This past weekend, I had the honor of presenting one of the two keynotes (alongside Jon Camp) at The Humane League of Maryland After the Holidays Party for the Animals. I will talk more about my experience speaking there on this Saturday’s podcast episode — #210, which, by the way, marks our podcast’s Four Year Anniversary! — but for now I will tell you this: the bottom line of my talk, as you probably gathered from the title of this piece, was that the fact is, virtually the only thing standing between us and total animal liberation are lies. This is a good thing, actually.
Today, just for you, darling flock, I am sharing my speech, in its entirety. I should add that my partner, compatriot, and muse — Mariann — helped me shape this piece, and I feel pretty confident that it encapsulates a lot of how our feelings about the state of animal activism, and the state of the industry, have evolved lately. I look forward, as always, to your comments.