Please note that the show that is going to be broadcast on-air today is an abridged version of this interview. You can listen to a longer version of the interview On-Demand, however! Welcome to Episode 43 of Always for Animal Rights! Today, I am pleased to present my second interview with Elizabeth Collins, the host of New Zealand Vegan Podcast. Elizabeth's vegan advocacy is based on Gary Francione's Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights. You might recall that Elizabeth was a guest on Episode 22 of the show. In this interview, we discuss the following topics: * the importance of nonviolence in vegan advocacy; * why we think that confrontational tactics (such as disruptions and road blockades) are counterproductive to the animal rights movement; * how living as vegans and educating others about veganism and animal rights works to shift us towards a vegan world; * the state of the vegan movement in New Zealand right now; and * a moral conundrum involving vegan cooking classes in NZ. These are very important (yet admittedly controversial) topics. I ask that all listeners think carefully about what we say. If you disagree with us, I am sure that you will be kind and respectful in any responses that you may submit.
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