Awesome article by Ruby Roth, author of "Vegan is Love", her latest illustrated book for children. Ruby had her book reviewed by Nicole German, a registered dietitian on Diet Blog, whose occupation and critique perfectly exemplify the real reasons why "experts" often dis' veganism: fear, ignorance, and industry collusion.
"Embracing veganism is not sign that there is anything wrong with vegans. On the contrary. It is a sign that we have learned to think beyond the selfish boundaries of our own desires and actually give a damn about other animals, people and the earth. It is a sign that we are no longer willing to blindly continue to pay people to torture, enslave and kill other animals simply for the sake of our enjoyment." - Comment by Nishemi
After decades of showing the public seal clubbing (read bloody massacre...) on television, newspapers and now the internet, things are starting to change. More countries are banning harp seal pelts, the last one being Russia. They were the biggest market for the Canadian seal fur industry. It is all about demand. Cut the demand and these practices will come to an end.
Thanks to the social media, it's now easier to be aware of what's happening around us and also harder than ever for the corporations to hide anything from the public eye. I believe things will change in regard of "animal rights" and animal welfare because of it.