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    K. C. Mackey was standing on the sidewalk near Marsh Plaza earlier this week, offering passers-by a warm smile and a Humane League brochure, whose cover
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      K. C. Mackey was standing on the sidewalk near Marsh Plaza earlier
      this week, offering passers-by a warm smile and a Humane League
      brochure, whose cover featured two spotted piglets and a fuzzy chick.
      Some smiled back and grabbed a brochure. Others waved a dismissive
      hand or ignored her completely. In the course of a half hour, she had
      two conversations about animal rights and reducing meat consumption,
      both with friends. One changed the topic, the other said she is slowly
      cutting meat from her diet and switching from milk to soy products.

      “It’s better to make slower changes than go all at once,” advised
      Mackey (CAS’13), who became a vegan eight months ago. “For me, I just
      can never go back.”

      Mackey was among a handful of students, all of them members of the BU
      Vegetarian Society, passing out leaflets this particular day. Founded
      four years ago, the club aims to end animal cruelty, save the
      environment, and halt world hunger by promoting a vegetarian or vegan
      lifestyle. Members meet every other week, organize potlucks, and host
      events like the 10 Billion Lives Tour earlier this fall, where
      participants received $1 apiece from the Farm Animal Rights Movement
      to view a four-minute video about factory farm abuses. The society
      also protests organizations like the Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
      Bailey circus for its alleged abuse of elephants. And they invite
      speakers like Gene Bauer, cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary,
      and Zoe Weil, an educator at the Institute for Humane Education, to
      campus to discuss issues like animal rights and ways to live a kinder
      and more compassionate life.

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      http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/tofu-its-whats-for-dinner/

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