VSS eNewsletter 1 Oct 2005
VSS eNewsletter 1 October 2005
This month, VSS is beginning a monthly talk/food demo series every 4th Saturday of the month, 11am-11.30am, starting 22nd October. The format is a 15min Cantonese talk about healthy veg diets + 15min simple food demo. The venue is Thong Kheng SAC (Queenstown Centre), Blk 3 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-5070. Call 6278.3966 for additional info.
Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre is holding a 500-table fundraising vegetarian dinner Sunday, 30 Oct, 7pm, at Expo Hall 1. Tables are priced at $800, $2000, and $5000. Pls call Serena at 6315.3450. We hear that tables are selling fast.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – www.peta.org) has many websites on various issues, including vegetarianism: www.goveg.com. The GoVeg site has been relaunched after a substantial update. For example, there’s lots of important information about our fellow animals’ ability to think and to feel many of the same emotions that we experience.
Here’s an excerpt from the Amazing Animals page: Fish are smart, sensitive animals with their own unique personalities. They have excellent memories and can learn to avoid nets by watching other fish in their group and can recognize individual “shoal mates.” Some fish gather information by eavesdropping on others, and some even use tools. Says marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle, “They’re so good-natured, so curious. You know, fish are sensitive, they have personalities, they hurt when they're wounded.”
Other pages give advice on raising veggie kids and give information on the link between meat eating and world hunger.
One reader reports seeing eight copies of the VSS cookbook New Asian Traditions while browsing at Popular next to Orchard MRT. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Borders carries the book, but Kinokuniya does, plus other branches of Popular.
Vegetarian Journal Online (Partially)
Many of you have heard of ACRES (Animal Concerns Research & Education Society): www.acres.org.sg. ACRES does great work in the such areas as opposing the smuggling of our fellow animals, such as snakes and turtles.
They attempt to foster respect and compassion for all animals and to persuade people to make lifestyle choices, such as going vegetarian, that reduce suffering.
Unfortunately, ACRES is undergoing severe financial problems. Please visit their website and consider helping them.
Adventist Community Service is presenting a veggie cooking demo and tasting, Sun, 23Oct, 4-6pm at 6 Ashwood Grove (Woodlands) for the price of $10/pax. Dishes are chocolate-free brownies, veg sushi, healthy salad, vegetarian promfet, and sumptuous wild rice. SMS Mark Chan for registration at 97438362. Lucky draw for first 20 registrants.
A reporter from ST’s Life section contacted VSS for an article on “ethical eating.” We Googled the term and came up with tons of hits. One definition is, “knowing the life history of what you are eating.” The reporter was also interested in so-called “exotic meats,” such as frog legs, shark fin, and foie gras.
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