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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.

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Mad Cowboy + Peaceable Kingdom = Full House

The June 19, 2004 event featuring Howard Lyman and a screening of Peaceable Kingdom proved a great success for the Mid Hudson Vegetarian Society and Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The screening played to a full house of 160 people, with another 30 having to be turned away from Upstate films, Rhinebeck’s art house cinema. Following a challenging and motivating talk by Lyman, the great majority of those attending the screening crossed the street to attend a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.

Lyman estimated that more than half the audience members were people who had not yet made the transition to a vegetarian diet. He based his estimate on eye contact with audience member, or sometimes the lack thereof, as they are considering, perhaps for the first time, the impact of the choice to eat animal products.

Among those attending who were already vegetarian, many were not activists, nor members of either the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society or Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Both organizations found new friends and supporters through the event.

Media support of the event was excellent. All major daily and weekly papers in the region provided advance coverage. Lyman did radio interviews both in advance and on the day of the event. Extensive media coverage assured the full house and got the message out to a great many others not in attendance.

The screening, talk and reception were the first collaborative effort of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society and Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary arranged the screening and secured Lyman’s appearance and the Vegetarian Society gave the reception. Media work was shared by both.

See the photos of the day's events

Peaceable Kingdom is a Tribe of Heart production.

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