香港純素食學會

成立於2000年7月29日

世界各地,越來越多人拋棄肉類飲食,選擇另一種生活方式,不食用含有魚、肉、蛋、奶製品的食物;生活用品亦不含動物成分或經過動物測試。

近年來,地球暖化問題席捲全球,各國政府無不在這問題上大傷腦筋,對於市民個人能夠作出的貢獻,採取氣候專家的意見以低碳飲食來協助減排,已經為多個國家的政府肯定,並着手推動教育市民。

而維根 (Vegan) 這名詞在香港社會已不經意地成為時尚潮流的標籤,高級百貨店所賣的貨品也刻意地標籤用料,提供'維根'飲食的餐廳紛紛加入服務行列。

以往選擇維根生活方式的原因,除了為個人身體健康之外,大部分人都是對動物出於憐憫之心。地球上,動物對大部份人類來說是食物,一直忽略牠們也同樣有痛苦與悲傷的感覺,就是不能用言語表達,至於在被屠宰那一刻的絕望與嚎叫,很多人都一生之中都不曾見到。維根生活方式毫無爭議地完全表達愛護動物者的仁慈有愛心行為。

香港純素食學會 (Hong Kong Vegan Society) 的發起人Dr John Wedderburn本著自身對動物憐憫之心,希望與城中志同道合的愛心朋友,一同推動此高雅的生活方式,一直堅持身體力行為動物和人類的福祉努力。

 

Hong Kong Vegan Society

Established on 29 July 2000 

Nowaways, more and more people on earth quit meat diet and choose another way of life by not eating food containing fish, meat, eggs, dairy foods; even household items are also free of animal ingredients or animal testing.

In recent years, the issue of global warming sweeping the globe, governments are all on this issue a big headache for people to make a personal contribution to climate expert advice to low-carbon diet to help emissions, the government has a number of countries sure, and started to promote public education.

(Vegan) This term in Hong Kong society has inadvertently become a fashion label, the senior department stores also sell goods deliberately label materials, to provide 'vegan' food service restaurants have joined the ranks.

Those people who choose Vegan lifestyle besides for health issues, most people are out of compassion for animals and environment of our planet earth. While majority of humans still regard animals are food, they also have been ignoring the pain and sorrow of feeling that are not able to be expressed by animals in words, even when the animals are just about to be slaughtered, the despair and cries at that moment are not seen by a lot of people during their lifetime. Vegan lifestyle should be perfectly uncontroversial for the merciful and compassionate for they care for animals’ feeling.

Founder of Hong Kong Vegan Society, Dr John Wedderburn hoping to cope with people who are compassionate and like-minded friends to promote vegan as a noble lifestyle in town.  Even after so many years, he still insists actively practicing for the well-being of animals and human.

Following the establishment of Hong Kong Vegetarian Society in 1994, in 1996, John started the establishment of Hong Kong Vegan Society with a group of students from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, ‘Vegan’ seed was planted in the piece of land. Subsequent years, there have been different participants helping with the growing of this Society non-stop. Especially recent years a number of seminars and workshops were organized jointly with the Hong Kong Vegan Association.   These activities aimed at providing environmental and health information to those who are ready to change their diet. Every Monday, there are dinner gathering take turn at different restaurants in Hong Kong to address the Meatfree Monday for promoting low-carbon diet to curb global warming, and now it has become a famous a platform for low-carbon diet activities in Hong Kong.

 

Dr. John Wedderburn