Glendora Vegetarian Club
Jay Dinshah: American Vegan Pioneer
H Jay Dinshah (1933 – 2000) is credited with spurring the advance of veganism in the United States.
In 1960 he founded the American Vegan Society which published a widely read magazine, and influential books. He went on lecture tours across the U.S.A. and organized conferences. Hom Dinshah Ghadiali was born on November 2 1933 in Malaga New Jersey, sixth of seven sons and a daughter born to Dinshah P. Ghadiali (a Parsi from Bombay India who as a young man had stopped eating meat and drinking alcohol, to regain his health) and Irene Hoger Dinshah (an American of German heritage). The family ate a vegetarian diet that included cow’s milk but no eggs.
Their father had told them how animals are killed for food; he had toured Armour’s slaughterhouse in Chicago in the 1920s. But the boys questioned, “Was it really so bad?” “Go and see!” So Jay, at age 23, and brother Noshervan, 20, witnessed cows being slain and butchered at Cross Brothers on Front Street in Philadelphia. The sounds, smells, and sights horrified them. Departing, they left their blood-soaked shoes on the city sidewalk, and upon arriving home burnt their clothes. But the memory never faded; it prompted Jay’s mission in life.
About that time, 1957, Jay was receiving information from The Vegetarian Society (Manchester, England.) Geoffrey Rudd’s new book, Why Kill for Food? was a textbook of vegetarianism and included an explanation of veganism. Impressed, Jay imported copies of WKFF to sell by mail-order and in person.
The physiological, health, nutrition, economic, aesthetic, and moral rationales expressed then are much the same today. But now the necessity of adopting a kinder healthier lifestyle has become vitally urgent.
Defining veganism in May 1960, Jay quoted Rudd, “The movement is entirely ethical and is a recognition that all living creatures have a basic right to live without human interference.”
To be continued…
For more information, visit americanvegan.org. Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518-931-0266 in Albany NY.
Breakfast Sandwich & Hashbrown Fundraiser
WEST SAND LAKE – The West Sand Lake Fire Company Auxiliary helps to raise funds to support the firemen who serve West Sand Lake. We will be serving sandwiches & hash-browns from 7:30am until 11:00am on June 20th. Choice of sandwich will be sausage, bacon, or ham. Just drive up and place your order and it will be brought out to you. Price for a sandwich and hash-brown will be $7.
Iron Works BBQ coming to the West Sand Lake Fire Co.
WEST SAND LAKE – On Thursday, June 24, 2021 the West Sand Lake Fire Company will be holding a BBQ with the Iron Works Grill. Dinners available are 1/4 Chicken for $13 or 1/2 Rack of Ribs for $14. Both dinners include baked beans and macaroni salad. Dinners can be picked up at the Fire House (3695 Rt. 43) from 4-6 pm. To make a reservation, please send an email to EVENTS@nullWSLFD.ORG by 6/20/2021.
VFW Post #7338 Spaghetti Dinner
EAST GREENBUSH – We are Back! Help Support your local Veterans! VFW Post 7338 East Greenbush 100 Hays Road, East Greenbush. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Spaghetti Dinner, Pick Up Only! Dinner includes: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Dinner Roll & Butter. Pickup starts at 4 P.M. $15.00 per Dinner. Please order in advance by emailing us at: VFWpost7338@nullgmail.com or calling 518-477-7770. Thank You for your Support!