Announcing the release of the new book Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers, a comprehensive collection of compelling essays from a diverse group of vegan voices. I had the honor of being one of them!
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I am very excited to announce the release of one of the projects I’ve been working on. I had the honor of contributing to a brand new book: Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers. It is a comprehensive collection of compelling essays from a diverse group of vegan voices. tweet this
Vegan Voices fills the needs of a wide range of readers, from those new to exploring the plant-based lifestyle to longtime vegans and advocates. Areas covered in the collection include: personal and global health; the devastation of animal agriculture to the environment; society’s collective loss of compassion and connection to our kindred animals; and the desire for a world of greater peace, harmony, and inclusivity.
My essay, entitled “The Harm of ‘Humane‘” delves into the reality behind humane labels and animal welfare legislation. I wanted to help both non-vegans attracted to the allure of humane labels, as well as vegans in need of an effective teaching tool for answering questions about humane treatment by providing a brief, approachable summation of the humane myth.
I walk the reader through this logical thought process using concrete examples of the extreme disparity between the external appearance and internal reality of humane regulations, while also shedding light on the problems with how the media—and even we activists—talk about undercover exposes.
This book is all thanks to author and editor Dr. Joanne Kong, who brought us all together. Dr. Kong is an award-winning classical pianist, a writer, speaker, and creative artist. She is currently a faculty member and sustainability advisor at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and will be donating all proceeds of this book to Porchlight Animal Sanctuary.
I’m honored to have been included in this collaborative effort. You can grab a copy of Vegan Voices here.
My deepest thanks to Dr. Joanne Kong for including me in this project. I hope you all enjoy reading Vegan Voices. Now go live vegan, and I’ll see you soon.
— Emily Moran Barwick