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.
The holidays are upon us again, after a very busy year for the MHVS. Our restaurant outings have been successful, thanks to Virginia Kohli. Our pot-lucks have been well attended (except the July picnic- 100 degree weather had something to do with that.) We have tabled at several health fairs, a wonderful way to reach out to the general public, but I could use help in this.
The Holidays can be very difficult for some Vegans when their families do not share their lifestyle or try to understand. We could discuss this, and nutrition, at our Dec. 20 Vegetarian discussion night, 7 PM at my house. Please call if coming.
All are welcome to our Board meetings, second Sun. of each month at my home at 1:30. It is here where everything we do is planned and acted upon. We also have a good time at this sharing time.
I want to thank Jane Riley for stepping in at the last minute and doing this newsletter. Also thank you Frank Hoffman for getting the website going again.
Everyone is busy now in the preparation for the 15th (our second) Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast. We hope to get this newsletter out before Thanksgiving. If we do, you can still make reservations. I am looking forward to this wonderful day, when I don't have to look at a turkey being carved up.
Looking forward to our holiday party on Dec. 11th at the Casa Mia Restautant. Joan McPartlin will be entertaining us with piano and song, including a sing-a-long. Tested the food at Casa Mia and found it excellent. They will be serving veggies and dips at cocktails.Booked Robert Cohen, author of Milk: the Deadly Poison , to speak at our Great American Pot-Luck Dinner and annual meeting on March 18th. Be sure to save that date. Just some of the things exposed in his book are: how milk contributes to heart disease; why milk is a poor source of calcium; why a hormone in milk is the key factor in every human cancer; how milk reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics; how one milk protein causes diabetes, and more. It's quite a read. The MHVS has his book for sale, along with many other books at 10% off for members.
Happy Holidays to all. Happy New Year. Happy New Millennium.
With much love from Rae.
C.A.S.H. - Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting (a division of Wildlife Watch) will be patrolling posted property in the Catskills on the first day of "deer season" which is Monday, Nov. 22nd. We will be back again on Nov.27th which is the first weekend. Please join us. We have lots of orange hats, shirts, and vests to keep you safe.
The management of deer and other "game" species for hunting leads to high populations in order to provide hunters with sufficient targets to keep the bloody sport going year after year. In the case of deer, by taking out primarily the bucks, a larger percentage of females (does) are left to breed for the following year's "crop." Yes, deer are considered merely a newable "resource." In addition to skewing the sex ratio in favor of females, game managers also manipulate habitat to create conditions that are favorable to "growing" populations of "game" species.
Game managers get a percentage of the federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition, and bows and arrows depending on the number of hunting licenses they sell. So states compete with each other to sell the most hunting licenses. The license fees pay salaries; excise taxes pay for projects to increase "hunting opportunity."
By unnaturally increasing populations of game species, wildlife management agencies are responsible for deer-car collisions, crop depredation, etc., which they then use as an excuse to have more hunting. If you know of folks who are involved in a deer-car collision, please let us know as we would like to help them bring a lawsuit against the DEC. Please contact us if you would like to help with patrolling, campaigns, or office work: 914-255-4227.
HOLIDAY VEGAN CAVIAR
1 can black olives drained
Place all ingredients in
HEAVENLY DILL DIP
Place in blender:
Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving with raw vegetables, crackers, etc.
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