Will we see a vegan world under capitalism? (Vegfest Talk)

Will we see a vegan world under capitalism? (Vegfest Talk)

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Hey Everyone!
This is the speech that I gave at Vegfest London (October 2017). In this talk, I try to make sense of the fact that veganism is growing, and still, more animals are being killed.
Here is a breakdown of the talk:
0:48 What does the news tell us? How can two opposing industries be profitable at the same time?
7:20 Three ways the meat industry uses to stay profitable even with a stagnating meat/ dairy consumption and a growing vegan market in industrialized nations
13:24 How capitalism can use vegan consumerism as a way to survive and thrive
18:05 How has neoliberal citizenship changed us?
21:55 How is capitalist veganism limiting animal rights activists (personal story)
27:14 Final thoughts: using the “de-commodification of life” as a principle to ally all social justice movements

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Thanks to Brian from The Onion Knight for the Vegfest photos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-qdyehIA4Ir59sljh7m-Q

Some of the articles I mentioned:

Rise of mega farms: how the US model of intensive farming is invading the world (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/18/rise-of-mega-farms-how-the-us-model-of-intensive-farming-is-invading-the-world
UK has nearly 800 livestock mega farms, investigation reveals (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/17/uk-has-nearly-800-livestock-mega-farms-investigation-reveals
UK-US trade deal would not allow chlorinated chicken imports – Gove (The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/26/uk-us-trade-deal-chlorinated-chicken-michael-gove-liam-fox
US set to import British beef and lamb for the first time in 20 years(Telegraph) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/26/usa-set-to-import-british-beef-and-lamb-for-the-first-time-in-20/
American beef industry hopeful Brexit will open valuable market (CNBC) https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/27/american-beef-industry-sees-brexit-as-big-stakes-opportunity.html
Veganism has grown 500% since 2014 in the US (Rise of Vegan)
https://www.riseofthevegan.com/blog/veganism-has-increased-500-since-2014-in-the-us
Danone sees $760M Profit spike after acquiring vegan megabrand https://www.livekindly.co/danone-profit-spike-plant-based-brand/
'Heartbreaking' 68pc rise in self-harm among young teenage girls (Telegraph) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/18/heartbreaking-rise-self-harm-among-young-teenage-girls/

People and organizations I mentioned in order:
David Harvey
Dr. Breeze Harper
Food Not Bombs
Chilis on Wheels
Collectively Free
A Well Fed World
Pep Foods
The Palestinian Animal League
Food Empowerment Project
The Save Movement
Angela Davis