No, we’re not revamping the “Body Snatchers” classic wherein we’d wake up the zombies from their dietary habits but, with tongue-firmly-in-cheek, that’s the allusion we’re going for. This week, we’re going back to activism basics by learning the best way to dialogue with the people in your life about veganism without turning them off. Hear from a wide range of guests who have decades of experience between them on this basic but powerful form of activism. Add to the snowball effect and get tips on just what to say, when not to say it, and how best to encourage and spread the idea that you don’t need to kill animals or the planet to lead a healthy, long, tasty, and fulfilling life.
The cast includes:
- Gary Francione, author, rabble-rouser, and Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law.
- Jo Stepaniak, author, educator, counselor, mediator, columnist, vegan inspiration.
- Bruce Friedrich, PETA’s Director of Vegan Outreach, prone to streaking in front of Buckingham Palace, placed fifth on Details magazine’s October 2003 list of “The 50 Most Influential People Under 38”.
- Lee Hall, legal director for Friends of Animals and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Law at Rutgers University. Read Lee’s insightful article on pet ownership called Fit to be Tamed.
- Mary Brady, author, activist, created “Vegan Buddies”, organizing the Heart of England Vegan Festival, found veganism through the power of motherhood. (Click here to read more.)
- Séamus, 9-year old son of Mary, vegan, writer, activist, karate kid, “cat whisperer”. Download the Realfood magazine here (2.38 MB) devoted to vegan kids in which Séamus’ review of the book, Minny’s Dream by Clare Druce.
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