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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Reading Facebook

The schism noted here
is very apparent in Facebook comments. Whenever there is news -- a new product, business, law, or reform, you get two tribes.

The first says "I" and "vegan." E.g., "I wouldn't eat that!" "That is not vegan!"

The second says "people" and "animals." "That might really get more people to consider...." "That will reduce / prevent animal suffering."

And one tribe uses a lot more exclamation marks.

PS: Sorry I'll miss everyone at the conference in DC. Maybe I'll be allowed to speak at some point in the future, but I'm not holding my breath.

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