I had, of course, heard about Veganuary, and seen it being heavily promoted on social media. However, I'd never visited the web site. I was disappointed when I did.
I can't understand why the ethical resources of this site are so poor. For example, in their book list, they include Melanie Joy's famous book, yes, the one in which she suggests that it is possible to obtain eggs and dairy products "without violence."
Can't they find a better, more consistently vegan, book than that? They also include Peter Singer's Animal Liberation in which the author writes, "I do not, on balance, object to free-range egg production." Is that what they want Veganuary participants reading?
Just as bad, they include Brian Kateman's The Reducetarian Solution, which includes "'less meat' recipes." Moreover, Kateman actively mocks vegans and veganism, making his inclusion very odd.
We also talked about the idea that, for some, "going vegan" for one month may not be enough.
As ever, I stressed the ethics of vegan philosophy and recommended better ethical sources, such as Go Vegan World, and The Peaceful Planet.