan
      alternatives every day, as part of the subsidy programs offered to school
      students via the National School Lunch Act and Child Nutrition Act.
      Specifically cited were the need for full accommodation for vegetarians and
      vegans for all meal options, health promoting and nutritious non-dairy
      beverage
      options wherever cows milk was provided, and steering of federal
      subsidies for
      farmers towards plant-based commodity foods like fresh fruits and
      vegetables. Detailed support materials were offered that emphasized the
      benefits
      of plant-based foods over animal foods.

      VUNAs comments to the FDA clearly discouraged the use of genetically
      modified
      animals for all use, and especially when destined for the food supply. VUNA
      emphasized that genetic engineering was risky, still in experimental
      stages, and
      the long-term impacts unknown for people, the animals, and the environment.
      VUNA
      indicated that the decision to allow GE (Genetically Engineered) animals on
      the
      market was being rushed, an insufficient period of time for public
      discussion on
      the ethics of such an action was being given, and that all animals involved
      in
      GE experiments need to be protected and their potential for suffering to be
      considered.

      VUNA has endeavored to stay abreast of issues related to diet, health, and
      related areas when US government agencies have public comment periods.
      These are
      important opportunities for individuals and organizations to weigh in on
      major
      potential decisions and initiatives. In this way, VUNA strives to advocate
      for
      responsible, plant-based diets and join with other progressive-minded
      groups to
      affect policy decisions.

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      INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDERS OF VEGSOURCE

      Sabrina and Jeff Nelson founded and maintain VegSource  www.vegsource.com
      - a
      huge veg website that houses, amongst its voluminous treasures, the IVU
      website.

      1. How and when did you become vegetarians?

      We became vegetarians in 1990 after reading John Robbins book, Diet for
      a
      New America. The health arguments in the book really made a lot of sense
      to
      Jeff; Sabrina was moved by the appalling treatment of animals. So, we
      initially
      came at it from different directions. In 1996, Sabrina was diagnosed with a
      potentially fatal autoimmune disease called Relapsing Polychondritis (see
      http://relapsingpolychondritis.com/ ) and after suffering for a year,
      taking
      prednisone and other drugs, we came across a John McDougall MD book
      revealing
      the role of dairy in many common autoimmune diseases, and so we decided the
      family would go vegan. Within a month, Sabrinas autoimmune disease went
      into
      remission where it has since remained, thankfully.

      2. What exactly is VegSource?

      VegSource is a news, information and community resource for vegetarians,
      vegans
      and anyone else who enjoys hanging out with a great crowd of people.
      VegSource
      is our form of kitchen activism.  We could contribute something
      positive to
      the planet without leaving our house. We give web hosting to a few hundred
      vegetarian and animal rights organizations, and look for ways to promote
      plant-based eating.  VegSource is one way we try to give back for our good
      luck
      in saving Sabrinas life through the vegan diet.

      3. When did you first start working with IVU? How did your collaboration
      come
      about?

      It must have been in 1996 or 1997. I think maybe IVU was being hosted by a
      non-profit called Envirolink, which went under. I may have contacted
      several
      orgs who were losing their hosting to offer space on our server; in the
      case of
      IVU, perhaps John Davis contacted me first, and we offered to give him
      hosting.
      The more we learned about IVU, the more we wanted to be there for them if
      they
      needed it. Over the years, John has introduced me to some wonderful folks
      who
      are part of the organization, and being a supporter of IVU is a source of
      pride.
      IVU.org is also one of the largest and busiest sites we host.

      4. Youve just completed a film titled, Processed People. Tell us a
      bit
      about it, please. What does the title mean?

      Fast food, fast medicine, fast news and fast lives have turned many people
      around the world into a sick, uninformed, indebted, processed people.
      This
      documentary  available January 2009  features insightful interviews
      from
      nine preeminent health and environmental experts/advocates. They discuss
      how and
      why we got into this mess, and what we can do to break the processed
      people
      cycle.

      Processed People examines these topics:

          * Why are we so fat?
          * What is health?
          * Health care or sick care?
          * Are we what we eat?
          * Do we need to eat animal products?
          * What's the role of exercise?
          * What's a processed person?
          * Can you "de-process" yourself?
          * What happens if we don't change?

