2/4/14 Meria interviews her favorite hero Nathan Runkle, founder of Mercy for Animals. How they came to be; 15th anniversary this year! what is thumping? male chicks and the egg industry; are dogs biological garbage? Russia thinks so; slaughterhouses and public health/food safety; slaughter vs. picking apples; why do his videos disturb people so much? Why is vegan such a nasty word? compassionate/ethical eating; meat consumption in US dropped 12% in 2007; vegan as a status symbol or compassion? variety of plant based diets; quinoa voted #1 new food; Free veg starter kit – 32 pages! Nestle’s DiGiorno pizza and cow cruelty; how we treat the weak and vulnerable says a lot about us; workers PTSD; slaughterhouse workers & Abu Gharib and American prisons; Walmart’s gestation crates for pigs; Amazon’s foie gras; Get McDonalds to include veggie burgers (listen to Meria’s way of doing it) and stick around for the laughs at the end. Great show,true hero.
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