|Nonvegan:||Why don't you eat meat?|
|Vegan:||The violence and cruelty experienced by innocent animals from birth on any farm that sells to mainstream grocers and restaurants|
|Vegan:||I don't believe in animal cruelty|
|Vegan:||To save the environment|
|Vegan:||To end world hunger|
|Vegan:||Exploitation of humans working on animal farms|
|Nonvegan:||Wow that's dumb|
|Vegan:||So why do you eat meat?|
|Nonvegan:||It tastes good|
|Carnist:||I don’t mind if people choose not to eat meat, but don't judge those who choose to eat it.|
|Vegan:||WOW…That is swell of you being okay with vegans. Thanks for not judging our choices to not be a part of the most barbaric and destructive activity on the planet.||We really need to be more considerate of those who choose to participate in ANY indifferent exploitation, of ANY living being.|
If I hear one more carnist saying ‘yeah but I don’t push my beliefs on others so why do you’ i’m going to scream. Here’s my reply to you and if you can’t understand then you’re morally bankrupt and I hate you.
The thing you mouth-breathing half-wits can’t seem to grasp is that veganism isn’t some fad diet, it’s a social movement. A social movement whose goal it is to gain popular support in order to lobby against the atrocities committed against animals. Vegans feel compelled to speak out and to break through the denial.
Historically, social justice revolutions (for example the abolition of slavery, and the instatement of democracy) have been championed by people who refused to live in denial and refused to be silenced by an oppressive system. Our goal as vegan activists is to transform denial into awareness. That’s why we want our beliefs to be heard. You wouldn’t expect a climate change activist to sit down and shut up about climate change, or a women’s rights activist to never bring up feminism in conversation. It’s something that we’re passionate about and we refuse to be silenced.