Beastly Appetites

One night in the fall of 2009, Crystal Galbraith, a slender twenty-six-year-old vegan activist with bleached-blond hair and a mole under her right eye, put on her best dress, a knee-length, tight-fitting black number by the Row, and set out to save the animals. Crystal had read the vegan manifesto “Skinny Bitch” in college—“I was a