A few months back, the editor of Vegan Views magazine (a member of IVU) asked me if I’d like to do an interview about my blogs, and the e-book compilation of them: ‘World Veganism – past, present and future’.
I assumed he meant the usual brief questions, so was a little taken aback when he wanted a total of 3,000 words – but “no problem, we’ve already written the first thousand in the questions” - yikes!
The questions were indeed impressive, and a lot of homework had been done on everything I had written, so I rose to the challenge of answering them. This is all unpaid of course, as Vegan Views is available for free download, or a tiny sub to cover printing and postage if you want it that way.
The magazine was started in 1975 to offer more in-depth articles and discussions about vegan topics – hence ‘views’ not ‘news’. The fact that it is still going after 37 years says a lot about the quality of those articles, so I was honoured to be asked to contribute.
Among the other articles in the latest issue, many of worldwide interest, is one on the recent ‘Vegan Café 4 the Day’ in South Wales. I went to one North Wales last year and thought it was a great idea.
The stunning cover photo of a red squirrel was taken during the Vegan Camp, in the English Lake District this year. I went along to that for a couple of days and would have loved to see that squirrel – they are increasingly rare now the greys are taking over.
To read the whole of the latest issue, go to www.veganviews.org.uk – download it for free or take out a sub for the print version – note that the full online version is 4.9mb PDF.
If you just want to read my interview, I have been kindly allowed to upload those three pages at: www.ivu.org/history/John_Davis_interview.pdf (a mere 725k PDF)
For vegan history, see my free e-book: ‘World Veganism – past, present and future.” You can download it for free, or replace your existing copy at: www.ivu.org/history/Vegan_History.pdf (7mb)
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