Monday, September 17, 2007


I've been tagged by Theresa, to participate in a meme.

K is for Kannada, a south Indian language which is my
mother tongue. I love to view Kannada film songs in

U is for urban. I feel that zoos which are present in
the urban setting are sort of a prison for animals. I
wish adults and kids don't visit zoos, so that all the zoos are
forced to shut-down. Imagine tropical animals such as
elephants living in zoos in countries with harsh cold

M is for Mulesing. For a very long time, I thought
that only leather caused pain and suffering for the
animals. Recently, I learnt that even wool causes a
lot of pain and suffering for the sheep. I decided not
to buy wool after learning about muleasing, in which
huge chunks of skin and flesh are cut from the
animals’ backsides, without any painkillers.

U is for Udupi. I like to visit ancient places. I want
to visit Udupi, a very popular town in Karnataka.I
also would like to visit Ur, which according to some
scholars, is world's first city.

D is for Date. I love dates. When I think of dates, I
think of Iraq. I hope someday I can eat Iraqi
dates, which according to my parents are the tastiest
dates in the world. Unfortunately, millions of date
palms in Iraq has been destroyed in the war.

H is for Health. I'm eternally thankful to Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) for creating
awarness across the world in the arena of diet and
nutrition. I think that the percentage of vegans is
increasing in many countries, because PCRM proves time
and again, that a plant-based diet is best for a
well-balanced health by conducting numerous

A is for Animals. I don't adore animals, but I feel
that animals should be treated with some respect. I
thank PETA, for exposing the horrible conditions of
cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chicken in factory farms
across the world. Thanks to PETA, these days it is so
easy to find everything from shampoo to cleaning
products that does not contain animal products and
which are not tested on animals.

Dada J. P. Vaswani, a popular religious leader says,
"The 18th century gave rights to man, the 19th century
gave rights to slaves, and the 20th century has given
rights to women. The 21st century, I verily believe,
will give rights to animals, and that will be a
glorious day in the history of humanity. I believe
there will be no peace on Earth unless we stop all killing."


Theresa said...

Good to learn more about you and your beliefs! And great quote at the end. I sure hope it's right.

Amy said...

Nice entry! Theresa also tagged me with the same meme.

I have mixed feelings about zoos. I love being around animals and seeing animals at zoos that I wouldn't otherwise be able to see. That is a selfish reason to like zoos, but I also think zoos can play an important part in the preservation of rare species.

We have a baby panda (well, he's 2 years old) at the Washington Zoo, and in about a year he will be sent back to China for the rest of his life. I think that is not a bad way to do things--the animal is born at a zoo but sent back to what would be his native country at a young age. Whether it is traumatic for the panda, though, I don't know.

Jenny said...

What a cute meme. And I love the way your incorporated your thoughts and beliefs into it!

Vidhya Rajesh said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ... This is such a nice meme ... You should definitely try Iraqi dates .. if there is a Nino Salvaggio next to you - step in there , and you find some really wonnnnnnnnderful iraqi-like dates...

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