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