A letter to… My non-vegan mother, who I still love

Although you see veganism as a choice, it is as much a choice as is choosing to not to be racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, ageist and so on. We can choose to be any of those things and, in some circles, those choices are celebrated. It does not mean they are right. The same goes for speciesism. The only difference is that the majority world thinks it is ok to use animals. So what? That does not make speciesism right, just like it is not right for racism or sexism to be a foundation of our society. You taught me “tolerance is vital” and for the animals, our tolerance is literally vital because without it, they end up at the tip of our forks...


Sailesh Rao

Dr. Sailesh Rao is an Electrical Engineer, systems specialist, Climate Healer, author of "Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies" and "Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis", and Executive Producer of "The Human Experiment", "Cowspiracy," "What The Health” and “A Prayer for Compassion.