• Marcus Baxby

Why People Go Vegan (And Why Some of them are Tw*ts)

Veganism is an emotive subject.

I should know, my sister is one.

My sister is an example of someone who is a vegan, who has perfectly valid reasons for doing so.

And there are plenty of them.

They are in the majority.

Unfortunately, the rest of them, the minority, have to ruin it for everyone by being tw*ts about it.

Even more unfortunately, the tw*tty minority are the most vocal.

They shout from the rooftops about how they are morally superior, and how ‘What The Health’ is the greatest ‘documentary’ ever invented.

I say ‘documentary’ in inverted commas deliberately by the way.

In reality, they just went vegan because they saw someone on Instagram do it once and they realised they could still eat Oreos.

Maybe I’m being harsh.

Maybe it’s not their fault.

Because they have been misinformed.

Because in the era of fake news, shouting loudest unfortunately wins over being factually correct.

Protein doesn’t kill you.

Animal products don’t kill you.

Celery doesn’t have magical healing properties.

Stop being tw*ts.

You’re ruining it for everyone else.

Because as I mentioned before, there are perfectly legitimate reasons for going vegan.

From a health perspective, the majority of people would benefit from eating more plants.

From an environmental perspective, farming practices and mass production of animals is pretty damaging.

If you don’t want to eat meat because an animal has died for it – fine. Ethically, that’s your choice.

But don’t believe the tw*ts.

Conspiracy theories and fake science devalue the movement, remove its validity and damage its reputation.

Before you make any dietary decision, think.

Why am I doing this?

Is it based on truth?

Am I being a tw*t?

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