A decade ago, after becoming vegan, Clare ManI started speaking out for animal rights at conferences, festivals and online. Vegans came to see her directly or told their doctors they only wanted to see vegan practitioners, as their pain was undermined when they were told they had depression or not to judge the world so harshly. Clare believes that they were not necessarily mentally ill but demonstrated the normal reactions of feeling human should feel after discovering the cover-up of industrialised animal abuse.
Clare is a telling witness to the anguish of knowing about the systematised abuse of animals in society. She needed a name for what she believes is an existential despair, and to find solutions for vegans whilst avoiding medicalisation of the condition.
Vystopia is the name Clare created to explain the vegan’s experience, and this book provides a way for vegans to navigate their pain and become the necessary champions to create a more compassionate world.
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