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This of course is hypothetical because the chances of the entire world going vegan in the future is impossible. However, if it WAS possible, what do you think would have to happen NOW?

My main concern is how politicians are affected by the beef and dairy and fast food industries. How can the world be educated to know that these industries have perpetuated the myth that consuming their products will make them healthy?

What types of activities or campaigns do you think have the most affect in turning people away from consuming and wearing animals? (slaughterhouse footage? Education about veganism? Education about the environment? Celebrity and other endorsements? Anything else?)

And what do you think the future would be like if everyone was vegan?

What would happen to all the restaurants (fast food and other?)

What would happen to the economy? What industries would disappear and which would flourish?

What would happen to the hunting industry?

What about the fashion industry?

Zoos? Circuses? Vivisection?

What about all the people who are now employed in the business of animal slaughter? (not just slaughterhouse employees, but truck drivers, etc)

What will happen to the crime rates? Will they go down? (would people be less aggressive if they did not eat meat?)

Do you think religious / spiritual people will feel more in tune with their god or goddess or gods because they are finally not taking part in anything that kills another living being?

What do you think would happen to the health industry once people aren't getting sick and dying from consuming all the meat and dairy?

How else would the world be affected in POSITIVE ways?

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 12/17/08 03:53:19

    There are many little "mainly vegan" worlds / communities now which are functioning well.

    I suspect that larger communities / whole planets would function well also!

    Have just browsed your site - amazing content - especially the "Our Mission" page - http://www.greenlightflix.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=3

    Nice to read the "Daktari" mention - I vividly remember watching it 40 years ago.

    Now I spend big chunks of my time in Africa - in many areas that I visit plants are still the main food of humans.

    I suspect that some of your team know the book "The Master Game" by Robert S de Ropp - am I correct?
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    Some links -

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_with_McDonald's_franchises

    Sub section - Countries without McDonald's locations

    SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (46 out of 48)

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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    The "Daktari" theme music - http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=INFmPsTtYH8

    Shelly Manne - http://konotiki.blogspot.com/2006/05/shelly-manne-daktari.html


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