I know there's a dozen possible "unfortunate events" that might have prevented this presentation... Given that even Wes concedes that: "Morality trumps science in debate".
I suspect that he's an absolute disappointment to the industry because he just can't get their message to the sacred, holy high-ground they want (and need) so badly! Might this even be the reason for the cancelled speech?
Yep, considering that there are no ethical justifications to breed, confine, mutilate, torture then murder innocent beings - An oration about the "rightness" of it seems pitifully lame and futile!
Meanwhile... Public speaking coach Pamela Ziemann, author of Giving Voice to Your Cause: Speaking Tips for Nonprofit Professionals, offers these suggestions in having productive conversations:
Be sure to check out her article Vegan Social Skills: Improvisation to the rescue.
For those who are looking for a moral life - You will not find it picking through the bones of victims. But you will through compassionate choices. Go Vegan Now.