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Think like a Vegan: What everyone can learn from vegan ethics

By Emilia Leese and Eva Charalambides

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Thought-provoking essays and exercises to show how vegan ethics can improve the lives of everyone

Publication date: May 2021
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About the book

In this book, we invite you to set aside any preconceived notions about veganism. Through a personal, imperfect and often irreverent lens, we explore a variety of contemporary topics related to animal use and veganism in the context of everyday modern life.

From the basics of vegan logic, to politics, economics, love and other aspects of being human, every chapter invites you into a thought-provoking conversation about your daily ethical decisions relating to animal use, which also apply to all aspects of life.

This is also the only book where you’ll find a whole chapter helping you to apply the broad concepts of veganism to practical situations through thought experiments and real-life scenarios vegans face, such as those awkward moments at dinner parties, being vegan while travelling, vegan and needing medication, reacting to hunting and mistreatment, and much more.

This book is not just for vegans. It’s for anyone interested in veganism, its ideals and what even non-vegans can learn from its practice. We want to help you accomplish two goals. First, to think about veganism as the simple concept that using animals is unjustified and unnecessary. And second, to empower you to communicate that concept throughout your life.

Although our primary focus in this work is the injustice of animal use, we recognise society’s systemic injustices are related and interconnected. Seeking a fair world for animals means we must also seek to reject and redress the injustices perpetrated on humans. These are not mutually exclusive goals, or mutually exclusive ideas. So, in our book we have both a personal and human view as well as a broad and global one.

Topics include:
animal agriculture and its effects on people and the environment,
why we should adopt animals,
what to do about online bullies,
what’s the problem with organic meat or cages,
the economics of plant-based foods,
what about honey,
veganism and feminism,
and even vegansexualism!

We do all this without once showing you any gruesome photos.

We have been studying and talking about veganism for many years by writing about the topic for a variety of publications, organising large vegan festivals in North America, conducting vegan workshops, and hosting vegan supper clubs.

Despite being from different generations, we share a common approach to the topic. We want people to feel confident in keeping things simple while they focus on ethics. We want to help you find clarity in a subject that can become confusing because it’s emotionally charged.

Please pledge, read the book, think through the scenarios and get in touch with us with your real life situations so we can continue the conversations!



ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Hardback book
  • 200 pages
  • approx 216 x 135mm, or 8 1/2 x 5 5/16 inches

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