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London. Formerly known as New Media. Vegan since 1992.
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  3. ormondroyd (reply)

    March 11, 2013 at 21:34

    A nicely done show (I have always loved radio) about a remarkable man. One whom I now feel very fortunate to have heard of. Fred, thirty year vegan

  4. Nemo (reply)

    March 13, 2013 at 21:26

    An excellent article you might find of interest: Scientific American magazine, July 23, 2012 issue. “Early Humans Were Nearly All Vegetarian”

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  7. Brian L (reply)

    January 3, 2015 at 01:20

    Funny you mention he was a vegan. Even funnier you don’t mention he was an antinatalist, believing it was unethical to have children. Are you aware that a meat-eating person without children will impact the world ecosystem, and thus animals, less than a lifetime of being a vegan with children?

    Something to think about.

    • Ian McDonald (reply)

      January 6, 2015 at 16:46

      It would be surprising if there was an episode of “The Vegan Option” about a medieval Arab poet that didn’t mention his veganism. After all, “from vegan perspectives” is in the tagline.

      Your assumption is open to question, but anti-natalism is actively discussed amongst vegans, and so I’ve added the episode idea to our “All Our Ideas” survey form, in case other people are interested in the topic for a future episode.

      • Brian L

        February 8, 2015 at 20:17

        You are correct of course. Figure of speech, I suppose. I am impressed that the comments I made were posted, truth be told. Antinatalism does not get much ‘airtime, as you can imagine. I am grateful for your fairness, and openness, Ian… Stay strong.

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