Marloes Boere: Resolving resentment towards meat-eaters / SATURDAY 28th
Marloes Boere (Boere is the Dutch word for farmer), born in 1991, grew up on a dairy farm in the ‘green heart’ of the Netherlands. Not only her father, but also a lot of her uncles and aunts were farmers. As a teenager she became a vegetarian because she worried about climate change. At university she studied future planet studies and philosophy, in order to better understand both the complexity of the climate change problem and possible solutions for it. She first started questioning the dairy industry, when her uncle told her he decided to stop separating the calves from their mothers immediately after they were born. This moment was a turning point for her, because she realized our treatment of dairy cows was a choice. Shortly after, she became vegan and she considers it to be the best decision in her life. Of course, this has put a strain on her relation with her whole family. In her talk, she will share her process of reconnecting with her family and what this process has taught her about effective vegan activism.
In her talk, Marloes Boere will share her process of reconnecting with her family of dairy farmers after having become vegan, and what this process has taught her about effective vegan activism.Topics will include resentment, loneliness, estrangement, forgiveness, clear and peaceful communication.