The quote from Pythagoras “As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.” is about 2500 years old. Nothing has changed. In all his time, the human species has not evolved beyond massacre and slaughter.
Also, for people to claim that veganism is a new ideal, invented in the 1970s or 1990s, are perhaps deliberately misleading. The “Father of Veganism” is not a writer living in New York now, if anything, it was Pythagoras. In fact, Pythagorean Diet, excluding meat and many animal products was the term used to describe vegetarian-style eating until only recently in our history.
People with compassion have been talking about not killing animals for 25 centuries, and we have yet to see a Vegan Revolution take hold.
Animal Liberation Victoria for the background image of the cows-on-a-bun, from their previous “name it murder” campaign. Link takes you to their front door.