First of all I want to thank you for your patience and help!
You know that, as I am a full-time teacher, all the work
of the EVU office has to be done in the evenings, on weekends
and during the holidays. The interest in a natural and healthy
life is growing steadily and ever increasing amounts of letters,
e-mail and phone-calls have to be answered. The limited time
at my disposal. just does not allow me to thank all new (associate,
life) members for becoming members and supporting the EVU.
That’s why I would like to welcome and thank here all the
new members, especially the life members who place their confidence
in the work of the EVU.
On the index page you will find the names of the generous
donators who with there financial contribution assure the
publication of the next issues of the EVU News. Thanks to
them too as well as to our many loyal members, who continue
to show their co-operation by having already paid their contribution
A lot of time and energy has been lost in fruitless discussions
with the Italian organisers of the 6th
European Vegetarian Congress because of organisational
problems. After long and intensive negotiations the EVU
Congress will definitely take place in Bussolengo/Italy.
The conditions remain the same as published before. The EVU
has withdrawn from the organisation and the AVI (Associazione
Vegetariana Italiana) is taking full responsibility for the
organisation of the congress upon itself. Please contact the
Italian congress office for any information desired about
the program, speakers, cheaper accommodation and excursions.
The AGM (Annual General Meeting) of the EVU has been planned
for Sunday, 21st of September 1997, Bussolengo.
I am very glad to be able to offer you some important articles
in this issue. Not long ago I spoke to a vegetarian medical
doctor who was convinced that animal experiments are still
necessary to guarantee ‘progress’ in medicine. Therefore I
thank Dr. Rambeck for his enlightening article on the very
sad chapter of animal and consequently human suffering.
Hoping that you enjoy reading the EVU News I send you best
wishes from Switzerland
Sigrid De Leo (SDL)
Hon. Secretary of the EVU