G’day Background New to this Start discussion and meet new people. Abolition “Acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples as the traditional custodians of the land upon which the University's main campus sits, and pays respect to all Elders past and present.”
This is my vision. This is what I am working for and it helps guide what I spend my time doing. It helps to keep me
There has been keen interest in technology development of alternatives to non-human animal products. However there is some resistance to these sorts of products. Now there are several companies that are taking it a step further to try and deal with this resistance to plant based foods. They are using cell culture techniques to grow animal flesh without the need for animal lives. This is equally applicable to any other form of possibly rapid disruption.
I strongly believe that a vegan future is possible,
Generic = largely the same messages, motivational techniques and methods of message delivery. Educational Outreach = We are relying on individual change.
Now this might be obvious to everyone here, and no one really expected to win the dairy campaign but are we using the best mix of approaches that we can? I think the important thing to ask is how do we win the dairy campaign, especially in light of future disruption? - What we are seeing in Victoria is the Grey hound industry hanging on in spite of what has happened in other places around Australia. This means that individuals are being abused and live baiting continues to happen. The essence of what I am talking about is exemplified by this example. In the mid future I suspect we will be presented with opportunities to hasten the closing down of animal industries, but if we aren’t prepared it could be a long drawn out affair that is extremely bad for the individuals being used by those industries.
Diversity in Animal Activism by Adam Cardilini
Diversity in Animal Activism
Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years
Deakin University, Melbourne
Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment
A world where the majority of people do not
accept the oppression of others or the
environment, and people actively work to end
oppression where it occurs.
0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Years in Operation
Billion/Trillions of Lives?
Are we ready to take advantage of these
• Doesn’t address social,
cultural and/or economic
structures that encourage
• Doesn’t deal with low self-
• May only influence a subset of
society that’s susceptible.
Who are we speaking too?
• Soaks up all the activism
• Social media
Similar methods with very
different outcomes. firstname.lastname@example.org
• Low participation
• ‘Loved’ animal
• Small economic impact
• Weak lobby
• Lower class
Little conflict between
behaviour and action to shut
• High participation
• ‘Unloved’ animal
• Large economic impact
• Strong lobby
• All classes
Strong conflict between
behaviour and action to shut
What to do?
• Continue the outreach
• Lay ground work for individual and community transition
• Remove barriers for transition
Possibilities Targeted Outreach
Eating animals is ok
Torturing animals is ok
Using animals is wrong
We should have no impact
on animals at all
Research and Facilitation
• Activist education and
• Grass roots community
• Policy development
• Less traditional
Vegan Futures – A possible framework
• Horizon Scanning - forecast future impact opportunities.
• Describe alternative possible futures.
• Shape strategic direction to get there.