Why I think there are people who, really, shouldn't bother going vegan (as a 5-year vegan)

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Eat vegetables. Eat beans. Eat tofu. Eat Rice. Frig off.
Eat vegetables. Eat beans. Eat tofu. Eat Rice. Frig off.

Oh I know, you're shocked there's a vegan not shouting how everyone should be vegan. Shocker.

But hold on a minute: I do actually think it's ideal for everyone to go vegan... outside of people with eating disorders, soy and other allergies, or people without adequate access to nutrient-rich vegan foods, such as those living in food deserts.

I'm not going to argue with every neanderthal in the comments who are going to jeer: "Blaaah but I like ma steak bloody, blaaaah." Shut up. Eat beans. Love yourself.

Anyway, the actual reason I'm writing this... journal? Article? Is because I am personally sick and tired of the online community making veganism out to be this "fix-all" diet that people hop on when they want to lose weight or "cure" various health problems.

True fact: veganism DOES have health benefits as it reduces the risk for some forms of cancer and is overall deemed to be better for your digestion. Assuming you eat a more whole, plant-based diet, this can result in better health, sure, but if we're being honest, most studies show that ANY whole-food diet can be healthy. Including one that contains meat, fish, and dairy.

So, no. If you want to lose a shit ton of weight, veganism isn't the cure. Cutting out highly processed, crap foods is what causes people to lose weight (in conjunction with exercise). This thought process leads people to eat crazy vegan diets like "raw foods" where people eat nothing but 50 bananas and 12 dates and call it a "smoothie."

Veganism isn't a weight loss diet. Veganism isn't a "cleanse." Veganism isn't going to repair a bad relationship with food.

Veganism is an ethical choice intended to help reduce animal suffering and the impact of global warming by means of hopefully eliminating the extremely toxic world of animal agriculture.

Period.

In saying, I'm not telling you not to try veganism. I'm not saying veganism only belongs to an elite group of people - I'm saying that hopping on veganism like a trendy diet, only to come to the conclusion that it's "bad," "unhealthy," and "restrictive," is not the fault of veganism. It's the fault of a strange culture that makes it out to be something that isn't and then blaming it for our own personal failures.

Next time you think about going vegan, consider some of the ethical reasons as to why people choose to be that way. I listed the resources below.

Peace you veggie hating scum bags.

https://vegfund.org/blog/how-will-we-heal-the-earth?utm_campaign=Environmental&utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=adwords&utm_term=environmental%20impacts%20of%20eating%20meat&hsa_mt=b&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ad=491379961367&hsa_src=g&hsa_cam=6465520793&hsa_kw=environmental%20impacts%20of%20eating%20meat&hsa_grp=77486793083&hsa_tgt=kwd-294966870413&hsa_ver=3&hsa_acc=4732589102&gclid=Cj0KCQiAj9iBBhCJARIsAE9qRtCYNqOIhxoKrqpEeImZZi59-0kg4UePmDr2odNRiskz8OKN9_lJbPAaAhm1EALw_wcB

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth

Why I think there are people who, really, shouldn't bother going vegan (as a 5-year vegan)
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  • Screenwriter
    Yep! There's truly no difference between a nice pig and a nice dog!
    Farmers, for time immemorial, have always had farm animals as pets. I've recently met a pig and some rabbits at an urban garden center, and a lovely white male goat that CLEARLY wanted me to pet him and I did. The pig was the same. It's somehow delightful that these animals ALLOW us to choose them as companions.
    But, ON THE OTHER HAND, rabbits and pigs make DELICIOUS stews. But, I wouldn't eat MY PET animals. There's the only difference.
    Eating low on the food chain IS healthier. However, the fattest woman I know was a vegan. I don't know WHAT she was stuffing into herself, but stuffing she was.
    She would probably have made a nice, but fatty, stew herself.
    I'm no cannibal, though.
    But pigs, I'm SO SORR TO SAY, are the most delicious animals on the planet. They are also quite charming and clean animals. I take a bow to them as being both nutritious, delicious and wonderful pets. They're a bit unlucky in that they taste so good.
    I have to tell you, people are afraid of alligators. Alligators do NOT like the taste of humans. They like PIGS. Same with sharks. Sharks prefer seal.
    But I bet if you threw them a pig, they would throw a Shark Week party.
    "HOW DID WE NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FOOD!!!"
    poor pigs.
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  • DragonXR
    Veganism doesn't help with climate change or is as ethical as you believe.

    Good Take.
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  • EaterPeter
    Nice article. Thanks.
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