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Within the next couple of weeks, I will have the opportunity to do a presentation on anything I like.<br><br><br><br>
Ideally, I was thinking of doing it on a vegetarian or vegan based theme.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone have any ideas as what I could include in it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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What about "Vegetarianism as a lifestyle, not a diet" - then you could include many different aspects of vegetarianism, and highlight many well known vegetarians, etc.<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarianism throughout history? - Plato, Da Vinci, Einstein etc?
 

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The first suggestion in particular sounds like a good idea, Piratemoon.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I would be tempted to illustrate the inconsistancy in the way most people view cats/dogs and the way they view cows/pigs/chickens/etc. but I think you'd upset a lot of people and you'd have to be prepared for that.<br><br><br><br>
The environment is a safer topic as is animal testing, especially cosmetic animal testing.
 

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All very interesting ideas. Thank you very much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Let us know when you've decided so that we can recommend sources, etc.<br><br><br><br>
If you were to do 'veg as lifestyle, not diet' you could<br><br><br><br>
1. look at the philosophy behind veg. Focus on two or three thinkers.<br><br><br><br>
2. Animal rights as an idea throughout history - pick up Man and the Natural World, by Thomas (which focuses on animal thought 1400-1600) and Animal Rights: Political and Social Change in Britain from 1800, by Hilda Kean. Explore the origins of the 'modern sensibility'<br><br><br><br>
3. Begin by exploring how moral decisions are reduced to dietetic choices. The political (veg as lifestyle) becomes personal (veg as diet) etc, etc.
 
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