      Watch trailers at http://www.processedpeople.com

      5. Why did you choose that theme for your film?

      We believe this is one of the most urgent issues that people on the planet
      are
      facing today. Tragically, many in the world are victims of a system and way
      of
      life which are devastating to our overall well-being. To those running our
      system, the bottom line on  the money we're able to spend is more important
      than
      the bottom line on our health.  Many  particularly here in the US, where
      healthcare costs are responsible for 50% of all personal bankruptcies
      are
      caught in a perpetual grinding machine, unable to escape.

      Its nearly impossible to be liberated when there's so much confusing,
      conflicting information, and when the authorities giving you advice --
      be
      they the government or industry-controlled organizations like the American
      Dietetic Association -- don't necessarily have your best interests at
      heart.

      6. What are your future plans for the VegSource site?

      To keep on growing and expanding and turning more and more people on to the
      healthy vegetarian lifestyle.

      7. You also do an annual event. Please tell us about that.

      In 2001 we started our annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo, which is a conference
      where we bring in top experts in the world of healthy living for two and a
      half
      days of cutting-edge presentations. We videotape the presentations and make
      them
      available on VegSource after each event. We also have exhibitors of healthy
      vegan products during the weekend, and have put on the event in a
      convention
      center here in Southern California, attracting around 9,000 attendees.
      Its a
      lot for the two of us to put on, and we took a break in 2008, but well be
      announcing the schedule for our 2009 Expo soon.

      8. What is one thing that other veg activists could learn from your
      experience?

      We tend to think of ourselves as people first, rather than activists.
      Sticking
      a label sets you apart from others, which were not interested in. We
      always
      look for ways to connect with other people, not to judge or disconnect.
      Being
      judgmental or disdainful turns people off, and is ultimately unproductive
      not
      to mention its just more fun to make friends and focus on the positive.
      You
      know, that old Gandhi saying, Be the change you want to see in the
      world. We
      may not always succeed, but we try.

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      NEWS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC: GOOD AND BAD

      Jan Stastny of the Czech Vegetarian Society (Vegetarian & Vegan magazine
      www.vegspol.cz) send the following news items. Lets start with the good
      news.

      1.    A new book has been published for kids about vegetarianism and animal
      rights: Andele Zvirat (Animals Angels), by Eva Linhartova. The book
      discusses
      rescuing animals, vegetarianism and other topics, and contains many nice
      illustrations. Currently, the book is only available in Czech, but if there
      is
      sufficient interest, it can be translated into other languages.

      2.    In the days leading up to Christmas, peaceful demonstrations were held
      in
      Prague, Czech Republic against the selling and killing of carps on the
      streets.
      Carps are the unwilling guests at the traditional Christmas meal in the
      Czech
      Republic. Approximately two million of these fishes are killed in the
      street
      every year during the few days before Christmas. See www.bloodychristmas.eu

      On Sunday 21 Dec. one of these demonstrations was attacked by three people.

      The organizer of the demonstration, Marek Vorsilka, a long-time vegan
      activist
      and law student, was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries.
      Another
      demonstrator suffered a concussion.

      Support letters for Marek and his colleagues can be emailed to
      kapri2008@... Heres an abridged version of a reply that Marek
      sent to
      one such letter:

      Thanks so much for your email. It's so refreshing to read so many letters
      of
      support from all around the world.

      I'm quite okay now. The condition was not as severe as you might have
      thought -
      it was a badly broken nose with bleeding complications which required two
      operations and five days in hospital.

      I got a lot of support from my fellow activists, including on Christmas
      Day,
      when my friends stayed with me at the hospital until 11pm, so it was quite
      a
      nice Christmas after all.

      Thanks again for your words of support and care, and I wish you the best of
      luck in your campaigning activities and personal life.

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      NEW WEBSITE FOR IVU MEMBER SOCIETY

      Oxford Vegetarians and Vegans, an IVU member society, has a new website -
      http://www.oxveg.co.uk

      What about your society? Do you have a new url? Have you revamped your
      website?
      Does your website have any features that other societies might like to
      emulate?
      If so, please share your news and ideas via IVU Online News.

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      VEG HISTORY: PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

      Heres the latest update to the History pages of the IVU website.

      The diary of George Bernard Shaw, October 12, 1890 records:

      . . . I wrote some stuff for The Star about Salt's forthcoming lecture at
      the
      Shelley Society."

