Articles and Interviews

Articles, Interviews, Videos and Podcasts

Vystopia and Parents Encouraging Empathy Towards Animals in their Children

Laurent Levy of The Other Animals Podcast and Clare Mann discuss the importance of parents encouraging empathy towards animals in their children. They explore becoming vegan and how Clare’s first memory of gross injustice involved animals.  As with of PETA’s founder Ingrid Newkirk previously on the podcast, this planted the seeds for later commitment to

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How to Parent a Child with Vystopia

Seeing your child suffer with vystopia is doubly painful. You don’t only have to help them deal with animal suffering but struggle with being ridiculed or shunned by other children for being vegan. Vegan Possum is a podcast for vegan parents wanting to protect their children, yet want them to become strong voices for a

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What a 39-year Vegan Veteran thinks about Vystopia

Harry Bolman of Vegan Life has been advocating for veganism for nearly four decades. In this live interview, we explore vystopia and the myths that keep people trapped in their non-veganism.  Most importantly, Harry shares his wisdom on how we can break people out of the apathy to be part of the solution to a

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Are We the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For?

Just how powerful is positive thinking? Does it just make us feel better or is it a secret tool in creating a vegan world? At the Adelaide Vegan Festival 2019 Clare Mann says, “We are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For” and that the Power of Intention, when harnessed, will accelerate us creating a vegan

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What That Vegan Couple Wish They’d Learnt 12 Years Ago

Do you need to say NO more often? Would you like to make different choices and live more authentically? What’s holding you back? The answers to these questions won’t only help you live more authentically but help you understand why people resist veganism. In this podcast, Clare Mann and That Vegan Couple discuss 8 myths

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From Vystopia to Powerful Action for Creating a Vegan World

Animal Rights Activism in Australia achieved international media coverage following the 2019 actions celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dominion. Despite changes to laws seeking to silence whistle-blowers of the animal exploitation industries, animal rights activism is growing in Australia. In this conversation with Marlene Narrow of Vegan Rising/Vegan Nation Radio in Massachusetts USA, Clare Mann

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Why People Won’t Change and What You Can Do About It

Globally, 2019 was called The Year of the Vegan with Time Magazine saying this on one of front cover of one of its issues. Record numbers of people attended the Australian festivals with the annual World Vegan Day in Melbourne seeing nearly 25,000 attendees. Despite the increasing awareness of the moral, health and environmental imperatives

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Break through your trance to break through theirs!

Phrases like, “It’s my choice what to eat!” or “Why are vegans so preachy?” fuel our vystopia because real victims are involved and most pre-vegans just aren’t getting it.  In discussion with Kate Galli of the Healthification podcast, I discuss the 8 pervasive myths or unquestioned assumptions lurking behind peoples’ resistance to change.  Most importantly, how,

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Dispelling Myths with JaneUnchained

The JaneUnchained News Network is a digital news network for animal rights and the compassionate vegan lifestyle. In this interview, live streamed from the Animal Rights National Conference 2019 in Washington DC, Jane and I discuss how we can influence non-vegans to change. If you’re frustrated by people’s resistance to the vegan message, these simple

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Vystopia: Key to Creating a Kinder World?

Where were you when disaster struck in Haiti, the first tsunami in Indonesia or, more recently, catastrophic bushfires in Australia or the Queensland floods? We tend to remember these disasters and open our hearts and wallets to help people in need. Some of us go further, getting on planes to provide help. What makes a

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The Power of Group Intention in Creating a Vegan World

Imagine picking a ripe lemon off a tree, cutting it in half and then in quarters. You then lick your fingers, sticky with sharp lemon juice. You then take one quarter and rub it across your mouth and teeth. With your head back, you take another quarter, bursting with juice, and squeeze it into your

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The Importance of Bearing Witness in Animal Activism

Have you ever wondered if vigils and “bearing witness” to the suffering of animals on their way to the slaughterhouse is really making a difference?  Does it help the animals who are just about to lose their lives or having no benefit other than traumatising activists further?   These questions and more are explored in this

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