Vegetarianism and global warming

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. There’s been a lot of news about vegetarianism and global warming. The New York Times recently reported : The biggest animal rights groups do not always overlap in their missions, but now they have coalesced around a message that eating meat is worse for the environment than driving. They and smaller groups have started advertising campaigns that try to equate vegetarianism with …

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AR2007 Thoughts – The Bad

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. In my last post, AR2007 Thoughts – The Good, I discussed the things I liked about the conference. Now I’ll reveal my cranky side. “Reveal” probably isn’t the right word though, since it’s not exactly hidden. The Bad The bad part of the conference was basically the “official” stuff. The conference could be better organized in a number of ways. Logistically, it …

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AR2007 Thoughts – The Good

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. I got back from AR2007 late last night, and I’m brimming with thoughts on the conference, animal rights, and activism. I’ll be writing more on this over the next couple days, but I’ll start with my thoughts on the conference. The Good The best thing about the conference was meeting people (the “hallway track”). It was really cool to connect a face …

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Focus!

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. I’m at AR2007 here in sunny, smoggy LA, and last night was the opening plenary. I had a lot of thoughts during this session, which at a little over two hours, was way too long for me to focus. I guess I’m a child of video games when it comes to my attention span. Thought number one was that there seem to …

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Thoughts on “A New World, Piece by Piece”

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. One of the reasons I wanted to start a CAA blog was because I was inspired by all the great essays that Jack Norris and Matt Ball of Vegan Outreach have written. Their most recent piece is entitled A New World, Piece by Piece, and is well worth reading. By and large, I agree with this essay, and it fits in well …

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Activism as Marketing, and Why Vegetarian?

This was originally posted on the Voices of CAA Blog, which got fatally dismembered in a CMS upgrade. A while ago, I read parts of The Lifelong Activist by Hillary Rettig. Rettig comes from a business background, and that strongly influences her take on how to be an effective activist. One idea she brought up was that a lot of what we do as activists is basically marketing. We are trying to “sell” an idea to people, and get them …

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