2 January 2020
Dr. Frank Furedi, author and social commentator is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury.
British ‘ethical vegan’ Jordi Casamitjana hopes to have his whole movement recognized by an employment tribunal as a protected belief, similar to a religious faith – which could give vegan zealots free rein in the workplace.
Casamitjana says he was fired from his job because of his beliefs – he disclosed to other employees at the League Against Cruel Sports that it invested its pension funds in firms involved in animal testing. He couldn’t leave well enough alone because he is an ‘ethical vegan’ – someone who doesn’t just avoid animal products, but also holds veganism as a “philosophy and a belief system”, and, apparently, feels the need to spread it around.ALSO ON RT.COMUnashamedly intolerant: Veganism promotes a religion of hate, attempts to guilt-trip & ridicule meat eaters
During hearings on Thursday and Friday, Casamitjana hopes to convince an Employment Tribunal that his beliefs should enjoy the same status as long-established religions such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Beyond merely vindicating the man in his job dispute, the process could end up opening the door to endowing veganism with the authority of the sacred.
In an era where lifestyle identity and politics dominate public life in the Western world, there is a constant tendency to transform individual beliefs into a sacred cause. Vegans are only the latest of a long line of life-style warriors who have demanded that their beliefs should enjoy the legal protection afforded by the Equality Act. In response to these demands, the courts have adopted a relatively relaxed attitude towards dishing out protected status. In 2011, a court ruled that belief in the sanctity of animal life should be protected. As a result of recent rulings, the status was bestowed on the conviction that fox hunting is evil, and the belief that it is possible to communicate with the dead using psychic powers.
“Vegan from ma head tomatoes”.
Hundreds of #vegan activists marched through central London on Saturday to raise awareness of animal rights.455:10 AM – Aug 20, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy38 people are talking about this
‘Protected beliefs’ dilute the idea of what’s sacred
There is, of course, a weighty argument against the proliferation of protected beliefs; which is that it undermines the moral authority of long-established religions. As more and more everyday views are accorded the same moral status as long held religious ideals, the idea of the sacred becomes diluted and emptied of meaning.
Nevertheless, I do not mind if veganism gains legal recognition for what it really is – a proselytising would-be religion. The zealotry of many vegans resembles the attitudes and forms of behaviour that are generally associated with the worst features of theocratic intolerance.
Crusading veganism needs to be distinguished from the personal decisions to eat only vegetables and avoid animal products. It regards non-vegans as akin to ignorant heathens, who must be converted to the cause. Towards its critics it has adopted the ruthless temper of the Inquisition. Vegan fanatics have targeted turkey and livestock farmers, butchers and steak houses.
Even the mainstream of this movement has adopted the intolerant habit of treating meat eaters as their moral inferiors. They ceaselessly moralise and lecture people about how they should live their lives. Unlike vegans in the past, who regarded their attitude to food as a private dietary issue, their contemporary brethren believe that converting others to their way of life is a public duty.ALSO ON RT.COMPaper beer bottles & wooden cutlery: Do eco-moralists care more about the environment, or turning people’s lives upside down?
Vegans unleashed to set their rules
The real question at stake is not whether or not veganism becomes as protected as a religion, but the practical consequences of this decision for the rest of society. In a democratic society, individuals are entitled to hold strong beliefs. However, they are not entitled to impose those beliefs on others. Nor are they entitled to expect that employers, colleagues and other people must accommodate to their beliefs. Yet, that is exactly what the drive for protected status for veganism hopes to achieve.
The most significant issue here is to what extent the public will have to accommodate to the ambitions of veganism. Recently a nursery that introduced a plant-based only menu was forced to backtrack after the children’s parent revolted against its unilateral imposition. If nurseries believe that it is OK to enforce their doctrine on little children, how long before other institutions follow suit? Will employers be expected to provide employees with vegan meals? Will they have to accommodate to vegans’ dislike for leather chairs and clothes because of the ‘stress’ and ‘mental harm’ they cause them? Though the answer to these questions is far from clear, it is likely that protected belief status will embolden these attempts to impose a certain lifestyle on the rest of us.
In reality, veganism does not need protected status, because it enjoys significant support from the UK’s cultural establishment. The Economist rightly predicted that 2019 would be ‘the year of the vegan’ and that veganism would go mainstream. Celebrities like Arianna Grande and Benedict Cumberbatch regularly endorse their vegan diet. On the media and the domain of youth culture, a vegan diet is often portrayed as a mark of virtue. However, for the vegan crusade, the adherence of celebrity culture to its cause its not enough. It wants to force itself on the meat-eating majority. Gaining protected status for its dogma would provide them with legal clout to further that ambition.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used executive powers to push through Green New Deal policies as part of the ‘One NYC 2050’ aka the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The new policy will phase out processed meats and reduce beef by 50% for all schools, jails, hospitals and cafeterias where government workers eat. Looking further into the policies reveals a slow creep towards an eventual mandated vegan diet in the name of ‘climate change’.
