It’s extreme, expensive, difficult & restrictive to be vegan
There’s no way that veganism can be restrictive because you can still eat the same foods that you used to, the only difference being they are now made from plants.
So a vegan diet is anything but limiting and for that matter it is anything but extreme. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, legumes, nuts, potatoes, etc - are all foods that grow naturally and that don’t scream in agony. How can a vegan diet be extreme, when it consists of eating foods that prevent and cure disease,30
foods that increase the longevity of our lives, foods that give us more energy and help us to live more harmoniously with animals?
Non-vegans eat products that give them an abundance of illnesses and diseases such as cancer31
and heart disease,32
their foods come from buildings called slaughterhouses and are produced from animals that were mutilated and enslaved. Now that sounds extreme.
If you go into any supermarket, the most expensive foods tend to be the flesh and cheese and the cheapest foods are the beans, rice, potatoes, pasta, lentils, etc.33
The only time where vegan food can be more expensive is when buying the substitutes, but this is to do with supply and demand. As more people go vegan and buy those products, the cheaper they will become.
A vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to be eating expensive organic fruits, the foundation of a good vegan diet is affordable and accessible foods,
which are much cheaper than animal products.
As vegans we always get asked by non-vegans why we eat animal product substitutes if we don’t want to eat animal products. As much as I hate the thought of eating animal products now, I, like most vegans, didn’t become vegan because I disliked the taste of animal products.
As a species we have to understand that justifying our actions by the fact that we find enjoyment in them is not acceptable if it negatively impacts the lives of others.
Content copy adapted from "30 Non-Vegan Excuses & How To Respond To Them" by Earthling Ed
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