Close

“We’re at the beginning of a huge movement” – Author Julie Taylor – New Sentientist Conversation on Podcast and YouTube

Julie (https://twitter.com/JulieTaylorfai1/​) is an author, artist and animal activist. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is “evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” The audio is also on our Podcast – subscribe here: https://apple.co/391khQO​ ​ & all the other platforms https://pod.link/1540408008​​​​.

We discuss (with Luna barking in the background):

  • Growing up reading the Children’s Encyclopedia
  • Julie’s life in public service & social work
  • Studying Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism
  • Spirituality & inter-connectedness & diversity
  • Naturalistic and mystical versions of awe, wonder and inter-connectedness
  • “There’s some spirit in everything”
  • Being comfortable not knowing. Humility and open-mindedness
  • “I’ve always had more questions than answers”
  • Starting every day in prayer and meditation to god, but not a god defined by any established religion
  • “god” as an energy in the universe
  • “Humans are like ants in a big machine” Our perceptions are limited
  • Being a freethinker. Interested in all cultures and all religions
  • Shifting from being focused on human issues to becoming a non-human animal advocate
  • Albert Schweitzer‘s reverence for life
  • Having ancestors that profited from animal exploitation
  • Hating injustice, oppression and abuse
  • Bertrand Russell’s analytic philosophy
  • Being a teacher and educator. The importance of a holistic education about all aspects of life
  • An experience with a stray dog. Being talked into looking after it
  • Seeing a council worker take the perspective of non-humans seriously
  • Visiting an egg farm and seeing the hens crammed in to cages
  • Reporting the egg farm to the RSPCA and being told “it’s legal”
  • The danger of a reverence for nature leading to excuses about animal product consumption “life consumes life…”
  • Experiencing unconditional love as a child
  • Patterns of abuse
  • The importance of animal law and regulations
  • The range of ways individuals can drive change, both personally and through our roles influencing and driving institutions
  • Are we at the beginning of a huge movement for non-human animals?
  • The power of social media to help us drive change
  • The influence of education and indoctrination
  • The influence of films and fiction. Dominion, Gunda, Seaspiracy, books
  • “Within one generation – everything will be very different”
  • Millions of animals are exploited, tortured and killed in research & testing
  • “If it was ethically justified they would’t need to hide it.” “Most people don’t want to needlessly cause suffering & death”.
  • Tapping in to latent decent human ethics?
  • Fighting indifference.

Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at https://sentientism.info/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Join our “wall” https://sentientism.info/wall/​ using this form: https://sentientism.info/im-a-sentien…​. ​Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome to join our groups. Our main one is on FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/groups/senti…​. Thanks, Graham for the post-production: https://twitter.com/cgbessellieu​.

Latest work

Headshot of Jimmy Videle smiling towards the camera. Wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up - and glasses.

Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
More

Is Veganic the Future of Farming? “We grow plants using plants” – Jimmy Videle – Sentientism Ep:192

Jimmy Videle is a farmer, naturalist and researcher. He is the author of The Veganic Grower’s Handbook. A Sentientism conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
More

Half-Earth Socialism – Troy Vettese – Sentientism Ep:191

Troy Vettese is an environmental historian and co-author, with Drew Pendergrass, of Half-Earth Socialism. A Sentientist conversation about "what's real?", "who matters?" and "how to make a better world?"
More

“Your Neighbour Kills Puppies” – Tom Harris – Activist, Artist & Author – Sentientism Ep:190

Tom is an artist, published author, and social justice activist. He is an expert and consultant on animal liberation history and strategy, and the global animal rights movement. His first book, Your Neighbour Kills Puppies was released in March 2024. A Sentientism conversation.
More

Join our mailing list and stay up to date

Sentientism

Handcrafted with ♥ by Cage Undefined