There’s no denying it, we’re still a long way from a vegetarian or vegan world. But we may already be seeing the start of a paradigm shift away from eating meat. How else could two mainstream comedy outlets, CollegeHumor and Saturday Night Live, each release sketches supporting the ethics of a meatless diet, and receive an overwhelmingly positive response? (warning: some mild language and adult content)
Some may dismiss the significance of such videos, which are admittedly very light-hearted and only barely touch on the true horrors of the meat industry. But personally, I think it represents a huge step forward that mainstream comedians have started laughing with vegetarians and vegans instead of at us.