VegNews Daily

HSI and Dalai Lama Call for Compassion for Animals

His Holiness the Dalai Lama took part in the launch of Humane Society International’s India office and World Compassion Day in India.

During the launch of Human Society International’s India office, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke of human responsibility to protect animals from human-caused cruelty and show compassion. “Animals deserve our compassion. We must know their pain. We should nurture this compassion through education. Showing concern about animal rights is respecting their life,” said His Holiness to an audience of about 200 people. Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, remarked that the Dalai Lama’s presence “provides an emotional and spiritual lift to our efforts to elevate animal-welfare campaigns and activities in the subcontinent of India.” His Holiness also celebrated the launch of World Compassion Day in India with HSI on November 28, which celebrates principles based on compassion and Ahimsa (a term meaning “do not harm”).

 Comments

Long Island's First Vegan Restaurant Opens Today

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe features pizza with housemade vegan cheese.
Read More »

Vegan Company Turns Down Google Buy-Out Offer

The $300 million offer didn't impress plant-based meat-and-cheese start-up, Impossible Foods.
Read More »

Asia Gets First Plant-Based Culinary Academy

American chef Matthew Kenney helped open the innovative vegan cooking school at a Thai resort.
Read More »

Hain Celestial Group Acquires European Vegan Company

The US food conglomerate, which specializes in vegetarian and vegan brands, ups its European presence.
Read More »

China's Animal Farms Double as Earthquake Warning Stations

Officials are turning to animals to help predict major tremors.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »