In this episode of VeganSci, we update you with some Quick Science, including: Clever horses who communicate with humans, whether difficult conversations about animal agriculture influences peoples’ thoughts about it, how to tell if your rat is happy, and why some scientists are scared of animal rights.

We get stuck in-depth into a paper focused on the effect of environmental food labelling on customer choice, with some possible lessons to learn for vegan labelling, and then a review of peoples’ perceptions and beliefs regarding plant-based diets (and vegetarianism).

And finally in the bullshit corner we tackle the idea that ‘a single person going vegan isn’t going to make a difference anyway, so why bother?’

You can find links to all of the research we discussed below. Let us know if we missed anything.


Intro (0:00 - 3:20)

Killing of Badgers in the UK – http://tinyurl.com/j8qo9uj
Research on Badgers spreading TB – http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7078/full/nature04454.html

Intro Section (0:00 - 3:20)

Killing of Badgers in the UK – http://tinyurl.com/j8qo9uj
Research on Badgers spreading TB – http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7078/full/nature04454.html