Vegetarian Campaigners Beg Paul McCartney to "Help" cows
MiV | September 16, 2008 at 06:16 pmby
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It's estimated by animal rights organisation Animal Aid that 30 per cent of the UK's Dairy products now come from battery farmed cows, kept in zero grazing factory farm sheds and fed GM soya or grain.
Paul McCartney's Vegetarian Society has no minumum standards for cows and dairy so they could be approving battery cow products.
This means that The Vegetarian Society and it's Seedling food manufacturing approval scheme has lower animal welfare standards than the UK organic Soil Association, The RSPCA Freedom Foods scheme, The Campaign In World Farming, the retailer Marks and Spencer and possibly even McDonalds.
In fact it appears that even the arch enemy of all vegetarians (except pseudo veggie Posh Spice Victoria Beckham) F Word TV chef, puffin and horse eating Gordon Ramsay has higher animal welfare standards than the founders of modern vegetarianism.
In a recent interview Gordon Ramsay revealed that he insists on buying meat for his restaurants that have been ethically bred and collected. "That's absolutely paramount," he said. "We have traceability across the board, where we have a certification of whether it's organic beef, or whether it's a hand-picked scallop or a line-caught sea bass."
We are hoping that Sir Paul McCartney will step in on this issue as he did on the GM issue that led to the Vegetarian Society banning GM ingredients in approved products. He has been a loyal patron of the Vegetarian Society and helped on many occassions and we believe he will have serious concerns about both animal welfare and the dangers of genetically modified foods fed to cows
The present Vegetarian Society Trustees have told members to vote against the 'poor cow' motion as they fear the Vegetarian Society could lose clients.
This doesn't add up the Soil Association have the highest animal welfare standards in the UK and have over 10 times more products approved than the Vegetarian Society.
If you are a member of The Vegetarian Society please visit www.poor-cow.co.uk, fill in the proxy form and return it well before the Vegetarian Society AGM on Saturday 20th September or Fax it to 08712884643 by Thursday.
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