About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Monday, February 9, 2015

From Karen Dawn: Let's Put Our Energy Toward Helping Animals, Not Hating Humans

"As activists, let's do our best to focus on helping animals rather than persecuting the most prominent abusers. The animals killed on Matthew McConaughy's brother's ranch suffered no more, generally less, than those consumed by most actors, and by many of our beloved family members, eating bacon topped burgers. The animals killed by Kendall Jones are no worse off than the animals killed by most hunters who talk about how much they respect nature. And Jennifer Lopez is likely to save far more animals as she pushes vegan diets, than can be saved by an ethically purer but unknown vegan activist. Our drive to go after those prominent people is utterly natural but a form of human centricism, which pulls our energy away from those who need it most – the animals."

PS: Karen expands on this idea here.

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