The Bearded Vegans have got a whopper of an episode this week as they do a deep dive into the Amazon forest fires and the subsequent vegan reaction. Many in the animal rights community were quick to condemn meat eaters for their contribution to the cow flesh industry which is a leading contributor to deforestation and insist that going vegan is the most effective means of combating the fires. They’ll do their best to ask whether this is accurate rhetoric and examine the nuances of the situation as well as some crucial aspects that seem to be almost entirely left out of the news cycle. Vegan Piggybacking abounds!

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A transcript of this episode is available HERE. 

The Food:

Fast And Easy Vegan Cookbook by JL Fields.

Epic Vegan Cookbook by Dustin Harder 

Tomo Sushi(Philadelphia, PA)

The Links:

Amazon burning: Brazil reports highest forest fires since 2010(Reuters)

The Amazon is burning because the world eats so much meat(CNN)

Feeling Sad About the Amazon Fires? Stop Eating Meat(Vice)

Fires In Brazil (NASA’s Earth Observatory)

Amazon fires: what is happening and is there anything we can do?(The Guardian) 

Why Everything They Say About The Amazon, Including That It’s The ‘Lungs Of The World,’ Is Wrong (Forbes)

World Wildlife Fund On The Fires 

Bolsonaro is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon: Here’s How (and How Not) to Act (The Globe Post)

The Land Battle Behind the Fires in the Amazon (The Atlantic)