About Ethical Vegans

I have postponed writing about vegans for a long time, but I believe it is necessary to do this, lest you be led astray. Because everyone who is looking for ways to make this world a better place will eventually run into the rhetoric of ethical vegans.

To clarify something, “vegans” are simply those who don’t eat anything which is derived from animals, as a personal choice. “Ethical vegans” state that human being are not entitled to eat or use anything which is derived from animals, that this is unethical.

So while the average vegan has decided to live a certain lifestyle, as a personal choice, ethical vegans insist that all of humanity should follow their example. By leaving no room for personal choice, they are essentially a cult which is based upon worshipping animals.

Ethical vegans don’t see any problem with this. “Just stop eating meat and using animal products. Good for animals. Good for people. Good for the planet. Who could object to this?” Well, I do. There are too many flaws in these theories to join this cult.

A vegan diet is always an incomplete diet, which needs to be supplemented with at the very least vitamin B12. The last two million years of our evolution we have eaten mainly meat, and to change this around 100% is an experiment of which we don’t know the long-term effects.

“Vegan diets can have many health benefits, but they may not contain all the necessary nutrients. To avoid a deficiency, a person should be sure to consume a variety of nutritious plant-based foods and consider taking supplements.” Source: Medical News Today. 

It is popular to state that it will tremendously benefit the environment if you stop eating meat. Save the planet. Stop global warming. Yet how effective is this strategy? Is it based upon the idea that we should reduce or stop animal suffering, or on science?

“Lund University researchers have found that switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet is minimal in comparison to other methods of reducing carbon footprint. The data shows that in certain cases developing other eco-friendly habit in many cases can be more effective in shrinking your carbon footprint than switching to the ‘rabbit food’ diet.” Source: Consumer Freedom. 

Now there is a lot to be said for ending factory farming the way it is currently done. There is far too much animal suffering for my taste as well. Yet you can actually use cows to reverse climate change, as I have stated in a previous post, “Greening the World’s Deserts.” 

Based on all of this, I don’t believe that the solution is to stop eating meat. And the final point about the danger of ethical vegans as a cult is actually the most important one. Anyone who is talking or acting in a way that does not agree with ethical vegans is treated as an enemy.

Hunters, cattle farmers, and advocates of a carnivore diet all receive death threats on a regular basis from “ethical vegans.” These are not exceptions, this is common practice. Like this female butcher, who became the victim of a campaign of death treats.

There is obviously nothing wrong with loving animals and choosing to stop eating animal products. There is however something very wrong with a cult which wants to tell everyone in the world how they should live, not based on science, but on an emotional response to animal suffering. Please do yourself a favor and stay away from the cult of ethical veganism.

A Tribute to Tom Moore

Months ago I read the inspiring story of a British Second World War vet who walked with a stroller to help collect money to combat COVID-19. An amazing way to help out for someone of almost a century old.

Now I have been informed that he is with the angels, after reaching the full century and being able to collect a lot of money and to inspire many people around the world. Thank you, Tom. What a great way of contributing to a good cause!

“Moore’s fundraising efforts during the first national lockdown in April last year raised £38.9m for NHS charities after his pledge to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday captured the imagination of fans from around the world.” Source: The Guardian 

What I find particularly beautiful about this story is the simplicity of it. Tom Moore must have recognized the need for help and have looked inside to see what he could do about it. After having done this, he just started his helpful action, walking behind his stroller.

It reminds me about the words of Ghandi. “Be the change you want to see.” There is no use in lamenting a situation without doing anything. Once a problem is clear, there needs to be a focus on achieving a solution. And everyone can help with this, in modest or in big ways.

The way I try to be helpful is that I want to spread quality information about the COVID-19 outbreak, plus more info about The Great Reset, what it is all about, and what alternatives we can choose to this technocratic leadership by the elite. That is what I can do.

I don’t know what Tom Moore would have thought of my efforts, or if he agrees with everything I write, and I cannot ask him this anymore. But what I can say is that it is beautiful to see that in every crisis there are people stepping up to bring light in the darkness. God bless you, Tom Moore!