I was joined in the Lunch Room today by the founders of The Vegan Initiative, Evan and Jesse Stormo and Adam Roufberg, to discuss their organization and their petition to create a national holiday to recognize the exploitation of animals. Be sure to check out and sign their Animal Day Petition.
We spoke with Dr. Will Tuttle, author of the World Peace Diet - the quintessential book on veganism which explores all aspects of veganism including: the nature of our indoctrination into a culture of denial and disconnect wrt to the massive brutality perpetrated against animals, the health aspects of a vegan diet, the effects of factory farms on the environment, the sentience of non-human animals etc.
I conducted an interview with Professor Gary Steiner on his recent NYTimes Op Ed piece Animal, Vegetable, Miserable and other works regarding the sentience of animals and the predominant anthropocentric view of the human animal which discounts the self-worth of others.
Jesse, Evan, and Adam played some live sounds behind the interview with Professor Steiner.