|Q: What is SAK?
A: SAK stands for Stop All Killing Association.
We are committed to the building of a world order
based on the principle of non-violence.
SAK is spearheaded by Dada
J.P Vaswani, spiritual mentor and head of the Sadhu
is the philosophy of SAK?
A: The philosophy underlying SAK has
been preached by Sadhu T.L Vaswani and Dada J.P Vaswani.
- To create and foster reverence for ALL Life, in
the belief that ALL life must be regarded as sacred.
This is the first step towards World Peace.
Sadhu Vaswani said –
If indeed, life is one, is not the animal too, my
brother? And am I not his keeper?
Meat eating will one day be condemned as murder!
Dada J.P Vaswani said –
Meat eating and world peace appear to
be poles apart. Actually the two are interlinked.
So long as animals and birds are slain to provide
food for man, so long we will not see peace on the
face of this Earth. If man kills an animal for food,
he will not hesitate in killing a fellow man whom
he considers as his enemy. The root cause of world
wars is irreverence towards life.
- To work towards recognizing and drafting a charter
of Animal Rights
Dada J.P Vaswani said -
Animal Welfare is not the answer, Animal
Rights are needed!
The first right of every animal is to live. For we
cannot take away what we cannot give. And since we
cannot give life to a dead creature, we have no right
to take away the life of a living one.
- To create belief in the Brotherhood of all Life
Sadhu Vaswani said –
All killing is a denial of love. For
to kill, or eat what another has killed, is to rejoice
in cruelty. And cruelty hardens our hearts and blinds
our vision and we see not that they whom we kill are
our brothers and sisters in the One Brotherhood of
For me not to love bird and beast would be to not
love the Lord. For his children are birds and beasts,
no less than human beings.
does SAK propagate its cause?
A: SAK has numerous branches
and volunteers around the world.
Every year, on 25th November, we celebrate World Meatless
and Animal Rights Day. On this day, we invite all humanity
to join us in abstaining from all food of violence –
at least for that one day.
- We celebrate this day by:
Asking people to sign pledges to go without meat on
Saving animals from slaughterhouses
Requesting Hotels and caterers to refrain from serving
meat on November 25th
Marching for Peace across the world in November 25th.
- We work towards the cause in the long term by –
Creating awareness about Animal Rights through newsletters,
articles in the press and banners
Working to get the Government to pass rules and laws
that protect animal rights
Approaching schools to educate children about the
need for compassion towards animals, and the evils
of meat eating.
is the history of SAK?
A: In 1986, it was suggested
to Dada J.P Vaswani, by a devotee called Bob Gurbani,
that Sadhu T.L Vaswani’s birthday should be celebrated
as World Animal Rights and Meatless Day.
Since then, the Sadhu Vaswani Mission has been celebrating
25th November as annual Meatless day worldwide.
From 2002 onwards, the SAK (Stop All
Killing) Association has been formally founded to take
the Meatless Day campaign forward. Under the SAK Banner,
we propose to carry on the good work that has been undetaken
for the past 16 years.
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PAST YEARS :
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Q: How can I help SAK?
A: You can work as a volunteer at any
of our centers around the world.
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