Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Your member of parliament for


Beaches-East York

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Your member of parliament for


Beaches-East York

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NOW Magazine Op-Ed: Why I’m a vegan but don’t consider myself an animal activist

Access my recent op-ed in NOW Magazine on animal advocacy in our politics.

(Photo credit: Flickr/Takver)

Read my thoughts in an op-ed piece for NOW Magazine on animal advocacy in our politics. The article can be accessed here.

“In the end, we cannot expect our political actors to change our laws if we cannot change our own behaviour. While it may not feel like activism, we are the most effective advocates for the humane treatment of animals when our actions align with our beliefs, and when we set an example for those around us.”

I was also recently interviewed by the Toronto Vegetarian Association in anticipation for my talk on Legislation for Animals at Veg Fest, taking place Sunday, September 10th, at 6pm.