“If you’re already vegan, I ask, ‘What else can you do? Where can you go?’ Things like animal sanctuaries, it’s things like Sea Shepherd and these organisations that aren’t getting handouts from the government. The fishing industry is kept alive by the subsidies – that’s why they can sell their food so cheap. People always say, ‘Vegan food is so expensive’ but it’s not. The last time I checked, salad is still the price of salad, and a potato is still the price of a potato – it’s pretty cheap! When you look at meat, the reason it’s so cheap is because the government is paying you to eat it, for some weird fucking reason. So looking into local animal rescue charities, or local into supporting local vegan businesses or cafes is important – anything you can do to keep those places afloat is a good thing.
“After watching Seaspiracy, I’d say Cowspiracy is another really good documentary to watch, and I think [director Ali Tabrizi] had a part in it as well – they’re sort of sister movies, and they’re both amazing. Earthlings is amazing, too, and it’s voiced by Joaquin Phoenix. There’s a lot to take in, and I feel like once that fire is ignited, there’s a lot there to keep it burning. I genuinely think this documentary is so important, and the conversations that will come from it are so important. But, also, you do have to treat people with kindness when they’re waking up to these things, because it is shocking, and it is alarming. You’re brought up a certain way to think certain things, and when that changes it can be really confronting. It takes people a minute to get used to it; they don’t like change, and they don’t like having to face up to these things. But it’s not their fault – it’s not our fault. It’s our fault if we choose to see this stuff and then not do anything about it. It’s within us to make these little changes that will then create massive waves.”
Seaspiracy is out now on Netflix. Architects’ For Those That Wish To Exist is out now via Epitaph Records.