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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.

Fall 2003 Edition

101 Reasons

Pamela Rice, head of the Viva Veggie Society Inc. has just published the sixth edition of her 15-page booklet, "101 Reasons Why I am a Vegetarian."

Reason # 43 has to do with fish: Fish make vibratory sounds with various "calls" that researchers have identified as communicating alarm and aggravation. They possess fully formed nervous systems as well as complex social behaviors. They are also capable of learning complicated tasks. British researchers discovered in 2003 that fish have the cerebral mechanisms to feel pain. As one animal activist put it, "Fish are not merely vegetables that can swim." It does seem all too convenient for commercial and sports fishers to declare that fish do not feel pain.

This is knowledge that needs wider dissemination because there are so many so-called vegetarians who declare that don't eat cows or chickens, but do eat fishes. The message that flesh is flesh is a good one to get out.

MHVS purchased 100 copies of this booklet. You can buy a single copy - or you might want to donate $40 for another 100 copies. We sell them at health fairs for $1 a piece. We make a bit of money, but we also want to encourage people to read the information.

We look forward to hearing from you

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