The question: “why do online vegans spend so much time attacking each other?”
Quite often, I see other vegans saying things like “if someone supports meatless monday, they are suggesting it is ok to eat meat other days”… or “you say don’t eat meat, but what about dairy and eggs?” or something I see a lot more of lately …
“Why is Lady Gaga in her meat dress the centre of outrage, but Cher in her leather gets barely a mention?”
this leads to people blogging at each other, “why do people protest against fur, but when was the last time you saw a protest against leather or wool?”
My response to that is, someone is out there, organising the protests, arranging police permits, dealing with government officials, doing the publicity.
If people don’t like the fur protests, then organise your own leather protest or wool protest.
The have appointed themselves the Judge, Jury and Execution in deciding what is appropriate for other vegans to do. As long as someone is vegan, what business is it of anyone else how they fight for a vegan world.
It is one thing to criticise others, it is another to get out there and do something. And, when there are these people who say ridiculous things to each other like:
The “professional” animal activists are too afraid to say the word vegan.
When there is hyper-surveillance of what other vegans and animal rights activists are doing, they aren’t paying attention to what the animal abusers and exploiters are doing.
People are too scared to say or do anything, because they know the Vegan Big Brother is watching
And Vegan Big Brother is waiting for them to say something they don’t agree with, and then they will correct them.
This Civil War within the online vegan community is become more intense and more vicious by the day.
But, I will keep my head down in the online vegan community, not say anything to attract attention, and just keep doing my thing to talk about veganism, that is all I can do.
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