This week, Jasmin talks to Vegan Batgirl (aka Connie S.), an activist whose most notable stunt, the Vegan Batman Light, is a Bat Signal that has been shone across the USA on giant blank walls along-side of major freeways in LA, on the Staple Center, on Las Vegas Hotels, in Arizona near the Talking Stick Arena and much more. They also talk about how people react to the light. She has had over 60 police interactions, as well as having some public people try to run off with her equipment and even threaten to run over her with their vehicle. On the positive side, she draws in many great conversations with people that see the message and helps them to realize that they never thought about animal suffering. Additionally, they discuss what makes effective activism and Connie’s recently-launched Vegan Justice League Lobbying Group which is working to fast-track change and to focus on reforming the next Farm Bill by 2022/23. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page and her YouTube page.
In the intro to this epidsode, Mariann and Jasmin talk about the impact of fundraising on animal welfare, some holiday season reflections, and Mariann’s recent talk at Main Street Vegan Academy. Lastly, Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties.
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Episode 466: Vegan Batgirl