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By Rachel Berardinelli
“I stopped eating meat when I realised that meat production contributes to a society in which the value of a life is measured by profit margins alone and comfort is of no concern.” – Michael Mansfield QC in his op-ed, “Abolishing meat is an ethical issue that requires everyone’s attention.”
Michael Mansfield was born in 1941 and grew up in North London. Mansfield attended the University of Keele, which is when he became interested in politics. Called to the bar at age 26, he would go on to become one of Britain’s top human rights attorneys. His highly public career took off when he represented an anarchist group called the “Angry Brigade,” who launched a series of small bomb attacks in Britain from 1970 – 1972.
Throughout his career, he has represented clients in controversial and emotionally-charged cases, including the racially motivated murder of Stephen…
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