Hi, my name is Cameron Blewett, and you guessed it. I am vegan.
I originally started this site as a place for me to have a bit of a rant and rave about being vegan in Australia, though over time as my understanding of issues grew it slowly morphed into something more.
These days it is now a place where current issues of the day are discussed.
A Little Bit About Me
I have been vegan for over 20 years now, and like you I have gone through the whole range of emotions when it comes to matter relating to other animals.
When I first went vegan, I went through what could only be called the evangelical phase where I wanted everyone to be vegan, and took things personally when people said no.
Then came the angry phase where I had a huge amount of resentment and anger towards those who openly ‘abused’ other animals. It was during this phase where I became the most reckless doing such things as deliberately sabotaging various hunting events. Having been a hunter prior to being vegan, it was easy for me to blend in and do this relatively unnoticed.
As time went by, I realised that whilst this sort of behaviour is what I had been confronted with when I was a hunter, it actually wasn’t the most productive way for me to get my point across. In fact, if I had have thought back to how I felt when I was yelled at by activists when I went shooting, I would have realised that my actions actually alienated them, and made future efforts harder.
This is how the site has evolved to where it is now.
Whilst I believe that animal agriculture should be held accountable for their actions, I also believe that the same applies equally to those who claim to be advocates for other animals.
Just because they are doing something that may make them feel good, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it actually is the right thing to do.
As you read through here, I encourage you to remember these two quotes:
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.
George Orwell“I will write with honesty and feeling.” – Ted Nicholas.
Why call yourself the vegan police?
Calling this site veganpolice.com.au was done for a number of reasons.
First and foremost it was to remove the power that the label has when social media bullies use it. Far too many people use the term vegan police to otherise people and shift the focus from their actions to the person defending themselves against the claim.
Another reason is that, having been called the vegan police for so long now, due to no other reason than questioning the activities or motives of some groups, I thought it was about time that I accepted it, and made it my brand.