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How and Why to Eat Like You Care

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Ginger and Marion

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Many of us are uneasy thinking about the animals who end up on our plates. We may have thought about stopping eating animal products, but there are many excuses that have kept us from doing so. Gary Francione and Anna Charlton, authors of Eat Like You Care (an bestseller), explore the 30+ excuses they have heard as long-time vegans and address each one, showing why these excuses don’t work.

They point out that there is nothing "extreme" about a vegan diet; what is extreme is the inconsistency between what we say we believe and how we act where animals are concerned.  They argue that if you think animals matter morally—if you reject the idea that animals are just things—your own beliefs require that you stop eating animal products.  During our interview we will address some of these inconsistencies and “buts” you use to keep from doing what your heart tells you to.

Consider these questions:

  • Have you ever loved an animal?
  • Did you ever have a pet who was part of your family?
  • Do you think it's wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals?
  • Do you think animals matter morally?
  • Do you care where your food comes from?
  • Do you buy cage-free eggs? Free-range meat?
  • Have you considered becoming a vegetarian?
  • Are you already a vegetarian for moral reasons?
  • Do you aspire to being a vegan, but you think that you could never adopt a vegan diet?
  • Are you already a vegan and would appreciate knowing some more effective ways to communicate with those who defend eating animals?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then tune in on Monday, November 25 (and pick up a copy of their book Eat Like You Care in the meantime!).