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Wednesday September 13th, 2023 with Carolyn Harris
On this week's show, the vegan sociologist Roger Yates speaks about the values of the vegan social movement. Then we'll hear a discussion about vegan advocate Sherry Colb's 2013 book about questions that vegans are frequently asked by non-vegans.

It's important to remember that veganism is not a diet. Rather, veganism is a philosophy, way of living, and social justice movement based on non-violence, non-exploitation, respect, and empathy. Living vegan and respecting animal rights means that we refuse to participate in animal use and that we oppose violations of the rights of any sentient being, nonhuman or human. On today's show, we will be listening to a short speech that was recently presented online by the vegan sociologist Roger Yates. Roger has been a vegan animal rights activist for more than four decades and is the lead organizer of the Vegan Information Project in Ireland. In this talk, Roger speaks about the values of the vegan social movement, past and present. We'll also hear an excerpt from an interview with the legal scholar and vegan advocate Sherry Colb. In the interview, which was originally aired in 2014 on Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden, Sherry spoke about her then-new book, titled, Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans. Last year, I had asked Sherry if she would like to be a guest on my show, and I was pleased when she agreed. Tragically, however, Sherry passed away shortly thereafter. Since we were unable to conduct the interview, I've decided to share Bob Linden's interview with Sherry from 2014 in the hope that it will inspire listeners to read and think about her work. “Veganism is about nonviolence: nonviolence to other sentient beings; nonviolence to yourself; nonviolence to the earth.” Gary Francione, animal rights philosopher
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