Many people contributed to the letter, talked us through different classes of antibiotics, explained carbon budgets, provided constructive criticism, found missing commas, and made the letter better in a myriad other ways. We want to extend an enormous thank you to those individuals. This includes, but is by no means limited to:
Mark Bittman for being a stellar coauthor in our op-ed for the New York Times and Chris Conway, Senior Staff Editor at the New York Times, for his thoughtful editing and rigorous fact-checking.
Nir Eyal for his mentorship and advice in helping us realize how much work this letter would truly become.
Cameron Meyer Shorb for meticulous fact- and style-checking and for keeping us going with delicious vegan hot dogs.
Katriel Friedman, Hillary Glickman and Chris Hendrickson for sacrificing their Saturday night to reach out to potential signatories.
Jesse Bump, William Masters, Richard Cash and Keeve Nachman for their careful edits and thoughtful advice around messaging.
Shoshanna Goldin, Michelle Gordy and Darian Woods for their generosity in explaining the intricacies of antibiotic resistance.
Kristie Middleton for connecting the health and animal worlds with grace and generosity.
Jocalyn Clark for responding quickly and thoughtfully – even while on vacation – after a simple direct message on Twitter.
Francis Vergunst, Jacy Reese, and Patrick Birkl for their eagerness and enthusiasm in writing about the letter.
Rob Martin for connecting us to the Centre for a Livable Future at John Hopkins.
Rebecca Wolf and Johannes Ackva for contributing significantly to our climate change section and providing names of essential people in the environmental movement to connect with.
Sujatha Bergen for communicating clearly and being a superb liaison between many busy, particular people.
George Wang for offering timely and helpful advice in pitching media outlets.
Charles Kenny for his tireless pitching.
Ryan Briggs for encouraging us to think about how the consequences of lower meat consumption may look differently in low and high-income countries.
Nina Gheihman and Matthew Hayek, whose conference provided us with some of our very first signatories.
Avi Norowitz for his diligence in thinking through the complex trade-offs of reducing meat consumption.
Jordan Coriza for featuring us on his blog and giving us an excuse to make lots of vegan reuben.