      The diaries editor added an extract from four unsigned paragraphs . . . The
      Star, 14 October 1890: "It is an open secret that the bulk of the members
      [of
      the Shelley Society] hold Shelley's opinions in abhorrence, and, indeed,
      regard
      the Society as a genteel conspiracy to maintain that the poet was a devout
      upholder of the Church of England and a strict monogamist. One of the most
      awful
      blows the society ever received was at one of its earliest public meetings
      [March, 1886], when Bernard Shaw, with an ingenious air of having something
      particularly acceptable to communicate, got up and began, 'Mr. Chairman: I
      am a
      socialist, an atheist, and a vegetarian, and therefore feel that all true
      Shellyans will welcome my presence here this evening.' &c. &c.

      Whenever a lecture is delivered to the Society by anyone whose opinions in
      the
      least resemble Shelley's the committee invariably stays away, with the
      exception
      of William Rosetti, who never flinches from his place in the chair, the
      indomitable Furnivall, and Mr. Salt . . . . the mildest-mannered man that
      ever
      defied society."

      Shelley's character had indeed been whitewashed, since his death in 1822 at
      the
      age of 29, by those who liked his poetry but couldn't cope with the views
      of
      Shelley himself. The problem, as his widow made clear in her posthumous
      publication of his poetry, is that much of it needs to be read in the
      context of
      his life, and his views, to make real sense.

      The Shelley section of the IVU website has now been considerably expanded
      to
      include:

      - items about his vegetarianism, his life and philosophy (he almost became
      a
      philosopher but decided on being a poet instead)

      - a complete collection of his poetry and much of his political prose
      writing.

      - a large collection of articles from the time of the Shelley Society in
      the
      1880s and 90s, mostly by Henry S. Salt, GBS's friend.

      see: http://www.ivu.org/history/shelley

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      A DELICATE BALANCE: THE TRUTH - NEW VIDEO ON THE MANY ILLS OF MEAT

      An Australian filmmaker has produced an 84-minute video titled, A
      Delicate
      Balance http://www.adelicatebalance.com.au/trailer.html

      You can view the trailer or order the DVD online or pay per view to watch
      the
      entire video. The video features interviews with such experts as T. Colin
      Campbell, Howard Lyman, Neal Barnard, John McDougall, Caldwell B.
      Esselstyn,
      Jr., Maneka Gandhi and Peter Singer. Two sequels are planned.

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      PROCESSED PEOPLE: WHAT ARE WE BECOMING?

      Heres a film from the people who do the VegSource website (see interview
      with
      them above) - www.vegsource.com - the same people who host the
      International
      Vegetarian Unions website  www.ivu.org

      The film is titled, Processed People. It features John Robbins, among
      others. To find out more, view trailers, order, etc., visit
      http://www.processedpeople.com/

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      WHATS FEEDING OUR FOOD: NEW BOOKLET ONLINE

      Friends of the Earth has produced a new booklet available online, entitled
      Whats Feeding Our Food: The Environmental and Social Impacts of the
      Livestock Sector:
      http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/briefings/livestock_impacts_summary.pdf

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      EATING LESS MEAT MAKES READERS DIGEST

      This article, by a non-veg, Mark Bittman, who also writes for the New York
      Times and who wrote How To Cook Everything Vegetarian, appears in the
      current
      issue of Readers Digest. The author describes how he lost lots of weight
      and
      cleared away most of his ailments, other than bad knees, by eating less
      meat.
      Below are excerpts from the articles final paragraph plus the url for the
      entire article.

      The goal of eating sanely is not to cut calories; it will happen naturally.
      Nor
      is the goal to cut protein, though again, you'll wind up eating less. The
      goal
      is not to cut fat, either; in fact, you'll eat more of it, though different
      fat
      (the same is true of carbohydrates). And the goal isn't to save money,
      though
      you probably will. Rather, the goal is to eat less of certain foods and
      more of
      others -- specifically, plants, as close to their natural state as
      possible.
      Above all, this is a shift in perspective, one that means better eating for
      both
      your body and the planet.
      http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/simple-till-six-weight-loss-diet-an-eating-plan-for-busy-people/article109150.html

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      ONE WORLD, MANY MINDS: INTELLIGENCE IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

