Six myths about veganism:
1. VEGANS ARE EXTREME: The absurd notion that cutting cheese out of your diet is extreme yet accepting violence and murder as normal is beyond my own comprehension. Refusing to contribute to the cruelty involved in animal exploitation is a conscious, compassionate lifestyle choice. A plant based diet is far from extreme. Killing nearly 60 billion fellow earthlings yearly for human consumption, is.
2. VEGANS FEEL SUPERIOR: The sole reason (most) vegans decide to become vegan in the first place is because we don’t feel we’re “better” than anyone. All beings have a right to be here. We are all equal.
3. VEGANS CARE MORE ABOUT ANIMALS THAN PEOPLE: What many people fail to realize is that veganism is not only beneficial for the animals, personal health, and the environment- but veganism can eventually solve world hunger. Understand how here: http://features.peta2.com/making-the-connection/world-hunger.aspx
4. VEGANISM ISN’T HEALTHY: A balanced plant-based diet is full of vitamins, protein, fiber and antioxidants. This diet has been proven to prevent many common diseases and even reverse cancer.
5. VEGANISM IS EXPENSIVE: Throughout history, meat has been considered a luxury. Fruits, veggies and grain are some of the most inexpensive foods available. I always tell people, I couldn’t afford NOT to be vegan.
6. VEGANS ARE LIKE PUSHY RELIGIOUS GROUPS: Unlike religion, animal cruelty and the effects of veganism are fact. We aren’t asking you to believe anything we cannot prove, but to open your eyes to things that are happening. The typical omnivorous lifestyle is destroying life and our own home planet every single day. Besides, taking somebody else’s life (or, paying someone to do it) for your own appetite is the most extreme form of pushing your beliefs on somebody. “I believe my life is more valuable than yours, therefore, I believe I have the right to eat you”
Veganism is deciding to live a life free from animal products, choosing a path that is kinder to people, animals and the environment. In fact, there are so many good reasons to reject meat, eggs and dairy products and so many delicious animal free alternatives that the real question is not ‘why vegan?’ but ‘why not?’