Leonardo DiCaprio ignores veganism, again.
Guest Post by Amanda Sears
An individual I work with mentioned to me that he saw Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary. My fellow coworker expressed grave concern for this matter after seeing the documentary; as we would expect anyone who cares about the planet would.
It is well known by now (whether denied or not does not make it false) that the one thing which would have the largest impact in regards to humans contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is going vegan. So as he recollected his accounts of the documentary back to me, I couldn’t help but notice there was one detail that happened to be left out. Why, going vegan of course.
Being the abolitionist vegan that I am, I am no longer shocked when veganism is left out of interactions, videos, advocacy, equations and all the things that it needs to be front and centre in. That is why I no longer partake in the mainstream animal movement.
So after doing some digging of my own, my suspicions are confirmed. The reason veganism was never mentioned by my non-vegan coworker is because Mr. DiCaprio makes no mention of it in the documentary! Leo did nothing short of selling out the animals in the most insidious way possible. Meanwhile, he continues living under the false pretence of non-violence as a “vegetarian?” Vegans and animal people still share his work effortlessly because, “every little bit helps.”
The sad part is, my coworker would likely go vegan had it been made a moral imperative in Leo’s “influential,” “celebrity” documentary. But it wasn’t mentioned at all and therefore we can be certain that non-vegans don’t think of it at all.
I wonder when we will wake up to the fact that by not mentioning veganism, people won’t be going vegan, let alone even thinking of it. Non-vegan mentioning advocacy leads to a non-vegan world. No change from the current, maintaining the status quo.
Please stop supporting this welfare reform. We must be clear that veganism is the only rational response if we believe animals matter morally. Please, go vegan today.