Being Veganuary, this is a hot month for mass media interest in veganism. Last week saw the second radio interview with Greg McFarlane, director of Vegan Australia, this time on Talking Lifestyle Radio with Sam Stove on 19 January 2018.
The interview was about all things vegan, including Veganuary and ending the suffering of farmed animals. Talking Lifestyle Radio transmits on 2UE in Sydney, 3EE in Melbourne, 4BH in Brisbane and 6PR in Perth.
As usual, this was a great opportunity to educate the public about veganism, but in this case the interviewer, Sam Stove, was fairly supportive. Here are some of the things Sam told his listeners:
- "I don't mind the idea of drastically cutting back on meat and animal products for a moment, pushing 'pause'."
- "It can't be a bad thing to hold back and be a bit more mindful of the role of animals."
- "Vegans are passionate people, they're on a cause to end the suffering caused to animals."
- "There are many benefits to going vegan ... I think people would get a lot out of it and so would animals too, so everyone wins if you ask me."
- "[If you look into] industrial farming, if you have a heart, it's difficult to look at that and say this is a good sustainable thing that we are doing. It can be pretty cruel to animals."
- "Industrial farming is both bad to the environment and bad to the animals."
- "If you're eating more vegetables than you were before, that can't be a bad thing, can it?"
This is yet another example showing that veganism is on the rise!