May 28, 2015
David Robinson Simon is a lawyer and
advocate for sustainable consumption.
David works as general counsel for a healthcare
company and serves on the board of the Animal Protection
and Rescue League Fund, a non-profit dedicated to protecting
David runs a website that keeps us up-to-date on
matters arising from the farm animal industry as well as informing
us of other animal-related causes.
David received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and his
J.D. from the University of Southern California. He is the author
of two books: New Millennium Law Dictionary, a
full-length legal dictionary
He lives in Southern California with his partner,
artist Tania Marie, and their rabbit, tortoise, and two
- why David, a lawyer, turned to
economics to explain how the meat industry is a cost to
- about the lack of rights that exist
for farm animals.
- how the farming community set the
standards on how farm animals are treated.
- how the Customary Farming Extension
was introduced to legally treat farm animals
- about the environmental costs
associated with producing animal products.
- how to control or even reverse
climate change by reducing meat consumption.
- how taking shorter showers is not
going to alleviate the drought in California.
- what the true external cost to
society is when someone consumes an animal product.
- how deferring climate change
measures today will impose greater costs on society in the
- what David, who is a vegan, had for
breakfast this morning.
- the ingredients to David’s ‘power
smoothie’ - a refreshing and nutrient dense meal in a
- how companies are being subsidised
by government to lower the retail price of meat.
- about the heavy subsidies being
paid out to the meat industry.
- how artificially-low meat and dairy
prices are fuelled by out-of-whack farm subsidies.
- about Ireland’s removal of milk
quotas and what it means for market prices.
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