I have no problem with that Chinese Dog Meat Festival.*

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1. I’m vegan. Sorry, I don’t crossfit.
2. I have no problem with that infamous Chinese dog meat festival—you know the one that Westerners love to protest. Of course, I do have a problem with it—I’m vegan, and would love to see us stop causing harm and torture and death to our animal friends. But if you protest that festival, then go home and eat cow, or sit back while developers plow over intelligently, language-speaking prairie dogs (read this, it’s beautiful)…c’mon. Same goes for Western horror at dolphin-killing. It is horrific!
But we have to walk our compassion talk, first, or we are only self-righteously blaming other cultures for what we find “weird.”
3. If you think killing dolphins or prairie dogs or dogs is sad, then stop eating meat. Also, being vegetarian is not enough.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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