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    Slovenia's President, Dr. Janez Drnovsek, speaks about vegetarianism

    Janez Drnovsek, the current president of Slovenia, is a vocal champion of vegetarianism. In fact, he is a dedicated vegan. In an interview last year he gave to The Society for the Rights and the Liberation of Animals to coincide with the World Protection of Animasls Day (Oct 4) he simply but eloquaintly touches on EU subsidies of the meat industry, impact of religion on animals, his fight with cancer, low awareness of the populace on the cruelty animals have at the hands of man, etc...

    As stated in the interview, few national leaders have ever spoken on vegetarianism and animal rights. He knows he is in a position to bring the issue up for more discussion and that is what half the battle is: getting people aware of the issues of animal exploitation and the suffering it involves.

    Excerpt on EU subsidies:

    Interviewer: You spoke against subsidising mass livestock farming in the media. What was your reason for this?

    Drnovsek: I believe it is foolish, that European Unionfs main priority is one hundred percent subsidy of farming especially meat products. The fact that EU subsidises mass production of meat and poultry is really the main obstacle from the ethics point of view.

    The whole interview, perhaps 2 mins of reading is quite interesting. He comes across very soft spoken and focused. If you would like to read it go to this link HERE and then click on the title: Interview: President of Slovenia on Being Vegetarian and Supporting Animal Rights

    I will add further excerpts from it to this thread later.
    Last edited by strongvoicesforward; 05-09-06 at 09:38. Reason: Correcting title
    [up]"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
    --Albert Einstein[/up]

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