Readin' Vegans--"How to Create A Vegan World"

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For our January 22nd meeting we'll discuss HOW TO CREATE A VEGAN WORLD: A PRAGMATIC APPROACH, by Tobias Leenaert (Lantern Books, 2017). Homemade dessert will be served. You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We hope to see you there!

If you'd like to read ahead, on February 26 we'll discuss ULTRASOCIETY, by Peter Turchin.

In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on the use of animals, we need a very pragmatic approach. How to Create a Vegan World contains many valuable ideas and insights for both budding advocates for animals and seasoned activists, organizational leaders, and even entrepreneurs.

Tobias Leenaert is a longtime speaker, trainer, strategist, and the co-founder of the Belgian organization EVA (Ethical Vegetarian Alternative), the first vegetarian/vegan organization to receive structural funding from a national government. He gives animal advocacy trainings worldwide together with Melanie Joy for the Center of Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA). He is also co-founder of ProVeg, an international pro-vegan organization with the mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by fifty percent by the year 2040. Tobias lives in Ghent, Belgium, with his partner, two dogs, and six cats. Tobias blogs at

“Tobias Leenaert’s writings are consistently some of the sharpest and most perceptive material in the animal protection movement’s literature. His advice gives activists the tools to play a decisive role in ending the era of industrialized animal exploitation.”—Erik Marcus, publisher of

“As religious, political, and dietary dogma enjoys a heyday, How to Create a Vegan World offers pragmatists a welcome haven. With research supporting his position, the author contends that in valuing both small changes and sweeping ones, we can build, rather than bulldoze, our way to a compassionate and sustainable world.”—Victoria Moran, author, Main Street Vegan, and director, Main Street Vegan Academy