Jill Carnegie came to New York City at 18 years old. She worked for the Gap. She took 3 college classes and quit (with a 4.0 GPA!) Now, she’s quadruple times professional vegan, activist, organizer, and businesswoman.
As Campaigns Director for NYCLASS, she works to organize and take action on the street and politically to change the City policies regarding horses used for horse and carriage rides in Central Park. (She lives in the midtown neighborhood where the carriage horse stables are located and hears them going by every day.)
She’s a founder and organizer at VoNY, Vegans of New York, the largest New York City-based Facebook social group for vegans.
She’s involved in helping the vegan cheese startup NUMU.
In this episode we razzle dazzle across all of these activities and Jill updates us on what’s going on. We learn about her, about NYC, and we debate some of the issues.
4:48 She only sleeps 4-6 hours per night.
5:06 Her story
5:46 Andrew Carnegie
9:10 What would you suggest to someone who wants to make a vegan career
13:00 Cheeze pleaze!!!
16:30 How to get vegans in NYC out from behind their computers and melt social cliques together
23:30 Kaporos does not have to include cruelty
31:00 My (Joe’s) friend lied to save a chicken
34:00 Fight to protect NYC carriage horses
45:00 We debate and discuss Abolitionism vs. Welfarism and…. how to be a single issue activist while responding to predictable pushback
51:20 Cinnamon Twist from Cinnamon Snail dipped in dark rich black coffee!
To support the work to protect carriage horses donate at NY CLASS (above), or Call Speaker Corey Johnson (even if you are not from NYC, you are a tourist who visits, and spends money, and cares!) and urge him to bring the NY CLASS legislation to vote.
Join Vegans of New York if you are in or around NYC, and are vegan or close to it. Search them on Facebook (or click the link above).
Also, thanks again to the show’s sponsors!!!!
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