News in Brief
No animal experiments for beauty any longer in Britain
News from the Swiss Radio DRS, 7.11.97, 7am (Later during the day the news was not repeated and it could not be found in any newspaper!) - SDL
Congratulations on: A philosophical degree in Animal Rights
The paper is subdivided in four chapters, and will be published in Italy from Cosmopolis Edition of Tourin with the title ĎAnimal Rights Towards a Civilisation without Bloodí. The foreword (preface) was written by Gino Ditadi, one of the most known Italian philosophical thinkers about animal conditions in the History of Philosophy.
New IVU Regional Secretary for Africa
Dr. P.K.Jain, The Vegetarian Society of Botswana, P.O.Box 2178, Gabarone, Botswana, Fax +267356591, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal protection community mourns her death
When clothes were designed for the Princess, the designers were never left in any doubt that fur, even as a decoration, would not be acceptable. Princess Diana was a vegetarian and among other things was responsible for unforgettable banquets such as the 17-course meatless dinner served by the British Embassy during her first visit to the United States in her honor. She also annoyed the royal family by refusing to take part in hunting expeditions. She could not condone the hurting or killing of animals. The offices of the animal protection organisation PeTA (People for the ethical Treatment of Animals e.V.) in England, Germany, Holland and the United States are planning on planting English roses in memory of Princess Diana.
Animal protection activists world-wide share the view that Dianaís beauty was not merely physical, but that her true, internal beauty was revealed by her respect for all living creatures. - (Stab) Vegetarisch Fit, 10/97
Antibiotics In Cattle Farming, Zurich
Michael Teuber and Vincent Perreten, two researchers at the ETH Zurich, have discovered that the lactococcus bacteria in raw milk cheese has be-come resistant to antibiotics. They believe that this is due to the excessive use of antibiotics in cattle breeding and demand that this be stopped. In addition, they say pasteurised milk should be used for cheese production. In 1991 and 1995, they had already discovered enterococcus bacteria which was resistant to seven types of antibiotics in raw milk cheese. In 1995, the consumption of raw milk cheese was linked to cases of listeriosis.
Farmers have promised to reduce the use of antibiotics gradually, consumer organisations demand an immediate ban Ė and the authorities responsible donít consider this to be sufficient reason to take action. - (Stab) Rheintaler, October 24th
Thomas Edison Voted Man Of The Millenium
New York. "Life" magazine considers the inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison [vegetarian], to be the most important person of the millenium. Thanks to Edisonís invention, says Life magazine, the second millenium will end in a sea of lights rather than in the glow of torches. On the magazines list of the 100 most important persons of this millenium, Columbus takes second place followed by Martin Luther and scientist Galileo Galilei. Napoleon Bonaparte ranks twelfth followed by Adolf Hitler and Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso and Walt Disney (in that order). (Stab)
Retirement for Elephants