I’m back again for another episode of the vegan police podcast.
The vegan world is abuzz with Dominion fever. The sequel to the previous animal welfare movie that focused on pigs, Lucent.
Animal advocacy is a funny ‘thing’ to be involved in.
The more vocal, or talk about issues, the more likely you are to become a target of those who want to maintain the status quo.
Though one thing you don’t expect is to be the target of those within the animal advocacy movement.
And that is exactly what has happened to me recently.
Now that the Queensland state election is over, its time to talk politics. That means why we can talk about all things political without the distraction of an election. In the comments I have made on social media, the following questions were asked.
- Why as a vegan, and someone who is interested in animal rights, don’t I support the Animal Justice Party?
- And, why, as a vegan, would I want to support Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party.
Both of these questions are able to be answered briefly. Yet to do so gives a potentially confusing or easily misinterpreted answer. So an explanation and more detail is required. Hence this blog post.
It is a sad indicator of the state of this ‘movement’ that I have even thought about writing this post in the first place.
While I do expect narrow minded comments on the things that I write, what has annoyed me the most was a troll who came to my personal facebook profile and demanded to know what my AUTHORity was to be able to make a comment about anything vegan related.
This troll claimed it was his ‘path’ that lead him to me.
Though once he found out, he deleted his comments and went back to hide in the hole he came from.
So, to save me having to repeat myself time and time again, here are the answers to the most common ‘questions’ I get asked.
If you are reading this post because you want to know the answers, shame on you for even thinking they needed to be asked in the first place.
Did I underestimate things or what?
I forget that when you post something on social media that challenges the status quo you can’t expect rational discussion.
This is exactly what happened when I shared a meme.
Someone who wasn’t able to respond to the meme like an adult would, dug through the vegan police facebook page to find some other ammunition.
And find it they did.
Once they found it, they used that image to change the direction of the discussion.
And yes, my “support” for one nation over the Animal Justice Party also came out. Though I will be talking about that in a later piece (maybe tomorrow).