written/translated by: Christian W.
the Christmas cards, seasonal cartoons, songs and comments that circulate at this time of year show that people
are increasingly aware of the fact that
culinary Christmas traditions actually mean a peak in meat consumption:
families and chefs prepare an enormous amount of food, a lot of which
comprises meat from a large variety of sacrificed animals.
The European Vegetarian Union is very aware of this problem and therefore
wants to promote a "light" Christmas. After all, vegetarian
feasts not only save animals but are at the same time beneficial for
created by Gerry Lagler from Austria
organisation like the EVU, with activities in more than thirty countries, is not able to organise dinners, events or
demonstrations in all of its member countries.
However, we can propose a scheme consisting of a series of ideas,
which are given below. We hope that as many of our members, organisations
and interested individuals as possible adopt one or more of these suggestions
and/or develop their own, which are perhaps more suitable for their
locality. All the different projects will then be compiled on our
Please participate in our scheme "Christmas Compassion, let live
– feast veggie". Create interest for it in your community.
Help us to turn this campaign into a regular end-of-the-year event.
Let us all work towards a compassionate Christmas – for human
and non-human animals alike.
Thank you for your support.
Your EVU "Christmas Compassion" Team
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