Use our critical reasoning skills, Jains!

Pranav Mehta discusses the recent origins of Jains avoiding potatos and presents the many reasons that dairy products entail violence too great for Jains to participate. Here is the audio version.

For the full text, click here jainism-milk

First Vegan to Climb Mt. Everest

 

Kuntal Joisher is the first vegan to summit Mt. Everest. He shared stories of his trials and tribulations and though not born Jain, he described  how his closest friends have been Jain and actually inspired his entree into veganism. He is pictured here giving credit to the generous sherpas that make these kind of treks possible, in his case averting frostbite, by the sherpa giving Kuntal his own warm gloves. He presents a compelling story about his motivation for veganism in the YouTube clips that follow. Search online for further details about his climbing!

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India’s Dairy Industry

On a Facebook group called Vegans in India, one of the participants stated that this video was among the information that compelled him and his wife to go vegan.

 

Interview with Sunny Gurnani

Today we met Sunny Gurnani at the Oakland VegFest. Sunny is the founder of GoVegan.in, a company in India that sells organic soy-milk, tofu and ice-cream. While we were in Ahmedabad last year we regularly got soy-milk from them (see the next post about it.

Here is a picture of the assorted of Soy Milk we purchased from them in Ahmedabad.Various soy milks from GoVegan

Go Vegan in India has the courage to print the truth on labels

We have been in Ahmedabad, India since end of February and happy to find soymilk and tofu at our local Reliance supermarket. But recently we received our first delivery from Go Vegan , a company in the neighboring city of Vadodara (incidentally my mom’s hometown) that makes soy milk from organic soybeans and also produces a variety of other vegan products such as patties and ice cream. While we can get soymilk many places in the world, nowhere have I seen the truth so clearly printed on a product label. It’s hard to read on the photo below so I’ve retyped it (and corrected a couple of typos).

Do you know?

Just as other mammals on this planet cows give milk only after giving birth to a baby calf. To produce milk most cows are raped every year through artificial insemination and their male babies are kidnapped and slaughtered for meat and leather. Would you drink rape milk again?

more at http://www.govegan.in

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From Dr. Tushar: Compassionate India YouTube Channel

Dr. Tushar has produced some excellent presentations on dairy production and cow slaughter in India.  Note that some viewers have disagreed with the domestication of cows on principle, however, there is no question about the harm of consuming dairy products.

Now that we, DrJina and Christian, of Vegan Jains have spent several months in India and Nepal, we’ll be adding some of our thoughts and experiences about dairy in South Asia on this site in the coming weeks.

Dairy Production and Cow Slaughter In India  
All videos on one webpage:
Dairy Production and Cow Slaughter In India – SHORT Versions
Dr. Tushar says: I think that the Full English version is better than the Full Gujarati, The short versions are about equally good.  I did the very best i could with limited time and resources while working in India.
Dairy Production and Cow Slaughter In India – FULL Versions
(please excuse some language errors in Gujarati)
NOTE: full versions contain detailed explanation on every question including health, and what happens to all the cows if we proceed on a Pure veg diet.  Please enjoy!
PPT Slides – Presentation on Dairy and Cow slaughter in India

Leilani Farm Sanctuary and The Gardens- Vegan Sanctuaries In Hawaii

In Nov 2014 we were fortunate to have visited Maui, Hawaii. Through our friend Sarah we were introduced to Leilani Farm Sanctuary and The Gardens. Make sure to visit and support these beautiful and inspiring places. The pictures below are from Leilani Farm Sanctuary and the video is from The Gardens.

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