We all know what a huge impact mainstream media has on society, let’s make Lisa go from vegetarian to vegan!
This is a petition Matt Hanson initiated after going vegan overnight and realizing that role models from the TV screen do influence the audience’s lifestyle choices and purchase decisions.
“I went vegan overnight after I watched Gary Yourofksy’s ‘Greatest Speech you will ever Hear’. I thought I knew about animal slaughter – that it was done humanely – and I was satisfied telling myself that animals died instantly from a pneumatic bolt gun. I was uninformed. What I learned in that video challenged me to either act on my new knowledge or accept the way things are. I decided to stand up for the animals that cannot defend themselves”.
Then he adds:
“It all stems from there for me: it’s not fair to kill an animal, that wants to live, just because I’d like them to.”
Hanson has heard many testifies that Lisa is a major influence on them, and that she is a role model that helps them be the best person they could be… even when others around them are less supportive.
“The Simpsons gets millions of viewers every episode, so it single handedly influences the cultural awareness of it’s day”.
Matt, 28 years old, drummer, started Lisa’s petition because he wanted to spread awareness of veganism. He believes it is an effective solution to many of the world’s major issues.
“I figured the most popular animated TV show in history already has a vegetarian, why not ask for her to be vegan? It’s definitely a change Lisa would make given the rise of popularity of it and all the information easily available about it. So many celebrities are now vegan, I think Lisa should continue to be a positive role model, just updated for 2016!”
“Vegans would love it, vegetarians might be challenged by it, meat eaters might hate it, but some might consider it. I believe information is power, Lisa going vegan doesn’t force any one to change their beliefs or behaviours, but it will put the V-word in front of them”.
I personally believe Matt’s idea is fantastic, and this is one positive witty petition, we as vegans should by all means support!
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