No Lie Can Live Forever: Predicting a Vegan America by 2050

By Kathy Stevens Founder and director, Catskill Animal Sanctuary
I’m making a prediction: America will be vegan by 2050.Sound preposterous? Not if we work together to make it happen.Consider that until the 1900s millions of young children worked in our factories… and how untenable that would be today. Consider that a country built on the backs of slaves elected Barack Obama in 2008. Consider that seventeen states in a country where gays lived painfully in the closet just decades ago, now allow them to marry. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” Martin Luther King said, paraphrasing a longer quotation from transcendentalist Theodore Parker. Our nation’s history speaks this truth.

And consider that a 2012 study found that when ten percent of the population holds “an unshakable belief, that belief is always adopted by the majority of the society.”

Most importantly, consider what’s happening before our very eyes:

1. Meat consumption is down, while “all things vegan” are on the rise.

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