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Why Must We Eat the Animals?

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Gary Yourofsky in Israel

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Check the amazing interview Gary Yourofsky on Israeli TV. Please share and spread!

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Vegan Rap!

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Check out this awesome vegan rap video and remember to spread and share!

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India Bans Dolphin Captivity

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (1)

The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests’ decision to ban dolphin captivity within India has been making waves around the world. The unprecedented decision is particularly significant because it reflects an increasing global understanding that dolphins deserve better protections based on who – rather than what – they are.


The decision, outlined in a circular released by the Central Zoo Authority, states that because dolphins are by nature “highly intelligent and sensitive,” they ought to be seen as “nonhuman persons” and should have “their own specific rights.” It says that it is “morally unacceptable to keep them captive for entertainment purposes.


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Damien Mander: From sniper to animal advocate

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Thirty-three year old Damien Mander served as a special operations sniper and clearance diver for Australia. Whilst deployed in Iraq he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following three years on the frontline of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life.

A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the world's wildlife is dealing with. Liquidating all personal assets acquired from 12 tours of duty, he founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The organisation focuses on ranger training, operations and integrating modern technology into conservation. Please check out the following video on his inspiring story..

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Joey the capuchin monkey

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all!

We were recently contacted by a wonderful organization called Wild Futures based in the UK. They do great work in protecting primates and wild habitats worldwide. They recently released a video hosted and narrated by Stephen Fry who told the story of Joey the capuchin monkey who was caught from the wild and then was shipped to the UK to be kept as a pet. Joey was kept in a tiny cage and had none of psychological or physical needs met however he was rescued and sent to the monkey sactuary where he has learnt to live like a monkey should. To watch the video and to find out what you can do to help primates, please click on the link below and share it with your friend via facebook and twitter.


Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Birke Baehr wants us to know how our food is made, where it comes from, and what's in it. At age 11, he's planning a career as an organic farmer. At age 9, while traveling with his family and being "roadschooled," Birke Baehr began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning and food preservation. Soon he discovered his other passion: educating others -- especially his peers -- about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system, and the alternatives.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear SAAW Supporters,

We would just like to take the time to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a joyful New Year!
Its that time of year when we celebrate with our family and enjoy each others company and eat meals together. However this time of year is not so joyful for farmed animals! So as a gift to the animals we would like you to consider enjoying a vegan Christmas meal instead! If you don't know how to prepare a delicious animal-free festive meal, here are a few links to get you started.

Thanks for all you do for the animals!

The SAAW International Team

Veggie Parade Osaka, Japan, Nov. 6, 2011 (Sun)

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

This vegetarian parade is not only for vegetarians and vegans.
For all races, nationalities, ages, sex (gender), thoughts, religions, lineage…
Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends.
We hope everyone will have a cheerful and happy day.


Please attend this vegetarian parade with respect.
And also it is probably not good idea to take your pets/animals to this parade for their safety.



Sponsor: Vegetarian Parade Committee


Date: November 6, 2011 (Sun)


Meeting time: 12:00


Meeting Place: Utsubo Park, Osaka (3 minutes walk from Honmachi Station)
There are the west side with tennis courts and the east side with rose garden in Utsubo park and the meeting place will be at the square at the east side near the Keyaki trees street.
See the photos below for the direction to the meeting place.


Departure time: 13:00
This parade would take about 1 hour.


Goal: Motonakamachi park.
If you need any help, there is a police station at JR Nannba station.


We advise you to check this web site before the date. It might change the departing time depends on the road work and other organization’s activities.


For more info please click the following link:

A Thanksgiving Feast, No Turkeys Allowed

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The following excerpt is from and article by TARA PARKER-POPE published in the New York Times:


Are you ready to reimagine Thanksgiving without the turkey?


Every fall, the Well blog goes vegetarian for Thanksgiving, taking the meaty bird off the table to make room for a spectacular array of vegetarian soups, sides, main courses, salads and desserts. While a turkey-free Thanksgiving might sound like heresy to traditionalists, we’ve discovered that focusing on the bounty of the fall harvest, rather than the bird, can alter your eating habits and inspire your cooking year round.


Each day for the next three weeks, the Well blog will feature a new vegetarian or vegan option for your holiday table. All of this year’s recipes will be updated daily in our interactive recipe collection. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, you’ll discover mouthwatering new dishes created by an all-star lineup of chefs, cookbook authors and television food personalities. So get ready to save a turkey and savor the flavors of your most creative Thanksgiving ever.


To kick off Well’s Third Annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving, we teamed up with the popular vegan chef Nava Atlas, whose new book, “Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions,” hits bookstore shelves today.


Ms. Atlas offers a starter of coconut butternut squash soup; a side dish of black rice, corn and cranberries; a colorful kale salad; and a hearty vegetable couscous suitable for serving as a main course.


To read the full original article from the New York Times please click the following link:

To find out more about the treatment of turkeys on farms please visit the SAAW info page: