Vegans gather to discuss ethics of meat eating

As part of the Vegan summit at UC Berkeley, participants walked along Telegraph Avenue on Friday to spread the word about veganism. Photo: Ted Friedman
As part of the Second Annual World Vegan Summit & Expo, at UC Berkeley from July 29-31, participants walked along Telegraph Avenue on Friday to spread the word about veganism. Photo: Ted Friedman

Hundreds of people gathered at UC Berkeley this weekend to explore veganism, including the belief that humans are herbivores, not carnivores or omnivores.

The list of topics throughout the three-day World Vegan Summit & Expo was exhaustive and included “the ethics and morality of eating animals, veganic gardening, health crises in communities of color, vegan dogs and cats, animals in western culture, ayurvedic anti-aging secrets, veganism and intersectionality, supporting vegan restaurants and businesses, healthy and happy vegan children animals and capitalism, Mexican culture and veganism, and what’s wrong with the big “animal welfare” organizations,” according to a press release.

On Friday, the event sponsored a “Vegan (Because We Care) Walk” from People’s Park to the Cal campus.

Ted Friedman took these photos.


Photo: Ted Friedman
Photo: Ted Friedman
Photo: Ted Friedman
Photo: Ted Friedman
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Photo: Ted Friedman
A touch of Long Beach. Chef Danny V.'s Vegan booth. He gave a free cooking show on the roof of Cal student union.Photo: Ted Friedman
A touch of Long Beach. Chef Danny V.’s vegan booth. He gave a free cooking show on the roof of Cal student union. Photo: Ted Friedman
Photo: Ted Friedman
Rooftop vegan demo at World Vegan Summit & Expo, UC Berkeley Student Union. Photo: Ted Friedman

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