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From Pythagoras to the present, tracing the deep roots of today's movement for animals. Free audio download.
From Pythagoras to the present, tracing the deep roots of today's movement for animals. Free audio download.
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On the home stretch and ten days to go

Posted by Ian McDonald, The Vegan Option (Creator)

We're on the home stretch and on course - halfway through the campaign and 58% funded!

Thank you, not just for pledging but sharing and letting people know about the campaign. There was a peak in clicks after I asked you to share it last weekend, so thank you! 

I've been touch by phone and email to experts and staff at religious and cultural institutions - like the Ashram that Gandhi lived in in Ahmedabad. 

Interviews are pencilled in interviews with historians in - for example - Delhi and Kolkata. With your help, I'll be able to interview a researcher about her work on his inscriptions as we're standing next to an Ashoka rock edict in the Asiatic Society in Kolkata. (Ashoka is the Indian king that boasted in stone edicts of how many animals his kitchen spared.)

And I've been discovering more about the history in other places from historians of vegetarianism like John Davis and John Edmundson (who wrote this great blog post at restaurant finder website Happy Cow). 

As listeners to The Vegan Option's internet feed know, I've released an episode that looks again at how the internet has changed things for vegans, featuring Stephanie Redcross of Vegan Mainstream and more about this campaign:
The story has also been picked up by:

And you can hear me being interviewed by:

Finally, as mentioned on the Kickstarter video, The Vegan Option is now on British Public Radio. It's part of British Public Radio's showcase of quality speech radio alternatives to the BBC. It really demonstrates that radio from vegan perspectives can break through and be interesting to a mainstream audience - exactly what I want to achieve with "Vegetarianism: The Story So Far". 

Please keep spreading the word to people who'd be interested in getting involved. There are just ten days to hit the target - and as you know, if it doesn't get funded, it doesn't get funded at all.

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