Are you sick of vegans trying to shove their opinions down your throat? Do you think vegans are extremely irritating and annoying? Are you sick of vegans trying to ‘force’ you to become vegan?
If so, you are not the only one! We are often labelled as preachy, militant and annoying by meat eaters and vegetarians. Non-vegans argue that eating meat is a personal choice, therefore vegans should stop trying to make them become vegan. However, eating meat, dairy and eggs is not personal choice, let me explain why.
Billions of innocent animals are slaughtered every year for the purpose of human consumption. Every time that you purchase meat you are paying for the death of an animal that didn’t want to die. No animal wants to be slaughtered, dismembered and sold in a supermarket or restaurant! All animals want to live, so how can killing a defenseless, enslaved animal be a personal choice? Eating animal products is not a personal choice because there is always a victim involved.
Now onto the subject of dairy and eggs. Many people do not associate these products with animal cruelty because they are unaware of the reality of egg and dairy farming. One thing that many people may not know is that cows on dairy farms are sexually exploited, forced to continuously give birth so that humans can steal their milk and then are sent to the slaughterhouse to be murdered for their flesh. To read more about the dairy industry please click here.
Just like dairy cows, female chickens (hens) are also exploited in order to keep up with the global demand for eggs. Naturally, a hen in the wild would only lay around 12-20 eggs per year (just like a woman’s menstrual cycle) but egg-laying hens are forced to lay anywhere from 200 to 300 eggs per year. Every time a farmer takes an egg away from a hen, her body responds by producing another egg, which is a very exhausting process. A hen would normally cannibalize her own egg in order to replace vital nutrients lost during the egg laying process. To find out more about the egg industry please click here.
I find it astonishing that society thinks us vegans push our views onto them. When was the last time you saw an advertisement on TV for vegan products like meat-style burgers or vegan cheese? When was the last time that you walked down the street and see a billboard advertisement for a vegan brand? I can’t imagine that you have.
All you have to do is turn on your TV or walk down a high street and you will be bombarded with advertisements for dairy products, animal flesh, animal skin clothing, animal skin footwear, animal tested cosmetic products and fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, KFC and Burger King. The promotion of animal abuse is quite literally everywhere and impossible to avoid. Yet somehow vegans are the ones pushing their beliefs on people?