      This is the title of an article in the 23 Dec issue of Scientific American.
      The
      article is subtitled, We are used to thinking of humans as occupying the
      sole
      pinnacle of evolutionary intelligence. That's where we're wrong. Here are
      excerpts. Read the entire article at
      http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=one-world-many-minds&print=true
      One of the most common misconceptions about brain evolution is that it
      represents a linear process culminating in the amazing cognitive powers of
      humans, with the brains of other modern species representing previous
      stages.
      Over the past 30 years, however, research in comparative neuroanatomy
      clearly
      has shown that complex brainsand sophisticated cognitionhave evolved
      from
      simpler brains multiple times independently in separate lineages, or
      evolutionarily related groups: in mollusks such as octopuses, squid and
      cuttlefish; in bony fishes such as goldfish and, separately again, in
      cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and manta rays; and in reptiles and
      birds.
      Nonmammals have demonstrated advanced abilities such as learning by copying
      the
      behavior of others, finding their way in complicated spatial environments,
      manufacturing and using tools, and even conducting mental time travel
      (remembering specific past episodes or anticipating unique future events).
      Collectively, these findings are helping scientists to understand how
      intelligence can ariseand to appreciate the many forms it can take.

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      UPCOMING EVENTS

      1.    World Day for the Abolition of Meat - 31 Jan, 2009

      The first World Day for the Abolition of Meat will be held 31 Jan as a
      means of
      promoting the idea of abolishing the murder of animals for meat. The
      organisers
      write the following:

      Worldwide, according to the events organisers, six million sentient
      beings
      are killed for their meat every hour! That figure doesn't even count sea
      animals, who of course are included in the demand for the abolition of
      meat.
      Meat consumption causes more suffering and death than any other human
      activity
      and is completely unnecessary.

      On 31 January, conferences, street actions, leafleting and information
      stands
      will be organised to spread the idea that the consumption of meat cannot be
      justified ethically and should therefore be abolished  just as human
      slavery
      was in its time.

      Here is the video of an original action for the abolition of meat, made by
      Swiss activists in 2007 (other groups are welcome to use the same format):
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-iUs0kaDB0

      Your actions can be reported on this website: www.nomoremeat.org

      2.    Vegan Triathlon in New Zealand  22 Feb, 2009

      The 5th Christchurch Vegan Triathlon will be held 22 Feb, 2009. This event
      is
      open to all people who have been vegan for a minimum of six weeks prior to
      the
      triathlon, that is from Sun, 11 Jan 2009. The definition of vegan is
      "someone
      who excludes all animal products from their diet". The cost is $20.

      For more: www.vegantriathlon.org.nz or join their email list; email Anna at
      info@... with a clear subject heading please so that your
      email isnt mistaken for spam!

      3. 7th Annual Conference for Critical Animal Studies  25 Apr, 2009

      Theme: Transforming Higher Education Into an Ethical Space and Place for
      Learning
      Date: Sat, 25 Apr
      Place: Yale University, Connecticut, USA
      Hosted by: Yale Affiliates Animal Rights Network
      Co-Sponsored by: Ecopedagogy Association, International Institute for
      Critical
      Animal Studies, Transformative Studies Institute, University of Connecticut
      Vegan
      Huskies, Wooden Man Records, Outdoor Empowerment, Hartford Food Not Bombs,
      Hog
      River Collective

      For more info: Deric Shannon, Conference Director,
      propaganarchy@...

      4. Asian Vegetarian Congress  6-10 Nov, 2009

      The 4th Asian Vegetarian Congress, organised by the Asian Vegetarian Union
      and
      the Indonesia Vegetarian Society, will be held on Batam Island, Indonesia,
      near
      Singapore from 6-10 Nov. People from everyone in the world are warmly
      welcome to
      enjoy delicious Indonesian vegetarian food.

      Among those who have agreed to speak are 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate,
      R.K.
      Pachauri, well-known vegetarian crusader Maneka Gandhi, and IVU Regional
      Coordinators for India and for Asia-Pacific, Shankar Narayan and Susianto
      Tseng.
      For info: www.avc2009.org

      5. IVU World Vegetarian Congress  1-7 Oct, 2010

      The 39th IVU World Vegetarian Congress will be held in Indonesia in two
      places,
      Jakarta, the capital (and the economic centre of the country) and Bali, the
      countrys most famous tourist destination. The Congress starts in Jakarta
      and
      then moves to Bali. An outline of the programme is available at
      http://www.ivu.org/congress/2010/index.html

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      VEGANS AND CALCIUM

      Paul Appleby is an IVU patron and Senior Statistician at Cancer Research UK
      at
      their Epidemiology Unit in Oxford, UK. He has co-authored several papers
      arising
      from studies of the long-term health of vegetarians, including the Oxford
      Vegetarian Study, the Health Food Shoppers Study, and the Oxford arm of the
      European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) which
      includes 20,000 vegetarians.

