Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
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animal rights (10)

So I've been vegan for 19 years. (And vegetarian for 10 before that.) Initially, I thought I was never going to be one of those preachy vegans who tells other people what to do. But a couple of things have happened on the way to the forum....   (read more)

So I leave people alone all year about killing and eating animals. But one month a year I let fly. I hope you’ll drop in, and take this opportunity to reconsider how closely your choices are aligned with your values. (Presuming you’re not pro-animal-cruelty, pro-environmental-destruction, or pro-heart-disease, which I find pretty much no one is.)...   (read more)

Here it is, in four bullet points and four minutes. 1) We Torture the Animals We Eat Before We Kill Them; 2) The Animals We Eat End Up Killing Us; 3) Eating Animals Is *Definitely* Killing the Planet; 4) A Plant-Based Diet Is Awesome...   (read more)

An absolutely magnificent, cruelty-free Thanksgiving feast....   (read more)

Herewith excerpts from Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals. I really love this book because the author undertakes to begin from a neutral, unbiased, truth-seeking position, and then reaches the conclusion it seems to me anyone even modestly rational and compassionate, and who thinks about it for five seconds, inevitably ought to....   (read more)

"Where were you during the holocaust of the animals?” - Helmut Kaplan ... This book was pretty enlightening....   (read more)

Fabulous cruelty-free Thanksgiving spreads from master chefs (along with no cancer and heart disease, or environmental destruction); versus 50 million horror-movie deaths. The choice is yours! :)...   (read more)

Sir, Martin Samuel adduces a variety of compelling reasons why it would be impossible to free-range breed the 1.6 billion chickens consumed in the UK every year (comment, Feb 29). Here's an idea: how about just refraining from tormenting, killing and eating the 1.6 billion sensitive birds altogether?...   (read more)

"We cut the throat of a calf and hang it up by the heels to bleed to death so that our veal cutlet may be white; we nail geese to a board and cram them with food because we like the taste of liver disease...   (read more)

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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