How do you discuss the uncomfortable reality of why eating animals is harmful without shaming anyone or causing hard feelings? Gene Baur, author of two books, founder of Farm Sanctuary, and expert on the reality of the animal product industry joins us on the podcast to help us navigate the conversation!
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Hi Plant-Powered family!
We’ve all been there… Trying to answer the question “What’s really so bad about eating animals?” without getting into an emotionally charged conversation or blame-game about the heartbreaking realities of factory farms (even the “free-range” and “grass-fed” ones!).
We all want to spread the word about why eating plant-based is so needed, but how can we do it effectively?
A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations and farm animal rescue, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting deplorable conditions. He has educated millions about the plight of modern farm animals, and his rescue work inspired an international farm sanctuary movement.
We talk all about what the problems of the industry are in a friendly, soft, and gentle way that can be easily shared with friends, family, and peers. So if you’ve been meaning to have the conversation but don’t quite know how … we encourage you to share this episode to get the conversation started!
♡ Toni & Michelle
P.S. Want to visit a farmed animal sanctuary? Check out our Farm Animal Sanctuary Guide to find one near you.
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