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Propagandhi Chris Hannah Finds World Travel Easy For Veg Diet

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, October 26th, 2009 in Food & Drink, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

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Propagandhi on Myspace

Although some vegetarian celebrities have reported difficulty finding food in some countries, Propagandhi front man Chris Hannah says the exact opposite has been true for his traveling abroad experiences.

“The staple foods in most cultures are plant-based and then they add animal products on top of that, so I’ve never had trouble. If you’re not the type of person that defaults to processed junk food, if you enjoy and eat fresh fruit and vegetables, they’re everywhere on the planet. Outside of the extremes of Antarctica and the Arctic, there’s something to eat.”

And now with cool veggie technology like the iphone application VegOut, it’s never been easier to find the restaurant that serves what you’re looking for.

There may even be a tofu stand in Antarctica somewhere.

via canada.com

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Propagandhi makes it no secret they disagree with the concept of “humanely raised meat” as is evident through their song about roasting Sandor Katz.

Band member Chris Hannah explains what he meant about his statement that, “we do encourage people to slaughter and devour organically-fed human corpses.”

“Obviously it’s tongue in cheek,” Chris says. “People are spreading the idea around that there’s a humane way of confining, terrorizing, mutilating, killing and eating non-human animals.”

“I don’t think that’s a very good rationalization-to tend to call things Happy Meat or Humane Meat. I think it’s dishonest.”

Whew! Glad Chris wasn’t serious about cheering on cannibalism.

Watch the clip for more from the interview.

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Propagandhi Likes Vegan Thai Food On The Road

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 in Bands, Food & Drink, Male Musicians.

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Propagandhi on Myspace

Like, really, really, really likes it. 

VegNews magazine recently interviewed Todd “the Rod” Kowalski of the band Propagandhi on their new album, Supporting Caste, which features a satirical song about cooking up food writer Sandor Katz after raising him “humanely.”

The boys go to a lot of vegan restaurants while on tour and can’t get enough Thai food.

“We went to an unbelievable Thai restaurant called Peace Harmony in Sydney, Australia two days ago,” said bassist Kowalski. “We went there four times in two days!”

Um, obsessed much, guys?

Back home in Canada, Todd likes staying in to cook, but will saunter over to his favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Merkato, in Winnipeg.

To read the entire interview with Todd the Rod, visit Vegnews.com.

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Propagandhi Band Cooks Up Sandor Katz For Humane Meat

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 in Bands.

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Propagandhi on Myspace

Propagandhi has always been an outspoken band on various political issues, including vegetarianism.

All of its members are vegan and their latest album, Supporting Caste, features a song, “Human(e) Meat (The Flensing of Sandor Katz),” which mocks the idea of animals being treated kindly during rearing, only to be slaughtered for food eventually.

“Humane (e) Meat” features cooking up foodie and author Sandor Katz, who evidentally the band isn’t too fond of. 

Going to Katz’s website and searching “meat” you get the result, “meat.org” with the words “meat industry, wish vegetarians didn’t own.” The meat.org site is PETA’s site displaying what goes on in factory farms.

“That’s someone cutting bread and some fake screaming over it, for a laugh,” says Kowalski  [in regards to “Humane (e) Meat.”]. “[Sandor Katz] wrote a book and [Propagandhi co-founder Chris Hannah] read it. It makes light of the idea of humanely killing animals, and so we kind of just removed the animal, put him in place for satirical reasons, just to show that clearly this isn’t humane.”

Some sample lyrics from “Humane (e) Meat”:

I swear I did my best to ensure that
His final moments were swift and free from fear
But consideration should be made for the fact
That Sandor Katz was my first kill

Every single hair from his body
Gently placed his decapitated head in a stock pot
Boiled off his flesh and made a spreadable head cheese

Because I believe that one can only relate with
Another living creature by completely destroying it
I’m sure Sandor’s friends and family would appreciate this


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Propagandhi Describes Factory Farm Visit Nightmare

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, August 21st, 2008 in Animal Issues, Bands, Male Musicians, Male Singers.

Propagandhi is a Canadian punk band known for taking stances in a lot of activism issues, including human and animal rights. We’ve only sampled a little of their music, so we’re not sure if we’re going ot put this in our staff CD collection or not. However, with demos with names like, “We Don’t Get Paid, We Don’t Get Laid, and Boy Are We Lazy,” it might be entertaining to look into.

Here’s a video with 2 of the band’s members discussing their reasons for going veg, including a chicken factory farm nightmare visit. They also see vegan as the natural next step after becoming a vegetarian.

via Vegan Life

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