Next in our series on the writers of “VEGAN VOICES – Essays by Inspiring Changemakers”, is Chris Hines.
Vegan since 2014, Chris has been involved in a number of campaigns and actions, working with organizations such as Viva!, Meat The Victims, Plant Based News, Anonymous for the Voiceless, DxE, and the Animal Save Movement. He has been interviewed on both TV and the radio on the subject of animal rights, given lectures at numerous UK clleges and universities, and spoken at events in the US and Europe. Chris is currently working on a feature-length documentary called Taking Note, which details the connection between music and animal rights and which features over one hundred musicians from across the globe. He is also the editor and founder of the online music and lifestyle website HTF (Hit the Floor) Magazine.
Extract from his essay in VEGAN VOICES:
“You see images of undercover investigations and probably think these places are the worst of the worst; I can assure you they aren’t. Most of what we see is, sadly, standard practice: thousands of chickens packed into sheds, dairy mothers struggling to stand after countless births, dead baby piglets found on the floor after being smashed into the ground because they weren’t “up to standard,” and lobsters and crabs with their claws tied together, thrown into piles to be sold and boiled alive. All these horrors I witnessed first-hand are commonplace and something I have seen time and time again.
“Something is incredibly wrong!”
Review of Vegan Voices by Bruce Friedrich, Co-founder & Executive Director, The Good Food Institute:
“There are as many reasons to be vegan as there are vegans, as this lovely anthology makes clear. So many of my heroes in one place—what a treat. Read it and be inspired.”
Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers
Available at Lantern Publishing & Media
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59056-650-3
eBook ISBN: 978-1-59056-651-0