204 Interview with Mark Hawthorne: Activism, the Animal Rights Movement, and the 10th Anniversary Edition of Striking at the Roots!

We are FINALLY interviewing our friend and esteemed vegan author, Mark Hawthorne, about the 10th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book, Striking at the Roots! Throughout the course of the conversation, we talk about activism, what changes he’s seen in the last ten years in the movement, what to do about hero worship, and much more!  

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We are so thrilled and proud to be talking to Mark Hawthorne today, author of multiple important vegan books (A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All, Bleeding Hearts: The Hidden World of Suffering), about the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of his groundbreaking novel, Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism. Mark tells us what’s new in the new edition, how he made decisions of what content to keep and what to add, what he’s seen change in activism over the last ten years, and much more! Also, we talk about holiday romcoms.
  Contributor Bio Mark Hawthorne is the author of three books on animal rights: A Vegan Ethic: Embracing A Life Of Compassion Toward All, Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, and Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, which empowers people around the world to get active for animals. He stopped eating meat after an encounter with one of India’s many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. Mark’s writing on behalf of animals has also appeared in such vegan magazines as Satya, VegNews, Laika, and The Vegan, and you’ll find his work featured in Vegan’s Daily Companion and in the anthologies Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy, Turning Points in Compassion: Personal Journeys of Animal Advocates, and Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day.

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