-Link to the 12th International Vegan Festival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, July 22-25 2009
-Donald Watson-inventor of the term "vegan"
-Other possible terms were "benevore," "vitan," "dairyno"
-Isinglass is a substance obtained from the swimbladders of fish...used to filter booze. (guinness)
-Union Vegetariano Latino America - http://www.ivu.org/uvla/ JOIN MAIL LIST...get involved
"As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together." Isaac Bashevis Singer
"Drinking cow milk has been linked to iron-deficiency anemia in infants and children; it has been named as the cause of cramps and diarrhea in much of the World's population and the cause of multiple forms of allergies as well. " Dr. Frank Oski, former Director of the Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Pediatrics
"I have no doubt that it is part of the destiny of the human race in its gradual improvement to leave off eating animals." Henry David Thoreau
"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral." Leo Tolstoy
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends." George Bernard Shaw
"Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more." Franz Kafka, while admiring fish in an aquarium
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Gandhi
"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein
"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." Leonardo Da Vinci