5 January 2019
A GREEN MP has called on Parliament to impose a tax on meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change.
Caroline Lucas told delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference an overhaul of Britain’s agri-industrial food system is needed because it is in “crisis” and is favouring consolidation at the expense of human health, ecology and the livelihoods of farmers. In a speech entitled ‘A radical new vision for British agriculture’ delivered on Friday, Ms Lucas set out her vision for farming which included greater attention to animal welfare, fewer pesticides, a reduction in food waste, and adopting a diet with less meat and dairy products. Half of all farmed animal emissions come from beef and lamb, according to research by scientists Joseph Poore and Thomas Nemecek.
Ms Lucas referred to MP Claire Perry, who said if the Cabinet ate less beef to set an example it would lead to the introduction of a “nanny state”.
Ms Lucas said: “At the risk of incurring the wrath of the energy secretary in particular who said recently that encouraging people to eat less meat would be ‘the worst sort of nanny state ever’, I’d add that we need serious consideration of measures like a meat tax, particularly for beef.
“I accept that British sheep farming is one of the least intensive forms of livestock farming so perhaps a banded system according to production would help, offset for more sustainable meat producers through increased revenue from targeted agri-environment schemes.”
But NFU vice president Stuart Roberts hit back at her demands, tweeting: “We all share the ambition to address climate change but taxing isn’t the way.
“There’s great potential for market based drivers and future agriculture policy to underpin our positive direction of travel without looking at regressive tax solution. Let’s see market-based solutions.”
Earlier in the week, Minettte Batters, president of the National Farmers’ Union called for zero farming emissions by 2040.
Ms Lucas said she felt “encouraged” to hear her comments and hopes she can count on the NFU to support her amendment to the Agriculture Bill to achieve it.
During a speech at the conference this week, Ms Batters said: “Our aim must be ambitious: to get our industry to net zero across all greenhouse gas inventories by 2040 or before.”
But critics argue that poor people will be hit hardest by a meat tax and say it will not bring greenhouse gas emissions down to safe levels.
Nick Allen, head of the British Meat Processors Association, said: “We have one of the best grass growing climate in the world. So we have the ability to turn good grass into good meat better than anyone else.
“I don’t believe it would achieve the desired result.”
Ms Lucas tweeted: “We need huge reduction in meat-eating to avoid climate breakdown. Better manure management and selection of feed can reduce farming emissions – but need to consider potential of #Meattax too.”
One person tweeted back: “So a regressive #Meattax is the answer? Let’s make meat a luxury item for the well-off, no @CarolineLucas. Don’t blame ordinary people for climate change, lecturing them about what they eat.”
Livestock accounts for five per cent of Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions.Eco Liberty Conclusion:
Yes there is a war on meat eater in the UK in the name of stop climate change bringing forth Agenda 21, Making people eat one of the most unhealthiest diet in the world which is call the Vegan diet. And I do the fact to backup why the Vegan diet is one of the most unhealthiest diet in the world. On sv3rige Youtube channel he interview ex-vegan to allow them to share their story and why going on the vegan diet long-term is a very unhealthy idea. Here one the most recent ex-vegan video on sv3rige channel
I have watch a lot of sv3rige ex-vegan interviews. Why meat is important food the human body many have been brainwash that the Vegan most healthiest and the peaceful diet on earth and in fact it’s the polar opposite. Why the media and government pushing one of most unhealthiest diet on earth and saying that it healthy in fact it’s not. That type movement to push Veganism and bring forth meat prohibition is going to kill a lot people. That we need to expose that animal rights movement, climate movement and any other movements that push veganism, meat and dairy prohibition, Carbon Dioxide Reduction (which is plant food), Geo engineering the climate to stop climate change; and human extinction. They’re there to destroy the environment and life on Earth. Those movement are fund by the elites to brainwash people to push their agenda.
For Eco Liberty we’re there to inform people so we can help human to survive and process to the next level.
Infowars’ Millie Weaver investigates leftist talking points used by vegan activists that trace back to UN Agenda 21, population control, and globalism. She discusses how their arguments are inconsistently based on moral relativism while appealing to Judeo-Christian morals and ethics. Are you willing to sacrifice private property, domesticated animals, and national sovereignty to facilitate a universal vegan diet plan for everyone?
