Vegetarian Society (Mauritius)
Vegetarian Org Mauritius was part of Sanskriti Newspaper and Sandesh Magazine in October 1994 Sanskriti was first launched and as early as February 1995, we started articles on Vegetarianism. In 1998, we published an article on the health hazards on eggs and so on. In 2001, Vegetarian Org Mauritius was created and in 2003, Ashish Purmanund represented the Organization by becoming an IVU Partner till 2008 and then for other reasons, the site remained inactive as it requires finance to promote vegetarianism to the public, though there is a rather good vegetarian base but which is silent especially among the Hindu population like those in ISKCON, Arya Sabha, Sri Satya Sai Organization and among many High Castes people … though, there are others to the opposite as well !
Definition of Vegetarianism
According to the Vegetarian Society, : "A vegetarian is someone who lives on a diet of grains, pulses, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, fungi, algae, yeast and/or some other non-animal-based foods (e.g. salt) with, or without, dairy products, honey and/or eggs. A vegetarian does not eat foods that consist of, or have been produced with the aid of products consisting of or created from, any part of the body of a living or dead animal. This includes meat, poultry, fish, shellfish*, insects, by-products of slaughter** or any food made with processing aids created from these."So, since our page started in conjunction of our Newspaper as mentioned above some 23 years ago, when we started our website, we situated ourselves more withinn the Indian Philosophy as there were few non-Hindu vegetarians in Mauritius and nowadays and fortunately, thanks to the great work from our US and European friends and Sir Paul Mc Cartney, there is an emergence base of vegetarians from our multi-cultural society.We are still amazed when we were enquiring on vegetarian dishes for tourists who wrote to us enquiring of hotels who provide vegetarian dishes, we knocked against the wall and for them, these queries were from another planet. Today all so-called 5 stars hotels in Mauritius serve pure vegetarian dishes and some employ Indian Chefs as well
Everybody can now join us
Vegetarian Society Mauritius has opened its doors to any person, irrespective of their faiths to join us and promote a compassionate and healthy living.