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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.

Newsletters - Fall 2007 Issue

Small veg group has big Expo success

Neighbors to our North, the Albany Vegetarian Network last month sponsored a high-successful, first-time event, the Capital Region Vegetarian Expo. The large, well-organized event availed itself of the Saratoga Conference Center’s comfortable, accessible facilities.

The September 15 event features nationally-known and regionally regarded speakers, including: Howard Lyman, president, Voice for a Viable Future; Michael Greger, MD, director of public health and animal agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States; Harold Brown, outreach coordinator, Farm Sanctuary; Lee Hall, author, Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror; Steve Breyman, PhD, executive director, Citizen’s Environmental Coalition; George Eiseman, RD, author, Diet Against Cancer; and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

The Expo screened a series of short films, including “The Witness”, produced by Tribe of the Heart and “My Friends at the Farm” a Farm Sanctuary production geared toward students in the third to sixth grades. The Expo’s main room featured tables of wares and information from 77 organizations. National groups exhibiting included the American Vegan Society, Farm Sanctuary and the North American Vegetarian Society. Emerging upstarts present included Vegan Pitbull Rescue and Veganica (tabling together with comrades from Vegan Radio).

Hudson Valley region participants included: Catskill Animal Sanctuary; H.A.V.E., Inc.; League of Humane Voters; the Mid- Hudson Vegetarian Society; People Pet Wellness, Julie Barone, HHC; and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

The Expo enjoyed steady, bountiful attendance throughout the day. Visitors were, for the most part, somewhere along the continuum from veg-curious to fervently committed to animal rights. There were a few reluctant spouses and parents of neophyte vegetarians in tow for their own good.

The Capital Region Vegetarian Expo provided an enriching, full day of camaraderie, networking and information sharing. Kudos to the Albany Vegetarian Network for their stunning success. They hit one out of the park in their first big-league at bat.

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