10 January 2018
Given that it’s Veganuary and everything, it’s unsurprising that plant-powered people are piping up a bit more in public. But now one prominent vegetarian has perhaps been a bit bolder than usual.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has gone on the record saying that if she ran the country she’d make killing animals for meat completely illegal.
When asked what laws she’d change if she could, Alesha also said that she’d shut down every slaughterhouse in the country and ban smoking completely. She’s not messing about.
“I’d make smoking illegal and I’d ban the slaughter of animals for food or anything,” Alesha told the Daily Mail as part of a Q&A.
“So I’d close down every factory responsible for either and make it illegal to smoke or eat meat. Everyone would be fine, trust me!”
The farming and tobacco industries might have something to say about that, Alesha.
Former Mis-Teeq member Alesha became a pescetarian in 2012, meaning that she’s given up eating meat but continues to eat fish and seafood.
Dixon, who said she gave up meat for health reasons and her love for animals, suggested in an interview last April that it was the influence of her mum which made her make the jump.
“My mum is vegan and I think she’s had a big influence on me over the years,” she explained. “I guess she finally cracked me.”
Alesha, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and became a judge on the show before jumping to Britain’s Got Talent, admitted that she also no longer drinks cow’s milk, opting for almond milk instead.
She said that she doesn’t regret making the decision, although she admitted to still consuming other dairy products.
“I listen to what my body wants,” she said, before adding: “I feel great for it!”
While Alesha may be pretty chuffed with her decision, a real devil’s advocate could say that she’s ignoring the harm the dairy and egg industries also do to animals.
For example, veal is technically a by-product of milk production as the only use for male cows is basically for sperm, but hey, that’s by the by.
You might think that Alesha’s demands are a tad strict, but it’s probably safe to say she won’t be running for Prime Minister any time soon. No doubt that will come as good news to you bacon sarnie lovers out there.
My Conclusion: Celebrities like Alesha Dixon who want animals off the menu deny human exceptionalism are the Celebrities we should be boycotting and pay no attention to them like not watching her movies, tvshow, nor listening to her music she sings. We need to support our Farmers and Ranches because they depend on you buying their products; especially organic farmers. Farmers and Ranches are extremely important to our local and regional community. Those who want meat banned are totalitarian who want more government and less freedom for each individuals. The Elites will still be eating meat. We need to use our freedom of speech to fight back against Animal Rights Agenda which is also part of Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 as well as the globalist depopulation plan.
Source:New Zealand Herald
Date: 13 September 2016
Enjoy that steak while you can.
New Zealanders should be meat-free by 2050, says scientist Dr Mike Joy.
In a heated discussion on The Country radio show this afternoon, Dr Joy said there should be no animals in the food chain by 2050.
He made the point in a debate about water quality, the Havelock North crisis and whether intensive farming was to blame for the degradation of our waterways. Continue reading New Zealand set to become an Veganarchy by 2050
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. Continue reading Vegan extremists launch Website to name and shame exvegans
Date: 10 March 2016
Author: Matthew Miller
We live in a world where have people how don’t care about other people. The animal rights movement are one the people who think we are no better than others animal. The animal rights movement is for removing our rights to own animals for any purpose. As it said from Wikipedia in the first paragraph Continue reading The animal rights movement using the climate change scare to attack our rights to own animals for any purpose
Date: 24 September 2015
Author: Matt Dathan
Labour’s spokeswoman for the farming industry wants meat eaters to be targeted with public ad campaigns encouraging them to go vegetarian
Meat eaters should be treated in the same way as smokers and targeted with ad campaigns urging them to become vegetarians, according to Labour’s new spokeswoman for the farming industry.
Kerry McCarthy, who has admitted she is a “militant” vegan, was appointed shadow environment secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s front-bench team, alarming countryside campaigners who warned that her veganism and strong opposition to hunting and the badger cull would harm Britain’s farming industry.
She said that although progress had been made to improve animal welfare, ultimately people needed to give up meat or dairy if they really wanted to protect animals.
Public campaigns, such as those warning of the dangers of smoking, should be used to encourage people to give up meat, Ms McCarthy said.
But her views were dismissed as “verging on the cranky” by the Countryside Alliance, who have warned Mr Corbyn that Ms McCarthy’s appointment has made distanced farmers even further from the Labour party.
Matthew concludes : This is a war of what you can eat. The animal rights movement now want put their propaganda on TV as ads to promote their agenda.