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WATCH: Richard Dawkins Wishes Everyone was Vegetarian

The following was adapted from Ecorazzi

During a recent Q&A session in Washington DC, Richard Dawkins, the famed evolutionary biologist and author, voiced his support for meat-free lifestyles. Although he is not yet a practicing vegetarian, the author said “I would like to be a vegetarian. I would like everybody to be a vegetarian.”

During the interview, Dawkins made it clear that he deplores the tendency of human beings to consider themselves superior to other creatures on earth. This misconception naturally leads to the exploitation of “inferior” beings that is seen in factory farms around the world. “In 100 or 200 years time,” Dawkins said, “we may look back on the way we treated animals today as something like we today look back on the way our forefathers treated slaves.”

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According to Dawkins, a plant-based diet is the most compassionate and intelligent alternative to the current state of factory farm meat production. He said that “it is very important for us to complain against the cruel treatment of animals in farms and slaughter houses.”

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Make Your Mark Mondays #6

Here is my tip for how to “Make Your Mark” today. ♥

The tip for today is short and sweet! Put an animal rights quote or link to a pro-vegan website in your email signature. This is an effortless way to get the animal rights message out. Think of how many emails you send in a day! This is the animal rights quote in my email signature, for example:

“When people tell me that they love animals and then harm or kill them, I tell them I’m glad they don’t love me.”
-Marc Bekoff

So true, right? So pick your favorite animal rights slogan or link to your favorite organization, and you’ll give your friends, family, co-workers, anyone and everyone that you email something to think about.

Also, in case you missed my article on This Dish is Veg about why cheese lovers should ditch the cheese, check it out and let me know what you think!

Happy Monday!