Mark L.


Cleveland, OH

Member since:

July 5, 2013

What prompted you to care about animal rights?

I have always had a care in the back of my mind for all living creatures. My problem was I ignored too much of it and ignorantly chose to turn away from what I knew was really going on. Becoming a vegetarian was about what I needed to give up to get my body healthier. What felt like a awakening from out of nowhere, I became curious about the animals that I used to consume, and what their lives must have been like. This brought me to becoming a vegan with no longer a focus on what I had to give up, but what I could add to life; others lives, especially non-human animals. I began to switch focus in my own education from what I could build to help my self, to what I could build to help animals and their rights.

What are you hoping to get out of joining this group?

Meeting people with similar goals, all in the name of animal rights. Critical thinking and conversation about what we as humans can do to bring the end of animal exploitation closer to a reality.

How would you like to help animals?

I want to use my passion for technology, critical thinking, writing, and engineering, to discover, design, and implement better methods that no longer use animals. We need more people with the same goals inside universities and facilities - not using animals - but building technology so no-one will.


I am currently a full time student pursuing ways to engineer out the exploitation of animals. I just launched,­ a blog of fact and opinion dedicated to news and ideas about this important topic. I am also vegan

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Awesome as always

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