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Gary Smith Live ARZone Guest Chat


ARZone are pleased to announce this week’s Live Chat Guest.

Gary Smith’s blog The Thinking Vegan ( ) focuses on veganism as a social justice movement, as opposed to a dietary plan. The blog’s philosophical bent is abolitionism and liberationism, which does not support any use of animals.


The Thinking Vegan includes articles and posts, short notes and ideas, interviews with thinkers and doers in the vegan/animal advocacy community, guest posts, and a thinking vegan’s take on newsworthy events. The blog also features The Thinking Vegan Consortium, where we ask vegans engaged in different kinds of activism a single question and post their responses to show a diversity of perspectives on the same issue, and The Thinking Vegan Pop Quiz which asks readers for feedback on a specific topic.


Gary and his wife started their public relations agency Evolotus PR ( in 2006. Through its work with mainstream journalists, Evolotus has helped move animal advocacy and veganism to the forefront of the American media discussion. Evolotus works with clients in categories such as animal advocacy, documentary films, health/wellness and vegan foods. They have represented films like Earthlings, Skin Trade, Forks Over Knives, Food Matters, Got the facts on Milk and Simply Raw; animal organizations including Beagle Freedom Project, ARME, the Fur Free West Hollywood campaign; and worked with Mercy For Animals on media outreach for the Farm to Fridge Tour and two recent undercover investigations.


Gary has also written animal rights content for Elephant Journal ( and Mother Nature Network (


Gary welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members this weekend on a range of topics, including his excellent blog, The Thinking Vegan, his PR work with Evolotus, his activism for others, and his philosophies in general.

ARZone is supportive of education, critical thinking, rational discourse, and aims to provoke intelligent dialogue about issues that most concern members of the animal advocacy movement.

ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.

This is an event for which questions must be submitted to ARZone prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday 21 September via email to

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Last updated by Carolyn Bailey Sep 19, 2011.


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