It’s hard to avoid it nowadays, it’s on your timeline, it pops up on Instagram, it’s taking over Netflix and you can’t even run away from it on Snapchat thanks to DJ Khaled. I’m talking about the new trending lifestyle: Veganism.
So let me first school you on the many varieties this veggie lifestyle has to offer:
1. Pescetarian a.k.a hypocrite
You love telling the world you’re an animal lover but you can’t stay away from the Skrimps with Grits and the Ceviche con extra lemon. You have a dog or a cat and you probably wish you could have a micro pig as a pet. All animals are important to you ‘cuz Peta is showing you all these messed up videos that make you want to slap Jesus into people, but for some reason, you don’t consider fish to have feelings.
You have watched Blackfish and you totally hate SeaWorld though.
See the contradiction here?
3. Vegan a.k.a Hipster
4. Raw Vegan a.k.a cray cray
You’re a hippie, you probably hug trees and don’t own a tv. But your body is hella tight and sexy and you love to pet fluffy things *ahem* call me.
So now that we’ve cleared that up, lets get back to whats important: why are vegans so misunderstood?
Is it because of their disgusted looks whenever you declare your love for bacon or how they judge you when you stuff your face with pepperoni pizza?
Vegans aren’t quiet about what they believe in, they will make you feel like an asshole all day every day and they will take any chance they get to let you know so. Could it be that it bothers us how their arrogance makes us feel? As if somehow it feels like they are better than us?
Maybe so, but perhaps it says more about us being so careless and oblivious to their message. Because let’s be honest, every time you sink your teeth in a juicy burger or dip your buffalo wings in the extra hot sauce you want to be blind to the repercussions. You don’t want to think about the 82% of starving children who live in countries where most of the food is fed to animals, while these animals are eaten by western countries. You don’t want to hear about how livestock and their byproducts account for 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and how it’s the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction. You don’t want to know about dairy increasing your risk of cancer or how it actually makes you more likely to have Osteoporosis and break bones.
Article by Rachel Rumai
Article date 2016