Media Reports

Formosa’s Liberty Times

(Originally in Chinese)    Date: January 23, 2006, Monday

Pets and Their Masters Promote Vegetarianism

[Zhong Li-hua reporting from Taipei] At the Alternative Living event held in the Xinyi commercial district yesterday, members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association made the following appeal to the public: “No meat at your New Year’s Eve dinner” and asked that people choose a healthy vegetarian lifestyle to replace their meat-based diet. The Association also urged vegetarian pet owners to bring their vegetarian dogs and cats to the street activity promoting vegetarianism.

Association member Ly Pei-fen has observed a vegetarian diet for five years and as a result has felt herself become less easily fatigued and more enhanced in stamina. Her dog William, a two-and-a-half-year-old mixed breed Labrador and Golden Retriever, doesn’t eat meat either and has been a vegetarian since birth. Whenever Ms. Ly cooks for herself, she also prepares a portion for William, whose favorite foods are mushrooms and carrots. Ms. Ly has had other dogs in the past, but she finds William to be the mildest in temperament.

Members of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association appeared on Taipei’s streets with their vegetarian pets yesterday (top). They were participating in an event entitled “Alternative Living,” appealing to the public to respect and love our animal friends and replace the meat-based diet with a healthy vegetarian one (below). (Photos by reporter Song Zhi-xiong)