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Melbourne Cup Horse Race   As you some of you may know, the annual Melbourne Cup horse race is held on the first Tuesday of November in Australia. Many Australians participate in placing a bet or watching it with colleagues at work.  We are asking that people boycott the event. Why?   Each year in Australia, around 18,000 foals are born into the racing industry. Less than one-third of them will ever race, and those that do will likely not race past their third birthdays. Approximately two out of every three horses used in the racing industry are discarded because of injury or lack


Eating with Compassion Every day we make choices on what we eat without considering the suffering that makes up our food. By adopting a vegetarian, or even better vegan, lifestyle we can reduce this suffering. Billions of animals are killed around the world every year so that people can eat their flesh. For example, over 9 billion chickens are killed annually in the US alone. We can make an active choice to lessen our contribution to the killing (and therefore lessen the karma of killing accumulated by others). Even though we are not directly doing the killing, we are still contributing to these

Animal Facts

Animal Facts “Today, together with a growing appreciation of the importance of human rights there is a greater awareness worldwide of the need for the protection not only of the environment, but also of animals and their rights. Where there is a mind, there are feelings such as pain, pleasure and joy. No sentient being wants pain, instead all want happiness. Since we all share these feelings at some basic level, we as rational human beings have an obligation to contribute in whatever way we can to the happiness of other species and try our best to relieve their fears and