I will be launching a new, separate podcast in the coming weeks. However, fear not, The Aidan Project will continue as normal on its mission of thoughtful coverage and analysis of current events, history and culture. I will be adding more live content, too, as part of my commitment to the continual development of The Aidan Project.
The new podcast will allow me to express myself in unreserved detail on a specific cause that is of great importance to me. However, I do not want veganism to be the raison d’être of The Aidan Project, which has an identity of its own.
If veganism and associated considerations are of interest to you, then you will be pleased to know that Inside Veganism begins in April. Nevertheless, it is business as usual for The Aidan Project, where my concerns regarding the suffering of non-human animals, and the unmitigated horror show that is factory farming, need not reside. I have talked about these concerns before on The Aidan Project, but additional coverage, in my estimation, necessitates a different outlet.
Indeed, regardless of your level of sympathy towards non-human animals, The Aidan Project is a podcast about current events, history and culture. It shall remain so.
Thank you for your continuing support of The Aidan Project.
The Aidan Project’s first live special examined the controversial headlines surrounding the growing vegan movement. Are vegans radical or rational? Perhaps they are both of these things, but is the radicalism too extreme? Is the vegan movement’s success leading to a rise in provocative activism? Could this, in the end, work against the movement?
The Aidan Project’s first live special will be broadcast via Facebook Live. The show will examine the controversial headlines surrounding the growing vegan movement. Are vegans radical or rational? My guests will include vegan activists who will be answering your questions.
Tune in live on Tuesday 13 February at 1800-2000 GMT on Facebook. A replay will also be made available via Facebook and, for non-Facebook users, via TheAidanProject.org and YouTube.
If you are keen to watch the event as it happens on Facebook Live, you can head to The Aidan Project on Facebook before the event and click ‘Get Reminder’ on the event page.
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The name of this podcast was inspired by the influential 1975 book, Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals, by Peter Singer, an Australian philosopher. Singer argued that the interests of animals should be considered because of their ability to experience tangible suffering. Are we, as a society, guilty of speciesism? What is the reality of factory farming in the United Kingdom? How humane is the dairy industry? How does the UK compare to the rest of the world with respect to animal welfare? The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) state that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any other way. In this edition of the podcast, Aidan is joined by Sonul Badiani-Hamment, Campaigns Officer for PETA UK, to discuss the reality of factory farming and the dairy industry in Britain. Aidan explores the case for and against veganism in this thought-provoking podcast. For more information on PETA UK, visit http://www.peta.org.uk/. You can support the free speech and honest debate mission of this podcast by subscribing or leaving a rating. Please enjoy this podcast and feel free to share it across the web. You can tweet Aidan with your thoughts @theaidanproject.
Which factory farming practices are the most appalling? How humane is the dairy industry? I am working on a new podcast to explore these questions, alongside a special guest. The episode will be recorded next month.
I have long suspected that future generations will shake their heads in disbelief at our ‘modern’ mistreatment of animals. The sooner we start performing the collective head-shaking, the better.