Alert the media: apparently the worst thing about us vegans is our farts.
“Don’t even get me started on vegan and vegetarian farts. But vegans and vegetarians say meat eaters have the worst farts. That may be so, but we fart less than they do!”
From the Anti-Vegan Community, by princesscumbag.
I stumbled across this community while doing a Google search. To be fair, it was a Google search for ‘anti vegan’, so I was asking for what I found. What I find most interesting is that the objections most of the people on this site are making have nothing to do with the philosophical arguments behind veganism. Most people seem to look no further than a stereotype, and hate that. A bulk of the statements are also directly related to how good meat is and to showing it in all it’s gory ‘glory’, and then calling me a smelly hippy, idiot, and a psychopath. Awesome. What more can you expect for people who think the Olsen twins have created art?
So I have to ask, why is it that people feel the need to rub their meat in our faces? If you’re eating meat, you’re not hurting me. You may be offending me, but you won’t hurt me. Nor will you change my mind. Really, I’m more puzzled than anything. I have to wonder, what does that say about you? Are you trying to put me on the offensive? Or are you trying to validate your position and draw attention away from your lack of moral argument? Can we have a conversation about that? If you can come up with a better philosophical argument than those for veganism (hint: one that doesn’t start with ‘hamburgers are good’), I will listen. I may choose never to eat meat, but I won’t ever mention the ‘v’ word again. Cross my heart.
What do you say to something like that? Is it appropriate to try and start a dialogue with people who hate vegans so passionately, people who believe that a CIA raid on PETA will make animal rights go away. Will they listen?