Date: 16 June 2016
Author: Natalie O’Neill
These carnivores are dead meat!
A group of vegan extremists has launched a Web site meant to shame scores of “ex-vegans” — even posting the names and photos of the meat-munching traitors.
The The Vegan Sellout List, at exvegans.com, features a directory of former vegans, including plenty of New York City residents.
It says its mission is to hold responsible folks who eat animals and know better.
The site accuses the former non-meat-and-dairy eaters of once being vegans only to be trendy or to make friends.
“The spirits of the billions murdered have risen to deliver: The Vegan Sellout List,” the site declares.
“The Vegan Sellout List is our answer to . . . those who are aware of the suffering caused by meat, dairy, egg, fur and leather production, yet choose to look away while the animals suffer,” the site says, calling out “swarms of haughty, nose-turning carnists.”
One of those so-called carnists is Berlin Reed, 31, a vegan-turned-butcher who was inspired to eat meat after working at a Brooklyn-based food shop that partners with small local farms.
The site features a photo of Reed, noting he’s an ex- vegan who once belonged to an anarchist organization.
“Here we have yet another person hiding behind anarchism to justify their selfish behavior,” the site seethes.
But Reed’s laughing it off.
“It’s just hilarious that someone would spend that much time shaming other people for lifestyle choices,” said Reed, author of “The Ethical Butcher.”
“It’s kind of amazing to me that you’d care so much.”
Reed, who was a vegan for three years, said he still has vegan-boosting tattoos and even refused to kiss meat-eaters at one point in his life. Then he applied for a cheese-monger job at The Greene Grape in Fort Greene, but instead landed the butcher gig.
He soon began working with small local farms, and after learning not all farms treat animals inhumanely, his thoughts began to shift.
“I thought, ‘If I want to see change, I should be part of something I want to see happen, instead of something I don’t,’ ” he said.
He’s not the only New York-bred foodie on the sellout list.
The site also accuses former “Top Chef” contender Andrea Beaman, 45, of being a selfish ex-vegan.
But Beaman — who dropped veganism after it made her sick — said she isn’t offended.
“It made me giggle,” said the Upper East Side resident.
But she said she actually understands the mentality.
“When I was a vegan, it was the most judgmental time of my life!” she said.
She laughed and added, “Maybe it was the B12 deficiency?”
My Conclusion: The Vegan Extremist or Veganarchist are just taking their view to far by shame those to who choose not to be vegan any more and back to eating meat. The ex-vegan knew that avoid meat and other animal product was not benefiting their health it, maybe benefited them on the short term but long term no. With people on long term vegan diet suffer nutrient deficiency like
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B-12
- Other B vitamins
- Vitamin K2 (This one is a killer, don’t overlook it. It is not to be confused with)
- Vitamin K1, they are not the same thing.)
- and the list the goes on
When your body is so deficient on certain nutrient and you begin suffer some health problems like fatigue and other health problem. They’re warning sign that you’re deficient on certain nutrient and your body do show signs or effects when you’re are deficient on certain nutrient. And if you continue to choose to ignore the warning sign your health problem will only get worse and more unforgiving.
In the first sentence of the article said “These carnivores are dead meat!” Which I don’t get it; because I know human are omnivores; when human discover that eating meat made their brains larger and their stomach smaller; they have more energy which lead to human evolution and allow civilization to grow.
So why the vegan extremist have a hatred of those who choose to eat meat or choose to eat meat again and become ex-vegans also they shame or attack other vegan who don’t go along with the extremist ideology; who they’re just down to earth, don’t mine other people who choose to eat meat and for people right to choose to either to choose eat meat, or be vegetarian, or be vegan.
For me I’m for choice and for people who choose to be vegan, I’m okay with it as long they attack me or other people for their choices. So let just be good rational human beings and enjoy life.