I don’t [think of animals raised for meat as individuals]. I wouldn’t be able to do my job if I got that personal with them. When you say “individuals,” you mean as a unique person, as a unique thing with its own name and its own characteristics, its own little games it plays? Yeah? Yeah, I’d really rather not know that. I’m sure it has it, but I’d rather not know it. -31-year-old butcher and meat eater. more>
Over the past decade the word "vegan" has gone from an obscure cultural curiosity to a word that's showing up everywhere. Just over the past year this seems to have accelerated, with more attention to the concept as a lifestyle option and more famous people, apparently, adopting it.
Case in point: A year ago few, if any, of us would have connected Bill Clinton with the word "vegan." The former Big Mac aficionado, a man with a "healthy appetite" for many unhealthy things, dramatically overhauled his diet. One of America's premier animal-advocacy groups named Clinton "Person of the Year" amid widespread reports calling him "vegan." more>
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