      In Sep, 08, Paul gave a talk to members of London Vegans on lessons for
      vegetarians and vegans from the EPIC-Oxford study. You can hear
      extracts from the presentation and an interview with a dietitian (with
      particular emphasis on sources of calcium for vegans), and view Pauls
      slides
      at
      http://verdantreports.org/2008/11/01/epic-oxford-calcium

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      VEGAQUARIAN???

      Societys move away from meat is spawning new words to describe our eating
      habits. Examples of new terms are flexitarian, i.e., someone who is
      usually
      vegetarian but occasionally eats dead animal flesh, and meat reducer,
      i.e.,
      someone making an effort to reduce their meat consumption.

      Heres one we encountered earlier this month: vegaquarian, i.e.,
      someone
      who has chosen to eat marine animals, but for some reason chosen to spare
      other
      non-human animals. A similar term is pescatarian. Reasons weve heard
      (but
      dont agree with) for being vegaquarian/pescatarian include:

      a)    Marine animals are the plants of the sea; they have no feelings
      b)    Eating marine animals exposes us to less of the harmful chemicals
      found
      in the flesh of land animals raised on factory farms
      c)    Foods derived from marine animals contain nutrients that cant be
      found
      in plant foods

      Here are some responses you might use the next time you meet a vegaquarian:

      a)    Marine animals are animals too. They feel pain; they want to lead
      their
      lives. Imagine aliens from who knows where coming to Earth to harvest
      humans for
      food.
      b)    A growing percentage of the marine animals we eat do not live in open
      water but on marine farms. These are similar to the factory farms in which
      lands
      animals are raised for food. These farms cause pollution, the animals
      are
      crowded together and they are fed plant foods that could feed hungry
      humans.
      c)    Modern drift net fishing methods catch and kill huge number of
      animals,
      including those not intended to be caught, for example dolphins and
      turtles.
      Such practices wreak havoc on marine eco-systems.
      d)    Pollution of the seas means that eating marine animals is eating
      pollution.
      e)    All the nutrients found in fish, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, can
      also be
      found in plant foods; so, why cause all the mess listed above just for a
      few
      seconds of pleasure for our taste buds, pleasure which, with a bit of
      rethinking, can be gained from plant foods?

      f) any others?

      Some useful websites:
      http://www.vegsoc.org/fish (Vegetarian Society of the UK has been running a
      Fishconceptions campaign for several years)
      http://www.ciwf.org.uk/farm_animals/fish/default.aspx
      http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/marine/help/seafood_lovers/fish_dishes/index.cfm
      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/can-you-really-be-a-vegetarian-if-you-eat-fish-766673.html
      http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/vegetarianism/ALL/539

      any others?

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      WELCOME TO ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE RECENTLY REGISTERED WITH IVU

      BENIN
      Club Mondial pour la Spiritualité et le Végétarisme (CMSV) -
      http://spiritvege.affinitiz.com

      CHINA
      Vegetarian China - http://vegetarian-china.info

      FIJI
      Hare Krishna in Fiji - http://www.iskconfiji.com

      FRANCE
      Mangez Végétarien! - http://www.mangez-vegetarien.com

      INDIA
      Manavatavadi-Group  The School of Humanitarian Thoughts  -
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/manavatavadi-group

      ITALY
      B&B La Coccinella, Biella - www.cucinanatura.it

      MAURITIUS
      Nandgaon Vedic Society-Mauritius - http://nandgaon.terapad.com

      SWITZERLAND
      LausAnimaliste - http://www.lausanimaliste.org

      URUGUAY
      Abolition of Speciesism - http://AbolitionOfSpeciesism.tk

      USA
      Green Light Flix - http://www.GreenLightFlix.com

      Ms Pasarell's health education website -
      http://classjump.com/welcometohealtheducation

      Holistic Nutrition/Ask Holistic Nutrition -
      http://www.AskHolisticNutrition.com

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      OTHER ONLINE SOURCES OF VEG NEWS

      There are many other places to go online for general veg-related news,
      rather
      than news mostly about one country or one organisation. Here are some.

      1. Dawn Watch
      http://www.dawnwatch.com/alerts.htm
      2. European Vegetarian Union
      http://www.euroveg.eu/lang/en/news/newsletter.php
      3. Farmed Animal Net
      http://www.farmedanimal.net
      4. Vegan Outreach
      http://www.veganoutreach.org/enewsletter
      5. VegE-News
      http://www.vege-news.com
      6. AnimalConcerns.org doesn't have a newsletter, but they post stories
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