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“Slumdog Millionaire” Anil Kapoor At Humane Society India Launch

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 in Actors, Animal Issues.

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor of Slumdog Millionaire and several others in the entertainment industry were present at the Humane Society International’s launch of the Humane Society India chapter.

The actor, who’s also had a role in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol gave a speech on animal protection at the event.


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Art Smith and Tal Ronnen

Art Smith and Tal Ronnen

Chef Art Smith was personally invited to cook for the Dalai Lama this past weekend in Toronto at a VIP guest luncheon hosted by The Canadian Tibetan.

Chef Smith served Southern Fried Vegan Chicken with Local Greens and Apple Cobbler with Buttery Short Crust, Whipped Cream and Candied Spiced Pecans.


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Dalai Lama Urges Cage-Free Eggs. May We Suggest Trader Joe’s?

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 in Animal Issues, Business, Food & Drink.

The Dalai Lama has written a statement posted on the Humane Society International’s website, urging consumers to purchase cage-free eggs from producers that allow hens to live in more natural conditions.

“The abuse we inflict on hens has always been particularly disturbing to me and I have always been particularly concerned toward how these animals are treated in industrial food production. I am troubled to learn about the practice of confining egg laying hens in tiny cages. In these cages, birds cannot engage in their natural behaviours, such as spreading their wings, laying eggs in a nesting area, perching, scratching at the ground, even standing on a solid surface. Each hen has less space to live than the very sheet of paper I have written this letter on.”


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Dalai Lama Says Eating Meat Not Always Against Monk’s Principles

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 in Flexitarian, Food & Drink.

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The Dalai Lama frequently receives criticism from some in the vegetarian community for continuing to eat meat while promoting non-violence. A former vegetarian, he started eating small amounts of animal flesh on the advice on a doctor after developing gall bladder issues and hepatitis.

When he spoke with NDTV, he insisted that from a religious standpoint, eating meat is not necessarily against a monk’s principles.


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Dalai Lama Thinks Sea Shepherd Could Be Less Violent

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 in Animal Issues.

The Dalai Lama speaks during a panel discussion at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine Sunday, May 23, 2010 in New York. UPI/Jason DeCrow/Pool Photo via Newscom

The Dalai Lama has criticized the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for using what he thinks are violent, harassing activities as an attempt to stop whalers.

According to the AFP, His Holiness said, “One time I wrote a letter…(saying) their activities should be stopping,” and added that while he supported their goals, he thinks their manners for accomplishing them should be less aggressive.

Sea Shepherd tactics may annoy, harass and hinder the whalers’ progress, but is their form of activism really considered violent?


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Richard Gere Wants Vegetarian Bodh Gaya

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, January 8th, 2010 in Actors, Food & Drink.

Richard Gere recently arrived in Bodh Gaya in Bihar to attend a 5 day discourse on Buddhism and has met with the Dalai Lama, according to Thaindian News.

Gere has expressed an interest in making the city more vegetarian friendly to appeal to both residents and tourists.

“I am strongly in favour of turning Bodh Gaya into a vegetarian zone,” Gere said.

Wednesday evening he participated in a march organized by Tibetans for Vegetarian Society, urging others in the city to turn to a vegetarian lifestyle.

“Gere’s support to our cause will definitely create awareness and mobilize support of locals as well as tourists from abroad in making Bodh Gaya a vegetarian zone,” Tenzin Kunga Luding of Tibetans for Vegetarian Society said.

Tibetans for Vegetarian Society asks people to abstain from buying, selling, or consuming any form of meat during their pilgrimage tour in the holy land.

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Dalai Lama Visits Germany

The Dalai Lama has been quite a busy man.

At the age of 74, he has spent the last two months visiting Taiwan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Poland and has now embarked on a North American tour.

At his recent stop at the Peace Summit in Vancouver, there were several celebrities on the guest list, including vegetarians Christie Brinkley and Steve Martin.

The Dalai Lama himself follows a mostly vegetarian diet, but has been criticized in the past, most publicly by Paul McCartney, for following doctors’ advice that he needed meat when he was ill.

After the Dalai Lama stated, “As Buddhists we believe in not causing any suffering to any sentient beings,” Paul wrote to him and said, “Forgive me for pointing this out, but if you eat animals then there is some suffering somewhere along the line.”

via vancouversun.com

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Stephen Colbert is proving he’s not of fan of vegetarianism. Not long ago, we brought you the video of him making fun of PETA’s new Sea Kitten Campaign, when he renamed animals to sound more vegetarian friendly like calling owls “sky nachos.”

Recently, he had Sir Paul McCartney on his show where he questioned the ex Beatle’s vegetarian diet.

“I have a beef to pick with you, sir, in that you don’t eat beef,” Colbert said. McCartney goes into detail about him feeling animals are sentient beings that deserve to live and not be eaten by humans and that the Dalai Lama agrees with him. The ever so sarcastic Colbert asks, “Don’t you think if the animals had the opportunity, they would eat us?”

Colbert’s starting to sound like Karl Lagerfeld.

McCartney replied with, “In an emergency, perhaps the Dalai Lama would eat me.”

Watch and listen to Paul say his midriff is the best part to eat during an emergency.

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