Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2006.11.23 : Happy Turkey Day

"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; we tear birds to pieces to decorate our women's hats; we mutilate domestic animals for no reason at all except to follow an instinctively cruel fashion; and we connive at the most abominable tortures in the hope of discovering some magical cure for our own diseases by them."
- George Bernard Shaw, The Revolutionist's Handbook

Chew on This

Isn't that short-haired woman gobsmackingly smarmy? Damn. But, still.

If you want the full shock/horror treatment (by which I mean, mainly, having to listen to Alec Baldwin narrate), then watch the PETA Meet Your Meat video.

And if you're still not feeling bludgeoned like a baby seal, you're invited to peruse my militant veg agit-prop rantings on the subject.

I've also decided unilaterally to declare myself beefcake pin-up posterboy for veganism:

Vegan Beefcake Pin-Up Posterboy

That's right. 15 years of vegetarianism, 5 years of no animal products whatsoever, and I think you'll agree no one's kicking sand in my face at the beach. Go vegan and you can be buff, too. Reason #1,364 to go veg. (Or, perhaps, Reason #1, if your vanity is near my levels.)
  health     veganism     animal rights  
close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

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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