While I continue work on new drafts, here’s some junk that’s been cranking me up lately. I know nobody believes me still when I insist veganism isn’t synonymous with animal liberation but here’s a buncha straw men anecdotes on a slippery slope in support. Yeah, that’ll do it.
Veganism is so much better for the environment. That’s why you should kill more animals with lesser environmental footprints. What a win environmental vegans, thanks!
The rawfoodist sect of veganism sure loves durian. Too bad durian is apparently murder.
Hampton Creek Foods, working on egg replacement products, gets funding from Asia’s richest businessman. Beyond Meat cranks out a beef crumbles line. And vegan commenters never fail to throw FUD into the mix about eating processed foods or “OMG GMO”! It’s the NOT VEGAN game on a whole new level. Go ahead and post something about these products on your Facebook vegan group and watch the fun as they trip over themselves to find ways to piss on it. POINTS: “processed” = 5, “gluten free??” = 3, “GMO??” = 1
Whole Foods proudly displays their animal parts with signage saying “A hearty helping of animal compassion with every order”. Vegans boycott Whole Foods for their misleading claims. Oh wait, no they just wrote a petition and the sign was taken down. We’re all cool now guys.
Chipotle declares “Vegans and Carnivores Unite” with their new vegan sofritas offering. Many vegans fawn but some aren’t buying it (literally and figuratively). In fact, forreals animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere has Chipotle squarely in their sights.
A “vegan America” is predicted by 2050 by measure of number of food trends. Looking forward to those nonGMO gluten-free kale burgers at McVegan’s in my seventies.
Thanks for joining me in this brief crankalude, please stay tuned for regularly irregular scheduled cranking.
- What can animal activists learn from the free produce movement? – Jon Hochschartner ↩