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  1. Your friendly neighborhood vegan says:

    Also we have a class pet named Buddha the Beta Fish and WE would destroy anyone who ate her and I am a full pledged eat eater.

  2. I wandered over to your site fore the article on OMAD, and decided to read this one. As an FYI, I am somewhat of a “financial” vegetarian. I can’t afford a lot of meat in my diet as a result, I eat far less meat these days than I have historically, and very little red meat at all. I’ve made use of vegan prepared foods because they are dairy-free (and often other allergen free) and “accidentally” safe for people with multiple food sensitivities (ie. me).

    The sad reality for vegans is that non-vegans have *experienced* your “myths” and will be unconvinced that they are myths. You didn’t convince me, though I am sure that you are a nice person, and don’t personally have these anti-social behaviors. People tend not to believe things that do not jibe with their actual experience, no matter what statistics say. Now, possibly this is a result of the fact that there are a__h_les in every group and one ugly experience can form lasting opinions. The problem with that is, I’ve met annoyingly evangelistic vegans, more than one. TBH, MOST of them. It’s not a myth. They exist. They are irritating AF. As a vegan, embrace that reality. There are a__h_le vegans, everyone has met at least one and perhaps several, they poison the well for everyone else.

    I also have followed very restrictive diets because of food allergies and intolerances. I was well aware of the way I *had* to eat to avoid medical issues made me look like a lunatic. At one point, I had to ask a date to go brush his teeth after he ate and I *still* had a reaction when I kissed him. If I went out to eat or on a date, companions thought I was insane, OCD, and completely mental. AND I WAS. The whole thing was totally mental. With more restaurants having vegetarian and vegan options, this is not such a big thing as before, but it is still a thing.

    One should also note that, if you live in the US, and you eat food *at all,* you rely on a vast web of human abuse. That includes the production of vegetables. Those not farmed by large machines (which have their own problems) are picked by hand, which is almost completely performed by poverty stricken, undocumented workers who are brown skinned, not born in the US, and who speak Spanish and indigenous languages. Own that.

  3. And yes, some of them sound pretty familiar, especially abouth health and low choice of food vegans eat)) And of course we all go through this period, when we are obsessed and overwhelmed with everything connected with the influence of veganism on health, animals’ fates and rights, when u want to cry aloud about all of these.

  4. Cool article, thanks a lot for it. I will translate it for our vegan community!

  5. Very much enjoyed the article. Best to cover the misconceptions head on. I did feel like they thought they were better than others. But most likely it is me feeling guilty.

  6. It’s hard to argue Number 8 given that animal rights are a subset of the recognised set of human rights and spring from the same underlying moral beliefs. I feel sure that anyone who recognises that fact – for example, many ethical vegans – cares as much about human rights as other species’ rights. You can’t really get to animal rights without starting with human rights.