I have this suspicion that one day I will become have vegetarian, or perhaps a vegan. It has been sitting there in the background for about six months, where I have parked it until I am ready to properly consider it.
My suspicion was born from a growing understanding of myself as the member of a species; a species that is a member of an ecosystem; an ecosystem in flux and change and one where I may not always be the most powerful or conscious. If there was a species or a thing that was more conscious or powerful than I was, how would I like it to treat me?
Jessica Ivers, my guest for this week, always had a love for animals, even travelling overseas to help save the endangered Orangutan.
But when asked why, if she cared so much about helping and saving animals, did she still eat them, it gave her cause to pause.
Instead of parking it, she grappled with this question and came to the decision that she could no longer consume animals products, becoming a vegan.
In the words of her friend Carmen Hawker, Jess ‘…is a social change maker, animal fosterer, vegan, digital media specialist and all round cool gal.’
Jess is open and gracious with her time and explanations, and I hope you enjoy listening.