About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Power of Example

One of Ellen's fellow Pomona students tells this story:

I read this blog post on veganism and masculinity and it reminded me of a conversation I had last week with some people who were sitting with my friend in the dining hall.  My friend was talking about how she really liked vegan cake despite not being vegan, and I was like, “Yeah these are really good!"  Then the two guys sitting with her said, “Wait, you’re not vegan are you?”

When I told them that I was, they were really surprised and started asking me why.  Then I went into the whole spiel about how animals suffer so much more than I gain in pleasure, except I added in stuff along the lines of, “You know, I enjoy the taste of meat just as much as any other guy but…” They were pretty surprised to learn about battery cages and other factory farming practices.

Hopefully they’ll keep that in mind when choosing what to eat at the dining hall!

No comments: