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EVU Talks 2007: The veggie answer to global hunger

Statement by the European Vegetarian Union

Following a debate about the problem of global hunger, it is declared that vegetarianism offers the possibility of considerably alleviating the growing threat.

Feeding large percentages of available human food crops to farm animals is unethical and represents a blatant lack of solidarity with the hungry

The existing water shortage is aggravated by ever-larger quantities of water being used for animal husbandry, leaving less for crops

The present high production of meat is uneconomical and can only be maintained with huge financial subsidies, leading to harsh social injustice.

The FAO report "Livestock's long shadow" states that livestock farming already generates almost a fifth of greenhouse gases, which are expected to raise the average temperature. Global warming leads to droughts, failing harvests and even more hardship for the poor.

The artificial extension of the food chain due to the transformation of grain into meat causes a huge waste of resources.

The European Vegetarian Union demands that:

A healthy life without meat is possible, beneficial for the environment and allows a fairer distribution of natural riches. Any policy pretending that the consumption of meat has to be the social norm is rejected.

Vienna, 1 May 2007

Renato Pichler
President

European Vegetarian Union (EVU)
www.euroveg.eu

List of subscribers

Josphat Ngonyo, Kenya
>Africa Network for Animal Welfare
www.anaw.org
jos@anaw.org

>AgireOra Network, Italy
Italian Network for animal-rights activism
www.agireora.org
info@agireora.org

Dr.Sandeep K.Jain, India
Chief Coordinator,
>Care of Animals & Protection of Environment-India(CAPE-India)
capeindia1@gmail.com

Dawn Moncrief
Executive Director
> Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
www.farmusa.org

>Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA)
www.JewishVeg.com

>Jews for Animal Rights
www.micahbooks.com

Dr. Helmut F. Kaplan, Austria
Philosopher and author
www.tierrechte-kaplan.org

Dr. Kurt Simons
Vorsitzender
>Menschen für Tierrechte -
Bundesverband der Tierversuchsgegner e.V.
Roermonder Str. 4a, D - 52072 Aachen
info@tierrechte.de
www.tierrechte.de

David Cantor , US
Founder and executive director
>Responsible Policies for Animals
www.RPAforAll.org

Marius-Cristian Vasilescu, Romania
Vice-president
>Romanian Vegetarian Society
www.svr.ro
info@svr.ro

Barbara Ruetting
Member of the Bavarian State Parliament
Honorary Board Member European Vegetarian Union
http://www.barbara-ruetting.de/
http://www.bayern.gruene.de/cms/default/rubrik/3/3793.htm

>SaiCosaMangi.info Project, Italy
www.saicosamangi.info
info@saicosamangi.info

Mahesh Agarwal, India
Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
> Sahayog, India
www.jainhelp.com

Richard H. Schwartz, USA
President
Jewish Vegetarians of North America
www.JewishVeg.com/schwartz

Nandita Shah, India
>SHARAN
www.sharan-india.org

>Società Scientifica di Nutrizione Vegetariana-SSNV, Italy
www.scienzavegetariana.it
www.vegpyramid.info

>Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV)
www.serv-online.org

Ulla Troëng
President
> Swedish Vegan Society
www.vegan.se

>Swiss Union for Vegetarianism (SVV)
www.vegetarismus.ch

Revd Lynne Chitty, UK
>Three Counties Ecumenical Prayer group
Lynnechitty@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

David Román
President
> Unión Vegetariana Española (Spanish Vegetarian Union)
www.unionvegetariana.org
uve@unionvegetariana.org

Peter Lake
Chair
>Vegetarian For Life (UK)
Vegetarian Housing Association (UK)
www.veghousing.org.uk

Mike Maybury VIP, UK
>Vegetarian Information, Portsmouth
michael.maybury2@ntlworld.com

>Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
www.vegetarian-society.org

>Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) )
www.ivu.org/vuna

Hildegund Scholvien, Germany
2. Vorsitzende
>Vegetarierbund-Deutschlands e.V. (VEBU)
info@vebu.de
www.vebu.de

Patrick Smith
>Veggies Catering Campaign
www.veggies.org.uk
info@veggies.org.uk

Pete Cohon
Founder
>VeggieJews, USA
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/veggiejews

Herma Caelen
>Vegi-Info Belgium
www.vegetarisme.ch/be

Pradeep Kumar Nath
Founder/President
> Visakha SPCA , India
www.visakhaspca.org

 


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