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Vegan Myth: “Animals Wouldn’t Exist if We Didn’t Eat Them”

Vegan Myths

Vegan Myth: “Animals Wouldn’t Exist if We Didn’t Eat Them”

animals wouldn't exist

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on   “Animals wouldn’t exist if we didn’t eat them.”   This is always a popular argument on the ‘defensive omnivore’ bingo board-the idea these animals are lucky to be alive, because if we didn’t rear and slaughter them, they would simply never…

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Vegan Myth: “Vegans Are Too Preachy”

preachy

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on   “How do you know someone is vegan?” Ho ho ho. “Don’t worry – they will tell you.” Ha ha ha. For many vegans this unfunny – and thoroughly unoriginal – joke is the bane of their existence. Partly…

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Vegan Myth: “Vegan Diets are Dangerous for Pregnant Women”

vegan myth

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on If you’re nurturing a new life it stands to reason you need to be consuming the corpses and secretions of animals. Right? Right? Well actually, no. It is very much possible to have a healthy plant-based pregnancy, as many…

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Vegan Myth: “But Vegans Only Eat Grass”

VEGANS EAT GRASS

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on Food isn’t the only element of veganism, but it is a really big part of it. When people are considering adopting a vegan lifestyle one of the first things they will think about is what they are going to…

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Vegan Myth: “One Person Being Vegan Won’t Help

one person

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on Out of all the horrible things defensive omnivores say to vegans, the accusation that the vegan isn’t doing anything of worth and  isn’t making a dent in the overwhelming suffering of animals, is probably one of the worst. “After…

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Vegan Myth: Lions Eat Other Animals… So Humans Should, Too

natural predators

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on   Many meat eaters defend their diet by comparing themselves to natural predators. “We’re at the top of the food chain,” they say. “Look at lions!” they say. Ok, let’s look at lions. An excellent example–let’s compare the way…

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Vegan Myth: “Vegans are Destroying the Rainforest”

soya

We Take Some of the Biggest Lies and Misconceptions around Veganism and Tackle them Head On Soya is often associated with a variety of dairy-free and meat-free vegan products. It’s believed a football pitch-size area of rainforest is razed down every second to grow this crop. Changing a rich and vibrant rainforest into a monoculture…

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Vegan Myth: “All Vegans End Up Stranded on Desert Islands”

desert island

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions around veganism and tackle them head on.   Surely the most terrifying proposition facing a wannabe vegan is the overwhelming danger of becoming somehow stranded on a desert island. The more militant omnivores will race to convince you this danger is very, very real.   And…

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Vegan Myth: “Vegans Don’t Get Enough Protein, So They’re Weak”

We take some of the biggest lies and misconceptions about veganism and tackle them head on. This time, we look at the argument that vegans are weak because they don’t get enough protein   The protein myth is one that has long annoyed vegans. Many meat eaters suddenly become nutritional experts when faced with a…

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