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Protecting the innocent with Carly Taylor & James Aspey

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Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. In Episode 57 I sit down with Carly Taylor & James Aspey to talk about animal activism and talk about the importance of being patient, kind and understanding when communicating the ‘vegan’ message.

James Aspey & Carly Taylor Plant Proof podcast

For those of you who may be more interested in the health aspects of a plant-based lifestyle, or perhaps see ‘vegan’s as extreme, I urge you to listen to this conversation – I think it just may give you a different view of veganism.


  • Carly’s personal story – where she grew up, what life was like, why she transitioned to a plant based diet and why veganism is so important to her
  • Carly’s typical day on a plate
  • Supplements Carly takes
  • Carly’s idea of Pre-Vegans
  • Strategy for talking to others about the ethics of veganism
  • Human Rights, Mental Health, Animal Health/Rights and Planetary Health
  • The idea of ‘humane’ slaughter, organic, free-range, cage-free etc
  • Packaging of animal products on shelf & marketing angles
  • Fuelling yourself on plants in 2019 – options for everyone (junk food versus whole food)
  • Importance of the Lifestyle Medicine Doctor’s encouraging plant based nutrition
  • A plethora of resources to refer to for more information & inspiration
  • Plans James & Carly have for 2019 and beyond
  • and much much more during this 2.5 hour conversation

*NOTE: although this podcast doesn’t go into as much detail about factory farming as my previous podcast with James Aspey when he shared his story, there is still some talk about what happens to animals. So with that in mind, perhaps one parents want to listen to first before deciding if it’s ok for their juniors to listen. I personally think there are so many powerful messages in this for our children to hear – whether via directly listening or being given a summary appropriate to their age and personality etc







Youtube videos:

James’ speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOcox2lvQo

Gary Yourofsky’s speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

Earthling Ed’s speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3u7hXpOm58

Erin Janus’ dairy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI

Kid friendly videos (Bite Size Vegan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDEc87fomio&list=PLmIqdlomtuStMwQ9KWEE8Nn5GyK6vNqz2


BOSH: bosh.tv

Forks Over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/

Plant Proof: Recipes Page

Assistance going vegan:



Netflix documentaries:

Forks Over Knives

What The Health



World Peace Diet

Eternal Treblinka

What a fish knows by Jonathan Balcombe

How Not to Die – Dr. Michael Greger

Proteinaholic – Dr. Garth Davis

And of course keep your eye out for the Plant Proof book I’m publishing with Penguin at the very start of 2020 (all profits being donated to charity)

Activism resources:



Studies spoken about in the intro:

Fibre study in the Lancet

Eat Lancet Diet for Planetary Health


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To follow these guys and see what they’re up to connect with Carly & James on Instagram – they’d love to hear your feedback too.


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