I get a lot of questions (and snide comments) about Veganism, we all do, so I thought I would address a few of them today.

I thought all Vegans were supposed to be slim?

Veganism isn’t a diet. The Vegan Society defines Veganism as “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. Also, please kindly do not comment on anyone’s weight, Vegan or otherwise.

If no-one was looking would you eat a bite of this sausage?

If no-one was looking would you go against all of your beliefs? I feel the same way about eating meat as you do about eating a dog.

Don’t you miss cheese?

No. Besides there are a lot of great Vegan alternatives to cheese now.


Not a question. Move along, troll.

I don’t like the way you put your Vegan message out there and there are a lot of people doing it better than you.

OK, I’m sorry that you think so. I think there’s room for everyone’s own way of getting the message out there; not every method will suit everyone.┬áSome people need a big, firm wake up call whereas others will listen to a softly softly approach and I think mine falls somewhere in between.

What happens when you convert someone to Veganism?

You get 500 extra Boots advantage points, a Thank You card from Moby and a voucher for some Tofu.

Oh, so you think you’re better than me?

No. No I do not think that I am better than you. I do, however, think that not harming animals is better than harming animals. Honestly, the only difference between a non Vegan and a Vegan is that the Vegan has made the connection between the living, breathing animal with feelings to the food on their plate and they have made a lifestyle change. Most Vegans weren’t Vegan from birth, they were just like you not long ago at all. A lot of people say you should be the type of Vegan you wish you would have encountered before you went Vegan and I think I am doing that. I want to help you to make the connection that I wish I had made a lot sooner.


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