Steve Jobs His Animal Friendly Work
As the world mourned the loss of the Apple Icon Steve Jobs, PETA has posted a tribute on its website. The Face of Apple, Steve Jobs was a vegetarian and a health advocate. The companies he founded, Apple and Pixar are among the most animal-friendly around. Pixar is known for its pro-animal messages in films such as A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo, and Apple’s software consistently demonstrates respect for animals, from including feline facial recognition abilities in iPhoto to rejecting iPhone Apps that depict animal abuse, such as iSealClub.
“With Steve Jobs’ passing, animalshave lost an influential ally,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.
“On behalf of the millions of children whom Pixar taught to have empathy for the smallest living beings—and on behalf of the many people who were inspired to follow in Mr. Jobs’ vegetarian footsteps—we at PETA thank him from the bottom of our hearts.”
Kristin Richards PETA
Hindus have paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying that he was very “Hindu at heart”
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a condolence message in Nevada (USA) on Thursday, said that he would offer “fervent prayers” for Jobs who was inspired by Hinduism.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, citing reports, said that Hinduism was a source of spirituality and inspiration for him.
Steve Jobs was vegetarian, known for his kindness to animals and dabbled and explored Hinduism during his trip to India in 1970s.
Steven Paul Jobs, 56, who died on the 5th October.
Steve Jobs served as CEO Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story), in his Stanford University commencement address in 2005, said:
“I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it.”
In the same address, he talked about “karma”: “You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma…”
Reports suggest that Jobs worked for the video game manufacturer Atari as a technician with the intent of raising enough money for about a year-long spiritual retreat to India in 1970s in search of enlightenment, including visiting Ashram of Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba.
Jobs came back to USA with a shaven head and wearing Indian robes. He regularly walked around his office/neighborhood barefoot.
The Times of India: Hindus Pray For Steve Jobs
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