Carnists: “Ugh, vegans are such extremists; going vegan is so unrealistic. Let’s just go back to the ways of our ancestors: hunting and gathering and only taking what we need from the land… all 7 billion of us”
*whispers at PETA and extremist vegans* y'all need to stop being assholes to everyone like,,,, stop. Please. I eat animals and consume animal product but I'm a person who cares for them as well. I love them. I'm not some murderer. Stop accusing people of being so terrible. Honestly. Shoo fly don't bother people who consume animal product or take part in the dairy/egg/meat/animal industry.
I think extremism is what gives a bad name to really positive things, like people think feminism is a bad thing because mainstream media usually associates it with extremes, “women shall hate all man, no exceptions” when in reality is not like that at all (or at leat what true feminism looks for) but there are a small amount of persons who portray it that way and those are the ones who get attention. Gun control? people think they won’t ever have guns in their power again (for whatever reason they want them) when in reality it’s just being quite a little more strict on who get those weapons, as in “you are mentally stable and know how to handle a gun safely”. Same thing with veganism or vegetarianism, I’ve had so many people rolled their eyes when I tell them I’m a vegetarian because they think I’ll lecture them about not eating meat, I will just share my point of view and my (very valid and scientifically backed up) reasons if the other person wanna hear about it, but there is no need tho shove them down. If you are extreme on your views and how you approach them to people of course you’ll give your cause a bad name, people are way to stubborn and unless a person decides to learn about something for their own initiative being aggressive and rude about your views won’t change shit.
Non-vegan: Aww! Look at this cute piglet video! I can’t wait until he becomes my bacon, lol!
Non-vegan: Yes, I would totally kill my dog and eat it.
Non-vegan: I like the sound my food makes when it dies.
Non-vegan: I’d beat a calf to death with a hammer if it meant I got my cheese faster.
Non-vegan: I’d totally eat a human if given the chance. Please give me the chance.
Vegan: Animals don’t want to die. The good news is they don’t have to because we can get by just fine without murdering them.
Non-vegan: UUUUGH! Fucking look at this fucking militant vegan extremist! SOOO EDGY!!!!!!!11 Don’t cut yourself on all that fucking edge! Lol! Fucking attention seeking loser!! …So anyway, as I was saying, I would totally feed a vegan’s corpse to a cow before I slaughter it for steaks because I’m 100% positive the compounded suffering would make it taste better.
676) I am the only vegan in my family and I am 15. I am also the only person with healthy bloodwork, not overweight, and exercises regularly. I am scared that in the next 10 years my mom will literally eat herself to death. I wish I could help them be healthy and live longer lives but if I mention veganism I will just be seen as the "extremist radical vegan". I've shown my mom documentaries before, and she will simply feel guilty for a day or two before forgetting all about it.