Brendan Norris

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Vystopia and Being Nice to Spiders

Ever since the age of four, and watching his dad refuse to kill spiders, station manager Gerry Edwards of UK Panda radio station felt something that he couldn’t quite put his finger on. However, when he read the definition of Vystopia, he was really pleased to know that he wasn’t alone. In this 7-minute radio interview with Clare Mann, Gerry explores the rapid growth of veganism in the UK and how vystopia is helping vegans everywhere work through their anguish of living in a not-yet vegan world.

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I lost friends when I became vegan – Now I’m a lot happier

Vegans vary enormously when it comes to maintaining relationships with non-vegan friends and intimate partners. Research into the key challenges facing vegans on this journey is explored under “What Used to Work doesn’t – Relationships with Non-Vegans” in Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in Non-Vegan World (Mann 2018).

Vegan journalist Mitchell Jordan shares a very personal story about his vegan path and how he found it increasingly difficult to be close to non-vegans whose values were so different.

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https://medium.com/@mitchstarrr/i-lost-friends-when-i-became-a-vegan-now-im-a-lot-happier-e35a03197fea

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Veganism is Growing but Why are Vegans so Preachy?

Vegans are often criticised for being preachy and wanting to tell other people what to do. Why can’t they leave people alone and get on with their own lives? In this 5-minute interview on the UK’s BBC Radio 5 Live, Clare Mann responds to this question and invites the interviewer to re-think her definition of veganism and consider issues of animal cruelty rather than diet and lifestyle choice.

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