The vegan imperative requires no fidelity to history…//Scapegoats and Holy Cows: Climate Activism and Livestock – 


The question of veganism and its history is elusive but the legacy of homo sapiens the meateater is crypto-faustian, as it were. Can man recover from his own evolutionary lineage.

Until recently, Greta Thunberg kept a filmed appeal to stop eating meat and dairy as the first item of her twitter account: she’s been a vegan for half her life, so that’s not surprising. Her message begins with pandemics[1] but swiftly segues to climate change, as might be expected. The film was made by Mercy for Animals, which she thanks.[2]The film remained top of her twitter account for months. She has several million followers, so the value of the advertising she gave this little-known not-for-profit must run into millions of dollars. As opposition to livestock has become a major plank in climate activism, it’s worth looking at how the world’s biggest climate influencer chooses to influence it.

Source: Scapegoats and Holy Cows: Climate Activism and Livestock – CounterPunch.org

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