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The Book of Compassion

 

Table of Contents

 

A Few Words

 

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Animals

 

My Visit to A Dairy Farm

  Dairy Cows - Life, Usage, and Sufferings (New York Times)
  Cows� Body Parts � Common Usage � Sale Price
  Recycling of Slaughterhouses Waste (Rendering Plants)
  Milk � Its Impact on Health, Cruelty, and Pollution
  Is Nothing Sacred? - Cruelty towards India�s Holy Animals
  Varakh (Silver Foil)
  Facts about Eggs
  Story of Silk
  Story of Pearls
  The Myth About Milk
 

Puppy Mills: Breeding Ills

  Alternatives to Animal Abuse
 

What Our Readers say about

 

Vegetarian Definition

 

Recommended Reading Material

  List of Organizations of Animal care and Nonviolent Activities
 

Excerpts - How our Diet affects the Environment

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Table of Contents


 

 

'The purpose of living beings is to assist each other.'

Tattvarth-Sutra (Chapter 5, Sutra 21)
 

Table of Contents

A Few Words............................................................................................. 7

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANIMALS........................ 9

1.  My Visit to A Dairy Farm...................................................................... 12

Dairy Visit in USA:.................................................................................... 12

Indian Dairy:............................................................................................. 14

Organic Milk:............................................................................................ 15

American Slaughterhouse Statistics:.......................................................... 15

Health Issues:.......................................................................................... 15

Calcium and Protein Issue:......................................................................... 15

Cholesterol:............................................................................................... 16

Saturated and Unsaturated Fat:................................................................... 17

Vitamin B-12:............................................................................................. 17

Milk and Prostate Cancer:........................................................................... 18

My Health Data:......................................................................................... 19

Jain Religious view:..................................................................................... 19

Usage of Dairy Products in the Jain Temples:................................................ 20

2.  Dairy Cows - Life, Usage, and Sufferings (New York Times)........................ 22

Summary:................................................................................................... 22

Article:........................................................................................................ 22

Introduction:................................................................................................ 22

American Slaughterhouse Statistics:............................................................. 24

Slaughterhouse Process:.............................................................................. 25

Slaughterhouse Products:............................................................................. 25

3.  Recycling of Slaughterhouses Waste (Rendering Plants)............................. 31

Rendering Plants:......................................................................................... 31

Raw Material:............................................................................................... 32

Toxic Waste:............................................................................................... 32

Recycled Process:....................................................................................... 33

Recycled Products and Usage:..................................................................... 34

The Story of North Carolina - USA................................................................. 35

4.  Milk � Its Impact on Health, Cruelty, and Pollution..................................... 36

Health Issues:............................................................................................ 36

Cruelty to Cows.......................................................................................... 38

Pollutants in Milk........................................................................................ 40

5.  Is Nothing Sacred? - Cruelty towards India�s Holy Animals.......................... 41

6.  Varakh (Silver Foil).................................................................................. 44

7.  Facts about Eggs.................................................................................... 47

8.  Story of Silk............................................................................................ 50

9.  Story of Pearls........................................................................................ 54

10.  The Myth About Milk.............................................................................. 56

11.  Puppy Mills: Breeding Ills........................................................................ 60

Housing and Care.......................................................................................... 60

Infrequent Inspections.................................................................................... 61

Few State Controls........................................................................................ 61

Quantity, Not Quality..................................................................................... 61

Dollars and Sense......................................................................................... 62

12.  Alternatives to Animal Abuse................................................................... 64

Facts........................................................................................................... 64

Ethics of Ahimsa (Non-Violence):................................................................... 64

Cosmetics and its testing on Animals:............................................................ 66

Use of Animals in Entertainment:.................................................................... 67

Impact on Health:........................................................................................... 67

Impact on Economics, Ecology and Environment:............................................. 68

Alternatives.................................................................................................... 68

Food Alternatives:........................................................................................... 68

Clothing Alternatives:....................................................................................... 69

Household Goods Alternatives:.......................................................................... 70

Medicines, Drugs, Vitamins Alternatives:............................................................ 70

Sports, Entertainment Alternatives:.................................................................... 70

Animal Based Additives to Avoid........................................................................ 70

What Our Readers say about -........................................................................... 72

Appendix - Resource Center.............................................................................. 77

I - Vegetarian Definition..................................................................................... 77

II - Recommended Reading Material..................................................................... 77

III - List of Organizations of Animal care and Nonviolent Activities:.......................... 79

Excerpts - How our Diet affects the Environment................................................... 85