Making Compassion Easier: a Strategy for Vegan Critical Mass

Speaker: Tobias Leenaert
Time: Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Room: H1012

The empathy and compassion that many people feel for animals, is hard to put into practise as long as they are all “steakholders”. Individuals as well as society as a whole are heavily invested in and dependent on the use of animals for food. In this talk, Tobias talks about something that does not get enough focus in the vegan movement: the fact that attitude change can follow behaviour change. If we can make people behave differently by making animal friendly alternatives still better and more easily available, we can make it easier for them to feel compassionate and to change their views about animals.